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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog Review

“Ahhhahahahahahaa… Ah-hahaAah! HahaAaAah… so that’s, y’know, coming along.”

The Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog webisodes were shot in the span of six days and funded by Joss Whedon (for a low six figures). On July 15th, Act 1 of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog launched and under a massive influx of traffic the site crashed (reportedly taking the Whedonesque website down with it). By July 19th the third and final Act was online and by…

  • Fanlib closes today. Firefox News assess the situation in an article, On the Demise of Fanlib, and Why Fan-run Sites Are More Likely to Succeed
  • Genreville is a brand new blog run by Rose Fox, editor of Publishers Weekly’s SF/fantasy/horror and mass market reviews. The introductory post contains an interview with Ellen Datlow (previously of Omni, Omni Online, Event Horizon, and SCIFICTION – more recently, The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction)
  • Whedon…

Weekly Comic Book Reviews 07/07/08

Astonishing X-Men #25
Writers: Warren Ellis
Artist: Simone Bianche
Publisher: Marvel

This is Warren Ellis’ first issue of Astonishing and they’ve teamed him up with Simone Bianche so I had high expectations. And I certainly have no criticisms of the art. Ellis wastes no time establishing the new setup. Most of the team are in place when the story opens and only Storm gets re-introduction. Not sure about the new “X-Mobile” but it does…

Weekly Comic Book Reviews 06/09/08

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Weekly Comic Book Reviews

Well I’ve been frantically reading three weeks worth of comics to get myself caught up and I’m finally in a position to at least some comic book reviews again. Starting with the most important book I missed.

Final Crisis #1
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: J. G. Jones
Publisher: DC

As promised Final Crisis started with Kamandi and then zipped rapidly on to…

Weekly Comic Book Reviews 10/02/06

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Weekly Comic Book Reviews

Astonishing X-Men #17
Writer: Joss Whedon
Artist: John Cassady
Publisher: Marvel

Whedon’s story continues its meandering pace this issue, though it does look like we might be getting close to a conclusion of some sort. The art is of course as good as ever, but this is a storyline that has just gone on too long.

I’m at the point where the…

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