Brandon Dingess
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Brandon Dingess

Brandon lives his life by the three guiding principals on which the universe is based: Neal Peart's lyrical infallibility, the superiority of the Latin language and freedom of speech. He's a comic book lover, newspaper journalist and amateur carpenter who's completely unashamed his wife caught him making full-sized wooden replicas of Klingon weaponry. Brandon enjoys the works of such literary luminaries as Thomas Jefferson, Jules Verne, Mark Twain and Matt Fraction. "Dolemite" is his favorite film, "The Immortal Iron Fist" is his all-time favorite comic and 2nd Edition is THE ONLY Dungeons and Dragons.

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FeaturedPreviewTelevision

Welcome to fall. Aside from football and cooler weather, the onset of the autumn season means the five broadcast networks are preparing to shower us with their latest comedic and dramatic offerings. Rather than go over every single show that’s coming back this season, I’ve focused on the heaping deli platter of new series making their debut either this fall or midseason after the first of the year. There’re definitely a lot to choose from and many won’t be coming back for another round, so kick back, read some summaries and let me tell you what I think will and

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FeaturedReviewVideo Game

I can see them through the brush—those red eyes, glowing like the waning embers of a fireplace. There are two: One is in a top hat, the other a derby, both mustachioed to an ostentatious degree and both resting their hunting rifles in the crooks of their arms. These gentlemen sentries have been scanning the countryside for the past 15 minutes. They’re looking for me. Their surveillance balloon has been drifting around near me, but so far I’ve been lucky enough to avoid its spotlight and the resulting klaxon. I’d like to fight back, but right now I’ve got to

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ReviewVideo Game

The rain came down in a torrent just outside the fish market as the private police force bore down on us from all angles. I had with me a gun-toting troll—a mountain of a woman she was—and a plucky little dwarf furiously alternating between casting buffs on us and throwing fireballs at the cops. None of us mattered, though. Our only concern was the elf, our decker. She had plugged herself into a corporate Intranet to retrieve some R&D files for a client—just a little corporate espionage. Such is the life of a runner in Harebrained Schemes’ recently released “Shadowrun

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Dynamite EntertainmentGail SimoneRed SonjaReview

Red Sonja stands at the head of a ragtag army to face the oncoming storm that threatens to raze a city from the earth and commence the extinction of its people. Is their leader, a known individual, friend of foe? Read on in this Major Spoilers review.

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Dynamite Entertainmentjohn carter of marsReview

On arid Barsoom John Carter, Warlord of Mars, leads an army to cleanse the planet of the white apes. In England John Clayton, Viscount of Greystoke, has some trouble fitting into high society. The differences don’t end there, so read on to learn more.

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Boom StudiosPlanet Of The ApesReview

A female ape, Ayala, is about to be beheaded for betraying her people, then some humans barge in and wreck up the joint while some bald people telepathically talk to a kid who’s the ape’s son. Yeah, there’s a lot here I didn’t understand either, but let’s decode it together after the jump.

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Dynamite EntertainmentFeaturedReview

David Collins either needs to rob a blood bank or start coming to terms with the fact that he can’t keep hiding his undead girlfriend in his room. And while she hungers, the evil part of Barnabas’ spirit is preparing to launch a new attack on both Collinwood and humans overall. Read on in this Major Spoilers review.

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Dynamite EntertainmentFeaturedGail SimoneRed SonjaReview

Red Sonja, the sanguine-haired swordswoman, returns in a new No. 1 with Gail Simone at the helm. This has been a hotly anticipated entry from both Dynamite and the storied writer—does it live up to the hype? Read on in this Major Spoilers review.

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Battlestar GalacticaDynamite EntertainmentFeaturedReview

Starbuck and Apollo are lost in space with no robots or conniving doctors to help them. Are their time weapons responsible? Have they erased decades of Colonial history from the face of the universe? Find out in this, your Major Spoilers review.

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Dark Horse ComicsFeaturedReview

With the world’s infrastructure in tatters, a hard-scrabble poverty has set in in many places and among people who never expected they would fall to such a state. Heroes have died and deadly villains rampage. All the while Metatron, the hero of heroes, is suffering from an ill-timed existential crisis.

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Battlestar GalacticaDynamite EntertainmentFeaturedReview

There are those who believe that stories here began back there, far across time with rooms of writers who may have provided the basis for licensed comic adaptations of popular television shows… who may have been the architects of fantastic sequential storytelling… Some believe there may yet be derivative works that even now fight to survive—somewhere beyond the comic book rack! Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the original version of the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest through Dynamite Entertainment’s “Battlestar Galactica” ongoing series. Read on for your Major Spoilers review of its inaugural

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Image ComicsInvincibleReviewSkybound

Enter the dragon! Cecil’s arch nemesis, Liu, is dying and has lost control over the dragon inside him. Now everything’s getting wrecked and the Guardians of the Globe are pushing themselves to the limit and walking along the razor’s edge in an attempt to defeat the monster.

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Image ComicsJ Michael StraczynskiReview

Joe Fitzgerald is a dead man. After the brutal murder of both he and his girlfriend, Joe learns she’ll be headed to Heaven while he’ll be taking a decidedly lower path to the afterlife. A holy agent offers him a bargain, however: Do an unspecified number of jobs for us and we’ll see if we can reunite your with your love, if only briefly. Is this the fifth season of the A-Team? No! It’s “Ten Grand,” a new series from “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski.

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Dark Horse ComicsFeaturedReview

Amala’s seen some things. Well, OK, she’s done some things, too. She’s a super killer assassin person, after all. Now however, she’s being called up for the biggest job of her life and it’s not exactly like she can politely decline…

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