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Mike McLarty

A San Diego native, Mike has comics in his blood and has attended the San Diego Comic Con every year since 1982. His comic interests are as varied as his crimes against humanity, but he tends to lean heavily towards things rooted in dystopian themes. His favorite comic series is Warren Ellis’ and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan. Spider Jerusalem is the best character ever devised. Mike realizes those statements will alienate a good portion of his potential audience, but those are the facts. You are unlikely to find a single collector with a better Transmetropolitan art portfolio than the one he has in his possession. He is an Assistant Editor for the upcoming Transmetropolitan Charity Book.

He also occasionally freelances for various other comics websites, which he promotes through his homepage (www.comickarma.com), Twitter and other inherently intrusive forms of social media. Mike firmly believes that the best writers come from the UK. This could be because he’s of Irish descent; not so much based on physical geography as the fact that the Irish like to drink heavily.

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FeaturedGrimm Fairy TalesReviewZenescope Entertainment

Whoever said print is dead, hasn’t been to the library recently. More specifically, they haven’t checked out Zenescope’s latest offering, Grimm Fairy Tales Presents – The Library #2. Greek warriors, dinosaurs, gunslingers and more await you.

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FeaturedReviewZenescope Entertainment

A cute naked girl shows up at your beachside doorstep. She wants to know if you have something she can wear. Welcome to Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends #8. If this whole thing sounds a little fishy, take the plunge.

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FeaturedReviewZenescope Entertainment

Our two heroines travel to the Inferno, intent on confronting a powerful demon that knows where both their children are located. The final chapter of The Dream Eater Saga is unfolding so there’s little time left for Sela & Belinda to save the Zenescope universe. Are they one step closer to victory?

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FeaturedReviewZenescope Entertainment

Sometimes one’s job requires sacrifice. Phoebe’s husband has made such a sacrifice in his life, and she’d like to do something about it. Can she bring peace to one of Love’s stewards? Charmed #4 from Zenescope Entertainment answers that question.

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FeaturedReviewZenescope Entertainment

Demonic possession has a way of negatively impacting a family. Little Luke has the devil in ‘im, and with Father Thomas at his bed side, The Haunting #2 is primed for some pea-soup goodness. You’ll need to read on to find out if it pays off.

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FeaturedGrimm Fairy TalesReviewZenescope Entertainment

The roots of the Zenescope Universe date back to The Big Bang, and Grimm Fairy Tales #64 reveals a lot of relevant information. If you’re guilty of judging a book by its cover and assuming that these books are nothing but T&A, you’re mistaken. Jump in and find out just how wrong you’ve been.

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FeaturedReviewThe TheatreZenescope EntertainmentZombies

A young couple heads to an old-fashioned movie theater to check out the latest horror movie. He’s way into scary movies and she endures his genre libido. Is this just another night out on the town for our moviegoers, or is this representative of a violent new spin on the term, ‘director’s CUT?’ Grab some popcorn and an $8.00 soda – it’s time for Zenescope’s very own, The Theater #1.

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BrimstoneFeaturedReviewZenescope Entertainment

It’s the old west, and zombies are looking to chew up everyone in their path. Zenescope’s Brimstone #5 charts a 350-word path of destruction within the enclosed 22 pages. Does anyone make it out alive…including the reader? Saddle up and find out!

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FeaturedReviewZenescope Entertainment

Ex-girlfriends can represent painful experiences for many of us. If you feel that someone from your past did you wrong, I’m willing to bet the pain you find within the pages of Zenescope’s Fly #4 will surpass your personal discomfort threshold. That’s not even counting the actual STORY! Jump, if you dare…

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FeaturedReviewZenescope Entertainment

Feel yourself being pulled in several different directions simultaneously? One of the Charmed sisters has a very unique perspective on dealing with this challenge. Charmed #13 takes multi-tasking to an entirely new level.

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FeaturedGrimm Fairy TalesReviewZenescope Entertainment

Replete in a schoolgirl uniform, our heroine faces against the terrors residing within a mysterious library. Will she be able to brave the beasts in the books without getting any nasty paper cuts…or worse? Zenescope brings you Grimm Fairy Tales Presents – The Library #1.

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AquamanDCFeaturedGeoff JohnsNew 52Review

In recent years, there have been numerous efforts to inject the character of Aquaman with some chutzpah. Arthur is the King of Atlantis, one would think he’d be entitled to some dignity. Instead, he’s been the brunt of ridicule for a long stretch of his career. But this is a new universe, offering the titular hero one last opportunity to be embraced by comics fandom. Does this first issue simply tread water?

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DCFeaturedGeorge PerezLois LaneNew 52ReviewSuperman

Superman has been called The Man of Tomorrow. In Superman #1, writer George Perez is focused on transforming him into the Man of Today. He’s back in his own #1 issue by virtue of DC’s new relaunch. Clark Kent is much younger than we remember, and his place in the world in and out of the costume is different in this new continuity. How successful is Perez at bringing Superman into the world of 2011? Take the jump and be prepared to share in my disappointment.

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BatmanDCFeaturedNew 52NightwingReview

Nightwing has been away for almost a year. Dick Grayson had been a little busy with some other responsibilities. You know, like assuming the mantle of Gotham’s Biggest Badass, The Gosh Darned Batman! Now that he’s back on the scene, we can learn how DC’s relaunch has impacted Bruce Wayne’s first adopted son. How can you find out? Well, besides buying the comic, the next best thing you can do is take the JUMP.

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