June 2018

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #20

by Alan Rapp on June 29, 2018

in Comics

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #20 comic reviewWith the battle with Mysterio and his daughter behind them, both Scarlet Spiders attempt to move on. For Ben Reilly that means continuing to try and save Abigail Mercury from the incurable Crooks’ disease. Tracking down the expert who has illuded him, the Scarlet Spider discovers why the willing scientist hasn’t been more responsive to his pleas: he’s unknowingly been a captive of Sauron.

The other storyline feels a lot like Kaine‘s short comic run as the other Scarlet Spider deals with a Mindless One left over from his trip to the other dimension who bonds with a spirited young boy to cause all kinds of havoc. Now all the hero needs to do is try and convince the kid to give up his invulnerable and destructive new friend who obeys all of his commands. Good luck.

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Voltron – Razor’s Edge

by Alan Rapp on June 29, 2018

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  • Title: Voltron: Legendary Defender – Razor’s Edge
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Voltron - Razor's Edge television review

While Allura (Kimberly Brooks) and Lotor (A.J. LoCascio) begin creating new ships infused with Altaen alchemy, Keith (Steven Yeun) and his mother (Ana Gasteyer) head off into unstable space known as the Quantum Abyss in search of a batch of super-duper magical quintessence that went missing years before. Although it’s a pretty convenient plot device, the timeflashes caused by the unstable space provide a way for the show to cram in flashbacks to Keith and his mother’s pasts, while the relative time of the anomaly gives them years together to get to know each other, and the flashes of the future also continuing to foreshadow trouble with Shiro (Josh Keaton). I’m guessing the relative time difference will shoot the pair back out not far from when they entered. The pair’s adoption of a cosmic wolf is an interesting touch, as is their surprising discovery in the middle of the abyss. Just what does this mean for Allura’s alliance with Lotor?

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Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #4

by Alan Rapp on June 29, 2018

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Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #4 comic reviewHappy Usagi is one of my favorite things. There’s a moment in Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #4, during a lull in the case, where Inspector Ishida invites the rabbit ronin home with him and Miyamoto Usagi enjoys the hospitality of his friend, wife, and son. While there’s still plenty of work to be done in the remaining three issues of the series, it is nice to see Usagi get a respite (however short it turns out to be).

As to the larger arc of the issue, Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #4 picks up with Usagi and Ishida being led into an ambush the the street thief and being forced to slice their way through a large number of cheap merecenaries before the remaining turn tail and run. It’s so hard to get good help these days.

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Lexi Kai - Vanquish (June 2018)

Lexi Kai is one of the cover girls for the June issue of Vanquish. You can find her pics inside.

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Thou Shalt Not Steele
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Remington Steele - Thou Shalt Not Steele TV review

Today’s Throwback Thursday post takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. Despite Steele‘s (Pierce Brosnan) misgivings, Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) signs a museum who wants the agency to help stop a thief from stealing a valuable painting known as “The Five Nudes of Cairo.” Although she doesn’t know it yet, Laura will discover that Steel stole the painting once before in his previous life and the young woman masquerading as an assistant curator (Cassandra Harris) was his partner and lover at the time. In need of her old beau’s help, the thief attempts to blackmail Steele into help her steal the painting only to be outplayed when he and Laura steal it on their own.

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