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Professor Elemental Is Looking For Heroes! Giving Back To The Library: A Charity Campaign

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Article by Steve J. Ray and Professor Elemental

Dear readers, this article is a little different to most, as we're asking for help.

Our dear friend Professor Elemental is launching an appeal to help local libraries in Sussex.

The Chap-Hop Champion is looking for volunteers to send comics and graphic novels to help replenish stocks that were stolen by a shameless bunch of thieves. Yes, sadly you read that correctly. Public libraries have had their entire stock of comics and graphic novels, which people can read for free, stolen!

Can you help? Do you have any graphic novels in good condition that you can donate? Do you have any friends or family members that might? Do you have contacts with UK publishers that could help our noble cause?

Professor Elemental and Fantastic Universes need you!
A Letter From The Professor:Hello chaps, This is a different sort of note to the usual monthly ramble about new albums and my latest ape flavoured brand of Professor Elemental cologne... this message is …

Review: Harley Quinn #57

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Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: John Timms
Color Artist: Alex Sinclair
Letterer: Dave Sharpe Review by Philip Clark Summary ‘Hunted By The Bat’ Part One is a return to form for Harley Quinn. With Humphries back at the helm, the story continues for our beloved Clown Princess. Continuing on from the shocking events of issue #55, Harley is left trying to deal with some pretty heavy stuff. Not only that, but a certain detective finds evidence that points to Harley being a murderer! Positives The story in Harley Quinn is just blowing me away right now. Everything that Humphries is doing with this title is incredible. Characters are introduced that seem throw away, and yet you know that they’ll come into play later on. The supporting cast is just as interesting and complex as the titular character. There are a couple of panels in this comic that knocked me out. They’re just pure gut punches. Fantastically written by Humphries, and only enhanced by the artwork of John Timms. Negatives The only negative I…

Review: ‘Gotham’ Season 5 Episode 2 – “Trespassers”

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“Trespassers” Writer: Danny Cannon Director: Louis Shaw Milito Starring: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Chris Chalk & Peyton List Review by Steve J. Ray

Warning: If you’re not up to date with ‘Gotham’ this review contains minor spoilers. Last week, in “Year Zero” we got a glimpse into the near future and the beginnings of a war, before returning to the present. This week, in “Trespassers” Gordon and Bullock investigate the claims of the child who escaped slavery and captivity. Meanwhile, Edward Nygma continues to deal with his multiple personality disorder and Bruce meets “The Witch.” Night And The CityI have to say that this season really is delivering the goods. Last week’s set up episode laid the foundations for what looks to be a real thrill-ride. The entire cast gives thrilling performances and New York City has never looked so bleak or terrifying. Writer Danny Cannon and director Louis …

Review: Batman: Kings Of Fear #6

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“The Once And Future King”
Writer: Scott Peterson
Artist: Kelley Jones
Color Artist: Michelle Madsen
Letterer: Rob Leigh Review by Steve J. Ray

The Scarecrow has dragged Batman through all his own fears and terrors. Worse than that though, he has made the Dark Knight doubt his own purpose and sanity. Was his entire career as a crime fighter nothing but a sick joke, and a complete waste of time? Has Batman made a positive impact on Gotham City, or would it have been better if he’d never existed at all? By making Gotham’s greatest protector question himself, has Scarecrow proven himself to be the true king of fear? The ultimate title match is finally won, in this concluding issue of Batman: Kings Of Fear. This mini-series has been a revelation and – to my mind – the best Scarecrow story ever. Scott Peterson has used his decades as an DC Comics editor to plumb the psyches of both Jonathan Crane and Bruce Wayne. What he’s achieved in this mini series has really impressed an old and sometimes cyn…

Review: ‘Gotham’ Season 5 Episode 1 – “Year Zero”

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“Year Zero” Writer: John Stephens Director: Danny Cannon Starring: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Jessica Lucas & Chris Chalk Review by Steve J. Ray

The moment that fans of Gotham have been waiting for (and dreading in equal measure) has arrived. The final season of the show is here, and if the rest of the series is of a similar quality to the opening episode, then we’re all for a treat. It’s Year Zero in Gotham City. Season four ended with a bang… quite literally. The machinations of Ra’s Al Ghul and Jeremiah Valeska led to the government abandoning Gotham City, blowing up the bridges and tunnels, and leaving the citizens of Gotham cut off from the mainland. No Man’s LandI decided to re-watch the pilot episode before embarking upon the swan-song season of this hugely underrated series… and I’m glad that I did. Danny Cannon directed both episodes, and the parallels between the two – as well as…

Review: Adventures Of The Super Sons #6

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“Tomorrow Sometimes Dies”
Writer: Peter J Tomasi
Artist: Scott Godlewski
Color Artist: Protobunker
Letterer: Rob Leigh Review by Adam Ray

The Super Sons continue their misadventures on a distant world and they seem to resemble super powered boy scouts at the moment. The two are still reeling from their encounter with strange powers, and we see how they handle the wilderness. This issue is a real testament to how Tomasi characterizes the two boys; they appear to be fun-size versions of Batman and Superman. The writer’s work, showing them off this way, hasn’t wavered from the start, right up to this halfway point in the series.

Guildmages Convene: Ravnica Allegiance Spoilers 9/1/2019

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Article by Adam Ray

Today looks to be the end of individual spoilers before the full set reveal around 4pm GMT on Friday. We've seen a Mill cornerstone, the last of the split cards, the last of the 4 mana uncommon value creatures, and more.
Well this is just funny. This marks the 4th "a deck can have any number..." guy. The first outside of Black. This first real payoff for Advisor Tribal, and it being a Mill engine, makes total flavour sense (as you can feel your brain being milled down as they drone on). It'll make waves in Arena Pauper, possibly even regular Pauper, and many Mill or Advisor Tribal Commander decks.
An excellent Commander mana rock. A 5 mana rock is there to fix colours more than ramp into bigger plays. It's clear this is meant to be in a 3+ colour deck, as you'd be able to draw so many cards from this trigger.
I know that this is a Limited Combat trick, and a strong one at that. It's good to make a flash blocker from an opponent's g…