There’s two things I will say before beginning this review. First, I’m going to keep it as spoiler-free as possible. Second, I’m going to out myself…I have never read a Neil Gaiman book before.
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I am a collector. Not to be confused with THE Collector (shout out to Benicio del Toro), but there is an insatiable desire within to gather troves of…well…stuff. I blame Pokemon. I was young and impressionable in my early teens when Pokemon made its debut in America with its amazing story of a boy on a journey to “catch ’em all.” All these cute and fierce creatures waiting to be part of my mobile database, I was hooked!
To this day, I have yet to catch them all, but the damage has been done. I too am on a journey now, collecting whatever the new fad is, and I have found myself exploring some of the darker parts of Facebook in search of Funko Pops!
If you asked me a little over a year ago Continue reading
For my very first review here on Nerd-Base, I wanted to start off with something light and short for the readers out there. Today I will be giving my review of one of my favorite short mangas, Helen ESP.
Written and drawn by Katsuhisa Kigitsu (who also wrote and drew Fraken Fran, another series I’ll be writing a review on) and published in Shounen Champion from 2008 and ending in 2010, this series only ran a total of Continue reading
Modern society is obsessed with outward beauty. What if there was a way to guarantee you could become more and more beautiful every day? What if it was a sexually transmitted disease? In the world of The Beauty, physical perfection is only one sexual encounter away.
I am in love with “Beauty” by Jeremy Haun. My local comic book shop even knows me by name now because I can no longer wait months for the next trade paperback.
The artwork is absolutely gorgeous. Also, the story is intriguing. The stories center around a new STD known as “The Beauty” – a STD everyone actually wants.
When you go unprotected with someone with the disease, the next morning you wake up absolutely gorgeous. Your fat burns off, you look more youthful, your skin clears up … let’s just say: you’re drop dead model gorgeous. You do run a bit of a fever but you have a higher metabolism so on top of looking incredible, you can eat whatever you want to. That alone makes me even want to get this.
But within a few pages of the first issue, you realize there is a big drawback to this disease – one that Continue reading
In anticipation of the upcoming new series, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel Comics has released a series of variant covers running across many of it’s top series by some of the best artists the industry has known. I personally want mini-posters of each and every one of these to have tastefully displayed in my living quarters. Wow.
“Both the Gwen Stacy Variant Program and this month’s Venomized Variant Program were such runaway successes, we couldn’t help but try to top ourselves,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “And with Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert’s new Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man book on the horizon, the timing couldn’t have been better to put the spotlight on fan-favorite Mary Jane Watson.”
What if Mary Jane had been awarded the Eye of Agamotto to become the new Dr. Strange? What if she had taken up the one-woman war on crime as the Punisher? Or became infused with gamma radiation to become the new Incredible Hulk? Well, wonder no longer!
In order to whet your appetite and get you ready for your pull-lists or hunting days, here’s the list of images, issues and artists of what’s been revealed thus far. Continue reading