TGL_key2     Tokyo Ghoul A is the second season of Tokyo Ghoul and it picks up right where season 1 left off. For those not familiar with the Tokyo Ghoul series, I will give you a brief rundown of the show and as spoiler free a synopsis of the first season as possible, if for nothing other than to set the stage for the events that take place in A.

Tokyo Ghoul follows the life of Ken Kaneki. Ken is a college student. He has few friends, the most notable being his best friend, Hide. Ken is more than a little bit of a bookworm. He meets a girl named Rize that he is interested in. During his first date with her, it is revealed, when she attacks him, that she is a ghoul. Ghouls are a species of human-looking creatures with special abilities that survive on human flesh. There is an accident that results in the death of Rize and serious injuries to Ken. An emergency transplant is performed and some of Rize’s organs are given to Ken to preserve his life. The result of the surgery is that Ken becomes a ghoul himself. Ken spends the remainder of the season finding like-minded ghouls, i.e. those who do not wish to survive by taking the lives of humans, and coming to an understanding of what his life has become.

With that as a base, let’s take a look at Tokyo Ghoul √A.

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If you read my column consistently, you know we take our children everywhere and conventions are no exception.  We enjoy sharing these experiences with our children and believe they are instrumental to their development in many ways, providing both fun and education and plan to continue to share these experiences with them for the duration of their childhood.

Some parents want to take their entire families to a convention, but have obligations like attending panels, networking, hosting events, interviewing attendees, or sitting through celebrity events on the exhibit floor and taking children along for these types of events can be arduous at best and down right miserable, leading to impossible at worst.  Hours upon hours of standing in lines and fighting vicious crowds to get the shot you need, the interview you need, the exclusive action figure you need… it can be brutal.

ComicCon has your solution and before you immediately raise your hand against the notion of ever allowing your child to leave your side in this type of atmosphere, let me just tell you about this place.


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In this episode AJ and Anthony review Jurassic World!!!  They also take time to discuss their favorite season finale’s.



Join AJ on a new podcast focusing on some of the amazing and creative talent behind Forbidden Panel.  This month: Justin White of Necro-Sapien Press and artist for ZKS Zombie Kill Squad.  While you’re listening to the podcast head over to the store and check out some of his astounding art.

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Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods has long been in development on cable television, first for several years at HBO, before moving on to development hell over the last few years at Starz. Well, there’s good news today for all you long-suffering Gaiman fans, as Starz has finally formally announced that American Gods has been greenlit, with production set to begin soon. Bryan Fuller, the man behind hit shows like Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, and Heroes, together with Michael Green, also from Heroes, will write and be showrunners on this series. Neil Gaiman will also executive produce. Continue reading



Elflord began in the late 70’s as a series of photocopied ashcan comics featuring the adventures of Hawk and Windlbade, a pair of elven warriors. Years later, Elflord became the foundation of one of the most influential independent comic book publishers of the 1980s, Aircel Comics.

With nearly one hundred issues in a variety of related series, Elflord was one of the longest continually running indy fantasy comics ever published.

And now we are picking up where it left off. This Kickstarter will be funding the first full color issue of six in a new Elflord series. If you love epic fantasy with a lot of action, this series will be for you.




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As many have already heard, a 20 year old adult student from Yucaipa, California has demanded four books on her English 250 reading list be given a warning for “adult content” and even banned from the curriculum and school bookstore.

The books on the student’s chopping block are as follows;

“Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel
“Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1” by Brian Vaughan
“The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s House” by Neil Gaiman
“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi.

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     I’ve got to start this one with a disclaimer of sorts. I am a Final Fantasy fan from way way back. I am talking all the way back to the good old Nintendo days. I even went so far as to hunt down and play the Japanese versions that were never actually released here. That is how much I love the series. All of this just so that you know precisely where I am coming from when I start in on story and character arcs and all of that wonderful wonderful stuff.

     As for the basic rundown on the game, I can’t do it any more justice than the folks at Square-Enix have. So, according to them, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is…

The year 842 is the beginning of the end. In an act of unprovoked aggression, the Militesi Empire invaded the Dominion of Rubrum. Imperial dreadnoughts swarmed the skies, assailing the unsuspecting countryside under the banner of the White Tiger. From amidst the flames of the besieged dominion, the Vermilion Bird rose in defiance, her crystal granting magic and mighty eidolons that her disciples might cast out the technologically advanced aggressors.

Thrust into the tumult of war, the fate of the world and its four crystals now rests on the shoulders of fourteen brave, young warriors.”

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