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BOOM! Studios is now 10 years old, and celebrating

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BOOM! Studios will celebrate 10 years of innovative publishing this year. They are doing some interesting things to note this landmark achievement, including special offers and deals for fans of the publishing line.On their website they are sharing their personal list of the top 10 moments in BOOM! history.  They have certainly come a long way from where they began in 2004 with just a handful of titles to where they are today.  They have earned the right to brag a little, and I don’t mind sharing some of that with BC Refugees followers. SPECIAL OFFERS: For the balance of January 2015 BOOM! will offer free shipping on all direct orders over $10.  Any orders placed with 10 items or more also receives an additional 30% discount. Select titles will also have special variant cover editions with a giant-sized numeral 10 prominently featured in the center.  See below . . . . . .ABOVE:  Burning Fields #1 and Feathers #1 10-year variant covers . . . . . .ABOVE:  Adventure Time: Marceline #1  …

LOOKING FOR GROUP: Popular web comic gets monthly series

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from the official press release . . . . . .January 12, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Looking For Group, the hilarious fantasy-themed web comic with a readership of millions, will be released as an ongoing comic book series, representing all strips from the very beginning.  Written by Ryan Sohmer and illustrated by Lar deSouza, Hawk, Ryan Dunlavey, and Ed Ryzowski, the upcoming Looking For Group series includes bonus stories from the Non-Playable Character and Tiny Dick Adventures spin-off series.  The debut issue will be released in April 2015, featuring brand new cover editions by industry veteran Ty Templeton (Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet) and Becky Dreisdadt.          Looking For Group follows the adventures of Cale'Anon the elf and Richard the undead warlock, as well as their companions, through Fantasy, Pop Culture, and Gaming tropes, set in a reality and time unlike our own.  It's a place where the eating of small childre…

Recommended website article: History of Valiant Comics

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  There is a very well researched and documented article on the history of Valiant Comics on entertainment website Vulture.Com.  Anyone with an interest in the 2012 revival of this company and their mission to become the third largest publisher in the industry needs to read this piece.  I’m rooting for Valiant to take over the comics shelves.  Bravo!http://www.vulture.com/2014/12/valiant-comics-dinesh-shamdasani.html#comments

The Cabin in the Woods Movie Review *No Spoilers*

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Shortly before a better known Joss Whedon movie came out, there was The Cabin in the Woods.  Written in three days along with Drew Goddard, who also directed the film, the movie is a satire of slasher flicks.  
The movie opens when five friends, including characters portrayed by Chris Hemsworth and Dollhouse alum Fran Kranz, head into a remote cabin in the woods for vacation.  Eventually ending up in the basement, they find an old diary and read an incantation aloud summoning up the zombified corpses of a family of hillbillies who supposedly once resided in the cabin.  So far, you could be forgiven for thinking this is merely another cheesy horror movie.  However, you know from the beginning that the entire affair is being orchestrated from an underground government bunker that has wired the house with cameras. 
The movie is fairly gory but the juxtaposition between the horrors happening above ground with the humorous antics of the government workers, inured to the suffering that is ju…