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Empowered & Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell #3- Review

Adam Warren lets other artists play with his creation, Empowered. Whenever a creator does so, we see how strong his stories are. I was drawn to this series when I saw Carla Speed McNeil attached to it. I didn’t delve into the first two issues, because life got in the way and all. Empowered &

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SOLO: A Star Wars Story Extended Trailer (2018)

While the new trilogy is falling flat, these Star Wars Story stand alone films are winning me over. In fact, Solo a Star Wars Story trailer has hit and im excited. Enough of me though, check it out below. 

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Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #3 – Reviews of Old Comics

It's been long enough that I feel like I can get back to the task that I set for myself back when I last wrote Reviews of Old Comics on a weekly basis, the coverage of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the era that I got hooked on them. This issue is actually one that I didn't read until many years later.  In the 1980s, Annuals were a little harder to come by than they are now. These were the days before comics were exclusively in comic shops. The direct market was still in its infancy, with DC still in the first year of it's line specifically for comic shops. Often, one wouldn't know an Annual was coming out until it was seen on the newsstand or spinner racks. Some vendors might not even carry the Annuals. Many times, the Annuals would be self-contained stories and if it was missed or overlooked, a reader wouldn't even realize it for months.

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Toys R Us Closing List

Toys R Us plans to close up to 182 stores as  part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan. Going-out-of-business sales are scheduled to begin in February and be completed in April. This is indeed a sad day for toy fans and for some the memories of loosing KB Toys is coming right back. God speed Toys R Us, we wish for the best and brace for the worst. 

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Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find Theft

I hate reporting things like this but a while back one of our neighborhood comic shops had a storage break in. Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is a staple destination in Charlotte NC and they need your help. Things like this just makes my blood boil and the thief’s got away with a good amount

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Happy New Year & A State of the Website Address

Happy New Year folks! 2017 was a challenging year for us but we had some good times! 2018 should be even stronger for us and we wish you all the best! Now for some website news.  As I mentioned, it has been a challenging year for us on Needless Essentials. As you have seen, posts

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Preview: Pau’s Atlas & Axis Gets Translated In January!

We get lots of previews of comics from smaller publishers, and Atlas & Axis seemed like another one of those, but it's a case of Titan Comics helping bring another well-crafted translated comic to America.

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Star Wars- The Last Jedi Non Spoiler Review

So today is the day a new Star Wars film is released. It was a good day but how was the movie!!?? Well I am here to tell you it was not that bad. In fact, The Last Jedi was pretty damn good but it had some flaws. Now before we begin, this will be

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Just Got Larger

Disney and 21st Century Fox has reached a deal that will bring the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool to the Marvel cinematic universe. This deal will cost Disney 52.4 Billion in stock options. Disney will gain more than just the Marvel properties; Disney will also get all the prequels and OT Star Wars films as

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The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 3rd Edition is Coming

As a GI Joe collector, Mark Bellomo’s book has been and still is a major resource guide in identification and completing figures and vehicles. You all know that both the first edition and the second edition has been sold out for ages. The secondary prices for these books are astronomically high but I have some

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Hasbro/ Mattel Merger Coming?

CNBC is reporting that Hasbro has approached Mattel about a possible takeover. Neither company is coming out with any conformations but its indeed interesting. We would have the two largest toy makers under one roof and THAT could be something magnificent. Hasbro would have Barbie, Hot Wheels, Transformers, Nerf, Star Wars and more! Only time

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I have an Announcement to Make….Please Read

As you guys and gals can see, the website has sparely been updated for the month of October. Sometimes life gets in the way of the things you love and sometimes you just loose control of what want to do; that is the case here. There is also burnout among myself and my staff. We

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