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Review: Evil Cast

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"Evil Cast"
Review by Tony Farina
The world has given us a lot of darkness lately. We're locked in our homes and we're scared after reading way too many news articles and stressing out. Everybody really needs to take a break to just do something fun. Luckily, Ominous Media has a delightful distraction for all of us. The first two issues of a FREE, web based, indie comic called Evil Cast. Evil Cast is created and written by Kyle Stück, an award winning filmmaker, and drawn by Enrico Orlandi.
The non-spoilery  summary goes like this: After stumbling upon a secret organization, two podcasters obsessed with the supernatural find themselves caught up in a horror adventure filled with all the monsters and evil they previously thought to just be stories. In the first few issues we meet Kyle, Noah, Smokey and Bear. The first two are the above mentioned podcasters, while the latter are two cats whose purpose will slowly be revealed as this series continues. In the first two issues…

Review: Amethyst #2

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"Out Of Place" Writer and Artist: Amy Reeder Letterer: Gabriela DownieReview by Fay ClarkAmethyst #2 is here. After being introduced to Amy Winston A.K.A Amethyst and Gemworld, I couldn’t wait to jump back in to try and solve the mystery behind what was happening. With House Amethyst in ruins, our heroine has no idea what has happened, but immediately jumps into action to try and find her people. Can she discover the truth? Your third eye sparkles like a GemAmy Reeder really has talent. Throughout the entirety of Amethyst #2 I was on the edge of my seat. Reeder delivers an action packed story with a thread of mystery running through it, so you can’t help but pay attention. We get to go back in time and experience Gemworld first hand through Amethyst’s eyes. Not only do we get a little more of the story explained to us, but we also see her adviser and her protector. This helps us understand why Amy has to go on a quest to find her people. The conversations had between charact…

Review: Red Hood Outlaw #44

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"The Unchosen One" Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Paolo Pantalena
Color Artist: Arif Prianto
Letterer: ALW’s Troy PeteriReview by Fay ClarkHere we are again, after the last disaster of a team mission seemed to have found some sort of balance. Trying to get back  into the groove of being an awesome team while saving the world in Red Hood Outlaw #44. You know, a normal Tuesday for the Outlaws. The Untitled are starting to become trouble, can the team stop them by going in undercover? Or will Red Hood be the hot head, know-it-all we love and mess up the mission? A new day job? Don’t give up just yet!I adore Scott Lobdell’s writing. At this point I know that I sound like a broken record. Do I care? No. Is Lobdell awesome? Yes. The way he manages to recap what has happened recently but still keep you involved in the story and what is about to happen is great. The pure writing chops of this man never fails to astound me. Scott Lobdell is in charge of several different characters, he wr…

Review: Suicide Squad #4

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"Suicide Squad" - Part Four Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Daniel Sampere
Color Artist: Adriano Lucas
Letterer: Wes AbbottReview by Max ByrneHe’s back! After a hiatus from the pages of Task Force X, Suicide Squad #4 sees the very welcome return of Digger Harkness to the fray. Yes, Captain Boomerang himself is back… and with a very large bang indeed. The Aussie with a bad attitude makes a very welcome return to the mix, a victim of his own big mouth that sees his erstwhile teammates hot on his trail. Whilst the new batch of characters that Tom Taylor has introduced have been a real delight, there’s something to be said for the return of an old favourite like Boomerang. As deliciously un-PC and amoral as always, the character is a real shot in the arm for a title that didn’t even need one. Taylor wisely keeps the new blood intrinsically linked to the old though, by concocting a back story for Osita that will inevitably set her on a revenge-driven collision course with the returning Cap…

Fan Retrospectives: Spider-Man: The Clone Saga: Part 3: Back From the Edge

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The Spider-Man Clone saga is one of the most reviled story lines ever. It featured the return of Spider-Man's clone Ben Reilly, but also dragged Spider-Man through one of the strangest, series of conspiracies and narratives that the franchise have ever seen.But... is it really as bad as the internet would have you believe? Come with us as we review the Clone Saga story arc by story arc as we uncover how one of comics' most infamous series holds up today."Back From the Edge"Amazing Spider-Man  #395, 396 and Spectacular Spider-Man #218, 219Writers:  J.M. DeMatteis, Todd DeZago, and Tom DeFalcoArtists: Mark Bagley and Sal BuscemaReview by Eric Lee While Ben Reilly is making a name for himself as the Scarlet Spider in Web of Spider-Man and Spider-Man, Amazing and Spectacular focused on Peter being super mopey.  Peter is still in the "I am the Spider" phase after his parents turned out to be a trick by the Chameleon and Harry Osborn, as well as Aunt May be…