April 2021

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #116

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2021

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #116 comic reviewSpurred on by the arrival of the Lita from the future, Jennika puts together a heavy metal band to compete against Bebop and Rocksteady with control of Mutant Town (and the future) on the line. It’s also worth noting that Jenny finds a way to find peace with the injured Karai as putting toghether the band seems to heal something in the troubled turtle.

Most of the issue revolves around Jennika putting together the band and it slowly coming together. The members prove to be an interesting mix with the former enemies Diamond and Koya, the large Tusk, Jay, and Jo. The search for the members has an the old Magnificent Seven feel towards it. And if some of the choices appear unusual, the band is a nice mix of older and newly introduced characters.

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Supergirl – Prom Night!

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2021

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Supergirl – Prom Night!
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Supergirl - Prom Night! TV review

“Prom Night!” leaves Supergirl (Melissa Benoist, who doesn’t appear in this episode) trapped in the Phantom Zone in favor of a whacky time-travel episode as Nia (Nicole Maines) and Brainy (Jesse Rath) travel back to the 90s looking to secure a biological sample from Kara’s past in hopes of using it to find her in the the Phantom Zone. So quickly following The Flash‘s recent 90s time-travel episode doesn’t help the premise, nor does the sitcom-ish humor stretched to an hour’s lenghth, but it does allow the show to bring back the younger actresses for Kara (Izabela Vidovic) and Alex (Olivia Nikkanen) one more time. As expected, the pair’s mission goes wrong leading to them interacting with Kara and Alex and accidentally changing past events causing unknown repercussions as the episode comes to an end with the two time travelers captured by aliens who were originally caught by the DEO.

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The Sultry Shay Mitchell

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2021

in Books & Magazines

Shay Mitchell (April 2021 Photoshoot)

Here’s Shay Mitchell‘s 2021 photoshoot with Greg Swales.

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #2

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2021

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #2 comic reviewBlack Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #2 explores the resurrection of Dane Whitman (who is struggling to take recent events in stride) and the history of the Ebony Blade which is revealed to one of several artifacts made from the Starstone including a shield, chalice, and staff (the staff was later used to create the Ebony Dagger introduced last issue).

Issue #2 fleshes out Jackie Chopra as a seer tied to the story, offers some wisdom and history from the ghost of Sir Percy (the original Black Knight), introduces Elsa Bloodstone into the story, reveals someone is killing experts in the field of magic and Camelot in the search for the artifacts, as well as reveal the identity of the series’ main villain.

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Prodigal Son – Exit Strategy

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2021

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  • Title: Prodigal Son – Exit Strategy
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Prodigal Son - Exit Strategy TV review

The Second Season of Prodigal Son has led up to this. While the case of the week involves the NYPD investigating a murder where the only witness is an agoraphobic former chess champion and peeping tom, the larger piece of the story involves the Surgeon‘s (Michael Sheen) escape plan going into action. Blissfully unaware of what his father has planned, and ignoring his calls, Malcom (Tom Payne) works to solve the latest crime and even gives thought to expressing his feelings for Dani (Aurora Perrineau) although the escape of his father may through a monkey wrench into those plans.

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