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She's is just your average cat-herding, world-traveling, tech-loving otaku. She'll brazenly defend her love of Harry Potter and Sailor Moon to any who challenge it, and can usually be found under a stack of unread books and graphic novels.
  1. Spoiler-Free Review: Bounty Volume 1

    Posted by Jess on March 27, 2017

    The Breakdown Rat Queens creator Kurtis Wiebe partners with artist Mindy Lee on the sci-fi action comic Bounty. Volume 1 collects issues #1-5 of the series, published by Dark Horse Comics. Elevator Pitch High-tech hacking, high-stakes bounties in a space opera for the ages. Bounty stands in a class of it’s own, but for the sake of […]

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  2. Review: American Gods: Shadows #1

    Posted by Jess on March 19, 2017

    The Breakdown Writer P. Craig Russell adapts Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel American Gods in comic form. Art by Scott Hampton. Published by Dark Horse Comics. Elevator Pitch Mythology and realism collide as the gods of old and new battle for the worship of mortals. Gaiman’s tale is a classic, drawing you in and refusing to let you go […]

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  3. Review: The Once and Future Queen #1

    Posted by Jess on March 1, 2017

    The Breakdown The One and Future Queen is a miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. Presented by the creators of Amelia Cole, writers Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride and artist Nick Brokenshire. Elevator Pitch An intriguing gender-bent twist on The Once and Future King. While that novelty can often feel forced, this one doesn’t at all. There’s […]

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    Manga Review: Platinum End Volume 1

    Posted by Jess on October 10, 2016

    The Breakdown Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the creative genius behind Death Note and Bakuman, unite for their third title. Platinum End Volume 1 is published by VIZ Media collects chapters 1-3 of the manga. Elevator Pitch A yin to Death Note‘s yang, but no less beguiling. A fast-paced psychological thriller with devilish angels and murderous heroes. The Verdict […]

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  5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Hits the Stage & Bookshelves

    Posted by Jess on July 30, 2016

    It’s been very hard for me to practice restraint and not book a spontaneous trip across the pond to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. Now, being within hours of the stage play’s release (and not to mention the pound’s recent fall against the dollar), I imagine things are only going to become […]

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  6. Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 2 Trailer & SDCC Panel Insights

    Posted by Jess on July 30, 2016

    After a triumphant return to television last year, Ash returns this October on Starz! In the Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2 trailer, released last week, we see Ash is finally living his dream in Jacksonville…but the dead aren’t far behind.   Minor spoilers lie ahead. So if you haven’t seen season 1 yet, go […]

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