Author Archives: Adam vanLangenberg

About Adam vanLangenberg

Comic book defiler, board game desecrater, unwanted felon. @vanAdamme

THE HOBBIT: GANDALF EX MACHINA

Full disclosure, I am not a massive Tolkien fan. I tried to read Lord of the Rings and put it down after several chapters due to excessive boredom. I have seen the trilogy of films and really enjoyed them but never … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH JIM BUTCHER

WARNING: Contains a spoiler if you haven’t read Ghost Story yet. For years now my friends have been bugging me to get into The Dresden Files. I didn’t know what they were, other than a long series of books. They told me … Continue reading

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RUBY SPARKS [REVIEW]

Calvin Weir-Fields is a genius, just don’t say that to his face. At the tender age of 19 he wrote a novel which quickly became a best-seller, establishing him as an Author Of Note™. Unfortunately for Calvin and his many … Continue reading

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THE AVENGERS COMING TO TV!

Latest news from Marvel-World is that The Avengers is being considered for a television series. A “high-concept cop show” will reportedly explore the mythology of the Marvel universe. Before you get too excited and start running around the street in your Captain … Continue reading

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: COMPETENTLY ADEQUATE

Can we all just agree, Spider-Man is the best superhero out there? He’s not a brooding emo like Batman or a stuffed-shirt conservative like Superman. He’s completely vulnerable, unlike Wolverine and he isn’t impotent like The Hulk. Why do we … Continue reading

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THE AVENGERS, MY SOUL AND OTHER STORIES [REVIEW]

I know this is the second Avengers review in a row. It’s a massive movie. Quit complaining. In 2008, I and many others were sitting in the cinemas watching Iron Man for the first time. Being more of a DC … Continue reading

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TABLETOP EPISODE #2 – THE SETTLERS OF CATAN

After a long wait (over two weeks, dammit!) Wil Wheaton has brought out episode two of his board gaming web series, Tabletop. This episode looks at The Settlers of Catan, one of the classic gateway games. A gateway game is the … Continue reading

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