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Time's Running Out
Time's Running Out
Price: $17.53
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Subpar, February 20, 2013
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This review is from: Time's Running Out (Audio CD)
This is actually an old album produced before Foundation. Everything that was right with Foundation (their best album IMO) is wrong with Time's Running Out. Tired lyrics, tired delivery, tired CD. This should not be the CD that Brand Nubian goes out on...

Mr. Scootles
Mr. Scootles
by H. C. Noel
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible!, February 20, 2013
This review is from: Mr. Scootles (Paperback)
I love this graphic novel and can pull it down every three months to read it. Roger Rabbit on acid. Heaven and hell - angels and demons - I'll centering around a film can and a long forgotten cartoon character. Twisted, funny, and awesome....loved it ever since I got my grubby hands on it!

X-O Manowar: Birth
X-O Manowar: Birth
by Jim Shooter
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars X-O Manowar: Amazing Hardcover Graphic Novel!, September 23, 2008
This review is from: X-O Manowar: Birth (Hardcover)
Ask anyone who the top two comic companies are these days and they'll reply with the same answer, "Marvel Comics and DC Comics." That is about to change for the second time.

In the early nineties Valiant Comics arrived onto the scene and quickly shot to the top of the comic book world. They weren't little competition to the companies who published books like Spider-Man or Batman - they were direct rivals who ruled the land with titles like Harbinger, Bloodshot, and X-O Manowar.

Valiant is back - first with last year's Harbinger: The Beginning hardcover that sent shockwaves through the entire entertainment industry by not only bringing my favorite comic of all time to a new generation but securing a deal for a feature film to be directed by Brett Ratner.

Got the Reader's Digest down? Good. Valiant Entertainment is quite happy giving fans what they want - all new hardcover collections complete with classic issues, completely re-colored pages and new stories.

The latest and greatest to come down the pipe is X-O Manowar: Birth. It comes out at a great time especially with Iron Man in theaters. If you boil down both characters they are both essentially a man in a suit of armor but while Iron Man's Tony Stark is a billionaire genius who created his suit, X-O's Aric Dacia is quite different a different animal all together. The two did have more in common as well in a nineties crossover in comics and a videogame bringing X-O and Iron Man together as well.

Aric's story is perhaps one of the most unique visions ever to be brought to comic books. Aric is a barbarian from the 5th century who is kidnapped by the Spider-Aliens - a menacing force in the Valiant Universe trying to take over Earth. Aric is placed in suspended animation until he is awoken on a slave spaceship to serve the sinister creatures.

The powerful barbarian escapes through the ship's hallways and comes upon the X-O Manowar - a living suit of armor that is one of the most powerful weapons in the galaxy. The armor envelopes him and the two quickly become synced. Here is a barbarian with no conception of technology using one of the most powerful pieces of weaponry in the known universe. His escape brings him down the 20th century Earth where he finds that things sure have changed.

The hardcover brings together the first six issues of X-O Manowar while also featuring issue 0 (AKA the origin issue) and an all-new story. The talent on the book is a veritable who's who of top industry leaders throughout the comic book world. Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, Barry Windsor-Smith, Sean Chen, Mike Leeke, Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, and current Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada drew one of the stories.

The whole book is enough to bring old Valiant readers back with glee while introducing X-O Manowar to an entire new generation of comic book readers. In today's world where comic books have gone mainstream with graphic novels and feature films, X-O Manowar is still truly innovative with its original story and phenomenal original art. The recolorization of the original books using today's digital technology has added an entire new dimension. Panels literally jump off of the page giving the book a brilliant vibrancy.

It's important because as X-O Manowar is one of the finest comic books ever created this new hardcover has brought the book to a whole new level.

Adding to the legacy is the second new Valiant story to come about since the company's resurrection with `The Rise Of Lydia' a new story by writer Bob Layton and Mike Leeke. An early protagonist of X-O - this origin story shows how this evil creature came to be and affected not only Aric's life but others within the Valiant Universe itself. It isn't just a new story but an essential part of Valiant history that has never been told before.

The X-O Manowar hardcover is a 4-star knockout that will easily blow readers away time and time again. As new stories look to be forthcoming coupled with the possibility of a live-action X-O Manowar film coming our way it is pure genius putting this collection together now so fans can read these adventures once again. With these hardcover releases and the resurrection of these infamous characters Valiant Entertainment has truly proved they are the comic company of the future.

1st and Ten - Complete Collection
1st and Ten - Complete Collection
DVD ~ Delta Burke
Offered by Goo Green
Price: $9.75
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Time For A Great Price, October 26, 2007
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So if you've read the other reviews you'll have alot of people mad that while the DVD claims to be 'uncut' the earlier seasons of 1st and Ten presented here are from the NBC versions - meaning alot of the nudity is cut out and a slight laughtrack is present at times. That's not to say that there's not nudity in the early seasons...and everything is back for the later seasons.
Now I'm a MONSTER football fan and I'm very happy about having 1st And Ten in my collection. I bought it here for a GREAT price on Amazon and you really can't beat 40 hours of any show for such a small price. Lots of great cast members(Delta Burke lookin HAWT, Tiny Zeus Lister, Donald Gibb, Shannon Tweed, OJ!) and a slew of NFL guest stars (the list goes on and on...but they have Brian 'The Boz' Bozworth, "I sold my soul for a Jets Super Bowl win" Joe Namath, and the best ever LAWRENCE TAYLOR).
The show is still incredible, even with the early cuts to the early episodes. Following the California Bulls as they win and lose is great especially as there are so many shows to watch. 80 episodes - 40 hours - I bought this collection for only 6 bucks with shipping...and it was a FANTASTIC buy.
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The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo (Bk. 1)
The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo (Bk. 1)
by Dwight L. MacPherson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Newsarama Edgar Allan Poo Review, October 13, 2007
The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo
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Written by: Dwight MacPherson
Art by: Thomas Boatwright

Rating: 4 stars (of 4) - INDY TRADE OF THE MONTH!

When I first saw Edgar Allan Poo it was on the `recently updated' list over at the web comic website Drunk Duck. At first I thought the spelling was a typo so I clicked over to the page only to see the logo did actually say Poo. Then I snickered because, well, it actually did say `poo' and I have the sense of humor of a five year old. I then brought the archive all the way back to the beginning and started reading.

It was because of Thomas Boatwright's extraordinary artwork that sucked me right in. It was art that was so good that I wasn't even quite sure why a comic looking like this was on the web and not in print. Was it because the art was amazing but the writing sucked? It could be but as I started reading I was quickly sucked into the story.

The plot? The story follows the very real author Edgar Allan Poe's creativity, which assumes a form called Edgar Allan Poo and leaves the author for the mysterious dream land called Terra Somnium. From the second Poo arrives it is an Alice In Wonderland like adventure that finds himself teamed with a rat and seemingly running for his life. Poo being in this dream world is not signs of a good thing and there are those out there who wish to do poor cute lil Poo harm. Back on Earth? There is also the regular Poe, whose wife has committed suicide, seen his latest book bomb, and now all his creativity is gone as well. When the evil forces that inhabit Terra Somnium begin to crossover, both Poe and Poo find themselves thrust into a battle never thought possible.

Edgar Allan Poo is a sort of fairytale of old that is simply put to visual form. It's a book that draws in any comic reader from page one, yet it is something you could read to your kids as a bedtime story. MacPherson shines here on his labor-of-love, something that paid off when Shadowline picked up the book to print it in one volume. This means that fans of the online column can read leagues beyond what is already on the web and new readers can latch on right away. For me I was amazed at the book in print, if possible it looks even better on the page then it did online. Quite simply the book quickly earns the title `Indy Trade of the Month' and is a trade that is a must-own. Hopefully some Eisner Awards are in this book's future.
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