Box 13

In this issue: Mouse Guard, Hawks of Outremer, Stephen King, Joe Quesada, Goonies, Mario, Link, and Box 13!


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Joe Quesada promoted to Chief Creative Officer
Goonies turns 25

Written by Rober E. Howard, Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Damian Couceiro BOOM! Studios brings you an epic story by Conan creator Robert E. Howard published in comic book form for the first time ever! As a wandering warrior born and bred on the battlefield, Cormac FitzGeoffrey is a renowned fighter, a ruthless adversary, and a man who is no stranger to the ways of bloodshed and violence. Cormac counts his friends on one hand, so when he learns that his most recent liege has been murdered, nothing will stop his quest for revenge. By oath, a path of vengence will be marked by the blood of his enemies. Covers by Joe Jusko and Karl Richardson.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Written by Jeremy Bastian, Ted Naifeh, David Petersen and Alex Sheikman
Illustrated by: Jeremy Bastian, Ted Naifeh, David Petersen and Alex Sheikman
Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The game: Tell the best story, get your bar tab cleared! The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie and have never been told in that tavern before. Legends of the Guard is a new Mouse Guard anthology series featuring the work of artists and storytellers handpicked by series creator David Petersen. Featured in this issue are stories by Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Alex Sheikman (Robotika) and Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things).

Rating: ★★★★☆

Stephen King’s N #4

Rating: ★★★½☆

If you were a pretty pretty princess, who would you rather be rescued by – Link or Mario?


Box 13 is a re-imagining of the popular radio serial of the same name.  It follows the harrowing adventures of author Dan Holiday as he unlocks clue to his past and his very identity. Holiday has spent the last several years of his life researching the secrets behind the MKULTRA project. His latest book has brought him a degree of notoriety around the country and around the world. And, during his recent book tour – Dan discovers something that will change his life forever. Join him as he leans what lurks inside Box 13.

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. 1) Thanks for choosing my entry in Twitterpitch for the example. Now I got a story to tell my grandkids. I think A & K would enjoy the idea of drawing a preteen Brainiac 5 if I actually happened to win. :)

    2) If I were a pretty pretty princess, I would rather be rescued by Link, who is an actual hero as opposed to a plumber who can jump on mushrooms and turtles. I can do that, and I ain’t no hero.

    3) Box 13 sounds interesting, I’m gonna check it out. :)

  2. …oh, and the latest reason (Super Mario Galaxy 2) Bowser kidnapped Peach is so that she will bake a cake for him for once, instead of for Mario. :)

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