Emmy and Berniece are friends, but what happens when their views on magic are at odds? Find out in our discussion of Harrow County Volume 6: Hedge Magic. We also talk Ford vs. Ferrari, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Josie and the Pussycats in Space #2, and TMNT Urban Legends #19.

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REVIEWS

STEPHEN
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #19
Writer: Gary Carlson
Artist: Frank Fosco
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 20, 2019
Donatello’s in custody! Believed to be an alien by some mysterious suits, the Special Operations Strikeforce steps in to identify him! Meanwhile, more of Leatherhead’s past is revealed… including his connections to the Utroms! And where there are Utroms, the Triceratons can’t be far behind!

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

MATTHEW
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS IN SPACE #2
Writer: Alex de Campi
Artist: Devaki Neogi
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 20, 2019

Josie, Valerie and Melody awaken from their cryo-sleep to learn that they’re way off course! Meanwhile, a strange, hostile alien substance has gotten loose and has taken over the ship!

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
POKEMON SWORD (and shield)
Director(s): Shigeru Ohmori
Developer: Game Freak
Composer(s): Minako Adachi; Go Ichinose
Platform: Nintendo Switch:
Price: $59.99
Release Date: Nov, 15 2019
The next video games in the iconic Pokémon series, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, are now available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ systems. As the first core Pokémon RPGs to launch on Nintendo Switch systems, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield include a new region to explore, new Pokémon to discover, and new ways for Pokémon fans to play.

A New Region to Explore—Dive into the Galar region for the first time! Trainers can explore a region with an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains.
The Dynamax and Gigantamax Phenomenon—In the Galar region, Pokémon can Dynamax, taking on gigantic appearances during battle. When Pokémon Dynamax, their power is boosted, and they become much more difficult to catch—and to take down. In very rare occurrences, some Pokémon can go one step further by Gigantamaxing. When Pokémon Gigantamax, they not only become bigger but also alter their appearance and use powerful G-Max Moves that regular Dynamax Pokémon cannot use.
Traverse the Wild Area—The Wild Area is a vast expanse of untamed wilderness in the Galar region that stretches between the region’s different towns and cities. Here, Trainers will find a wide variety of wild Pokémon to battle and catch. The types of Pokémon that can be found in the Wild Area and the situations in which Trainers can battle them can even change depending on in-game weather conditions.
Team Up for Max Raid Battles—While battling Pokémon in the Wild Area, Trainers can take part in a new battle format called Max Raid Battles. These are epic multiplayer battles in which up to four Trainers band together to catch a wild Dynamax Pokémon.
Three New First Partner Pokémon—Get to know one of three first partner Pokémon: the Grass-type Chimp Pokémon Grookey, the Fire-type Rabbit Pokémon Scorbunny, or the Water-type Water Lizard Pokémon Sobble.
A Myriad of New Pokémon to Discover—The Galar region is host to its own unique Pokémon ecology, from the Sheep Pokémon, Wooloo, which provides the wool for goods in Galar, to the Grass-type Flowering Pokémon, Gossifleur, which has pollen that is used in medicine, to many Galarian forms of beloved Pokémon from other regions!
New Legendary Pokémon—The Galar region is home to two mysterious Legendary Pokémon: Zacian and Zamazenta. Zacian holds a sword in its mouth and attacks with grace, while Zamazenta’s shield-covered body turns back most attacks and its regal movements overwhelm opponents.
Relax Using Pokémon Camp—There are ways to train and increase the bond with a Pokémon beyond battles. You can set up camp almost anywhere to have fun with your Pokémon. Play with them using a variety of toys, cook and enjoy different curries together (a popular dish in the region), and even visit other players’ camps.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ASHLEY
FORD V FERRARI
Writer: James Mangold, John-Henry Butterworth, Jez Butterworth, Jason Keller
Director: James Mangold
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: November 15th, 2019
American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Rating: ★★★★★

DISCUSSION

HARROW COUNTY VOLUME 6: HEDGE MAGIC
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Tyler Crook
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
As the guardian of Harrow County, Emmy is not surprised that someone has come to ask for her help. But she is surprised that her visitor is a haint! Someone (or something) has been attacking Harrow County’s supernatural residents, and Emmy is surprised to learn that one of her oldest friends may be turning against her. While Emmy has been focused on dealing with threats from the outside world, perhaps a much bigger problem has been brewing at home.

This paperback collects issues #21-24 of the award-winning horror comic Harrow County.

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