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Kolchak Revisited

By Philip Schweier

Forty years ago, a few of the girls in my 4th grade class invited me to sign their petition against violence on TV. They were interested in more family-oriented programming, such as The Waltons or Little House on the Prairie. Among the shows they wanted to see axed from the airwaves was my then-favorite, The Night Stalker. The Night Stalker, violent? Turn on the news and you hear of shootings and murders. That’s violence. Turn on The Night Stalker and see a man jump off a five-story building, land on his feet, and destroy a couple of police cars before running away. That’s fantasy, and I was a huge fan. Naturally, I refused to sign the petition. Being 10-year-old girls, they reported my refusal to sign to our teacher. My suspicion is that this whole episode started as some form of teaching opportunity. The teacher hoped to redirect some these...  

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Phantom Thief Jeanne: Volume 4 manga review

Nov 22, 2014 - 20:20

@VIZMedia presents Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 4, in which Maron travels back to the 15th century to meet the source of her power.  


Bin Sunday Comics: Grumble: Chapter 1 - Page 4

Nov 22, 2014 - 7:48

It's the "Saturday Special!" Preeeeee-senting Grumble: Chapter One; Page 4. It's just a title page.  


Review: Sunset Overdrive

Nov 21, 2014 - 22:12

@InsomniacGames puts out a great, fluid and silly open world shooter.  


Fantagaphics Books Dates "Displacement" by Lucy Knisley

Nov 21, 2014 - 20:03

@fantagraphics Books announces the January 2015 release date of the newest graphic novel from Lucy Knisley, "Displacement."


Rosario+Vampire: Season II Volume 13

Nov 21, 2014 - 18:25

@VIZMedia presents Rosario+Vampire: Season II Volume 13, in which Tsukune and Moka take on the leader of Fairy Tale, as disaster looms for the human world.


VIZ Media Announces New Shojo Manga, "Yukarism"

Nov 21, 2014 - 8:47

@VIZMedia announces the new shojo manga, Yukarism, which travels back to Edo-era Japan and is created by Chika Shiomi.


VIZ Media Announces Perfect Square for 2014 Holiday Shopping

Nov 20, 2014 - 20:09

@VIZMedia announces a wide array of manga and graphic novel titles from its Perfect Square imprint for the 2014 holiday shopping season.


DC Comics History: Treasure Island

Nov 19, 2014 - 21:42

An adaptation of the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It's a book that I have never read, so my analysis of the adaptation is on the free-form side.


DC Comics History: Bob Merrit and His Flying Pals

Nov 19, 2014 - 21:35

Bob Merrit was unquestionably the star of this adventure serial, which had some beautiful art on a mediocre story.


Blue Exorcist: Volume 12 manga review

Nov 19, 2014 - 21:23

@VIZMedia presents Blue Exorcist Volume 12, in which the Illuminati conspiracy emerges, and that includes a visit from the secretive group's leader.


VIZ Media Announces Sailor Moonlight Party 2

Nov 19, 2014 - 20:41

@VIZMedia announces that it will host the "Sailor Moon Moonlight Party 2" to celebrate the North American premiere of latest dubbed episodes.


Fantagaphics Books Dates Michael Jordan Bio-Comic

Nov 19, 2014 - 20:34

@fantagraphics Books announces the shipping date for Wilfred Santiago's bio-comic, "Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade," February 2015.


VIZ Media Announces New "Doraemon" Products

Nov 19, 2014 - 8:40

@VIZMedia announces new officially licensed collectables and apparel based on the celebrated anime property, Doraemon, available on line.


DC Comics History: Slim Pickens

Nov 18, 2014 - 9:25

Slim Pickens was a short-lived humourous serial, At least it was intended to be humourous. Whether or not it succeeded is somewhat subjective, but the short run does not imply brilliance.


DC Comics History: Brad Hardy

Nov 18, 2014 - 9:17

Brad Hardy had a series in the Edgar Rice Burroughs fashion, what might be termed fantasy, or sword and sorcery. Another early series who reach exceeded its grasp.


Punks: The Comic #2 review

Nov 17, 2014 - 22:42

@JoshFialkov @KodyChamberlain @ImageComics present "Punks: The Comic #2," in which a new dog comes between the old dog and his friends.


VIZ Media Announces "InuYasha: The Final Act"

Nov 17, 2014 - 21:56

@VIZMedia announces the premiere of "InuYasha: The Final Act" on Toonami, as the venerable fantasy action anime reaches a grand finale.


DC Comics History: Ramblin' Jim

Nov 17, 2014 - 17:24

Ramblin' Jim was a short-lived series in the Little Orphan Annie vein, but featuring a young boy, Jim. Appropriate to the title of the series, it jumped around, rambling between the pages of More Fun and Adventure Comics.

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