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Review: ‘Harley Quinn’ Season 2 Episode 3 “Thawing Hearts”

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“Thawing Hearts”
Writer: Tom Hyndman Director: Vinton Heuck Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Matt Oberg, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Alan Tudyk, Rachel Dratch, Alfred MolinaReview by Kendra Hale Vile Pocket-Sized Man“Thawing Hearts”, the newest episode of Harley Quinn, packs a hard-hitting, ice cold punch. When we last left the gang, Harley was plotting her revenge on Mr. Freeze by obtaining Firefly’s gun with Ivy and Catwoman. Now the time has come for her revenge to come full circle, as we stand outside of the proverbial snowglobe that Freeze has created in his part of New New Gotham. I’ll try to keep this review as spoiler-free as I can, but recommend that if you haven’t caught up, then you need to. All set? Let’s Fly! OMG… It’s Beyonce!Having used Firefly’s gun to construct an artistic entrance into Mr. Freeze’s lair, Harley, along with King Shark, Clayface, and Dr. Psycho, make their way through the main entrance to face Mr. Freeze. Meanwhile, Ivy tours a venue with Kite Man for their…

Review: ‘Batwoman’ Episode 17 “A Narrow Escape”

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“A Narrow Escape” Writer: Daphne MilesDirector: Paul WesleyStarring: Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Christina Wolfe, Sam Littlefield, Gabriel Mann, Rachel Matthews, Alex Zahara and Rachel MaddowReview by Steve J. Ray Holy Corona Virus, Bat-fans! After weeks of patience, Batwoman is finally back, and I’m very pleased to report that “A Narrow Escape” was well worth the wait. The way the story builds over the course of the episode is quite impressive. We get a well structured recap of the game changing events of the last few chapters; including Alice’s capture, and the death of Augustus Cartwright at Kate’s hands. It’s good to see that taking Cartwright’s life has shaken Batwoman to her very core. As I mentioned in my review of the previous episode, Augustus’ death has taken it’s toll on her emotional and mental health, in the form of an extreme case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.). Batwoman… No More?After taking down a thi…

Review: ‘Harley Quinn’ Season 2 Episode 3 “Trapped”

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“Trapped”

Writer: Sarah Peters

Director: Brandon McKinney

Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Jim Rash, Jason Alexander, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, J.B. Smoove, Alan Tudyk, Matt Oberg, Sanaa Lathan and Alfred Molina

Review by Kendra Hale

Smashing Blue Balls

“Trapped” is the third episode ofHarley Quinn's second season, and I hope you brought a warm coat with you, because it’s freezing. Harley and the gang have already managed to defeat two members of the Legion of Doom. With Penguin and Riddler behind her, Harley has her eyes set on the next villain she wishes to take down, Mr. Freeze.

All done? Then let’s get moving.

Claudia’s My GirlHarley and Ivy are working towards a plan to defeat Mr. Freeze. In order to do so they require Firefly’s Flame Thrower, which is currently being held by Dr. Trap. However, upon reflection, when trying to best the traps he’s set to protect his collectibles, the girls realize they cannot do it alone and seek help. Enter Catwoman, voiced by Sanaa Lathan. Sadly, Sel…

Fan Retrospectives: Spider-Man: The Clone Saga: Part 5: Web of Death

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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."Web of Death"Amazing Spider-Man  #397, 398 and Spectacular Spider-Man #220, 221Writers:  J.M. DeMatteis, Todd DeZago, and Tom DeFalcoArtists: Mark Bagley and Sal BuscemaThe "Web of Death" arc was super famous at the time for being the story line that definitively killed Doctor Octopus and announced Mary Jane's pregnancy. Both developments have been undone since then. Dr. Octopus was revived and has gone on to have quite a storied super villain career since his revival. As for Peter and Mary Jane&…