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Best Review Ever! NIGHT STALKER HC

First Comics News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 07:01

TITLE: NIGHT STALKER Volume 1
PUBLISHER: 1First Comics
WRITER: Orlando Harding
ILLUSTRATOR: David R. Miller, Jr.
COLORS: Paul Little and Steve Cobb
LETTERS: Kel Nuttall
EDITOR: Ken F. Levin
COVER: John Gallagher
PRICE: $19.99
RATING:
WEBSITE: 1firstcomics.com
SUMMARY: The very worst that Hell has to offer have escaped the depths and are now in hiding and posing as human beings on Earth. Dyana, the most vicious and insidious bounty hunter known has been charged to served absconder warrants. She must stalk, capture, and drag each creature back to the depths while simultaneously batting the forces of light.
COMMENTS: Dyana is a kickass, supernatural bounty hunter charged with traveling through time to bring in escapees from Hell. It’s a fun story.  If you like Spawn, this is kind of a female version of Spawn. When you read the story you can tell this was a series of single stories put together for the hardcover. Each story is individual and they do not connect to one another. It is not a bad thing, but it is noticeable that it is not one complete story. The slave girl time travel section was too brief as was the future section. I also didn’t understand why Dyana had the laptop from Hell and then the denizens of Hell didn’t want to use it to communicate with her. Also, why are there rats at lunch all the time?  Having said all that, Dyana was a real badass bitch who fills the pages with some stunning action. She rides a giant spider, has a creepy demon sidekick, and sends creatures to Hell! It’s good for fans of Spawn, Lady Death, and Tarot. More PG-13 than Lady Death, and Tarot but still similar in style.

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MONEY IN THE BANK results

First Comics News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 01:48
MONEY IN THE BANK KICKOFF SHOW

Jeff Hardy def. Cesaro

MONEY IN THE BANK

Fatal 4-Way Match: SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

The New Day (c) def. The Miz & John Morrison, The Forgotten Sons, and Lucha House Party

MVP Bobby Lashley def. R-Truth

SmackDown Women’s Championship Match

Bayley (c) def. Tamina

WWE Universal Championship Match

Braun Strowman (c) def. Bray Wyatt

WWE Championship Match

Drew McIntyre (c) def. Seth Rollins

Money in the Bank Ladder Match from WWE Headquarters

Asuka def. Lacey, Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, and Dana Brooke

Money in the Bank Ladder Match from WWE Headquarters

Otis def AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, Daniel Bryan, Baron Corbin, and Aleister Black

 

 

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RICH INTERVIEWS: Karla Nappi Writer/Creator for Duplicant

First Comics News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 01:21

First Comics News: What about your early childhood helped prepare you for writing “Duplicant”?

Karla Nappi: My Dad is a huge science fiction fan, and exposed me to this genre early on. I was watching Star Wars and Blade Runner and Back to the Future along with X-Files and Star Trek and Quantum Leap.

1st: What is “Duplicant’s” storyline?

Karla: In the future, humanity is afflicted with a pandemic of organ failure. A glimmer of hope comes in the form of Matt Travers, a scientist who creates duplicate organs that saves humanity – only their high cost forces people into indentured servitude. In answer to this, a dangerous black market arises which is run by a religious fanatic and Matt’s former mentor.

Following Matt’s deadly encounter with a “Duplicant,” a recipient of his technology, Matt’s life blows up. He comes to question everything he knows as he strives to learn the truth behind his encounter, and along the way uncovers an even bigger mystery about the fate of mankind.

1st: Why does organ duplication become a thing in the future of “Duplicant”?

Karla: Because of the organ failure pandemic, and because of the difficulty in finding a vaccine, Matt Travers perfected organ duplication as a way to stem the tide of death.

1st: What is the biggest selling point of “Duplicant”?

Karla: Marianna’s art is breathtaking and makes the story pop off the page. Her ability to convey the emotion I scripted is hands down the best part of the book. Also, the story has become incredibly timely with the current pandemic – I couldn’t have predicted how close to real-life my story would end up being.

1st: How did “Duplicant” come into being?

Karla: I saw Repo The Genetic Opera and came away inspired to find a way to combine my love of science fiction, medical science, and the idea of repo men for organs into a story. I researched what was going on with 3D printing at the time, and what was predicted for the future, and everything just sort of came together to create Duplicant. Writing for comics is such an awesome and challenging way of envisioning stories, and helped make Duplicant shine.

1st: Who is Matt Travers and how does Regenerist fit into his life?

Karla: Matt Travers is the protagonist of Duplicant. Regenerist is his employer, and where he does the work to develop organ duplication and his continued work to find a vaccine.

1st: How would you describe Marianna Strychowska’s art style?

Karla: Breathtaking- realistic – emotional – unique – I’ve incredibly fortunate to have her as part of the team.

1st: How would you describe the world in general in which “Duplicant” takes place?

Karla: The world, in general, is a place not much different from what we’re experiencing right now with the COVID pandemic. People not being able to afford care. Having to make life or death decisions or decisions that could impact their finances and their emotional health for the rest of their life. Corporations and government thinking they know best and yet are often misinformed or don’t take into consideration the true impact of their policies. People protesting for control of their lives and what happens to their bodies.

Rich: Do you have any ideas for other comic books?

Karla: I have a short comic story I’m working on with F(r)iction I’m excited about. I wrote a spinoff of Monster Matador featuring Angelina Jolie that Steven Prince will be illustrating in the future. I’m working on a short horror comic story for an upcoming anthology that David Schrader and Clay Adams are overseeing. I also have an idea about virtual reality that I’d like to explore as a comic book miniseries.

1st: How is “Petal the Timid Inventor” doing?

Karla: Petal is my first children’s picture book. Mariah Terry, an artist I met at Baltimore Comic-Con this past October, is diligently working on the interior art for Petal. She recently completed images of each character I’m hoping to debut on social media in the coming weeks. I’m considering doing a Kickstarter to fund the printing of Petal once it’s complete. Carlos Mangual, who does the lettering/production work on Duplicant, will also be doing the lettering/production work on Petal.

1st: What do you think of organ transplants in today’s world?

Karla: I just read a recent article by ProPublica that says organ transplants have fallen victim to being considered elective procedures b/c they’re scheduled – but organ transplants are critical procedures to keep someone who is often on the verge of death alive. Add in that anyone who has had an organ transplant is on anti-rejection medicine for life, and being in the middle of the COVID pandemic adds to their vulnerability b/c of their already compromised immune system. I hope the future holds the same promise of manufactured organs that don’t require anti-rejection medication – but without the high cost, I envisioned in my comic – and without the waitlists that happen in the current day.

1st: Who is Wyatt?

Karla: Wyatt is my son. He’s 2 1/2 and has an active imagination.

1st: How do you spend any free time you have?

Karla: Sleeping! Otherwise, I try to catch up on my favorite shows and the steady stack of comic books I have next to my bed. I’ve been backing some really awesome projects on Kickstarter like White Ash from Charlie Stickney, Deadskins from Clay Adams, and Steven Prince has an upcoming Kickstarter for Monster Matador. I can’t wait to dig into them all.

1st: What would you like to say to the fans of your work?

Karla: Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm about Duplicant. It was a thrill getting this out into the world, and having such a positive reaction to my work. I look forward to sharing Issue 3 and hope everyone’s equally excited about continuing the journey with Matt.

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RICH REVIEWS: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Katy Keene # 1

First Comics News - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 15:49

Title: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Katy Keene # 1
Publisher: Archie Comics
Writer/Artist: Bill Woggon
Price: $ .99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: archiecomics.com 
Comments: Katy does have more than one guy after her. She does nothing to encourage them. Everyone seems to love Katy. She does have some interesting days.
When going to a costume ball Katy has to pick out just the right costume for her date.  She also decides she hates men and this leads to her getting into trouble. With or without men in her life they still cause her problems.
The old-style art in these pages is lovely to see.
Kate’s friend Skipper shows up and he is a cool character who tells big stories. He is a funny man and his stories are whoppers. The truth though is interesting to see.
Katy gets to enjoy a wrestling match. The wrestlers are big hairy guys. Katy is looking gorgeous as always.
Katy is visited by a painter and the painter turns out not to be who she thought. The mix up leads to a funny situation. Katy also is illustrated as a very lovely girl in a bikini.
Seeing all the notes of the reader’s ideas for clothing throughout the stories is a nice way to involve the fans.
Katy is such a beautiful and likable character. You will love her too.

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

First Comics News - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 14:38

The staff of First Comics News wishes our readers a Happy Mother’s Day!

Alex Wright, Bob Almond, Dærick Gröss Sr., Katie Salidas, Mat Kaufman, Michael Dunne, Miguel Ortiz, Tanya Tate, Tim Chizmar, Mike Bullock, Buzz Dixon, Holly Golightly, Howard Chaykin, J. C. Vaughn, Mark Haney, Marwan El Nashar, Naif Al-Mutawa, Scott McDaniel, Art Sippo, Chris Marshall, Jamie Coville, Chris Squires, Francis Sky, Grant Offenberger, Martin Boruta, Peter Breau, Phil Latter, Calvin Daniels, Francis Garbut, Giovanni Aria, Ric Croxton, Wayne Hall, Jez Ibelle, Matthew Szewczyk, Reinhardt Schäfer, Richard Vasseur, and Rik Offenberger

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RICH REVIEW: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Young Salem # 1

First Comics News - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:40

Title: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Young Salem # 1
Publisher: Archie Comics
Writers: Ian Flynn, Mike Gallagher, Bill Golliher
Pencilers: Chad Thomas, Dan DeCarlo, Holly G!
Inkers: Chad Thomas, Jon D’Agostino, Al Nickerson
Colors: Glenn Whitmore, Barry Grossman
Letters: Jack Morelli, Bill Yoshida, Vickie Williams
Cover: Chad Thomas
Price: $ .99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.archiecomics.com
Comments: “Scardey Cat” A young Salem now human and his Uncle Mort are out treasure hunting. They do find something but it is not a treasure. The two witches do get a scare.
“The Perfect Cast” Salem and two of his friends are practicing their magic. Salem does get carried away and he may get carried away. Even at this young age, Salem is out causing trouble. The colors look nice and bright here. They do stand out.
“Cop Collars Collarless Cat” Salem does get into trouble with the help of Bruiser the dog. Salem may be a cat but he still has some magic. He is still a clever thing and causing trouble for others too.
“Don’t Fret My Pet!” Salem gets to play the Knight in Shining armor to a fair maiden. Salem for a cat does have some wild adventures.
Salem whether a young man or a cat is always finding himself getting into trouble.

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SUNDAY SUPER CINEMA: Let Old Wrinkles Come | A Star Trek Fan Film

First Comics News - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:20

Having broken the prime directive by accidentally leaving a communicator on the planet Neural, Captain James T. Kirk and Lt Almeida battle a deadly Mugato to recover the missing technology. However, the beast is just the beginning of their troubles, as an unlikely stow-away takes control of the Enterprise and heads deep into the Gamma Quadrant!

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COSPLAY GIRL OF THE WEEK!

First Comics News - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:20

This week’s Cosplay Girl of the Week Danielle Vedovelli

If you would like to be the Cosplay Girl of the Week! Please send your photo to Giovanni.Aria@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Girls!

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COSPLAY DUDE OF THE WEEK!

First Comics News - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:10

This week’s Cosplay Dude of the Week

If you would like to be the Cosplay Guy of the Week! Please send your photo to Alex.Wright@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Dudes!

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COSPLAY TEAM OF THE WEEK!

First Comics News - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:09

This week’s Cosplay Team of the Week

Cosplay Team of the Week!
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Weird Revisited: The Strange Stone Age

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 11:00
This post first appeared in May of 2015...


Or maybe forward to a remote future? Whichever, it's a time where prehistoric humans do battle with monsters--both known to history and unknown--and with incursion of aliens or ultraterrestrials, part Kirby and part von Däniken. The actions of the aliens create sores in the skin of reality where the normal laws are warped and disrupted.

Some humans have benefited (or so they believe) from alien technology and even interbreeding. They view themselves as superior to the others and hunt them for slaves--or worse. But humans have allies, too: the gregarious Small-Folk (Halflings, pakuni, homo florensis), the hardy and aloof Stone Folk (dwarves, T'lan Imass, Neanderthals). And then there are the spirits, made stronger since the aliens rent holes in reality, with whom the shamans intercede through the use of sacred, hallucinogenic technologies--their "passkeys" into the operating system of the universe.



Inspirations:
Comics: Devil Dinosaur, Tor, Tragg and the Sky-Gods, Henga (Yor), Turok, anything New Gods by Kirby or Morrison (for the "magic as technology" aspect).
Fiction: Karl Edward Wagner's Kane stories (mainly the implied pseudo-scientific background), Manly Wade Wellman's Hok, Roadside Picnic (the portrayal of zones and alien artifacts)
"Nonfiction": alien abduction stuff and forteana, "forbidden history" stuff, Chariots of the Gods.

DISNEY+ GREENLIGHTS ‘JUST BEYOND’ SERIES FROM SETH GRAHAME-SMITH BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING GRAPHIC NOVELS BY R.L. STINE

First Comics News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:27

Supernatural Series Hails from 20th Century Fox Television

Burbank, Calif (May 7, 2020) – Disney+ has ordered the 8-episode series Just Beyond from writer Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The horror/comedy anthology, based on the best-selling BOOM! Studios graphic novel series from iconic children’s writer R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews, was created by Grahame-Smith, who has a history of moving between horror and comedy as author of the bestselling novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and screenwriter of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, The Lego Batman Movie and The Saint for director Dexter Fletcher and star Chris Pine.

“I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents,” said Seth Grahame-Smith. “I’ve always wanted to make a genre anthology series that families could enjoy together, and do it in a way that delivered for kids and adults alike.  R.L. Stine has been a part of millions of childhoods, and Disney+ has already proven itself as a place that knows how to make high-quality shows for the whole family. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with both of them.”

“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” said author R.L. Stine.  “It was one of the thrills of my life. Now I’m thrilled to be back with Disney for the TV series based on my graphic novels. Writing Just Beyond for BOOM! Studios has been a joy from the beginning, and I’m so happy to have the wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith bring the series to life on Disney+. How lucky can I be?”

A writers room is being assembled and the series is expected to come to Disney+ in the fall of 2021.

Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg’s KatzSmith will produce through their KatzSmith Productions and are represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.

BOOM! Studios is represented by UTA and Matt Saver.

Just Beyond is produced by 20TH Century Fox Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. Seth Grahame-Smith will serve as writer and executive producer alongside David Katzenberg, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie.  R.L. Stine is attached as co-executive producer.

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JEREMY ATKINS QUITS ONI

First Comics News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:20

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MARC GUGGENHEIM AGREES TO WRITE PROPHET MOVIE

First Comics News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:13

Former Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim has signed on to write Studio 8’s planned Prophet film, based on the character created by Rob Liefeld.

First reported by Deadline, Guggenheim’s involvement comes as the studio aims to “build a franchise” arround Liefeld’s Rip Van Winkle-meets-Captain America character who debuted in Image Comics’ Youngblood #2 back in 1992.

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A STATEMENT FROM REEDPOP – ORGANIZERS OF FLORIDA SUPERCON

First Comics News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 02:38

To our Super community,

As we’ve always said—you, our fans, and everyone who helps us build this incredible event from exhibitors to creators, are what makes Florida Supercon so special. The safety of everyone at our shows is our absolute priority and comes first before all else.

Supercon had previously postponed from our original May 2020 dates to the July 4th weekend, but as we continue working closely with our colleagues at the Miami Beach Convention Center and local officials regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 in Florida and around the country, it’s clear that July is no longer a viable option for our event. The next edition of Florida Supercon in Miami will take place in 2021.

While we can’t move forward with Supercon 2020 in the way it would normally look, we’re finding new and exciting ways to connect you with your favorite celebrities, creators, and content, as well as providing ways you can still support small businesses and individual creators. Stay tuned to our social media channels in the coming weeks as we’ll be announcing more online events and activities.

All fan tickets for Florida Supercon 2020 will be automatically refunded; no action is required on your part, though please allow our team up to thirty business days for processing. If you have any questions, please reach out to our customer service team.

Thank you,
Supercon Team

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RICH REVIEWS: Dusk Vol. 1 

First Comics News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 00:46

Title: Dusk Vol. 1
Publisher: Dusk Comics
Written and Created by: David Doub
Pencils by: Maki Naro, Jerry Gonzales, Franc Czuba
Inks by: Chris Scott, Jerry Gonzales
Letters by: Jaymes Reed
Price: $ 10.00 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: http://www.duskcomics.com
Comments: Eve and Ash do make a cute “couple.” Eve adores Ash and he has an attitude of indifference. One is a Vampire Lord the other a mortal girl. Yet these two do go together well. Eve though is used more in this story while Ash sits in the background.
The art style is minimalistic black and white. The facial expressions while simple brings across the emotions and thoughts extremely well. The action scenes are drawn intensely.
Eve is a tough girl and a ruthless fighter. She also cares about others. Eve really does know how to kick major butt.
Eve and Ash do have a unique relationship. Their relationship is based on love and Eve’s dependence on his blood. Ash is a stoic individual yet we do see that he cares about Eve.
Eve is like an unstoppable force when she gets moving. She does not only battle vampires but all manner of evil. Supernatural menaces should beware when Eve is around they are going down.
Eve is about a human in a vampire’s world. At times you will forget she is only human.

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ComiXology Originals Announces the First Season of YOUTH, a Weekly Comic Book Event by Curt Pires and Alex Diotto

First Comics News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 00:44

Media Alert: ComiXology Originals Announces the First Season of YOUTH, a Weekly Comic Book Event by Curt Pires and Alex Diotto, Beginning May 12. YOUTH is in development as an original series with Amazon Studios.

Sex. Drugs. Music. Violence.

It’s time to forget everything you think you know about teenage superheroes. Visionary writer Curt Pires and acclaimed artist Alex Diotto are creating an epic superhuman saga unlike any other with the debut season of YOUTH, their all-new 4-issue mini-series releasing weekly beginning Tuesday, May 12.

In YOUTH, Franklin and River struggle to navigate family, friends, high school, work, drugs, and all the pressures of growing up. As a queer couple, they yearn to escape their lives in a small, bigoted Midwest town. They steal River’s stepfather’s Mustang and hit the road. Their destination? California. But along the way, the car breaks down. They meet some kids who are travelling the country, partying, and attempting to find themselves. They party some more. . . . And soon everything changes.

“I wanted to make a teen superhero comic that actually felt authentic to the uncertainty and beautiful confusion that encompasses the coming-of-age experience,” says writer Curt Pires. “There are lots of teen superhero comics, but most of them are written by writers closer to 47 than 17 and feel remarkably out of touch. I wanted to make something that captured the beauty and pain of the youth culture zeitgeist.”

YOUTH reunites Pires and Diotto, the co-creators of the acclaimed comic Olympia, and features colors by Dee Cunniffe, and lettering by Micah Myers. The latest creator-owned release from the comiXology Originals program, YOUTH will be released on a weekly schedule throughout the month of May and will be available upon release at no additional cost, for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. YOUTH is also in development as an original series with Amazon Studios, to be adapted by Pires, with executive producer Patrick Moran.

YOUTH is the first of four comiXology Originals series coming from Pires. A second season of YOUTH is already greenlit and in the works and the other two titles will be revealed in the coming months.

“YOUTH is deeply personal storytelling for me, as it pulls from some of the real-life beauty and insanity I went through coming of age in my late teens /early twenties,” said Pires. “There’s chaos, violence, beauty, love, and everything in between.”

YOUTH is their story. YOUTH is what happened to them. YOUTH debuts Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, YOUTH will be available upon release, at no additional cost, for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 60-day free trial at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. ComiXology Unlimited now offers over 25,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 60-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited.

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#356: Jimmy Palmiotti

First Comics News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 18:48

This week the goes sit down with comic writer Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane, Marvel Knights). Together they discuss his career and his love of the Birds of Prey movie, enjoy!

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Reputation for Sentinels of Echo City

The Splintered Realm - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 17:16

I am working on the first setting supplement, for Boondock's Hideaway, and was thinking about how helpful it would be to have a 'rating' for how well a hero or villain is known. I started tinkering, and came up with a system I like and will be play testing - this is not "official" yet, but an official set of rules will be with the first supplement in this series. Feedback is most welcome!
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Reputation
It’s a negative or positive value that reflects how well known a character is. While CHA is your ability to use your personal charm and influence, reputation is your larger popularity in the game world.
Reputation ranges from -20 to +20. It is used as a check in any situation where you might get a public response to your name. Every time you do something that might affect your reputation, attempt a 1d20 check. If you roll on the OPPOSITE side of your reputation in the relevant direction, it moves 1 point that way. When you do something good, you want to roll above your current reputation. It is hard to maintain a strong reputation in either direction; if you want to be greatly feared, you better not accidentally help someone out - you might get caught on camera and have people say nice things about you. A 20 always ‘succeeds’ (moving in the direction of the check) and a 1 always ‘fails’, moving you towards reputation 0. Villains do bad stuff and want a 20 to get 'more negative' in their reputation, and heroes do good stuff and want a 20 to get 'more betterer' in their reputation. Or something like that.
For example, as a new hero, you have a reputation of 0. You rescue a kitty from a tree. The old lady who you helped immediately posts on social media (yeah, old ladies have Facebook, too.) You attempt a check, with a target of rolling over a 0. As long as you don’t roll a 1, you succeed; good news, 95% of the time you are at reputation 1. After several adventures, your reputation is now 7. You are rocking it. Unfortunately, you get some bad press when you get into a fight with Mr. Awesome (it was a misunderstanding that you totally worked out). Unfortunately, Twitter doesn’t see it that way; You roll 1d20, and you want to avoid rolling below your current reputation; if you roll 6 or less, your reputation drops 1 point; a roll of 7 or better doesn’t help you (because this is a ‘negative’ reputation check) but at least the only fallout from the fight is literal fallout from the thermonuclear device that was set off over the Pacific (it was a BIG misunderstanding). 
Reputation in Play
Reputation allows you to make a reaction check when you aren’t there, or when your name alone is being used in some context, but you are not the one making a CHA check. In many situations, you are trying a reputation check before a CHA check. “You’ve never heard of Magnet Master? Oh. Well, look guys… if you could help me out this time, I’d really appreciate it…”
You attempt a check based on your reputation rating. While a reputation of 1 is going to make it unlikely for something special to happen, a reputation of 10+ is going to be helpful. Reputation also works for epic checks; with reputation 14+, you can do amazing things. “Because Lord Wrack threatened to attack the America’s Day Parade, we are canceling the whole thing - and all parades forever until he is in prison.”... “Normally, we don’t just hand out F-16s to civilians, but you are Doc Stalwart after all…”
The default setting for reputation for existing characters would be level x3. Therefore, Lord Wrack as a villain 5 starts you game at -15 reputation, and he's trying to really, really hard to get to -20.


New Talent: Popular
You start with 1d4+2 reputation. You score critical success on a reputation check with a roll of 19 or 20, and you may attempt a Featto avoid reputation loss when you roll a botch on a reputation check. You automatically receive +1 reputation every time you level up.

REVIEW CORNER: Super Duck # 1

First Comics News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:11

“Super Duck # 1” (2020)

Writers: Frank Tieri & Ian Flynn
Artist: Ryan Jampole
Colorist: Matt Herms
Letterer: Jack Morelli

Rating: 

I guess that I can’t leave those darn anthropomorphic characters alone, can’t it?! Well, it looks like this week I’ll take a look at Super Duck # 1 from the good folks at Archie Comics. When I read this, I have to say that this was very entertaining; Think “Ducktales” mixed in with the spirit of Superman along with a good dose of Deadpool thrown in for good measure. Really love how the book kicks off with the standard yet classic opening of the hero fighting his number one arch-nemesis in this case, Super Duck’s main villain is Dapper Duck (Who’s a perfect parody of The pre-Crisis Lex Luthor) and you’ll enjoy the action sequences the incorporate the comedic elements that really brings the story alive. For his part, Frank Tieri brings the humor that he showcased on his “Harley Quinn” run as well as his “Old Lady Harley” miniseries and it works very perfectly with a character such a Super Duck, plus I also have to add that I love that his powers come from taking “Super Vitamins” (That plot device will be played out in his miniseries); But this series is just so fun and silly when it comes to poking fun at the whole superhero genre that you’ll find yourself rooting for Super Duck or wondering if he’ll get his act together (He can be a little egotistical), But this is a comic that should be on anyone’s radar and it wouldn’t surprise me if Super Duck comes back for an ongoing series due to the enthusiasm that’s on display thanks to this series’ first issue.

Next Week I’ll keep “Review Corner’ going with another review so be on the lookout for that and I’ll see you all next time.

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