Exclusive Interview – Wendy and Richard Pini talk Elfquest at SDCC 2018

Exclusive Interview – Wendy and Richard Pini talk Elfquest at SDCC 2018

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Tai Freligh chats Elfquest with Wendy and Richard Pini at San Diego Comic-Con 2018… On February 28th, 2018, the fantasy graphic novel series ElfQuest came to its grand conclusion, ending a four-decade run with the publication of issue 24 of the comic series “The Final Quest.” America’s longest-running fantasy comic book series, with tens of millions of copies of comics and graphic novels in print worldwide, ElfQuest came to an end on the same day it first appeared 40 years ago, February 28th, 1978. To celebrate, creators Wendy and Richard Pini have embarked on the “Forty Years of Pointed Ears” tour, a year-long victory-lap of appearances that will take the Pinis across the country and even to Europe. Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh caught up with them at San Diego Comic-Con for this exclusive interview… Still owned and…
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Exclusive: Patrick Meaney on ‘Chris Claremont’s X-Men’

Exclusive: Patrick Meaney on ‘Chris Claremont’s X-Men’

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Tai Freligh chats with Patrick Meaney about Chris Claremont’s X-Men… Chris Claremont came to Marvel as a young man, and was assigned a book that no one else wanted, a book on the brink of cancellation: X-Men. Over the next 17 years, his work on the title turned it into the biggest franchise in comic book history. Forty years later, his work has been adapted into ten films, three TV series, countless video games and has become a part of our cultural mythology. Now a documentary has been made which takes a look at Claremont and his influence on the X-Men.  An extended version of the documentary also provides an expanded story with more background on Claremont and his two original collaborators, Ann Nocenti and Louise Simonson, revealing secrets into what made…
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Free Comic Book Day Review – Buffy: The High School Years FCBD 2017

Free Comic Book Day Review – Buffy: The High School Years FCBD 2017

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Tai Freligh reviews Buffy: The High School Years FCBD 2017… In our 2017 all-ages offering, you’ll thrill to a monster-slaying, citizen-saving adventure with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sixteen-year-old Buffy is still learning her trade, and sometimes battles with demons and bad luck can erode a girl’s confidence – and her ability to have high-school fun.  #SlayerStruggleIsReal. Then, your favorite plants and zombies will take a time-traveling journey to the past, where they run into a devious sheriff. If they have to work together to rise to the sheriff’s challenges, can they do it? It’s Plants vs. Zombies vs. Sheriff Tarnation! I’m a huge Buffy fan who watched all seven seasons of the show when it originally aired and loved it.  Of course I also watched Dawson’s Creek (and I’m not afraid to…
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Free Comic Book Day Review – Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD 2017

Free Comic Book Day Review – Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD 2017

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Tai Freligh reviews Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD 2017… First, blast off with Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot as they head for the stars and right into an all-new ongoing series! Creators Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina bring you over-the-top action and out-of-this-world adventure as the stage is set for May’s highly anticipated All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1! As this unlikely band of misfits returns to outer space once more, nothing will prepare them for their first run in with the new Nova Corps! Then, head back down to Earth and the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen as the blockbuster creative team that brought you Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man and Ultimate Spider-Man bring you their next explosive epic in…The Defenders! Superstar creators Brian…
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Free Comic Book Day Review – Underdog FCBD 2017

Free Comic Book Day Review – Underdog FCBD 2017

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Tai Freligh reviews Underdog FCBD 2017… There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here! American Mythology is proud to announce our follow-up to the 2016 Pink Panther FCBD special with another beloved kids comic! Underdog is back and aimed at introducing a new generation of readers to all-ages fun! American Mythology specializes in nostalgia, more specifically bringing television shows from our childhoods (mine at least as a Gen-Xer) into the comic book world.  They have created comics for such classics as Caspar the Friendly Ghost, The Pink Panther, and Underdog from another time when the folks at Hannah Barbara ruled Saturday mornings. I admit that I wanted to review this because I fondly recall watching Underdog fight crime and save Polly Purebred from criminals.  I had forgotten about how Underdog…
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Comic Book Review – Riverdale #1

Comic Book Review – Riverdale #1

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From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the MUST-READ, brand new, ongoing comic series. Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic tells untold stories that take place between episodes. Riverdale offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring smalltown life and the darkness bubbling beneath the town’s wholesome facade. In this issue, we see Archie, Betty and Veronica all being dragged through hell… and you’ll never believe what challenges they’re about to face! READ MORE: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/03/comic-book-review-riverdale-1/.
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Comic Book Review – Reggie And Me #1

Comic Book Review – Reggie And Me #1

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Tai Freligh reviews Reggie And Me #1… There is no one more loved, revered, admired and adored in Riverdale than…  Reggie Mantle? Well, at least Reggie doesn’t think there’s anyone as loved and admired as himself. And his best friend can back that idea up—his best friend, of course, being his dog, Vader. The unstoppable duo is known around town for pulling the funniest pranks, getting the hottest dates and throwing the best parties. And if anyone even dares to compete with them, there is going to be hell to pay. Come take a look at the life of your hero, the handsome, hilarious Reggie Mantle. READ MORE: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/11/comic-book-review-reggie-and-me-1/
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Comic Book Review – Geek-Girl #1

Comic Book Review – Geek-Girl #1

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Tai Freligh reviews Geek-Girl #1… Trying to be a super-hero, Ruby Kaye stumbles across a mysterious and extremely dangerous new villain taking down her town’s Numero Uno heroine – and is forced to step up and use her powers for more than just accidentally knocking drinks over her friends… Geek-Girl is entering the Super-Hero Big Leagues – whether she’s ready or not! READ MORE: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/11/comic-book-review-geek-girl-1/
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Comic Book Review – Spidey #1 Halloween ComicFest Edition

Comic Book Review – Spidey #1 Halloween ComicFest Edition

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Tai Freligh reviews Spidey #1 Halloween ComicFest Edition… Think you know everything about Peter Parker’s early days? Think again. It’s action, adventure and a rip-roaring romp in classic Marvel style as Spidey swings onto shelves this winter! Featuring adventures from throughout the web-slinging wonder’s younger years, it’s a return to the days of overdue homework, not knowing how to talk to girls (or anybody, really) and just a plenty of danger. Witness some of Spidey’s earliest tangles with the likes of Doc Ock, Sandman, and a host of other unexpected guests! READ MORE: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/10/comic-book-review-spidey-1-halloween-comicfest-edition/
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Comic Book Review – Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn #1 Halloween ComicFest Edition

Comic Book Review – Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn #1 Halloween ComicFest Edition

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Tai Freligh reviews Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn #1 from Halloween ComicFest… Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn #1 picks up right where Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s movie left off. “Dead” Annie Knowby gets plunged into Hell. Armed with the Kandarian Dagger and the Ex-Mortis, Annie fights off hordes of Deadites (and Ash’s severed hand!) in her quest to save her parents souls! But will the book and the dagger be enough. READ MORE: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/10/comic-book-review-evil-dead-2-beyond-dead-by-dawn-1-halloween-comicfest-edition/
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