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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness

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Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness is a four issue miniseries that acts as a prequel to the new film Star Trek Into Darkness. The name is reminiscent of the title of the comic book prequel to the 2009 film, Star Trek: Countdown. Countdown to Darkness was written by Mike Johnson, writer of the original Countdown as well as the limited series Nero and the ongoing Star Trek monthly comic book, which is set in the JJ Abrams timeline, and was illustrated by David Messina, the artist on Countdown and Nero. Countdown to Darkness is a very interesting story and, with what little we know of the plot to Star Trek Into Darkness, does seem to set the movie up in the sense that you want to find out what happens next. It isn't "To Be Continued" so much as it definitely hints at another story, the film's story.

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DC UPDATE: I Am Personally Going to Assassinate Geoff Johns

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Ok, not really. But that was a great headline, right? Right?! Anyway... Yesterday marked the beginning of DC Comics' "Zero Month", in which all of DC's titles would be numbered 0 for the month of September, marking the end of the first year of DC's The New 52 relaunch. I went on record last year saying this wouldn't last a year. I stand corrected, because there are as yet no signs that DC will revert back to the pre-Flashpoint continuity. The tagline for Zero Month is "New Characters Introduced. Secret Origins Told. Mysteries Revieled". It is about one of the new characters introduced that I would like to rant and rave about, and why I spent three hours last night praying that Geoff Johns would be smited with gross boils all over his pretty boy face.

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DC UPDATE: Coming Together

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Now that month 2 of DC's The New 52 reboot (man, I am REALLY starting to hate that word) is behind us things are starting to come together and stories are really starting to emerge. Superman is still rocking the jeans and t-shirt look over in Action Comics, Hal Jordan has gotten back his GL ring after it was taken from him and given to Sinestro, after Hal killed Krona at the Climax of the War of the Green Lanterns storyline and Superman has come to blows with Batman and Green Lantern in a DCU handicap match.

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (IDW, Ongoing, Issues 1&2)

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Welcome to our first review of the new ongoing Star Trek comic book from IDW Publishing, a company that specializes in TV and movie tie-in comics such as GI Joe, Transformers and Ghostbusters, to name just a few of their genre titles. The series is set in the Abrams-verse of the 2009 movie and new timeline. The series is planned to reimagine TOS episodes for the new continuity as well as present new stories set in that timeline. Appropriately enough, the first story arc is an adaptation of the second pilot, or the first episode of the series that actually went to air, "Where No Man Has Gone Before".

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DC UPDATE: The New 52: Week One (An Introduction)

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Yesterday marked the beginning of The New 52, the marketing tagline being given to the new line of DC Comics books. The actual beginning was last Wednesday with the release of Justice League #1, however the event truly began this week. Over the course of the month DC Comics will be revamping and relaunching 52 of its titles and our new DC Update feature will follow its progress every month.

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