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  1. Spoiler-Free Review: Letter 44 Volumes 1 & 2

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    Imagine if House of Cards made beautiful love-babies with Independence Day. That’s right: Cold-hearted political schemes intermingling with the threat of alien invasion. Welcome to the troubled and awesome world of Charles Soule’s Letter 44.

    The graphic novel opens with newly inaugurated president, Stephen Henry Blades, receiving a letter from outgoing president Francis T. Carroll. In this letter, President Carroll defends going to war in the Middle East, stating it was a means to increase military size and strength in preparation for a greater threat. This threat is from a mysterious extraterrestrial race, currently building an unknown object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They’ve been there for seven years, have yet to make contact, and NASA is still unsure about their intentions. (more…)

  2. Album Review :: Kubbi – Ember

    kubbiFor some, chiptunes can be a divisive genre. As an experimental niche in the electronic music world, chiptunes taps into the nostalgia of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming while utilizing tones ranging from harsh and industrial to symphonic yet stripped down synth. Generally, those who aren’t hip to the chip cite the former – the “glitchy” or “discordant” branch of chiptunes. And it’s a fair criticism, that does account for a lot of the genre – but not all, and that’s where detractors should take note; the last thing you’d want to do is miss out on Kubbi.

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