Psychos! Sickos! Sequels!: Horror Films of the 1980s by John Stell Requirements: CBR Reader | 87 MB Overview: From the Publisher Let’s face it. The 1980s is often thought of as the decade that brought forth those dead teenager movies, or those films which took much delight in showing us graphic gore, without regard to character or story. But are the above perceptions really true? Were the films of the eighties interested in showing us only drunk and horny teens getting skewered by the likes of Jason or Freddy? Was there nowhere to turn to for a well told, old-fashioned terror tale? The answers, my friends, to these and many other questions are hopefully answered in the pages of this book. Genre: Non Fiction | History | Film
The Treasure of Mount Fate by Jeff Limke Requirements: any PDF reader, 12.2MB Overview: Test your courage against skeleton warriors, a powerful wizard, and the dreaded borkadrac! YOU control the action by choosing which path to follow. Which twists and turns will your journey take? Genre: Comics, Graphic Novel, Choose Your Own Adventure
Darth Vader No.1-25 + Annual by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca. Requirements: Any .CBR reader, 836Mb. Overview: The story centers on the character Darth Vader between the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Genre: Fiction Science Fiction Comic
Issues 1.Vader Part I 2.Vader Part II 3.Vader, Part III 4.Vader Part IV 5. Vader Part V 6.Vader Part VI 7.Shadows and Secrets, Part I 8.Shadows and Secrets Part II 9.Shadows and Secrets Part III 10.Shadows and Secrets Part IV 11.Shadows and Secrets Part V 12.Shadows and Secrets Part VI 13.Vader Down Part II 14.Vader Down, Part IV 15.Vader Down Part VI A1.Darth Vader Annual I 16.The Shu-Torun War, Part I 17.The Shu-Torun War Part II 18.The Shu-Torun War Part III 19.The Shu-Torun War Part IV 20.End of Games Part I 21.End of Games Part II 22.End of Games Part III 23.End of Games Part IV 24.End of Games Part V 25.End of Games Part VI
Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger Requirements: .PDF Reader, 19.1mb Overview: In February of 1947, the crème de la crème of Paris haute couture have flocked to see Christian Dior’s debut fashion show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway and the mesmerized audience declares the show a triumph. When Clara—a freshly hired chronicler and guide to the busy corridors of the brand-new fashion house—is hand-picked by Dior to be a model, she knows her life will never be the same. A biography docudrama that marries fiction with the story of one of the greatest couturiers in history, this work is a breathless and stunning presentation of Christian Dior’s greatest designs, beautifully rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger. Genre: historical fiction, graphic novel
Police Detective – October 1956 Requirements: CBR Reader | 58 MB Overview: Often, early true crime magazines aren’t very useful for sharing online due to their tendency to short-shrift the art, but Police Detective is a very visual exception, well worth uploading. Above is the cover of an issue from 1956, and below are assorted scans of the interior photo-illustrations, all eye-catching. Of the stories, probably the most interesting deals with hitchhiking women who are in reality brutal thieves. The magazine makes this sound like an epidemic but we seriously doubt it was ever a problem. According to the editors, men who picked up these highway hooligans were hit over the head with wrenches or tire irons, robbed, stripped down to their size 38 tightie whities and left unconscious or dead in a ditch while the thieves found the nearest pawn shop to sell off whatever they’d acquired. The description of the hapless men’s heads being “crushed like eggshells,” according to the magazine, creates a disconcerting visual image, especially after that whole Sunday night Walking Dead baseball bat incident the entire internet is buzzing over. Not a good way to go. We have about thirty images below and many more true crime magazines inside the site. Genre: Magazine | True Crime
The Art of The Mass Effect Universe by Chris Hepler Requirements: any PDF reader, 153MB Overview: The Mass Effect trilogy is a groundbreaking epic that has immersed gamers in one of science fiction’s richest universes. Now BioWare and Dark Horse are proud to invite fans deeper than ever into the Mass Effect saga with The Art of the Mass Effect Universe! Featuring concept art and commentary by BioWare on the games’ characters, locations, vehicles, weapons, and more-including Mass Effect 3-The Art of the Mass Effect Universe is the most complete companion available to gaming’s most compelling series!
This handsome 184-page hardcover art book covers art for Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3. The book is packed with concept art for characters, creatures, environments, props, weapons and vehicles. There are a few sketches but most are just gorgeous fully coloured designs. The art is top notch, the environment paintings are spectacular. Genre: Comics, Art, Gaming
Mass Effect: Conviction by Mac Walters Requirements: any CBR reader, 5.01MB Overview: Mass Effect: Conviction features James Vega, new squad-mate in Mass Effect 3, and also has Shepard’s first appearance in the comic series. Genre: Comics, Gaming
Mass Effect: Evolution by Mac Walters Requirements: any PDF Reader, 38.8MB Overview: Learn the history behind the Illusive Man.
The story focuses on the Illusive Man and takes place before he smoked 12 packs of cigarettes a day and had an apartment with a fantastic view. Although it hits many of the same beats as the first game, Evolution succeeds in setting up a fun story with a look and feel all its own. and it reveals many interesting information and tidbits about the illusive man,including how he got those illustrious peepers.
The series starts during the First Contact War between humans and Turians, which occurred soon after humans discovered interstellar flight. Jack Harper, who would later become the Illusive Man, is leading a small band of guerrilla fighters as they search for the truth behind the Turian attack on a human colony. The journey takes him to a strange and familiar scene that any reader who has played the first Mass Effect game will instantly recognize.
As the solicit states, curious sci-fi fans that have had no prior experience with the Mass Effect fiction will have an easy time jumping in. John Jackson Miller and Mac Walters do an excellent job of only including information pertinent to the events taking place. That isn’t too difficult a task to achieve considering the whole thing takes place decades before Commander Shepard is even born, but that’s beside the point. The story moves at a brisk pace, never lingering on scenes for too long but devoting enough time and dialogue to keep readers hooked and guessing as to what will happen next. Genre: Comics, Gaming
Mass Effect: Invasion by Mac Walters (All 4 Issues) Requirements: any CBZ reader, 33.9MB, 32.9MB, 36.1MB, 34.2MB Overview: The Omega space station is the center of lawlessness in the galaxy, a den of vice ruled by the deadly asari Aria. It is also a strategic foothold in a galaxy-wide power struggle, and when the station comes under attack from a new threat unleashed by the humanity-first organization Cerberus, Aria is forced to become more ruthless than ever to protect her home – and her dominion!
Mass Effect: Invasion stars Aria t’Loak. She is a crime boss, the “head” of Omega, an asteroid in the Mass Effect universe where the main laws are survival of the fittest and don’t mess with Aria. She is one of lead writer Mac Walters’ favorite characters to write, and it is really cool to see just why Aria is so feared.
The comic’s art is great. Omar Francia has a style that fits the series. His strength is really in capturing the various emotions on each characters face. One of the stand out moments is during a clash between the Illusive Man and Aria, two Alpha characters with a history longer than the first issue would suggest. The other thing that Francia really nails is the power of Aria. There are already moments of action in the first comic as husks travel through the Omega relay and begin to attack Aria’s station.
On the writing front, the dialogue is straight out of what one would expect from a Mass Effect related tie in. This positively reflects Dark Horse’s choice to use the lead writer of the series as the lead writer of the comics. Aria’s personality is the same one we remember from the games, as is the Illusive Man’s. A new Cerberus commander is also introduced, and he really fits the universe well. He has shades of a renegade Shepard, but also definitely seems like a Cerberus loyalist. Genre: Comics, Gaming