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Outbreak: The New Nightmare leaves Early Access in January

Dead Drop Studios have announced that their co-op horror shooter Outbreak: The New Nightmare, the next chapter in the popular Outbreak series, will be leaving Early Access for a full release on Steam in January 2018. When the game is fully released the price will also go up but it is on sale until the 28th November with a fabulous 40% discount making it just £5.39/ $11.99. To celebrate this news Dead Drop Studios have revealed a Full Release trailer which can be viewed below…

Outbreak: The New Nightmare is a hardcore co-op survival horror shooter inspired by classic horror titles such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Set in the ruins of a destroyed city players will need to scavenge for weapons, ammunition and other supplies while surviving the horrors that an apocalypse brings.

Supporting up to 4 player online multiplayer co-op (as well as single player), Outbreak: The New Nightmare will see players
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Madam Secretary Season Premiere Recap: Fake News, Real Consequences

Madam Secretary Season Premiere Recap: Fake News, Real Consequences
Did you hear that Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord is a murderer?

She’s not (of course!), but the truth doesn’t matter much when a fake news story starts making the rounds in Madam Secretary‘s Season 4 premiere. Not helping matters: Someone does die mysteriously during a closed-door meeting with Elizabeth… but it’s not her fault!

Read on for the highlights of “News Cycle.”

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Dead Drop | Elizabeth attends the United Nations General Assembly, even though doing so means she’s
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Major Crimes Season 5 Episode 17 Review: Dead Drop

Dr. Morales finally stepped out of his examination room and took center stage on Major Crimes Season 5 Episode 17.

The doctor has been quirky, strange, and an integral part of each investigation for years, but I don't remember him ever having his own story before.

Not only did he get a storyline, but he also got a visiting father who was wiser to his son's strange ways than he let on.

It was certainly different and interesting, though I hope he goes back to his usual role after this.

Quirky medical examiners are stock characters not only on Major Crimes but on many crime dramas, so it was nice to see the trope turned on its head by fleshing out Morales' character and giving him a very human story, even if it was kind of silly.

I have to admit I've never really thought very much about this character. The Major Crimes
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Watch the trailer for co-op survival horror shooter Outbreak

Ahead of its release next week, Dead Drop Studios has unveiled a launch trailer for its top-down co-op shooter Outbreak, a survival horror inspired by Resident Evil and Silent Hill, which brings back the nostalgic days of mowing down the undead online with other players while dealing with limited supplies and random enemy/item placement. Take a look at the trailer here…

An unknown turn of events from a government-funded cancer research project at the Arzt Memorial Hospital has led to a mysterious outbreak. You and three of your friends take control of four characters, who must become the closest of allies to fight off the undead horde as a team and discover who (or what) is responsible for unleashing this nightmare …

Outbreak’s unforgiving difficulty will test your nerves and force you to think on your feet. You’re thrown into an intense and difficult survival situation with limited inventory space for equipment,
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Meryl Streep-Funded The Writers Lab Announces 12 Female Screenwriters For Second Annual Workshop

Meryl Streep-Funded The Writers Lab Announces 12 Female Screenwriters For Second Annual Workshop
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New York Women in Film & Television (Nywift) and Iris , a collective of women filmmakers, have officially announced the 10 selected screenwriters who will participate in this year’s The Writers Lab. Now in its second year, The Writers Lab is a program where emerging female screenwriters team up with industry mentors to help develop their screenplays. The lab is open to women over the age of 40 and is funded by Meryl Streep. This year’s participants include:

Carol Carpenter, “The Guadalupe”

Melody Cooper, “The Sound of Darkness”

Meredith DePaolo, “Devil’s Eye””

Nancy Duff, “Dead Drop

Kate Erickson, “Roll With It”

Tina Field Howe, “Drone War

Christina Hulen, “A Gentleman of Good Hope”

Christine Toy Johnson, “Jumping the Third Rail”

Nanci Katz-Ellis, “Blink”

Leslie Longworth, “One Bad Astronaut”

Barbara Nunberg, “Willful Blindness

Stephanie Stanley, “The Radical”

The mentors who will be included
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Comic Book Review – The Violent #1

Zeb Larson reviews The Violent #1…

From Ed Brisson (Sheltered) and Adam Gorham (Dead Drop) comes an all-new, ongoing series. Meet Mason, an ex-con and former drug addict who’s trying hard to give up his old life. He’s got more important things to live for now: a wife struggling to contain her own addiction and a young daughter who needs them both. When threatened with losing his daughter, Mason falls into old habits, stumbling through a string of desperate criminal acts whose repercussions quickly become deadly serious.

Readers of The Violent who are looking for what the title might suggest, violence, might be disappointed by this issue. There’s no Kick-Ass style gratuitous blood and gore, no hardened criminals committing senseless acts of carnage, and no protracted gun battles. That doesn’t make this a bad issue, though; far from it. The real violence is economic and systemic, examining
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Ninjak #5 Review – Valiant

Ninjak #5 Review

Coming off the fantastic twist, expansion, and elevation of the Ninjak series that was last issue’s glorious Roku origin, Matt Kindt and Clay Mann manage to bring us back while not disappointing, shifting back into gear to our confrontation with uber read headed assassin and Valiant’s E. Honda, Kannon, and Ninjak’s mission to infiltrate Weaponeer. I need this because the Ninjak I most recently saw, in Valiant’s Book of the Death #1, was really underwhelming. Back to that in a moment.

I don’t have a tremendous amount to say about the issue because while there is definitely revelation, it’s such a seamless continuation of the end of Ninjak #3 you find yourself kind of just riding with it… maybe in the sweet Ninjakmobile that belongs to Colin’s parents, that resembles Ninjak’s colors, especially his classic duds. Also, I just read it once
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Valiant Beast Mode? – Book of Death #1 Review

Review – Valiant’s Book of Death #1

Valiant’s Book of Death kicks off as a bit of a mixed bag.

There’s a lot I like here but what doesn’t vibe with me is hard to shake and is directly related to how amazing I just told you the Book of Death tagged Legends of the Geomancer #1 was.

Let me start with the good. I want to warn you now of spoilers from Book of Death #1, and also information they gave last month about the series’ villain.

As an original Valiant fan you are immediately fanning the proper flames of interest anytime you echo something I tend to associate with what makes Valiant great. Anytime you have a plot device that offers glimpses of the future to come you are tugging on my Rai #0 strings, a landmark comic for a previous Valiant universe and to a lesser degree an era of comics.
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Roku: The Darque Knight Rises – Review Valiant’s Ninjak #4

This won’t be a review and you will learn nothing about what occurs in this issue from me. In the recent past I have gone on at length raving about Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine’s work on Divinity for Valiant. You can find those pieces here at Boomtron on each issue as I, more often than not, gleefully stumble trying to find the nature of and meaning of a new god in a new comic book (and possible future cinematic) universe, both in their initial stages of existing. Ninjak #4 though? I don’t even want to talk about this issue. And I really won’t. Not because of the same reason I didn’t talk about Dead Drop #2. I loved this, and you have to experience it.

You won’t be able to telegraph it.

The ending of the last issue left us with that was more or less a standard cliffhanger.
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Bloodshot Reborn #2 / Ninjak #3 – Valiant Review, Lemire & Kindt Two Piece

I usually review the weekly Valiant releases separately but I think it’s understandable that after the first issues or arcs that a lot of needless repetition can and often will occur in terms of opinion on theme or backdrop. It’s why I personally have always found issue by issue reviews at even places like Newsarama and Cbr to be largely useless, usually not offering anything that a publisher’s synopsis doesn’t already cover. It becomes a grind. After the first issues we kind of get it unless we are talking about event comics, and I don’t mean just company wide crossovers but also works that are introducing something new, either in character or big picture direction, like an Identity Crisis or even Valiant’s current Divinity miniseries, which feels like both an event and cosmic vignette at the same time. I feel for the most part
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Valiant Movies? The 10 Valiant Comics to Own

I’ve done a couple of posts about Valiant comics, regarding cameo appearances and highlighting what issues from the new (post-2012) Valiant universe that may be worth keeping an eye on, but I thought it might be time too look at Valiant as a whole now that we’ve got more than just rumors about Valiant films with what seems to be a solid commitment and direction from Sony in bringing Valiant to the big screen. I thought it might be time to drop a list of ten taking into account the entire rich history of Valiant comics now that it’s just too late to buy them at near record low prices.

I want to point out that these ten aren’t a secret. Valiant has had a small dedicated base that survived its fall after mainstream success of the early ’90s, and the truth is many of the
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Jeff Lemire’s Bloodshot Western – What Valiant Dreams May Come

Full disclosure, I don’t go to boutiques to buy anything anymore (okay, okay, I bought Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer), not even for free, so Free Comic Book Day is kind of lost on me but I do understand that publishers may be under the impression that it is worthwhile so I do loosely monitor what’s coming out for Fcbd so I don’t miss anything that would cause me to not have… you know… everything related to what I like. Stuff like Valiant, and Valiant is riding high this week already, because I really liked Dead Drop #1, which was just released today.

There’s a lot of cool things in the Fcbd offering from Valiant, fun stuff both pimping what’s coming and honoring the past and it was really well put together too, but I want to focus on just one part of what
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‘Dead Drop’ #1 is frantic, fun, and action packed

Dead Drop #1

Writer – Ales Kot

Artist – Adam Gorham

Colourist – Michael Spicer

Letterer – Dave Sharpe

Publisher – Valiant Entertainment

Valiant has been putting the pedal to the metal in 2015 through their multiple mini series’ alone. The Valiant brought upon an epic tale that felt like a historically twisted fairy tale in which some major players in the Valiant universe played a key role, and Divinity revealed a new and very powerful individual whose abilities from the far reaches of the cosmos have been brought to Earth. With a wide array of absolute top-notch creative teams on these books alone, the trifecta, the triumvirate, the third eye, if you will, is now found within the team behind Dead Drop.

It doesn’t take very long for the action to take hold and grab you. The opening page shows a graceful Aric Dacia, better known as X-o Manowar, flying rapidly down overtop Times Square in New York City.
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Dead Drop #1 Review | a Valiant Kot Block

I wasn’t sure what I was going to think about Dead Drop when it was announced. I will admit that I’m slanted toward liking Valiant, which is something that goes beyond simply the mechanism of being an existing fan of a book or character, but there is an entirely unique aspect to Valiant where the universe is actually connected, which comes with an implication that if you like one Valiant book, you might also like a couple more. I will keep it one hundred though, I have not been a fan of the work of Ales Kot that I have read. It’s not work I have any special disdain for, but what I read too often makes me feel the attempt and desire behind what’s being put forward more than what’s actually put down. I feel the writer, instead of what’s written. So colour
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Bloodshot: Reborn and Reloaded for Valiant’s 25th Anniversary

Article and photos by Michael Lizarraga.

Their table racked, stacked, and packed with Divinity, Ninjak, and Harbinger comics; their booth draped with Ivar, Timewalker and Imperium posters, Valiant Entertainment once again strode valiantly into WonderCon Anaheim from April 3-5, marking the company’s 25th anniversary. And like any important milestone, Valiant aims to send a “Bloodshot” heard ’round the comic world, along with an arsenal of others.

Slated for April 15 is Bloodshot Reborn #1, an all-new ongoing series by New York best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and rising artist Mico Suayan. Reborn is a dark, twisted journey of the unstoppable nano-made killing machine Bloodshot, continued from the mini-series The Valiant. Here, Bloodshot is a mere silhouette of his past persona, living a reclusive and humble existence, lamenting over the recent horrific events that almost cost him his sanity. But he is soon pulled into his former violent world when gunmen resembling Bloodshot
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Valiant announces superhero conspiracy thriller Dead Drop from Ales Kot and Adam Gorham

Valiant has announced a new four-issue limited series from Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier, Secret Avengers) and Adam Gorham (Zero) entitled Dead Drop.

A superhero conspiracy thriller, Dead Drop will bring the far corners of the Valiant Universe crashing down on New York City and sees X-o Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Beta-Max in a race against the clock to save the world.

Here’s the two covers to the first issue from Raul Allen and Adam Gorham, followed by the book’s synopsis…

There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs.
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Katherine Heigl's 'State Of Affairs' Fact-Checked By The CIA's Awesome Twitter

Katherine Heigl's 'State Of Affairs' Fact-Checked By The CIA's Awesome Twitter
When you're writing a show about the CIA, it's important that you get your facts straight -- not because you'll get in legal trouble, but because the CIA's official Twitter account will go out of their way to embarrass you.

In Katherine Heigl's new political drama State Of Affairs, the 36-year-old star plays a CIA analyst named Charleston Tucker who presents the President's Daily Brief, or Pdb.

Video: Katherine Heigl's TV Comeback Has an Ironic Twist

While the show focuses on the intricacies of espionage, the CIA is focusing on fact-checking the NBC drama in an attempt to "counter popular myths and misconceptions," a CIA spokesperson told TMZ.

On Monday, Dec. 1, the CIA responded to a scene in which Heigl presents President Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard) with her Pdb, which is a folder stuffed with sheets of paper. According to the CIA, the real Pdb is now presented on a tablet.

President Obama & other
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