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Hatsune Miku tapped by Japan gov’t vs coronavirus

Japan has appointed Hatsune Miku, one of the world's most popular virtual idols, as Coronavirus Countermeasure Supporter. Image credit: Crypton Future Media, INC.
Image credit: Crypton Future Media, INC.

The Japanese government has appointed Hatsune Miku, one of the world’s most popular virtual idols, as Coronavirus Countermeasure Supporter.

Developed by Sapporo-based music technology company Crypton Future Media, INC., Hatsune Miku is a singing voice synthesizer featured in over 100,000 songs released worldwide. Her name means “the first sound from the future”.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Ep 16 review

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire
Season 1 Episode 16: “Ripple Effect”
By Lauren Beukes, Vita Ayala, Sam Beckbessinger, Zoe Quinn, and Elsa Sjunneson
Narrated by Fryda Wolff

I still can’t believe this is already the last episode of the Serial Box exclusive Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire. Time sure flies when you’re having fun.

Spoilers ahead.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Ep 14 review

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Ep 14

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire
Season 1 Episode 14: “Iron Will”
By Lauren Beukes, Vita Ayala, Sam Beckbessinger, Zoe Quinn, and Elsa Sjunneson
Narrated by Fryda Wolff

This is hands down the most thrilling and action-packed episode of Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire to date. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Sam make a great superhero team. And Sebastian Shaw makes a great supervillain.

Spoilers ahead.

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Comic Odyssey LIVE: MMA champ as Funko Pop fan

ONE Heavyweight Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera will talk about his love for Funko Pops on Comic Odyssey LIVE.
ONE Heavyweight Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera will talk about his love for Funko Pops on Comic Odyssey LIVE.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are very familiar with Filipino-American MMA fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera, who is the reigning ONE Heavyweight Champion. Vera, however, will guest on Comic Odyssey LIVE on Aug. 14 at 3 PM (Philippine time) to share a different side of himself: his passion for Funko Pops.

Comic Odyssey launched its newest store officially on Aug. 10 on the Shopee e-commerce platform. Kicking off with a weeklong Grand Launch Sale featuring up to 60 percent off on selected items, Comic Odyssey surprised fans by announcing that Vera will guest on its official livestream show.

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Red Sonja and Vampirella will miss Betty and Veronica

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover D by Dan Parent. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover D by Dan Parent. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12
Writer: Amy Chu
Artist: Laura Sanapo
Cover: Fay Dalton
FC | 32 pages | Horror/Mystery | $3.99 | Teen+

And so Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica has finally come to an end. Just as a new chapter begins in the history of Drakulon. Who will now sit on the throne? And who will get a proper mani and pedi when she gets home?

Spoilers ahead.

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Vampirella/Red Sonja #9 review: So red the Sonja

Vampirella/Red Sonja #9 Cover B by Mayara Sampaio. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Vampirella/Red Sonja #9 Cover B by Mayara Sampaio. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Vampirella/Red Sonja #9
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Drew Moss
Cover: Jae Lee
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

We already know how ferocious a warrior the She-Devil with a Sword is. Vampirella/Red Sonja #9 shows us how even deadlier Red Sonja is when she becomes a vampire.

So what happens when you turn a She-Devil into a vampire? Spoilers ahead.

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James Bond #6 review: The name’s Big… Mr. Big

James Bond #6 Cover A by Afua Richardson. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
James Bond #6 Cover A by Afua Richardson. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

James Bond #6
Writers: Vita Ayala and Danny Lore
Artist: Brent Peeples
Cover: Afua Richardson
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

As I mentioned in my James Bond: Origin Vol. 2 HC review, I wasn’t really a James Bond fan. Reading the James Bond comics of Dynamite Entertainment, however, changed that. James Bond #6 is another great issue that will make you glad 007 is in comic books.

Spoilers ahead.

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#SuitsForHeroes PPE fundraiser art auction starts Aug. 1

Bid on high-quality prints of the #SuitsForHeroes campaign's distinctive art pieces in a blind online auction from August 1-7. Image credit: Comic Odyssey
Bid on high-quality prints of the #SuitsForHeroes campaign’s distinctive art pieces in a blind online auction from August 1-7. Image credit: Comic Odyssey

Heads up, comic book fans! The incredible double-sized conclusion to Comic Odyssey‘s #SuitsForHeroes initiative is upon us.

Following a donation drive at the Suits For Heroes website, fans are now invited to bid on high-quality prints of the campaign’s distinctive art pieces in a blind online auction. Filipino comic book artists and the country’s top comic book shops joined forces for the #SuitsForHeroes PPE fundraiser. They launched this to help purchase personal protective equipment for real-life superheroes: the Filipino health workers fighting COVID-19.

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A Clash of Kings #5: When the Imp and Spider were cool

George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #5 Cover B by Mel Rubi. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #5 Cover B by Mel Rubi. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #5
Writers: George R.R. Martin, Landry Walker
Artist: Mel Rubi
Cover: Mike Miller
FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Adventure | $3.99 | Mature

George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #5 is a great reminder that Tyrion and Varys were once intelligent and compelling characters.

Spoilers ahead.

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