Monday, October 25, 2021

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #4

Three more black and white tales of Red Sonja are collected in Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #4. The bandit hordes of Turan invade in "The Iron Queen" only to be turned back by an old queen who takes up the sword for the first time in years remembering the warrior she once was. Sonja travels through a cold wasteland in "Cold Monger" where a king's magic steals the warmth and fire from his subjects.

The Blacklist - The Skinner

The Blacklist returns for its first season without central character Elizabeth Keen who was killed off in last season's finale. While Raymond Reddington (James Spader) has always been the show's star, Keen was the character at the center of the story. How well the show can move forward without her looms large over the show's Ninth Season. Set two years after her death, "The Skinner" focuses on Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix) putting the band back together after after Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq), now working for the FBI, is injured while attempting to stop the theft with global repercussions.

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Foundation - The Emperor's Peace

Originally written as short stories for Astounding Magazine more than 70 years ago, Isaac Asimov's idea of examining something akin to the fall of the Roman Empire on a galactic scale would result in a series of stories and novels, some written decades apart, spanning thousands of years, where the fate of humanity weighed in the balance. Using the concept of predictive models taken to the nth degree, Asimov offered the mathematics of psychohistory which was capable of predicting the future of large populations, even if those populations don't like what those predictions might be.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Catwoman: Lonely City #1

Released as part of DC's mature Black Series line, Catwoman: Lonley City #1 opens with the release of an older Selina Kyle from prison ten years after the deaths of Batman, the Joker, Commissioner Gordon, and Nightwing. Gotham has changed in her absence, with Harvey Dent as mayor of a more militarized city full of Bat-style soldier cops roaming the streets.