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It began in the year 2520.

It then jumped back five hundred years, to King Turok of the Lost Valley.

He stood, a troubled protector.

To his brother Andar, he spoke again of his dreams.

" I dreamt of a great death, taking root in my valley and spreading throughout the world.

" A roaring shadow.. "

It was not an appropriate dream for the occasion. )
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They popped up on top of the Fleet.

A Raptor went below that, down to the planet where the Fleet was mining for resources.

It went to evac the few who hadn't yet been- Doctor Baltar, Apollo, Helo, and Tallos.

That last, that supposedly tame rebuilt patchwork Cylon Centurion of the doctor's, stole the Raptor and left.

Baltar took it in stride- he figured the Galactica could send another.

" Centurions are built for battle, of course. Tallos simply couldn't wait to join. "

" Yeah- " said Helo, " but on whose side? "

Above them, man and machine fought on their expected sides. )
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The video was a suicide note, left by a human-type Cylon, an Eight.

She'd made it shortly before killing herself; in it, she'd claimed responsibility for the recent incident involving Tallos, Doctor Baltar's supposedly tame pet reconstructed Cylon Centurion.

The discussion turned to Tallos' actions during the incident- why had it acted to preserve its own life?

It was a Cylon, after all- " death " for it just meant transmission to a Resurrection Ship.

Doctor Baltar made a suggestion.

It was partly that of the Six in his head. )
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"When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father – a detective in the small resort town of Bayport – they must team up with the femme fatale Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting, hard-boiled tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit and dames."

- Dynamite Entertainment press release


Read more... )
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It's not one out of tune with the rest of Dynamite's work featuring King Features characters.

It's one that's a little more apparent, because of the exaggeration of Jesse Hamm's art.

The lightness of Jeff Parker's writing is also a bit more so than previous efforts.

Some of those were his. )
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The human Cylons hidden in the Fleet feared it.

So did the humans of the Fleet, especially with the evidence that it- Tallos, as Baltar had named it with his sense of aptness- might still have some will of its own.

Though Baltar believed he'd straightened out that problem, Commander Adama still worried.

To test his worries, he had the human Cylon they knew about (the instance of the Number Eight model that Helo and Starbuck'd brought back with them from Caprica) taken out of the brig and put before Tallos, so that they could see if the reprogrammed Centurion would obey human orders even when another Cylon was there.

The moment Tallos saw the one Helo still called Sharon, he broke his bonds and threw aside those around him.

Everyone reacted unsurprisingly. )
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Frank and Joe Hardy, the Hardy perennials (Sorry, couldn't resist) of the "plucky teenage detective genre" have a new series coming from Dynamite in a couple of months, and Dynamite Entertainment have released details, covers, and model sheets via entertainment Weekly, and they seem to have going a VERY different route this time.

Which should surprise no one, since the Hardy Boys have been re-invented more times than Batman in their ninety year history, spanning multiple book imprints, two TV series (three counting the Mickey Mouse Club adaption), a psychedelic 60's cartoon, comics and graphic novels..

This time around we seem to be looking at something akin to Hardy Boys Noir, as a very different Nancy Drew joins them in...

The Big Lie )

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It began before that, with an explosion in the sky.

Colonel Steve Austin fell. He lost his legs, his arm, his eye.

He gained faster, better, stronger replacements- had gained, because that'd already happened.

He thought he was reliving that in dreams again- except the voice in his head said he wasn't.

He woke up, wondering who that was.

He realized where he was. )
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He rebuilt a Centurion, because his ego was provoked.

He unveiled it to the Fleet.

He brought it online, and it took a knee.. before Sharon Valerii (not the one who was Boomer, but the one who would later be Athena), the tolerated Cylon prisoner.

That was a surprise. )
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Like Dynamite's last Flash series, it's written by Jeff Parker.

Unlike Dynamite's last Flash series, it's drawn by Jesse Hamm.

His art's definitely not Evan Shaner's.

That's not at all a bad thing. )
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The best of the two depends on the circumstances.

Those circumstances can depend on whom the thing's being done for.

They can depend on the mood of that person.

That can be estimated, correctly or not. )
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It's set in the 2004 remake universe.

It's set in Season Two, before Pegasus.

The opening makes that very clear.

It leads into plot all this series' own. )
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It was four issues putting the latter in the former.

It opened with a Nazi rally in New York being broken up by the Shadow, his .45s, and some explosions.

The vigilante and his allies got away; in the backseat of their getaway car, his assistant Margo Lane pointed out how indiscriminate his justice was.

There'd been women and children down there, where he'd fired bullets and she'd set bombs. The Shadow answered that he'd taken his precautions, that he'd shot only those who shot at him, and that " [t]he weed of crime.. "

She cut him off, saying that he'd lost something- a " ..connection to people, to humanity. "

" I used to be weaker. I used to know fear. Compassion. Mercy.

" They interfere with the work. "

" Compassion isn't a weakness. Mercy isn't a weakness. Kent Allard knew that, but you've forgotten all about him. He's buried under too many masks. "

An explosion nearby punctuated her remark.

Another one directly under them echoed that.

It began a journey. )

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