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VAMPIRELLA #1-DYNAMITE COMICS

Writer – Christopher Priest
Artist &Colorist – Ergun Gunduz
Letterer- Willie Schubert

I should probably state that I actually don’t ever remember reading a VAMPIRELLA comic before. I have however been a fan of Alex Ross’s art for a very long time, so the cover(B) initially sold me on taking a read of the book. It’s probably my favourite of all 5.I’m glad I took a chance on it as, overall, it was much better then I thought it would be. I’ve read far too many “vampish” books that tend to be heavy on the sexuality, but light on the story, so this in that regard was a pleasant surprise.

I’ve been a fan of Christopher Priest’s work since the 3rd volume of Black Panther. Overall I enjoyed his writing on this issue. One thing that did stick out to me which would be more dialect then actual storyline ,was Priest’s literal sounding out of words of one of his characters “Dr. Chary” which I found a bit distracting figuring out what the character was saying. Sometimes it broke up the flow of the story for me. I really enjoyed the dialogue between Dr. Chary and VAMPIRELLA though. Great back and forth that was one of my favourite parts of the story.

Mentioning earlier I had never read VAMPIRELLA,  I found you really didn’t need to have a strong history of the character to enjoy the book and be interested where they were going from here. There were some references to what I assume is past volumes(if so a note in the panel would have been great) of the series, but this played into the current storyline nicely . The story grew on me as it went along and I enjoyed the situations and vulnerabilities, both physical and situational that PRIEST exposed the character to. In this aspect it felt very original to me.

Another small gripe I had was the misleading size of the story.it ran about 20 pages, but the book itself is a pretty thick (34 pages in total).Minor spoiler, it’s a variety of variant covers. Would have much preferred a further more fleshed out storyline for what is one of the more cerebral vampire book beginnings I have seen in a while. I chuckled a bit upon finding out that VAMPIRELLA was indeed Canadian .Had no idea .In that aspect I suppose she is lucky being the undead, because no way does her attire get her through a Canadian winter.

The art and colouring by ERGUN GUNDUZ was hit and miss for me. There was a few splash pages that I would say were really well done. One air shot in particular could be framed and would fit nicely on any geek wall. A few of the panels with VAMPIRELLAS face looked a bit off, almost ghoulish ,for what is a beautiful character for being dead and all. I found the splash pages beautifully colored also.The art serviced the story but never really stood out for me.

This story was not what I expected, so it’s originality will probably appeal to newer fans and keep the character completionists happy also.Worth a read if your looking to try something new. Not putting the book in my file, but will probably grab the second issue off the shelf if I see it.

Til next time

Scott

 

Coming to Netflix Canada July 14 – July 20, 2019

This week starts out with a bang and American History X.  Following that you can go for some David Harbour in a mockumentary of Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein. If you are a Captain Underpants or your kids are they will be happy for his return.

Avail. 7/15/19

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for brutally killing two black men who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother’s, Danny Vineyard, narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

Nitesh D.(nmxpa7@msn.com)

American History X
Hall Pass
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 1

 

Avail. 7/16/19

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, FrankensteinNETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this new mockumentary, join “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour as he uncovers lost footage from his father’s televised stage play, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein. Expect the unexpected in this over-the-top and often dramatic(ish) reimagined tale of mystery and suspense . With appearances by Alfred Molina, Kate Berlant, and more special guests, Harbour explores the depths of his family’s acting lineage to gain insight into his father’s legacy – all in 28-minutes. Directed by Daniel Gray Longino (“Kroll Show” and “PEN15”) and written by John Levenstein (“Arrested Development” and “Kroll Show”), Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein launches globally on Netflix on July 16, 2019.

Avail. 7/17/19

Pinky Malinky: Part 3 NETFLIX FAMILY
Pinky Malinky isn’t the type of hot dog boy who sits around on his buns, and with his BFFs Babs and JJ, he’s learning how to relish the little things.

Avail. 7/18/19

Secret Obsession — NETFLIX FILM
Recuperating from trauma, Jennifer (Brenda Song) remains in danger as she returns to a life she doesn’t remember.

Suits: Season 8

Avail. 7/19/19

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 11: Freshly Brewed

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly BrewedNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jerry Seinfeld’s roving talk show combines coffee, laughs and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-fueled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy.

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: Season 3 NETFLIX FAMILY
Fourth-grade friends George and Harold have a shared love of pranks and comic books — and turning their principal into an undies-wearing superhero.

La casa de papel: Part 3NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.

Last Chance U: INDY: Part 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns to give viewers an intense, unfiltered look at the junior college football program at Independence Community College (ICC). Entering his third season with ICC and second season on Last Chance U, Coach Brown has assembled a team that looks sure to compete for a national championship, but a disastrous season on the field puts a spotlight on all of the ugliness of college football that winning tends to polish over. With some new and returning faces, this season captures the Pirates fall from grace that leaves the coaches and the town looking for change.

Queer Eye: Season 4NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Fab Five are back in Kansas City, Missouri! Join Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Karamo and Tan for a new group of inspirational heroes, jaw-dropping makeovers and tons of happy tears!

SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the ZodiacNETFLIX ANIME
Sworn to protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena, Seiya and the Knights of the Zodiac aid her in battle against those who seek to end mankind.

TypewriterNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Typewriter is about a haunted house and a haunted book that stir the imagination of a group of young, wannabe ghost hunters, and a dog, determined to capture the ghost that plagues the notorious home in their neighbourhood in Goa. When a new family and their captivating daughter move into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency to capture the neighbourhood ghost before it is too late. (MC)

Comic Review:Invisible Woman #1 (of 5) – Marvel Comics

If someone had told me last month that I would be picking up the first issue of “Invisible Woman” this month, I probably would not have believed them. Make no mistake about it, the absolutely beautiful cover by Adam Hughes caught my eye when I was mulling through the titles at my local comic shop.

Let’s start first with the main reason I bought this book. Between the previously mentioned Adam Hughes cover, and the crisp , fleshed out, and intricately detailed backgrounds of artist Mattia De Iulis (Jessica Jones)I was sold pretty well just thumbing through the book at the store. Add to that the beautiful use in colours in the book in  different Blues, Whites, Browns and wonderful use of  inking shades to match the tone of the book and I was sold for this month

Writer Mark Waid  has written a pretty interesting re- introduction to one of Marvels oldest characters, and made her seem very fresh and new after 60 plus years. The first chapter was very well paced, and there are 4-5 scene transitions which makes for  a pretty good statement about where the character is going after the FF’s return. It sets her off on a storyline that I suspect very few would expect out of this character. Yet it makes perfect sense when you think about it.

Invisible Woman has always been a bit of a one dimensional character to me, but Mark Waid found some creative ways to  hi lite both her adaptable powers, and some overall weaknesses she has. The dialogue between the others characters in the story flowed smoothly, and gave you enough character development to make you want to come back for the second chapter.

It’s a 5 issue mini series and you don’t really need to be a regular reader of the Fantastic Four to appreciate the book, but I think long time readers will appreciate what they have done with Susan Richards. There’s no extra cost on this one either as many of their numbers #1’s have usually added a dollar to them. I’m going to put it in my pull list as it’s only 5 issues and go from there.

Til next time

Scott

 

 

 

 

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Coming to Netflix Canada July 7 – July 13, 2019

This week a majority of the release are intentional series and movies. Also the release of another family sitcom Family Reunion. This week part of the MCU family get together for the movie Point Blank. Anthony Mackie(Falcon) and Frank Grillo(Brock Rumlow, Crossbones)

Avail. 7/8/19

The Emoji Movie

Avail. 7/9/19

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns

Avail. 7/10/19

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Family Reunion NETFLIX FAMILY
When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia, life down South — and traditional grandparents — challenge their new-age ways.

Parchís: El documentalNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Get an in-depth look at Parchís, the 1980s kids’ band from Spain, through interviews with ex-members and other insiders, concert footage and more.

Avail. 7/11/19

Cities of Last ThingsNETFLIX FILM
In a dystopian tale unfolding in reverse chronology, a man with a complicated past takes revenge on the individuals who wronged him decades ago.

Avail. 7/12/19

3Below: Tales of Arcadia: Part 2 NETFLIX FAMILY
Still stranded in Arcadia, royal alien siblings Aja and Krel continue their quest to return home as General Morando plots a course to invade Earth.

4 latasNETFLIX FILM
In hopes of visiting a dying friend, longtime pals reunite for a desert road trip from Spain to Mali, while bringing along his estranged daughter.

Blown Away

Bonus Family: Season 3 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As Martin adjusts to life with a new partner and a baby, Lisa and Patrik grapple with difficult news, and Katja reconnects with an old flame.

Extreme EngagementNETFLIX ORIGINAL
An engaged twosome take their love on the road and test their commitment as they explore eight cultures’ marriage traditions in the span of one year.

Kidnapping StellaNETFLIX FILM
Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors’ carefully laid plans.

Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 1

Anthony Mackie as Paul and Frank Grillo as Abe in POINT BLANK

Point BlankNETFLIX FILM
An ER nurse and a career criminal are forced into an unlikely partnership in taking down a ring of corrupt cops threatening the lives of both of their families.

Taco ChroniclesNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A tribute to the mighty taco: its history, significance in Mexico, global appeal and varieties: pastor, carnitas, canasta, asada, barbacoa and guisados.

Coming To Netflix Canada July 1 – July 6, 2019

First of all I hope you are still there. If so thanks for stitching around.

Now lets see what is coming to Netflix Canada for the first week of July.  Netflix is moving further towards their own programing. The one thing that I like is that original program comes from all over the world. You just have to give some of them a try.

 

Avail. 7/1/19

Designated Survivor: 60 daysNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Designated Survivor: 60 Days follows the main storyline of the original format, but has been adapted to feature more of the Korean reality. It is a story of a politician, who suddenly ascends from the position of Minister of Environment to President, as an explosion at the National Assembly kills everyone in the Cabinet who is ahead of him in terms of the presidential succession. Park Mu-jin is a scientist-turned-politician who struggles to fit in politics. Park is the acting president for 60 days, and during this period, albeit inexperienced and unwilling, he tries to uncover the truth behind the attack.

Katherine Ryan Comedy Special 2018

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room NETFLIX ORIGINALEveryone’s favorite single mom is back with her second Netflix original stand-up special Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room, launching globally on July 1. A follow-up to her 2017 special In Trouble, Katherine toured Glitter Room across the UK with an unprecedented four-week run at London’s Garrick Theatre in the West End. After dividing The Belasco Theater audience on their love or dislike of the Kardashians, Katherine showcases her skillful and hilarious storytelling style with tales about following a man to Japan and meeting her daughter’s first celebrity crush, Anna Kendrick.

Cafarnaúm

From Dusk Till Dawn

Ghostbusters

Girlfight

Jackie Brown

Jumanji

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Life as We Know It

Midnight Express

Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 4

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Swiped

The Fate of the Furious

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: S2

War Against Women

War for the Planet of the Apes

Avail. 7/2/19

Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of AffectionNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A kind computer repairman falls for a street-smart graffiti artist who’s multiple personality disorder worsens after she witnesses a double murder.

Bangkok Love Stories: PleadNETFLIX ORIGINAL
In Bangkok’s Chinatown, a spirited digital marketing expert falls for a blind fortune-teller, but their love is predestined to end in disaster.

Avail. 7/3/19

The Blues Brothers
Dazed and Confused
The Kingdom

The Last CzarsNETFLIX ORIGINAL
When social upheaval sweeps Russia in the early 20th century, Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending a dynasty.

The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Scorpion King
Sea of Love
Vox Lux

Yummy Mummies: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Yum Mums welcome a new member as they settle into motherhood, spice up their sex lives and ponder whether they want to get pregnant again.

Avail. 7/4/19

Kakegurui: Season 2

Stranger Things 3NETFLIX ORIGINAL
It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.

Avail. 7/6/19

Free Rein: Season 3NETFLIX FAMILY
Competition heats up at Bright Fields over the summer as tryouts for the “UK Under 18s” team pit friend against friend for just one available spot.

Sicilian Ghost Story

Coming And Going To Netflix Canada March 17 – March 23

If you are an Amy Schumer fan then this week starts out good for you.  Also with the success of the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody then you may like dramatization of Mötley Crüe.  Plus more  international release and Netflix originals.

 

Avail. 3/19/19


Amy Schumer Growing–
NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Amy Schumer gives a refreshingly honest and hilarious take on marriage, pregnancy and personal growth in her new Netflix comedy special, Amy Schumer Growing. Filmed in front of a packed house in Chicago, the comedian talks about the joys of womanhood, settling into marital bliss, and yes also you guessed it, sex!

Amy Schumer Comedy Special 2018

Avail. 3/20/19

Smurfs: The Lost Village


Avail. 3/21/19

Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With heart and determination, Antoine Griezmann overcame his small stature to become one of the world’s top soccer players and a World Cup champion.

Avail. 3/22/19

Carlo & Malik– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A veteran homicide cop is forced to confront his own biases when he’s paired up with an Ivory Coast-born rookie on a string of murder cases in Rome.

Charlie’s Colorforms City– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Loveable, hilarious Charlie leads you on unpredictable and imaginative shape-filled story expeditions alongside a colorful cast of characters.

Delhi Crime– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As Delhi reels in the aftermath of a gang rape, a female police officer leads an eye-opening search for the culprits in this retelling of true events.

Historia de un crimen: Colosio– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dramatization of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio’s 1994 assassination. Part of an anthology on unsolved crimes in Latin America.

Mirage– NETFLIX FILM
A space-time continuum glitch allows Vera to save a boy’s life 25 years earlier, but results in the loss of her daughter, whom she fights to get back.

Most Beautiful Thing– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Coisa Mais Linda


ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ambushed by Ulster loyalists, three members of the Miami Showband were killed in Northern Ireland in 1975. Was the crime linked to the government?

Selling Sunset– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The elite real estate brokers at the Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA. The drama ramps up when a new agent joins the team.

The Death of Stalin

The Dirt– NETFLIX FILM
In this dramatization of Mötley Crüe’s no-holds-barred autobiography, the band hits the monster highs and savage lows of heavy metal superstardom.

Dirt

Avail. 3/23/19

Kubo and the Two Strings

 

Leaving 3/18/19

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Coming and Going to Netflix Canada In March 1 – March 9, 2019

Avail. 3/1/19

A Monster Calls

Budapest– NETFLIX FILM
Two friends quit their boring jobs to start a company that plans bachelor parties in Budapest. Their wives, however, have mixed feelings about this.

Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In the world’s toughest cricket league, every game is a battle. Can Mumbai Indians come together and bring home another trophy?

during a practice session at the Ahilyabai Holkar stadium in Indore on 3rd May 2018.
Photo : Pal Pillai /Focus Sports/ Mumbai Indians

Dog Days
Eighth Grade
La La Land

Larva Island: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A new season of hilariously zany adventures for larva pals Red and Yellow includes an invasion of their island!

Losers– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In a “winning is everything” society, how do we handle failure? Using sports as its guide, this documentary series examines the psychology of losing.

PAW Patrol: Season 5

River’s Edge– NETFLIX FILM
High schooler Haruna befriends loner Yamada, then is drawn into the tangled relationship between him, a model and the girl who loves him unreasonably.

Space Jam
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind– NETFLIX FILM
Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.

The Dark Knight Rises
The Girl on the Train

Your Son– NETFLIX FILM
After his son is brutally beaten outside a nightclub, a surgeon takes the law into his own hands and seeks vengeance against the perpetrators.

Avail. 3/2/19

Romance is a Bonus Book (Streaming Every Saturday)– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A gifted writer who’s the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job.

Avail. 3/3/19

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 (Streaming Every Sunday)– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hasan Minhaj returns with new episodes every Sunday, bringing his unique, unexpected comedic perspective to current global events and culture.

Avail. 3/5/19

Disney’s Christopher Robin
Life

Avail. 3/6/19

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Happy Gilmore
Lucy

Secret City: Under the Eagle: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Journalist Harriet Dunkley finds herself enmeshed in a conspiracy while striving to clear the name of a former cellmate accused of murder.

Avail. 3/7/19

The Order– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Out to avenge his mother’s death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.

Avail. 3/8/19

After Life– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Struggling to come to terms with his wife’s death, a writer for a newspaper adopts a gruff new persona in an effort to push away those trying to help.

AFTER-LIFE_EP06_D19-032.jpg

Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You!– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A loving couple become rivals when Belle opens a fusion bistro next to her ex-boyfriend Kram’s traditional restaurant in Bangkok’s chic Ari district.

Bangkok Love Stories: Innocence– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From a teenage parkour enthusiast to a bawdy restaurateur, an eclectic group of characters find romance in Bangkok’s glittering Silom district.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track during one cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing.

Hunter X Hunter (2011): Seasons 1-3

Immortals– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Driven by revenge, human-turned-vampire Mia sets out to vanquish Dmitry, a ruthless vampire leader who seeks an artifact that grants immortality.

Juanita– NETFLIX FILM
Fed up with her life, Juanita leaves her grown kids behind and hits the road in search of a fresh start.

Shadow– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Haunted by a tragic loss, an ex-cop with a rare inability to feel pain strikes out on his own to catch offenders who’ve eluded Johannesburg police.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo.– NETFLIX FILM
In the wake of an accident that leaves her paralyzed, a champion barrel racer is determined to get back on her horse and ride again.


Last Call

Leaving 3/5/19
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Bridesmaids
Fear
National Lampoon’s Animal House
Neighbors