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Predator Versus Wolverine #1 review

Wolverine, unlike Benjamin Percy, is very well versed in Predator movies. A big fan! The diminutive Canadian has streamed them all on small screens, multiple times. He also clearly read all the Dark Horse comics, even the unpublished Predator: The Original Screenplay adaptation by Jeremy Barlow and Patrick Blaine. Logan knows everything about the demons who make trophies of men, even that they are called the Yautja and Marvel's favourite son is not impressed. LOL. What I did like: Old Painless makes an appearance. Kinda. Krull (1983) homage. The Predator (1987) score by Alan Silvestri was playing in my head. Predator vs Wolverine #3 will feature art by Japanese Transformers artist superstar Kei Zama! What I did not like: A big cat would stay clear from a weird 7 foot tall alien wearing fishnet and a metal codpiece. A dead Predator still holding his own weapon? AND the weapons that killed him are still stuck to him? LOL No Peter Cullen cameo! No Anna Gonsalves! No Franco Columbu med
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Adventures on the Planet of the Apes Omnibus review

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Conan The Barbarian #2 (2023) review

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Planet Of The Apes (2023) review

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Star Trek: Holo-Ween #1 review

Counselor Troi suggests the ship celebrate Halloween while a mysterious entity begins to spread through the ship, feasting on fear. crewmen begin to go missing all over the ship. soon the entity reveals itself to be Redjac. the crew begins to feel the weight of fear and anxiety, some of them come to Troi for help. Data enters the Holodeck and encounters the missing Lt Bloch, possessed by Redjac and in the garb of Professor Moriarty. Bloc injects Borg Nanites into his body and easily decapitates Data. Data is modified by Bloc into a Frankenstein's Monster type of being. Lt Bloch is a nod to writer Robert Bloch. who not only wrote Psycho but three episodes of TOS. Redjac comes from TOS episode 'Wolf in the Fold', also written by Bloch. this is not the first time the TNG crew have encountered Redjac. the Wildstorm one-shot 'Embrace The Wolf' has similar Holodeck scenes. in fact i do wonder if that story is cannon with this new one, as the TNG crew seem fam

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