Shane Pelzel
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Shane Pelzel

The biggest disappointment I always have after a good gaming or geek out session is that I can’t cast a fireball irl. Metaphorically speaking; I would rather have some other power, but you get it! Anyway, I have been immersed in gaming and geek culture since I was a wee lad. I have the O.G. GameBoy+me+toilet pic to prove it… I originally went to school seeking fame through acting, but have decided to dive into film, media, and web social media to add to my arsenal.

Dragon Ball ZFeaturedGamingInterviews

As announced at the San Diego Comic-Con, Panini America is bringing back the Dragon Ball Z card collecting game. Shane Pelzel sat down with Aik Tongtharadol, the lead designer for the game and 2001 World Champion from the original Score Dragon Ball CCG.

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“Just tell me these aren’t Alfred’s waffles.”  It seems as if Jason Todd and the gang have become a little stale the past few months, but I stick with them through thick and thin.  Will #8 take a turn for the better with the Night of the Owls event?  Find out after the jump…

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FeaturedMajor SpoilersMarvelReview

In the staff picks from last week, I claimed that Scarlet Spider is my favorite running comic. Reading 30-40 titles a month this is a bold statement to make. Does the fourth issue hold up to my expectations?

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DCFeaturedGeoff JohnsJLAJustice League of AmericaReviewShazam

Justice League #7 brings us ahead five years into the present day after finally ending the Darkseid situation.  I felt as if some parts dragged on previously in this series but was a great read overall.  Not to mention I was really getting tired of the red hues and shading.  Now that our foundation is built, where will the Justice League take us now?  Find out more after the jump!

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Grifter #1 was one of the first comics that I read.  I picked it up because I wanted to read about a character I had never heard about.  I originally fell in love with the series, but lately there has been a lack of character development and seeing the same ethereal baddies in every issue has become stale.  Midnighter from Stormwatch makes a cameo in this issue, but can Grifter #7 help revive this title?

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FeaturedMarvelReviewUncanny X-Men

“Imperius Sex!” You can call me a comic book newb as I only started reading at the start of The New 52 after taking a series of Stephen’s classes last semester that immersed me into the culture. I wanted to branch out from DC and when I found out that Uncanny X-Men was getting a reboot renumbering I figured it was a snap call since I like starting a collection from #1. Can Uncanny X-Men deliver to a newb, or do I need to empty more of my wallet to follow the story?

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