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The weekend is almost here! What fun things do you all have planned? Sound off in the comments. While you wait for the work day to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – CW Announces 2019 Premiere Dates for Arrow, DC’S Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie – Mark your calendars.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics – Laurel Lynn Leake’s Emotionally Powerful Poetic Abstract Comics – Free comics!

Reviews

Atomic Junk Shop – Tumult
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The weekend is almost here and Deadpool 2 is opening! Who’s going to see it this weekend? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the weekday to end and weekend begin, here’s some comic news from around the web.

CBR – How Neal Adams’ First X-Men Issue Helped Change Comic Book Coloring – Interesting.

ICv2 – Publishing Declines Continued in IDW’s Q1 – Ruh Roh.

Newsarama – iZombie Renewed For Fifth (But FINAL) Season – That’s two that’ll wrap up next year.

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It’s a new week and we’ve got lots on tap! What geeky things did you do this weekend? Sound off in the comments. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – Marvel’s America Removed From Legacy Line-Up (But Not Cancelled) – Guesses?

Bellesville News-Democrat – Believe it or not, the comic book business is booming – The antithesis to everyone else’s doom and gloom.

Comic Book – The CW Announces ‘iZombie’ Season 4 Premiere Date – Can’t wait for the return!

 

Reviews

Batman News – Batman: White Knight #4

The Beat – Blanc

Comic Attack – Catalyst Prime: Noble #8

ICv2 – Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race

Sequart – The Dark Judges: The Fall of Deadworld, Book 1

Sequart – Kayin and Abeni: Afro Space Adventures #1-2

iZombie: The Complete Third Season coming October 3, 2017

Prepare for more brainy adventures as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings iZombie: The Complete Third Season to DVD on October 3, 2017. From executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, 90210, Party Down) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars, The Ex List),. The CW’s hit series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon A Time, Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (Eastenders), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), David Anders (Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries), and Aly Michalka (Hellcats, Easy A). The 3-disc DVD set includes all 13 episodes from the third season, plus deleted scenes and the 2016 Comic-Con Panel.

To accommodate fan requests, iZombie: The Complete Third Season is also available on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The Blu-ray release includes all bonus features on the DVD, and is also arriving October 3, 2017. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are found at Amazon.com and all online retailers.

Will Seattle become the capital of a zombie homeland? In season three, Liv has discovered there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed, including a private military contractor employing a zombie army that is preparing for the day humans learn of their existence. Major finds acceptance in this army, and Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a zombie family that may set off an all-out zombie-human war. Ravi’s former boss at the Center for Disease Control shows up in Seattle to investigate the Max Rager massacre. Blaine finds living as a human with no memory of his evil past is more blessing than curse. Peyton pulls at a thread in one of her cases that may lead to the villain that’s pulling all the strings. This action-packed season will follow Liv, as she takes on the traits of a dominatrix, a JACKASS-style stunt man, an office gossip, a pre-school teacher, a conspiracy theorist, a dungeon master, and more.

 

iZombie is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. The series was developed for television by Thomas and Ruggiero-Wright, who executive produce along with Danielle Stokdyk (Veronica Mars, Party Down) and Dan Etheridge (Veronica Mars, Party Down). iZombie is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

13 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother
  2. Zombie Knows Best
  3. Eat, Pray, Liv
  4. Wag the Tongue Slowly
  5. Spanking the Zombie
  6. Some Like it Hot Mess
  7. Dirt Nap Time
  8. Eat a Knievel
  9. Twenty-Sided, Die
  10. Return of the Dead Guy
  11. Conspiracy Weary
  12. Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1
  13. Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2

BONUS FEATURES

  • iZombie: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
  • Deleted Scenes

 

DIGITAL HD

iZombie: The Complete Third Season  is also currently available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others.

TV Review: iZombie S3E8 Eat a Knievel

normal_izombietv_s01promo_001-1~0Liv and her boyfriend become closer when she shares the brain of a former daredevil with him; Blaine is back to his old ways; Ravi makes progress in his new research; a discover puts Major in grave danger.

iZombie is an ok episode with one focused on the murder of a daredevil and an attempt to move the various stories forward. The issues lay in the fact the murder mystery isn’t all that interesting and while Rose McIver is her usual amazing self in the acting aspect, it’s not enough to distract from the rest of what’s going on.

There’s some focus on Liv and her boyfriend which is a rather blah storyline. The attraction is clear but the case hasn’t quite been made to me caring.

Then there’s Major being human now and cured. Why doesn’t he quit his job? I can’t figure this out. Why put himself in danger?

Then there’s Blaine, who’s back to his old self. While it’s interesting to see him get his revenge it has a been there done that aspect to it.

The good of the episode is a bit more of a focus on the anti-zombie folks as a decision is made to infiltrate them. It’s also a little odd that other avenues aren’t taken to take care of them, like turning them into zombies or outright killing them.

For as different as the season began, in these last few episodes it’s all gotten back to where it was seasons ago. The series looked like it was evolving in its formula this season and in some aspects it’s branching out, but in others it’s taking a bunch of steps back.

Hopefully this is just a bridge episode moving things along and getting us to the next phase of the season, but this is an episode that’s largely forgettable in so many ways.

Overall Rating: 7.05

TV Review: iZombie S3E7 Dirt Nap Time

normal_izombietv_s01promo_001-1~0When a womanizing preschool teacher is murdered, Liv and Clive bring the teacher’s jealous girlfriend in for questioning; Peyton is assigned an interesting case; Blaine gets into a bad situation.

iZombie interestingly runs multiple stories in a bit of a different way this episode where it has the murder investigation (pretty standard), the bigger story for the season, and then they continue some from the dominatrix episode, and to see the series pick that up (without it clearly connecting to anything else yet) is interesting, as it gives the series something else to juggle and entertain us.

As usual, Rose McIver in the main role is amazing as she eats the brain of a school teacher and takes his lessons to a bit extreme, especially when it comes to interrogating the suspects. That brings the humor to interesting levels and McIver goes over the top and delivers it all in a somewhat creepy way (but really funny). How Clive reacts to it all helps add to the humor as his amusement at first turns into irritation eventually. There’s also references to things she does not on the screen which really brings the laughs and does so by having us imagining what she did (and what else she might have done). I’m sure our imagination is funnier than anything the writers would have been able to deliver.

The other two other plotlines are interesting. You’ve got the bigger story of the zombie brains war and the individuals hunting for proof of zombies with Major stuck in the middle of that. This episode is a good one in that it adds a little to that, but doesn’t dive too much in. But, the thing I really like is the follow up to the dominatrix episode where the person may been using the information for blackmail. Where that goes is interesting and while I expect that to dovetail into the bigger story, it very well may not. It’s nice to see it come back the way it does.

The episode is a good one that feels like it’s adding layers to what’s come before as much as it is moving the plots forward. The episode feels like it’s a step into making episodes a bit more complicated going forward.

Overall Rating: 7.95

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBR – Black Lightning Gets Series Order, iZombie Renewed – Solid on both!

Kotaku – Board Games Are Helping My Wife Recover From Her Traumatic Brain Injury – A very interesting read.

 

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Newsarama – All-Star Batman #10

Newsarama – Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1

Monkeys Fighting Robots – Crosswind #1

Meniscuszine – Daytripper

The Outhousers – Detective Comics #956

ICv2 – Gauguin: The Other World

Meniscuszine – Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1

Newsarama – Secret Warriors #1

Newsarama – X-Men: Blue #3

TV Review: iZombie S3E6 Some Like It Hot Mess

normal_izombietv_s01promo_001-1~0Liv Consumes the brain of an irresponsible narcissist who has been murdered; Peyton learns some shocking news; Ravi experiences a substantial setback.

iZombie really plays into the cure with an episode revolving around Major taking it and resulting in one hell of a reveal at the end of the episode. The season, as short as it is, has been building to these moments in a weird way and things play out with a combination of humor and a bit of heart.

But, anchoring the acting, as usual, is Rose McIver who plays off a new personality this time in a rather subtle way. It’s not quite the over the top performance we’ve seen before but done in a much more low-key style. It’s solid in so many ways and seriously she deserves some awards for her acting. But, this episode downplays the personality and the murder as a whole instead using it for some humorous moments throughout the episode and as a reason for the way some things play out.

It’s tough to totally explain the episode without revealing the twist but the way it ends really changes what we’ve seen this season and gets you to rethink some things, which is really good. It also plays off of the heartfelt moments from last episode, probably the best scene(s) of the entire series.

iZombie is finding its footing this season by shaking things up a bit and not being afraid to break its mold in some ways. But, even when it does that, it knows where its success is and what makes the series one I come back to every week.

Overall Rating: 7.95

TV Review: iZombie S3E5 Spanking the Zombie

normal_izombietv_s01promo_001-1~0When Liv consumes the brains of a dominatrix, her bossy and controlling personality makes everyone a little uncomfortable, especially Clive. Meanwhile, Blaine and Peyton have a heart-to-heart.

iZombie gets a little kinky in this episode when Liv and company have to solve the murder of a dominatrix which brings in some characters who have had some screen time in previous episodes. It’s fun to see them come back, especially their squirming.

Rose McIver as always delivers a fantastic performance. In this case a dominating character who at the same time makes herself intimidating and sexual. It’s what you’d expect from a dominatrix and no matter how silly of subtle the command, there’s an excellent wink, nod, and whip to it all.

But, the episode really focuses on Major who has a major attack after being roughed up and is forced to take the zombie cure. It’s a touching moment that the season has been building towards and though short, how its handled by everyone is very sad and feels perfect in many ways. It’s absolutely fantastic and I know it has me counting down to the next episode to see what might happen.

The episode is a fun one like the series generally is. It mixes humor and heart and delivers on both in a lot of ways. A solid entry that had me caring about the characters and hoping for the best for Major.

Overall Rating: 7.80

TV Review: iZombie S3E4 Wag the Tongue Slowly

normal_izombietv_s01promo_001-1~0Liv consumers the brain of a murder victim who had the reputation of being an office gossiper; Blaine and Peyton grow closer as they wait to see if Ravi is able to reverse the effects of the cure; Major is one step away from fulfilling a promise.

iZombie gives us an episode that mostly sticks to its formula in this episode but what the series seems to be doing in its third season is adding in a bigger mystery, well really mysteries.

Most of the episode focuses on a murder which has Liv consuming a brain to help figure out who the murder is. It’s the usual for the show and Rose McIver is always fantastic playing off the various personality quirks of her new brain. That story is interesting and there’s lots of fun, and funny, moments that keep it interesting.

But, the episode is really about those ongoing stories.

The fix to the zombie cure, the zombie killer, Blaine and Peyton, that’s all explored here and then some. And I think that’s where this season is really standing out. It’s able to mix in four or five different plotlines in a way that’s not completely clear how they all come together and every single bit feels like it has more than enough time to move it forward and entertain.

As always, the cast is fantastic and how they interact always stands out. When it really comes to having fun and seeming like they’re having fun, this cast and show really stands out. And here too, we get that, even when the story itself is a little dark.

iZombie constantly entertains and this season has picked up after a slow and odd start. Consistently it delivers one of the most fun hours of television and consistently has me laughing and putting a smile on my face.

Overall Rating: 7.65

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