August 2020

Mars Attacks Red Sonja #1

by Alan Rapp on August 31, 2020

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Mars Attacks Red Sonja #1 comic reviewDynamite Entertainment is known for throwing together odd pairings for crossover mini-series. Mars Attacks Red Sonja #1 does just that with providing a storyline of the 60s trading company aliens from the red planet attacking Earth during Red Sonja’s time when the Martian Chief Science Advisor Xi’Zeer sought to conquer the planet under the guise of a diplomatic mission to Earth for the Martian Emperor.

As goofy as the concept sounds, it does offer the chance for some bizarre action by pitting the She-Devil with the Sword against superior Martian technology. Gaining a victory while protecting Bryssendyn refuges also earns her the notice of both a Bryssendyn warrior in need of transporting priceless cargo and Xi’Zeer.

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Lucifer – ¡Diablo!

by Alan Rapp on August 31, 2020

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  • Title: Lucifer – ¡Diablo!
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Lucifer - ¡Diablo! television review

Apprised of the situation by Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), the real Lucifer (Tom Ellis) returns from Hell to find Michael and attempt to undo the damage his twin brother has caused in Lucifer’s absence from Los Angeles. Lucifer and Chloe‘s (Lauren German) reunion is bittersweet given Michael’s bombshell about the purpose of Chloe’s creation. Unable to immediately find his brother, Lucifer and Chloe work together on a new case involving the murder of a television showrunner Lucifer helped out years ago who decided to use Lucifer to create a TV series about a crime-solving Devil called Lieutenant ¡Diablo!. While the Devil may be flattered, Chloe isn’t all that keen on her character (Brianne Davis) being rewritten as a former stripper turned assistant.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #108

by Alan Rapp on August 31, 2020

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #108 television reviewDonatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Jennika, and Michelangelo head into the sewers in search of the missing children but don’t find what they expect. The group discover Lita and the others safe.

The monstrous Slithery wasn’t hurting the children but perhaps keeping them to ward off the loneliness the mutated creature was feeling at being boxed in and unable to escape Mutant Town. Even the creature’s victims plead for the Turtles not to hurt the Slithery making things a it more difficult for our heroes to help the monster out of the sewers without doing any harm. The appearance of the Slithery also foreshadows other unknowns deep within Mutant Town. What other mutations have been hidden from the outside world?

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Locke & Key – The Black Door

by Alan Rapp on August 31, 2020

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  • Title: Locke & Key – The Black Door
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Locke & Key - The Black Door television review

As Echo (Laysla De Oliveira) moves forward with plan B in getting her hands on more keys by flirting with the self-destructive Tyler (Connor Jessup), who purposefully sabotages his relationship with Jackie (Genevieve Kang), Kinsey (Emilia Jones) plays on the Savini Squad’s need for a new filming location to lead them down into the dangerous sea caves in order to satiate her own curiosity about what secrets they are hiding from her father’s past. While putting the lives of all her new friends in danger, getting more than a little closer to one of the group, and pissing off her boyfriend, Kinsey does manage to find a hidden door deep within the caves promising secrets she is desperate to get her hands on. Obviously the mysterious door will have an important role to play later in the series.

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  • Title: Wizards: Tales of Arcadia – History in the Making
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Wizards: Tales of Arcadia - History in the Making television review

While still working on quite a bit of world building, the second episode of Wizards: Tales of Arcadia is an improvement over the first as Douxie (Colin O’Donoghue) and his friends find themselves trapped in the past in the kingdom of King Arthur (James Faulkner) who it turns out is far less noble than his legend. While Douxie attempts to pass himself off as his younger self, Steve (Steven Yeun) goes into training with Lancelot (Rupert Penry-Jones), Jim (Emile Hirsch) gets thrown into the dungeon, and Claire (Lexi Medrano) becomes a handmaiden for Morgana (Lena Headey).

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