Author: 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.

What darkness entered the life of Barnabas Collins to transform him from loving fiancé, son, brother and friend into the conflicted night stalker who feasts on the blood of the innocent. Dynamite seeks to tell that tale with “Dark Shadows Year One,” the origin story of the Collins family’s curse.

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The Black Beetle’s seen a lot of crazy stuff in the course of his latest case, but can he handle a man coming back from beyond? While we start off with our hero scoping out a jazz club and chatting up a female crooner, things quickly turn to action in the penultimate issue of this arc.

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Cecil Steadman was always a busy guy. His typical day in the office involved teleporting all over the place and coordinating superhuman responses to super villain crises. The came Mark Grayson and his misguided, immature utilitarian ethics. And a dinosaur.

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Nazis in New York? And Marla Drake, a.k.a. Miss Fury, thought she was just out busting some common criminals. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she’s not a superhero, it looks like it’s going to fall to Miss Fury to stop these time-travelling National Socialists from rewriting the history of the world.

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A king, a pirate and a dwarf walk into a evil stronghold… such is the tale of “Dragon Age: Until We Sleep.” They’re searching for the magical secrets behind a blood mage named Aurelian Titus, but things are a little stranger—and a little more deadly. Not exactly a guy yelling “Lighting Bolt!” at a LARP event. Read on in this Major Spoilers review.

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Collinwood 1984—Barnabas’ family (and, bizarrely, the suave and evil warlock Nicholas Blair) has summoned his spirit from 1971 to deliver a dire warning. You see, 1984’s Barnabas and his cabal of the undead are preparing to take Collinwood by force. Read on in the Major Spoilers review.

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Vampirella’s slinging hash in a diner, vampires and humans are hanging out, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! The Lady in Red has to get to the bottom of rash of crimes related to the latest craze in nosferatu refreshment: NuBlood. Read on in this Major Spoilers Review.

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A force masses at the walls of fortress Ramah En Ram. As the men look toward the rising sun they see a pale ghost of a figure floating across the ramparts—a wounded and recovering Belit. Conan, separated from his ship, his crew and his love, knows but one thing: This siege must end before he can attempt to reunite with his love.

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Jack Boniface is getting the hand of things, but he has a ways to go. Master Darque is close to entering our plane of existence and causing lots of not-good things for humanity. Meanwhile Mr. Twist is trying to stick his hand into a captive Dox. Will he succeed? Will charges be pressed? Find out in the Major Spoilers Review!

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Steve Austin, astronaut, the man so awesome Daft Punk wrote a song about him. Having gotten to the bottom of the Bigfoot mystery, The Bionic Man now has to deal with finishing off the cyborg sasquatches and cleaning up the mess. Read on in this Major Spoilers review.

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What is the story of Seven George and his history with the sheriff and the town? Is he really possessed by spirits of dead warriors or has an alcoholic insanity gripped him? Read on in the Major Spoilers review.

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David Collins has taken Emma to Collinwood after discovering his bete blanc uncontrollably feasting upon a poor, woodland deer. As he tries to conceal her within the walls of the mansion, Barnabas—bereft of his own vampiric powers—ventures to the Blue Whale to investigate Willie’s claim that Roger and Carolyn murdered someone in the basement. Confused? You won’t be after this Major Spoilers review!

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