Kapi-Mana News - - REVIEW -

Book: Not just books, comic books. DC comic books to be pre­cise. This month the en­tire DC line, which in­cludes the most fa­mous names in the su­per­hero pan­theon – Bat­man, Won­der Wo­man and Su­per­man – all re­booted back to No 1. This may be your only chance to ever own that pin­na­cle of comic col­lect­ing avarice, Ac­tion Comics No 1. Tunes: The 80s are back – again. Af­ter the re­turn of acid wash jeans and mesh tops was bound to come a re­turn of the sounds. En­ter the Chro­mat­ics, a spiky, slick, synth and gui­tar four-piece from the home of the uber hip, Port­land Ore­gon. Their cover of Bruce Spring­steen’s I’m on fire is a plain­tive call to the ter­mi­nally cool and their 2010 EP In the City is the per­fect ad­di­tion to any ul­ti­mate sum­mer sound­track. The box: Game of Thrones is com­ing. Is there any­one left in the coun­try who hasn’t, ahem, al­ready seen this in­cred­i­ble se­ries from HBO about an imag­i­nary world per­ma­nently on the verge of a lit­eral and meta­phoric win­ter. If so, it is about to air on Sky’s new chan­nel, SoHo, which starts Oc­to­ber 31. Like watch­ing the me­dieval War of the Roses through a dark, mag­i­cal prism, the penul­ti­mate episode of GoT may well be one of the best hours of TV you’ll ever see. Event: Hal­loween. Lol­lies, cos­tumes, scary sto­ries and stay­ing up late be­cause of day­light sav­ings. What’s not to adore about this al­mosthol­i­day? Although they do it big­ger and bet­ter in the States, we have our own brand of spooky fun here with The Ware­house load­ing up on cheap and creepy dec­o­ra­tions and cos­tumes. But you’ve still got a cou­ple of weeks to cre­ate your per­fect Bride of Franken­stein, Swamp Thing or Naughty Vam­pire cos­tume, so start now.

– Kylie Klein-Nixon.

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