Beautiful Darkness is more than a title – Review/Analysis

The following is a review/analysis. If plot details or analytical conjecture would ruin the experience for you, please read the album first. Enjoy!

 

Beautiful Darkness Panel

Aurora the Sprite

 

A dead child is only the beginning of cruelty in Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoet’s Beautiful Darkness. This eurpoean graphic album, available stateside from Drawn and Quaterly, juxtaposes the life of a child with the death of child in a manner that breaks the heart and chills the spine.  Continue reading

Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Rewatch, Episode 2: New Frontier

Our Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Rewatch continues. Read about Episode 1: Phoenix first if you like or dive in below. These synopses will be featured on the Beta Mountain wiki, a great resource for those interested in a deep dive on the show. Comments, likes and shares are always appreciated. 

Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers 

Episode 1: New Frontier

Written by: Robert Mandell

Synopsis:

The Rangers have assembled for the first time at B.E.T.A. the Bureau of Extra-Terrestrial Affairs. They await the arrival of the eminent Dr. Owen Negata, a green brain on a flying plate. Dr. Negata informs the Rangers of their next mission. It seems Captain Kidd has reached out to the Rangers offering an exchange. Information on the abducted humans in exchange for a trade alliance. The Rangers must travel to the planet Tortuna to negotiate the deal. Continue reading

Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Rewatch, Episode 1: Phoenix – Some One Asked For This

We take a break from our regularly schedule Bionic Six Rewatch (don’t worry, it will return) for an essay someone actually asked for. An Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Rewatch. These synopses will be featured on the Beta Mountain wiki, a great resource for those interested in a deep dive on the show. And in a way, Galaxy Rangers is a sibling to Bionic Six, same production company, similar bionics, different setting. 

Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers 

Episode 1: Phoenix

Written by: Robert Mandell

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Synopsis:

“In 2086, two peaceful aliens journeyed to Earth seeking our help. In return, they gave us the plans for our first hyperdrive, allowing mankind to open the doors to the stars.” Continue reading

Bionic Six Rewatch, Episode 1: Valley of Shadows – No One Asked For This

There are things that don’t exist in the world, because no one wants them, such as an in-depth analysis of a forgotten eighties cartoon. This column sets out to answer questions that no one asked. Enjoy.

Bionic Six

Episode 1: Valley of Shadows

Written by: Gordon Bressack

Synopsis:

Somewhere in Africa a man with a long, white beard stumbles out of the jungle. Around his neck he wears a medallion stolen from RunDMC. This won’t be the last instance of cultural theft in this episode. This is Brent Holworth, but we don’t care yet. Continue reading