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New threats emerge, both on Cybertron and Earth, as the saga of Optimus Prime and the Autobots continues. What new future will the Transformers face?

With Optimus Prime trapped on Cybertron, embroiled in the First Strike event, the Autobots on Earth set off on a mission to find their missing friend, Jazz. But anti-Cybertronian humans are after him as well, and they're armed with Cybertronian weapons!

Then, in the wake of First Strike, Optimus ventures into the wilderness of Cybertron to search for the first new Cybertronian life to emerge in four million years! And, as if that's not enough to deal with, he soon finds himself facing off with the Dinobots, whose newest member is two miles tall and eats cities!

Collects Transformers: Optimus Prime issues #11-14 and the Optimus Prime: First Strike and Transformers: First Strike one-shots.

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Crime, culture, and coming-of-age take flight in LOST ANGELS - a sci-fi mystery set in a world where Los Angeles residents co-exist with a race of alien angels. As tensions between communities boil over, high school student Alex Martinez must unravel a mystery that takes her from the spires of the Silver City to the ruins of Old Santa Monica.

Who is behind the tragedy that occurred at Paradise High? Alex comes face to face with the culprit. Are they angel or human? Both? Neither? The answers will shake the foundations of both the Silver City and Los Angeles!

Tumi Stopnonsons (Comedians against Xenophobia show)

South African Stand-up Comedian Tumi Stopnonsons Performing live at the Goliath & Goliath Comics against Xenophobia. For Bookings: Email:.

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The Story of Lee 1 by (dba Shopping)

Lee, living in Hong Kong, meets Matt, a fine young Scot. Their relationship becomes stronger by the day, despite their deep cultural differences. But there is Lee's dad to contend with, who views this affair very suspiciously. And there is another contender for Lee's heart, a Chinese young man, whose jealousy takes on twinges of xenophobia. Will Lee and Matt's relationship successfully cross the cultural divide and overcome the negative odds? Two worlds collide creating good sparks-and bad ones-P. [4] of cover, v. 1.


The Most Touching Sci-Fi You've Never Seen: 3 Reasons 'Enemy Mine' Should Get More Recognition -

Enemy Mine should be praised for its focus on character, especially considering it was made in a post- Star Wars world where everyone was cranking out sci-fi spectacles. For those who don’t know the film, it takes place in the distant future where humanity is at war with an alien race known as the "Dracs. " During a vicious battle a human pilot (Dennis Quaid) and a Drac pilot (Louis Gossett Jr. ) crash land on a planet. As they learn to survive together they form a great relationship that they struggle to maintain as outside forces intervene. This is another one of those few films from the '80s where most of the effects still hold up. The planet is beautiful. With a combination of sets and matte paintings, the film depicts a volcanic world with forests of stone pillars inhabited by slug-like monsters. One scene in particular that boasts the planet's richness is when Davidge (the human) tracks down the crashed Drac ship. As he follows the cloud of smoke we get a montage showing the pilot wandering through volcanic mountains and rocky hills, all while beneath a deep red sky. The world feels real and that can't be said for a lot of fantasy films. The Characters Unlike most sci-fi films at the time (and even today arguably), Enemy Mine has a restricted setting and focuses almost entirely on two characters. Davidge comes across as a bloodthirsty bigot, while Jeriba is an aggressive reptilian monster. As the film progresses they look past each other’s differences and eventually revealing that they are heartfelt people. This is can be seen in a particular scene where the couple are working on a shelter. The pilots are arguing about their religions again when, in a sudden act of empathy, Jeriba apologizes for his comments. Reluctantly, Davidge also apologizes for his comments. This is a genuinely touching scene that should give the film a broader appeal beyond cult sci-fi fandom. The Twists And Turns I think survival stories are pretty difficult to write considering the limited setting. Keeping the plot both compelling and believable would be hard, hence most survival stories are known for having weak third acts. Many have criticized Enemy Mine for having a similarly poor climax. Without getting into spoilers, I think Enemy Mine ’s third act is actually very creative. It introduces a powerful antagonist that poses a great threat to the characters we’ve grown to love. Additionally, it maintains the film’s theme of conquering xenophobia through understanding so, thematically, it’s not that far-fetched. The film should have a greater legacy for just avoiding the trap most survival films fall into. Overall, Enemy Mine is a great, emotionally engaging sci-fi drama that deserves a bigger audience. What other sci-fi movies from the '80s do you consider classics. Source:

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  • The Most Touching Sci-Fi You've Never Seen: 3 Reasons 'Enemy Mine' Should Get More Recognition

    12/19/16 ,via

    Additionally, it maintains the film's theme of conquering xenophobia through understanding so, thematically, it's not that far-fetched. The film should have a greater legacy for just avoiding the trap most survival films fall into. Overall, Enemy Mine

  • Did This Comic Book Predict the Trump Presidency?

    11/28/16 ,via Paste Magazine

    Jack often questions his deal with Marlinspike, much like one would hope Mr. Trump may have occasionally questioned his appeals to racism and xenophobia. Jack runs against an establishment-blessed female candidate—Charlotte Pickens of the Patriot 

  • AlterNet Comics: Jen Sorensen on the Xenophobia Virus

    07/08/16 ,via AlterNet

    Jen Sorensen is a comic artist, writer and the editor of Graphic Culture on Fusion. Share on Facebook Share. Share on Twitter Tweet. Report typos and corrections to ''. 9 COMMENTS. Stay Ahead of the Rest. Sign Up for 's 


  • Critical Approaches to Comics

    Routledge. 2012. ISBN: 9781136884733,1136884734. 328 pages.

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic novels, and other sequential art. The authors introduce a wide range of critical perspectives on comics, including fandom, genre, intertextuality, adaptation, gender, narrative, formalism, visual culture, and much more. As the first comprehensive introduction to critical methods for studying comics, Critical Approaches to Comics is the ideal textbook for a variety of courses in comics studies....

  • Comic Art Propaganda

    Ilex. 2016. 175 pages.

    As one of the most simple, effective and powerful forms of communication, it comes as no surprise that comic art has been misappropriated by governments, self-interest groups, do-gooders and sinister organisations to spread their messages. World War Two comic book propaganda with Superman, Batman, and Captain America bashing up cartoon enemies was so ubiquitous that there was barely a US comic untainted by the war effort. And theres no shortage of examples from the other side of the globe. This book examines every kind of propaganda, and how positive or pernicious messages have been conveyed in the pages of comic books over the last 100 years. Subject areas include racism and xenophobia, antidrugs comics, pro-drugs comics and religious comics. Plus, there is a look at social...

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That Was the Year That Was - 1978
That Was the Year That Was - 1978
1978 Following on from the oil crisis Japanese car Imports account for half the US import market. The first first ever Cellular Mobile Phone History of Mobile Phones is introduced in Illinois and Space Invaders appears in arcades Launching a Craze for Computer Video Games. Sweden is the first country in the world to recognize the effect of aerosol sprays on the Ozone Layer and bans the sale. The Serial killer David Berkowitz, "Son of Sam," is convicted of murder after terrorizing New York for 12 months. 1978 is also a great year for movies with Grease summer opening on June 16th, Saturday Night Fever and Close Encounters of the Third Kind all showing in Movie Theatres around the world. 'Britain was the Sick Man of Europe'. The unions and inflation were out of control. Our inefficient nationalised industries were an expensive disaster. The Labour governments of 1974-79 were complete flops. The winter of discontent began in private industry before spreading to the...
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