Review: Sally of the Wasteland #4 (Titan Comics)

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Publisher: Titan Comics
Written by: Victor Gischler
Artwork by: Tazio Bettin
Review: Kate @ All That Geek.

Victor Gischler (X-Men, Angel & Faith, Noir) and Tazio Bettin’s trigger-happy heroine reaches the climax of her post-apocalyptic pursuit in this epic penultimate issue.

New Orleans ain’t what it used to be… Long gone are the jazz bands, boutiques and Mardi Gras mayhem, leaving only rubble and mutants in their wake. With their goal in sight, Sally and her crew are gonna need a little more than luck if they’re hoping to navigate the city in one piece. Better get those guns loaded, ladies!

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Comics Preview: Doctor Who The Twelfth Doctor #1 (Titan Comics)

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Titan Comics are adding another Doctor to their line-up! The all new Twelfth Doctor adventures makes its debut on October 15th and All That Geek can now give you a sneak peek inside! Here is all the info from Titan:

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Dave Taylor
Cover Artist: Alice X Zhang
Colorist: Hi-Fi
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: 32pp, FC
Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

Offering shocks, surprises, and galaxy-shaking revelations, seasoned TARDIS pilot Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, The Authority, 2000AD, Nikolai Dante) and New York Times-bestselling artist Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design; 2000AD) mark the start of their first five-issue run by diving headfirst into the console room and pulling all the levers they can – spinning the new Doctor off to his most challenging destination yet!

Freshly regenerated and with a new head full of unanswered questions, the Doctor (as played by Peter Capaldi) whisks Clara Oswald (as played by Jenna Coleman) away to a strange and distant world.

Clara thought she was in for an evening of marking essays on the Metaphysical Poets, followed by going out on a date – or at least trying to. You know, normal stuff.

Instead, she’s facing down exotic flora and fauna in her best dress, backing up the Doctor on a trek through traumatically alien undergrowth – and she doesn’t even know what the Doctor is searching for, or what will try to kill them should they find it!

New Face! New Doctor! New Beginning! Get in on the ground floor of this amazing ongoing series!

Check out the preview after the cut and Pre-order yours today!

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Review: Doctor Who Tenth Doctor #3 (Titan Comics)

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Publisher: Titan Comics
Written by: Nick Abadzis
Artwork by: Elana Casagrande
Review: Kate @ All That Geek.

Terror has gripped Sunset Park, Brooklyn on the Day of the Dead, in the form of Cerebravores, manifesting as people’s worst fears! The Doctor’s investigation set him on a collision course with the irrepressibly curious Gabriella Gonzalez, and, after saving her from a Cerebravore on the Subway, the pair tracked the incursion back to Gabby’s father’s laundromat, where strange vibrations had opened a wormhole! The Doctor left Gabby to keep the bizarre wormhole open, while he traveled to the other end of the dimensional bridge. Both now find themselves under attack!

 

In the dramatic conclusion to the first Tenth Doctor story from Titan, we see The Doctor save the day (of course!) and acquire himself a new companion.

I found this issue more exciting than the last, not weighed down by heavy dialogue. Though there certainly was a lot of it at times, it seemed to flow better in this issue and the story kept moving at a good pace. There was equal attention paid to each area of the story, explaining where the Cerebravores came from, interaction with Gabby and the dramatic action sequences as The Doctor once again saves the day.

There were some nice exchanges between The Doctor and Gabby, particularly at the end where The Doctor is reminded of something from his past and it ultimately makes him change his mind about letting her travel with him. Its little references like this that really make me enjoy the comic and feel Nick Abadzis has taken the time to get to know the Tenth Doctor and write him as we’ve seen him on screen.

There isn’t anything I can say about Elana Casagrande’s art that I haven’t said in my previous reviews, it continues to be fantastic, capturing perfectly the essence of the 10th Doctor and those wide-eyed expressions we loved so much. Every panel is drawn beautifully and detailed.

Overall an enjoyable issue with a satisfying, exciting ending and I am looking forward to see where The Doctor and Gabby’s adventures take them next!

Doctor Who Tenth Doctor #3 is avaialble from Titan Comics.

Product Review: Doctor Who Exploding TARDIS jigsaw puzzle

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Doctor Who Exploding TARDIS.
1000 Pieces.
Measures: 20 x 27 inches when complete.
Published and Distributed by: Culturenik

While it may be unusual to write a product review for a jigsaw puzzle, for addicts like myself, it can be good to know what you’re getting before you buy it.

First of all, I didnt even know they made Doctor Who jigsaw puzzles, so imagine my delight when I found one from a vendor at a convention!

The Exploding TARDIS was HARD. I didnt expect it to be a walk in the park, but after completing my last 1000 piece puzzle in about 8 hours, I guess I had high expectations for myself.

This one took me roughly 20 days, working nearly every day for a couple of hours. Sometimes I would just end up staring at it forever and only end up with a few pieces added, it was frustrating, but I really enjoyed the challenge.

After I spent way too long putting together the border, I started with the centre explosion piece. Though it did take a fairly long time, it was the easiest part, along with the TARDIS shapes. For me, the most difficult parts were the yellow swirls and the dark patches. Everything there was pretty much the same colour so it was a lot of trial and error figuring out where each piece went.

Let me say this, the picture on the box? Utterly useless as a guide.

For the technical bits, the puzzle is really good quality. It is made from a nice thick, solid cardboard which didnt bend – except for the one piece that came out of the box that way. The pieces are a variety of non-standard shapes that fit together well. Though I found that sections didnt always stay together when moving them around. Best to have a big space set aside for this one so you dont have to move it around.

It looks really great finished, the picture is high quality so you could frame it if you really didnt want to go through the process of doing it again. I personally, am a sucker for punishment and have already demolished mine and will work on it again one day.

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My actual puzzle finished. No apparently I can’t take a straight picture.

Overall, if you like a challenging jigsaw puzzle and are a fan of Doctor Who, this is perfect.

The Exploding TARDIS jigsaw may be a little hard to find in stores, but you should still be able to get it from good Doctor Who retailers in Australia. It will probably set you back approximately $35 (AUD).

Comics Preview: The Rage Vol. 1 Zombie Generation (Titan Comics)

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Zombie Kids want your flesh! Check out the preview trailer for
The Rage: Zombie Generation.

Written by: Pierre Boisserie
Artwork by: Malo Kerfriden

A new pandemic virus, a mutated form of rabies, spreads throughout the world. It affects only children, turning them into mindless, violent killers, hungry for blood.
Now humanity faces an impossible choice: kill every child – or face extinction… The government tries to save those infected by keeping them locked away until a treatment becomes possible.

The government men find protecting the children more and more difficult, however, for large militia groups now roam the land – with a single-minded purpose: to kill all the infected, and cleanse the world of the virus. Meet Amina; a young mother battling to save her son – but she finds not only their lives hanging in the balance, but her humanity, and that of everyone around her, too.

The Rage Vol. 1: Zombie Generation is on sale from Oct 7 2014 from Titan Comics