Author Archives: Tom Baker

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“The X-Files: Case Files—Hoot Goes There?” #1

By | Jul 20, 2018 | Reviews

The second of IDW’s “X-Files: Case Files” (“micro-series featuring stories that explore X-Files of the past and present by top talent from comics and prose”, for those just joining) pits Mulder and Scully against an owl man, a sheriff named deputy and the peculiar predictions of cult genre author Joe R. Lansdale. It’s no “Home,” […]

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“Eternity Girl” #5

By | Jul 13, 2018 | Reviews

My day job can sometimes make me feel less-than-human, grinding me down so I’m barely cognisant as I sleepwalk through a shift. That’s nothing compared to the plight Caroline, the superhero formerly known as Chrysalis, whose body was permanently altered for her work with secret government agency Alpha 13. Now she’s on administrative leave, sick […]

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“Prism Stalker” #5

By | Jul 6, 2018 | Reviews

In a far-off corner of the galaxy, on a planet that can read thoughts and adapt its gooey structures to defend itself against attack, blue-haired outsider Vep attempts to establish a new home for her exiled people. Which she does mainly through some cool, psychic power-assisted fight scenes in the latest issue of this neon-colored […]

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“Sonic The Hedgehog” #6

By | Jun 29, 2018 | Reviews

Freed from the baggage of decades of continuity and refusing to engage with the character’s online notoriety, IDW’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” series continues to offer some uncomplicated, entertaining video game-adjacent hijinks. This month: amnesia! Misunderstanding! The job title “Ninja Detective,” which I sorely wish I had! Written by Ian Flynn Illustrated by Tracy Yardley and […]

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Five Thoughts On Cloak & Dagger’s “First Light” and “Suicide Sprints”

By | Jun 8, 2018 | Television

Welcome to our coverage of Cloak & Dagger! Freeform’s second televisual entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe combines soap opera, Shameless and superheroics, a combination that…mostly works. This week I’m going to take a first stab at the show’s double-bill premiere, which introduces us to troubled teen metahumans Ty and Tandy, and a middle-aged screenwriter’s […]