Archie Comics “Riverdale” TV Series Announced

By: Nicole D’Andria Archie and friends are getting their own television series, “Riverdale.” This will be a one hour drama based on Archie. It is being produced by Greg Berlanti of Berlanti Productions who is known for his other comic-related television shows Arrow and Flash. Warner Brothers is teaming up with Berlanti to produce the show, which will be airing on Fox. It features the small town life of Riverdale which has some dark twists—because everything nowadays has to be gritty.  Though I’m not complaining too much. As a huge fan of Degrassi, which has rather…

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Shotgun Wedding #4 Review: Final Vows

By: Nicole D’Andria William Harms wraps up his four-issue mini-series Shotgun Wedding. Will heads roll in this final part? Will vows finally be exchanged? Years ago a spy, Mike, ditched his psychotic ex-fiancée Chloe the day before their wedding. Now Chloe is out for revenge, and if Mike doesn’t make it in this final issue of Shotgun Wedding, his new fiancée Denise will pay the price. The opening cuts to a fairly predictable flashback. However, predictable or not, it showcases how tragic the whole situation is in Shotgun Wedding. It…

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Shotgun Wedding #3 Review: Minor Objections

By: Nicole D’Andria The tension continues to build in the latest issue of the Shotgun Wedding mini-series. There are some missteps in this issue with it following the predictable pattern the series has fallen into, which basically boils down to Present Day + Past (Character Development) = Building Towards the Conclusion. Despite being predictable, it is still enjoyable. Mike is all set to marry the woman of his dreams, Denise. However Chloe, the psychopathic spy Mike left at the altar, isn’t ready to let him go just yet. Mike and…

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Shotgun Wedding #2 Review: Here Comes the Bride

By: Nicole D’Andria This mini-series started out strong with Shotgun Wedding #1 and it continues to build up in this issue. We get more flashbacks, more characters, more character development and even less action than the first issue. It was four years ago when Mike left his partner in the spy business at the altar and now she’s back for revenge… which is especially unfortunate for Mike since he’s getting married to the girl of his dreams. Writer William Harms starts this issue with another flashback. At first I worried…

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Victor Krall Creates the “Perfect Woman” in Madame Frankenstein

By: Nicole D’Andria Madame Frankenstein is an upcoming Image Comics series. This vintage-style horror-drama takes place in 1932. Victor Krall’s lover has died but he’s not about to let that be the end of her. He decides to re-animate her. Unfortunately, that never seems to end well. The series will be written by Jamie S. Rich (Madman Atomic Comics, Archer Coe) and drawn by newcomer Megan Levens. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Rich does with this since I enjoyed Archer Coe. According to Rich, Levens brought him the…

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Shotgun Wedding #1 Review: Starting off without a Hitch

By: Nicole D’Andria I was happily surprised by the direction this mini-series has started off in.The concept sounded like it could be hit or miss and I thought it would be comedic, but instead we get a drama that is not as action-packed as I thought it would be… and believe it or not, that’s mostly a good thing. Four years ago assassin Mike Stone left his fiancé Chloe at the altar. Now, he’s getting married again, to a sweet girl named Denise. However, what happened after he left Chloe?…

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: One of the Most Influential Shows EVER

By: Nicole D’Andria Buffy the Vampire Slayer has had a huge impact on pop culture and the real world. Don’t believe me? Sink your teeth into this. Starting as a movie in 1992, then a television show five years later that ran for seven seasons and now a comic book series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been around for over two decades. By far the most popular of the three was the critically acclaimed television show, and it’s almost scary how much Buffy has influenced not just pop culture but…

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 1 Review

By: Nicole D’Andria Inspired by the Buffy Challenge, I’ve been enjoying some of the Buffy comics. Specifically, the very first season after Buffy went off the air and into the comic book panels. For those not in the know, when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was called off after season 7 on TV because Sara Michelle Gellar was done with the role of Buffy and talked to writer Joss Whedon about it, the story continued with an eighth and ninth season in comic books. Issue one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer…

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