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Mortal Kombat: Legacy Ii [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC] [US Import]
Mortal Kombat: Legacy Ii [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC] [US Import]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mortal Kombat reloaded, 25 Mar. 2015
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I really enjoyed this season much more than the first. I would have given this DVD, 5 stars but if they showed the last fight. This was the fight that would have been the "main event". Imagine of the having an even built up then seeing "to be Kontinued", at the main fight. To me that is completely unforgivable. If wrote this review yesterday I probably would have taken off 2 stars are I was so angry. Calming down I remembered the rest of the show DVD was excellent.

The production is better and is more of the Street Fighter Assassins fist style of have each individual episodes adding up to a movie. Having Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa reprise\renew his role as Shang Tsung was brilliant and having his saying the iconic lines from the first more was not lost on a continuity lover like me.

This DVD, work from the point that there have been previous MK tournaments. Now 10 year have passed and it is time for the new tournament. Again Raiden and Shang Tsung must choose their team respective teams of warriors. Let just say a former champion has not fared well in the last 10 years and has been corrupted but could he possible change sides?

The actual fighting in this DVD does not start till much later, but from a storyline perspective that was a very good idea. When they start the fights are bloody, brutal and in most cases fatal. A couple of people take each other "Fatalities", but even that was a good choice. The only down side of this movie is that fight that did not happen. The one I was most looking forward to. Aside a great DVD.


BATGIRL HC VOL 05 DEADLINE (N52) (New 52!)
BATGIRL HC VOL 05 DEADLINE (N52) (New 52!)
by Fernando Pasarin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars This is a good but not great final volume, 24 Mar. 2015
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This was not my favourite volume of Batgirl. I still think the series is very good and I really cannot understand why they would want to change direction with everything that they have built up so far. The reason I could not give this 5 stars is because there are a lot of little faults that were bugging me that just added up, to a star being dropped.

The first 3 stories were very disjointed in fact they might have been standalone stories or tie-ins, which is usually ok but for close to have the volume? That is a bit much. I am guessing that the Midnight men story was about the time of Forever Evil how Barbra dealt with. The fall out with her father is not dealt with here as he is not even in this volume.

The Volume really get back on stride for me from the Ragdoll story and the issues against Knightfall, and even the Futures End story are great this is what save the volume for me. The art work is great as well. There are just a couple of thing I still do not like though. The first is the problem I have had all the way through the series how does anyone not know Barbra is Batgirl. With her red hair here disguise is as bad as Superman glasses. I also expect better from the writers then Huntress just happens to meet Batgirl and Black Cannery on the roof and decides to help them out.

Anyway accept and move on. This is a good but not great final volume before the change of direction; most plot lines are tied up but not all. So there is hope for Batgirl return to top form again.


Super Street Fighter Volume 2: Hyper Fighting
Super Street Fighter Volume 2: Hyper Fighting
by Joe Ng
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.66

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!!, 23 Mar. 2015
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Awesome!!!! I can hear the words "Perfect" in my head I was trying my best to find a fault with this and I can't. What can you say about a this comic, Udon's usual amazing art work, starts with a fight between Gouken Vs Akuma and just gets better from there. The main focus of this book the Satsui no Hado (Dark Hado). The bulk of the story features Ryu (the man), Sakura, and Akuma. Guile, Alex, Dan, Seth and Juri act as supporting characters. Chun-li and Ken make a cameo appearance in one of the bonus rounds (mini stories). They also do a great job of setting up Gilll as a major boss for the next series. If you are a street fighter fan you must get this.


Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf (Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex)
Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf (Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex)
by R. A. Salvatore
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.69

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4.0 out of 5 stars War and attrition, 22 Mar. 2015
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This books starts out very slow, that is one of the reasons I could not give it 5 stars. The first 75 pages or so are a more or less a summary of war so far, who is allied with who and what positions the hold. After this the book goes into high gear. Every chapter onwards is either a set up to a battle or a battle itself.

From the last book the goodly races of the dwarves, elves, humans and even the halfling are we're getting destroyed. The Drow and goblinkin have been trampling them with their advance, and as an added benefit mocking Drizzt by claiming to do all this in his name poisoning his reputation on the surface world. With his name already mud, would the already devastated surface dwellers even consider the amazing story of his companion's resurrection.

As you can probobly tell from the title this book is the turning point of in the war. As enjoyable as this book was the problem is the surprises were for other characters not for the readers. As a reader you will know what is coming a chapter in advance. The other problem with the book is it was a bit rushed. I do honestly believe Salvatore is the best author/writer describing battle scenes. Having said that he does In this book he tends to write more big group battle then smaller fights which are more his speciality. What then to happen in this book is the tactics of the battle to come are discussed in the chapter before, then the actual itself is just a bloody formality.

The strong points of this book is Salvatore show the attrition of war, an example of cutting off the enemy's supply lines, starving them out, or simply over running them with greater numbers. The first chapter does give the perfect insight of why the Drow are known as the cruelest of the cruel. A great continuation of the story and somewhat an end, but also setting up the next arc.


Skylanders Mask of Power: Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos: Book 8
Skylanders Mask of Power: Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos: Book 8
by Onk Beakman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic conclusion, 21 Mar. 2015
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The action packed conclusion to the Mask of Power Series. Trigger Happy takes centre stage. The crazy golden-gun slinging ball of energy, must learn from his good friend Spyro a bit of patience and tactics if they hope to defeat Kaos and destroy the Mask of Power for good.

The Skylanders must find the final segment of the Mask. All the while knowing that Kaos is destined to wield the power of the mask. To make matters worse Kaos has spies everywhere allowing him to be a step ahead of the Skylanders at every turn.

Colourful, energetic characters, and simple language, but bigger words thrown in to improve kids vocabulary. A few illustration as well. Big epic battles with lot of firepower but no one fatalities, makes this perfect for young readers, reading themselves or being better ng read to. A great conclusion to the series. with the hope of more adventures to come.


Supergirl Volume 5: Red Daughter Of Krypton TP (The New 52)
Supergirl Volume 5: Red Daughter Of Krypton TP (The New 52)
by Diogenes Neves
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.44

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4.0 out of 5 stars The red mist raising, 15 Mar. 2015
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The storyline is good as far as it goes, the art work is good. The only problem I had with this story is towards the end there seems to be a whole chunk of the storyline missing. I am guessing it is probobly covered in Red Lanterns vol 5. I know I can't have everything but it was annoying to have to track down another series.

After the events oh H'EL on Earth and Krypton Returnes, Kara Zor EL, have been either manipulated, betrayed, or alienated from everyone. Needing a friend she is instead pointed as a weapon when Lobo comes calling, finally pushing her over the edge, Kara attracts the attention of a Red Ring. How will Guy Gardener and the Red Lantern Corps handle a out of control, flame welding teenage Kryptonian? On the other hand could this be just what Kara need, could she finally belong somewhere?


Superman: Krypton Returns HC (The New 52)
Superman: Krypton Returns HC (The New 52)
by Kenneth Rocafort
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.90

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4.0 out of 5 stars Days of Krypton's past, 14 Mar. 2015
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The book is all round good. There's a number of different artists and as this is a cross over volume. The first 2 issue 0's I found slow and kind of boring, but after reading the main storyline I understand how and why the fit together.

After seemingly being killed during H'EL on earth H'EL has been found in the timeline by 18 year old Jor EL. Now in the past he finds he has the chance to bring about Krypton's return no matter the cost to the rest of the universe. Superman, Supergirl, and Superboy are recruited to stop H'EL. However on their native Krypton the powers are fading fast. The main story is really good but I think it was a bit rushed. The big panels of art work were good but every few pages the seemed to by a panel missing as the story had moved along too much. However a very enjoyable read.


Death of Wolverine
Death of Wolverine
by Charles Soule
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

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4.0 out of 5 stars I'll be back!!!, 12 Mar. 2015
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This comic was better than I thought it was going to be. The artwork is great; the story is quite slow really. I am sure that everyone reading this was knew Wolverine was going too especially with the 3 months build up to it. Just as I am sure everyone knows he will be back. The book is a lot shorter and quicker read then it looks. It has big panels of artwork which I think suit Wolverine perfectly. The last 5th of the book of the book is the director's cut pages of the book. I have to say I am not really a fan of this in comics. I do not really need to see how the panel to panel design came about from sketch to colour when I have already read the finished the product. I would have actually preferred if they gave a bigger cover gallery instead they stuck the 4 variants covers of issue 1 on the same A4 page, the same with the other 3 issues.

Wolverine has lost his edge his healing factor so far he had managed to keep this a secret from the villainous community. He still has his enhanced strength and reflexes and adamanthium skeleton. However even this is a disadvantage. The metal is poisoning him, if he pops his claws his hands will not heal, and not to mention what infection from other peoples blood will do to him when they are retracted. Wolverine has marvels best minds working on the problem of restarting his healing factor, but for the most part he seem to have accepted his own mortality.

Now someone have put a huge bounty on Wolverine. Getting tired of taking on assassin after assassin, Wolverine decides the best way to stop people coming after him is to take out the person who put the bounty on him, The journey takes him from Canada to the Far East and back to the States. In battle Wolverine does fine against human and enhances villains, but when it comes too his old sparing partners he need help to take them down or even survive. I really did like the choice Wolverine made at the end showing Wolverine going out like a hero. We all know he is going to be back but the character did need a break as there is not much more that could be done to him. This is a fitting bye for now story to Wolverine.


Batgirl Volume 4: Wanted TP (The New 52)
Batgirl Volume 4: Wanted TP (The New 52)
by Fernando Pasarin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars No more secrets??, 11 Mar. 2015
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Another great volume to a great series. Last volume Batgirl crossed the line in killing her sadist of a brother James Gordon Jr. Not only must she deal with her own guilt but the wrath of her father Commissioner James Gordon. Yes he knows what his son was, but he was still his son. As penance Barbara give up the Batgirl costume and realises being Barbara Gordon is not really so bad. However Barbara is not the kind of person to take $hit from anyone no matter what clothes she wears. With the appearance of the new Ventriloquist (a women psychotic enough to be Jokers spoiled little sister), and people she loves and cares about in trouble. Can Barbara really stop being Batgirl?

This is my one criticism of this series. It is the same as people said about Daredevil. How can anyone who has met both Barbara and Batgirl not know that they are the same person? With her red hair her identity is more obvious that Nightwing and the Robins. We are given a not so satisfactory answer from the commissioner, but really? That is just a small criticism, but this is one of the best of the Bat books. I really like that face that Barbara gets to show her heroics in and out of costume especially in the year Zero tie in issue. I like the fact the extra twist they create between father and daughter aside from the one I already mentioned.


Young Justice: Season One - 1 & 3 (3pc) [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC] [US Import]
Young Justice: Season One - 1 & 3 (3pc) [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC] [US Import]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great as far as they go, 11 Mar. 2015
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First off this is only half the first season of Young Justice. It is only the first 12 episodes. Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets DVD contains next 14 episodes of the season. From a value for money point of view 12 episodes sold for just over £10 is great value.

All the episodes are great, good animation great stories and true to the characters. I have to say I do like the small twist of Batman being the stern but fair father figure to Young Justice but Superman being the unaccepting runaway day to Conner. I especially like that fact that YJ are constantly learning from each adventure (about themselves and about their powers), and each character brings something to the team. The episode where they have to choose a leader is a great example; every DC fan knows who the obvious choice should be but are they ready?

The episodes on this DVDs are:

1. Independence Day
2. Fireworks
3. Welcome to Happy Harbor
4. Drop-Zone
5. Schooled
6. Infiltrator
7. Denial
8. Downtime
9. Bereft
10. Targets
11. Terrors
12. Homefront

These are so good I could not wait to get hold of the rest of the season. Anytime soon would be good.


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