Review: Terminal Point by Bruce Zick

Review: Terminal Point by Bruce Zick

Love time travel, quirky love relationships, and atomic steam punk? Then the reissue of Bruce Zick’s Terminal Point is a must have. Terminal Point was first published in 1993 by Dark Horse Comics, Caliber Comics has since brought back this classic in all of its DuoShade glory and has just recently released  it as a graphic novel.

Set in 1993, Terminal Point documents the adventures of Pilot, a web runner employed by a secret agency called Terminus. Pilot rides a  time traveling vehicle called Equus. Together they set up terminal points for Terminus. Terminal points are points used by Terminus to allow the corporation to control time itself. They place beacons in territories they don’t own. Some of the terminal points come at a cost however, much to the disadvantage of the natives who already settling the land. Things begin to unravel for Pilot when negotiations with a group of indigenous people go horribly awry. 

After traveling back in time seeking safety,  Pilot comes in contact with the aluring and velvet toned Byrnn Stone. She’s the vocalist at the Silver Crescent Club. She is also the  girlfriend of Robert Rhodes, a freakin’ genius inventor whose inventions get a major puch in the boost deprtment when he’s exposed to tech from the future. A budding love triangle develops as Byrnn is caught between Rhodes and her new found feelings for Pilot. Tensions escalate between Pilot and Rhodes as Terminus close in on the rogue web runner. Apparently Pilot isn’t all that he appears to be.  

Zick’s art is very detailed with his line work and I love the Duo-Shade process for adding tones to his drawings making ther pop. Even with  advances in the production process, Zick’s art looks as it was originally intended with that the film noior feel. The steampunk designs give Terminal Point an awesome look and it’s a great visual fit to his previous work, The Zone Continuum. Perhaps Zick will be given the chance marry the two narratives together one day.

Terminal Point is an entertaining to read and is still fresh 20 plus years after it’s original release. 

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    1. A release date for the Venom movie from Sony
    2. Is a Matrix reboot in the future
    3. Will The Fly be rebooted……again?
    4. The Amazing Stories reboot we requested is happening.
    5. Killer Klowns From Outer Space being rebooted as a TV series
    6. Mathew Vaughn directing the sequel to Man Of Steel
    7. Life size At-Ats in the Disney Star Wars theme park
    8. The 15 most uncomfortable movies to sit through
    9. 10 Obscure sci-fi films to hunt down
    10. Fringe Recommendations
    11. The Fringe movie review of the week-Immortal Combat

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      The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 168–Swipe Right on Prinder!

      The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 168–Swipe Right on Prinder!

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        GW1 Issue 96 – Power of the Iron Fist

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        Netflix came out with the next installment in its Marvel shows this past weekend and, no surprise, we binged it all and want to talk about it. So… spoilers! But before we get to that, there were some interesting news tidbits this week, including a crazy schedule for the upcoming season of 12 Monkeys and a big change in ticket sales for a major convention.  More

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          Welcome to The Comic Board; your one-stop shop for everything related to this week’s new comic book releases. We not only cover the big two in comic publishing, DC & Marvel, but also Image, Valiant, Aftershock, Boom Studios, Dark Horse, and a host of other independent publishers.
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              DC Superpowers Podcast Issue 48

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              Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers has returned with Issue 48, and they have brought all of the news, reviews and previews from across the multiverse with them. More

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                #67 Indie Talk… Director/Writer/Actor Keith Sutliff, The Mason Brothers… SFW8

                #67 Indie Talk… Director/Writer/Actor Keith Sutliff, The Mason Brothers… SFW8

                This weeks Guest is Director/Actor/Writer/Producer and Stunt Man Keith Sutliff. Keith is the director of soon to be released The Mason Brothers. Kev reviewed this flick over at the website and thoroughly enjoyed the movie so decided to reach ou to Keith and get him on the show to talk about his movie from from conception to completion.

                The guys discuss the movie, the struggles of independent cinema and much more.

                Keith was even good enough to give us another movie for our 365Picks list.

                A Must Listen…

                No Timeline needed its an awesome Interview episode. We do manage to squeeze in some Sci Fi Weekender Pimpage though.

                The Mason Brothers makes itself theatrical debut April the 11th at the Egyptian in LA.

                 

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                  #66 Sci-Fi Weekender 8… News (Big Announcement) Quickie Reviews (Logan & Great Wall) Top5 Annoying Tv Characters

                  #66 Sci-Fi Weekender 8… News (Big Announcement) Quickie Reviews (Logan & Great Wall) Top5 Annoying Tv Characters

                  The 365Lads are back for another dose of there usual awesome goodness. We start with our now famous General Banter before we move into our News.

                  News is full on choc a block with our awesome News about 365Flicks attending SFW8 at the end of the month which we could not be more excited about. Chris is surprised to have realized that we have become a weekly show. Other News talking points is the Oscars being great and Fastlane being terrible.

                  Our world class Quickie Reviews is next. Reviews this week include a rant about cinema going kids and these great movies and Tv shows…

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                  • Logan (Jackmans last hurrah)
                  • Man Down (Shia is awesome)
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                  And Many Many More…

                  We round out the show with our Top5 Annoying Tv show characters in which we get to vent our rage…

                  Stick around during the credits for our Marvel style post credits section.

                  Timeline:

                  Girlz Melon 365Intro and General Banter                         00.00 – 08.40

                  News Round-up                                                             08.40 – 1.00.40

                  History of Bad Ideas Podcast Promo                               1.00.40 – 1.01.05

                  What Have We Been Watching Quickie Reviews               1.01.05 – 1.50.30

                  Astro Radio Z Podcast Promo                                        1.50.30 – 1.51.40

                  Top5 Annoying Tv Show Characters                                1.51.40 – 2.31.02

                   

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                    #65 Indie Talk… Director Corrie Greenop, Dark Beacon & Wandering Rose (AKA Demon Baby)

                    #65 Indie Talk… Director Corrie Greenop, Dark Beacon & Wandering Rose (AKA Demon Baby)

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                    Coz Greenop Links:

                    Its an Indie Talk you dont need a Timeline its all Interview-y Goodness…

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                      Wookiee Radio 17: Yub Nub Begins

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                      Gareth Edwards was at SXSW talking about the Darth Vader scene at the end of Rogue One and other changes made to the movie.

                      We take a look at a few of the news snippets for The Last Jedi, Han Solo, Rebels, Celebration and more.

                      Then we take a look at 10 actors who turned down roles in Star Wars and Frank Oz was defending the use of CGI in the prequels.

                      We then move into book news from Topps, Marvel and DK.

                      We finish the show with a new segment called “Twisted Tales of Star Wars”

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                        Talking Comics for 03.22.17 – Iron Fist #1, X-O Manowar #1, Ghostbusters 101 #1, & Thor Revelations?

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                        Valiant Comics relaunches two of their main characters this week with a brand new X-O Manowar and Bloodshot! Expect a shocking revelation from Bloodshot and join Aric as he and the X-O Manowar armor enter into a new war!

                        Image Comics gives us a new Magdalena series and it looks like it may be a brand new Magdalena as well! Ray Fawkes is back with another new horror series, Underwinter, written and painted by himself!

                        Don’t forget – this week we find out why Thor was Unworthy in Unworthy Thor #5!

                        Kyle Rayner Chooses his ring this week in Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #17!

                        Don’t miss the Question of the Week! We want to know what you think of two powerhouse characters, so tell us below!

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                          Mighty Marvel Geeks 160: Slow Gets You Pulled Pork

                          Mighty Marvel Geeks 160: Slow Gets You Pulled Pork

                          Your Intrepid Trio is on cocked, locked, and ready to rock you with that Mighty Marvel News that you need! The show starts with a Kylan Rant. This is more or less a continuation from a story last week tied to the first four episodes of Marvel’s Iron Fist that he had watched. Mike and Eric join in and, be warned, they all take it there. Mike then follows up the rant with an article about how the show runner was not aware of the controversy of Finn Jones being cast as Danny Rand. They guys all have their say on this one, too! The news then moves to the MCU with an interesting article about how Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo were worried that they may have been fired when Thor and Hulk did not appear in Captain America: Civil War. Kylan then keeps it in the MCU with a piece about Chris Evans leaving the Living Legend behind after Avengers: Infinity War. He gives some great reasons and although we’ll hate to see him go, it is a great run! The news then moves to comics with Mike sharing an article about Jeff Lemire leaving Marvel. It seem like there’s a lot to this story, give it a listen and tell us what you think. Eric then wraps up the news segment with an article about the upcoming mega event Secret Empire and what it’ll mean for Marvel. Ultimately, we all agreed that we were tired of the nonstop crossover events. It has become too much. From there we talked about our POW(Picks Of the Week)!

                           

                           

                          The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015-) Vol. 5: Only Squirrel In World TP

                          Spider-Gwen (2015-) #18

                          Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016-) #14

                          The Unworthy Thor #5

                          Rocket Raccoon #4

                          Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17

                          Iron Fist #1

                          Elektra #2

                          Black Panther #12

                           

                           

                          Marvel Unlimited-Marvel Premier #15(May 1974)

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                            Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #252: Iron Fist Review!

                            Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #252: Iron Fist Review!

                            On this podcast we review the first three episodes of Marvel’s Iron Fist series. Does it deserve the bad reviews? Focus your Chi to your ears and listen in!

                            Check out Brawler #1 and #2 on Kickstarter now!

                            Check out JoshWill.com for some sweet art, and buy your issue of C.R.O.T.C.H. here.

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                              Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 162: Hot Snakes and Great Lakes

                              Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 162: Hot Snakes and Great Lakes

                              This week The Nerds talk a lot more about Netflix Iron Fist, They discuss all of their NerdOns, This week’s Nerd News, and answer some great questions from our listeners.
                              This is an episode you do not want to miss!

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                                JAN 158: Kong: Skull Island Review

                                JAN 158: Kong: Skull Island Review

                                Enjoy a full-spoiler review of Legendary Pictures’ latest entry to their Monsterverse, Kong: Skull Island! Artist John Bellotti Jr. joins Anthony, Imran and Rugboy for the review and to remember Bernie Wrightson, discuss the new Wonder Woman trailer, The Batman news, Marvel’s Iron Fist on Netflix, the recently announced Venom movie from Sony and much more.

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                                  172 Booty and the Beast (Arrgh)

                                  172 Booty and the Beast (Arrgh)

                                  Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

                                  Look who’s joined us, mateys! It’s me own wife, the WendyNerd Heather. Aye, mateys, this week we’re talkin’ about plundering that be goin’ on for 50 years it were. Pirates of the Caribbean has been open in Disneyland for 50 years, and we’re going to have some fun celebratin’!

                                  We be headin’ ashore me hearties, first to look at a new trailer for PIXAR’s Coco and a heap of Disney news for your booty!

                                  And if I can just lose the pirate speak for a bit…it’s a tale as old as time we’re reviewing this week! Beauty and the Beast has exploded into cinemas this week and Heather and I have seen along with many of you. So, what did we think? Does it live up to the classic 1991 film? We’ll share our thoughts!

                                  Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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                                    Why Would You Do That?

                                    Why Would You Do That?

                                    This week we discuss Iron Fist, Ian has seen Dr Strange, how excited we are for PNP200, some strange news items, does anyone want a Matrix reboot or The Terminator for that matter, Man of Steel has a director but Sean wonders if that even matter with how screwed up thing as WB / DC seem to be and so much more

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