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8 Essential Cyberpunk Games That You Need To Play

6 September 2016 8:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Cyberpunk: a dark vision of the future in which technology has shaped social order. The thematic concept of “high tech low life” was first pioneered by authors such as William Gibson and Philip K. Dick with their respective novels Neuromancer and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Blade Runner), but the genre has since spilled over to other mediums including video games, resulting in some of the most grimly fascinating and atmospheric games of all-time.

More grounded than far flung futuristic science fiction, cyberpunk typically paints a bleak, noir vision of humanity, as a result of the negative impact of iterations of our contemporary science such as cybernetics and information technology. In this way, their dystopian settings often feel entirely relatable; a dreary existence that only takes a little imagination to see how easily it could become a reality, and indeed, cyberpunk typically draws parallels with today’s consumerist, »

- Alex Gibson

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'Stranger Things' Season 2: Here's a guide to 1984 in pop culture

1 September 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Just in case you've been living in the Upside Down, let me get you up to speed: Stranger Things Season 2 is officially happening. And as revealed by the show's unreasonably-attractive creators the Duffer Brothers, the new episodes will be set a year after the events of the first season, which would place the characters squarely in the latter days of 1984 (Season 1 took place between November and December of 1983). While that's not a whole lot later, it's still enough time for a massive number of pop-culture and consumer products to have been introduced in the interim, from film to TV to music to technology. So what, pray tell, will Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Nancy, Jonathan and Steve (but not Barb, obvs) be using, watching, wearing, reading and listening to in the new season that wouldn't have been available to them in the prior timeline because they didn't exist yet? For those curious »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Comic-Con 2016: Syfy Renews Wynonna Earp for a Second Season

26 July 2016 7:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Recently at the show’s Comic-Con panel, it was announced that Wynonna Earp will return for a second season on Syfy in 2017:

Press Release: San Diego, CA (July 23, 2016) – SEVEN24 Films and Idw Entertainment, a subsidiary of Idw Media Holdings (Otc Pink: Idwm), today announced that Syfy has renewed Wynonna Earp for a second season. The announcement came during the Wynonna Earp panel at Comic Con International in San Diego where the full cast appeared as guests. The freshman series scored big with both critics and fans, becoming a hit on social media, spawning hashtags, and trending weekly with each new episode. It recently nabbed the E! News TV Scoop Award for Best New Series of 2016.

Developed by Showrunner and Executive Producer Emily Andras, the series stars Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, and is based on the Idw Publishing comic book series created by Beau Smith.

“In just one season, »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic Book Review – Archangel #2

12 July 2016 11:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews Archangel #2…

A military pilot from a radioactive, alternate future has arrived in Berlin 1945, and the corrupt officials from his world want him stopped. Though he won’t reveal the details of his mission, he’s made one thing clear: our entire reality is at stake.

At the back of the second issue of Archangel, William Gibson talks about ‘the weird war’, his experiences of first discovering what World War Two meant as a child, and later all of the occult theories and conspiracies surrounding it, which often are just as interesting as the real thing. Gibson, along with Matthew St. John Smith, port more of the science-fiction angle into the story as plot begins kicking in, primarily through the Pilot who very much begins his mission here of stopping Junior Henderson, with his proto-Trump hair and smarmy bullying nature, from changing the past he has ‘split’ away from the present. »

- Tony Black

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Comic Book Review – Archangel #1

10 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews Archangel #1…

Science Fiction Superstar William Gibson comes to comics! The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they’ve destroyed and harness the power of humanity’s last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt.

It’s always quite exciting when a creative switches gears into different formats, especially a creative as talented as William Gibson, the great cyberpunk novelist. Archangel is a limited run-series collaboration with Michael St. John Smith, drawn by Bruce Guice, which takes a high concept and runs with it in classy form, almost immediately; in a dystopian 2016, a world we have utterly messed up, loathsome Vice-President Junior Henderson alters his appearance to look like his grandfather and uses secret technology to travel back in time to 1945, on the eve of winning World War Two, so he can kill »

- Tony Black

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Martha Thomases: Waiting For The Right Part

27 May 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I’ve had computer issues for the last day and a half. Nothing major, but I needed a part, thought I ordered it from a place that would deliver in two hours, and, after my order was processed, I found out it would be two days, not two hours.

So this is late to my editor. And also, I thought I had a “Get Out of Writing My Column Free” card since I couldn’t use my computer, so I haven’t been thinking much about comics or pop culture. At least, not any more than normal.

So, here’s some thoughts at random.

Maybe I’m not reading the right sites, but I don’t recall any fuss about a woman of color playing Tulip on the television series, Preacher, despite the comic book character being a blonde, blue-eyed white woman. Have we grown up, or have too few people read the original story? »

- Martha Thomases

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Preview of Archangel #1

16 May 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and one of the most influential science fiction writers of the last 30 years, makes his comic book debut this Wednesday with Archangel from Idw Publishing, and we have a preview of the first issue for you here…

Science Fiction Superstar William Gibson comes to comics! The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they’ve destroyed and harness the power of humanity’s last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt.

Archangel #1 is out on May 18th, priced $4.99.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Idw to Release Joe Hill’s Tales From The Darkside Scriptbook this October

12 May 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After The CW passed on moving forward with Joe Hill’s reimagining of the 1980s horror anthology series, Tales From the Darkside, Idw Publishing announced that Hill’s ideas for the show would be collected in a comic book series, and now the company has announced that they will release Tales From The Darkside: Scripts by Joe Hill this fall.

Set to hit shelves in October, the Tales From The Darkside scriptbook will allow readers to see exactly what Hill had planned for the reboot of George A. Romero’s anthology series.

The collection will include three scripts written by Hill for the reboot. Each script will come with artwork from Charles Paul Wilson III, who previously worked with Hill on Wraith, the prequel graphic novel to N0S4A2.

Penned by Hill and illustrated by artist Gabriel Rodríguez (who collaborated with Hill on the acclaimed Locke & Key comic »

- Derek Anderson

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Locke & Key TV Series Announced by Idw, Joe Hill to Executive Produce & Write the Pilot Episode

9 May 2016 12:03 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Previously in the works as a TV show adaptation at Fox and as a movie at Universal, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired comic book series is now in development for the small screen at Idw Entertainment, who announced that they are developing a TV series based on Locke & Key, with Hill executive producing and writing the pilot episode:

Press Release: San Diego, CA (May 9th, 2016) – Idw Entertainment (“Idwe”) announced today that the award-winning, fan-favorite property Locke & Key is being developed as a television series. Author/creator Joe Hill will be writing the pilot and serving as an executive producer.

Locke & Key has garnered both awards and acclaim during its five-year run. Following the titular Locke family as they encounter magic beyond belief and evils beyond redemption, Locke & Key quickly won over readers and has since become a staple in introducing new readers to the medium. With »

- Derek Anderson

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'Who Killed Kurt Cobain?' Graphic Novel Coming This Fall

12 April 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

An exciting new Kurt Cobain Graphic Novel is coming to Idw this fall! The Nirvana frontman and grunge icon will be the subject of a original never-before-heard story. The most iconic singer/songwriter of his generation, Kurt Cobain left behind a phenomenal body of work, legions of fans, and a mystery... A final letter addressed to "Boddah."

Now, award-winning creator Nicolas Otero brings the story of this note to life in the forthcoming original graphic novel Who Killed Kurt Cobain? Based on the French novel, Le Roman de Boddah by Heloise Guay de Bellissen, this adaptation, a work of fiction, recounts real-life events from Cobain's life, as narrated by his childhood imaginary friend, Boddah.

Through the eyes of Boddah, readers get a front row seat to the highs and lows of one of music's most influential voices like they've never experienced before. Trace the arc of modern rock's greatest icon »

- MovieWeb

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