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Goosebumps - Basement Matinee

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Hello and Welcome To Basement Matinee…

Back in the 1990s, Goosebumps was all the rage, with the books, some of which I still happen to own, including Night of The Living Dummy, and a rather fun TV show which aired as part of the FOX Kids block on well… Fox, and to say R.L. Stein got a lot of kids in middle (or junior) high reading is an understatement. The franchise has been on and off over the years, with different series being created, including a graphic novel run I’ll have to track down at some point… with eventually everything come to ahead with the 2015 motion picture starring Jack Black.


So if the movie came out last year, why am I just talking about it now? Because I finally got around to watching it on Netflix earlier today.  According to R.L. Stein himself, the concept of a Goosebumps movie was around for nearly 20 years, but there was a question over which book should be adapted for the big screen, until it was decided instead to do something that involved as many different…

Street Fighter V #1 Free Comic Book Day 2016 Special - Comics From The Basement

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Hello and Welcome To Comics From The Basement…

Let’s talk about Street Fighter… at one point or another, if you’re a gamer you’ve probably played a version of Capcom’s iconic 2D fighter franchise, either in the arcades or on home consoles or computers.



However Street Fighter has had kind of a weird history when it came to ‘expanded media’, with cartoons, anime, movie, and comics of various quality, some good, some horrifically bad, being released over the years.  The biggest problem is that how do you turn a game, in particular Street Fighter II, into something that can fill out a universe and justify characters crossing paths with one another outside of a tournament format to bring them together? Sure all these characters from Guile to Cammy to Ken to Blanka to Ryu to M.Bison all have back stories that work for the games… but somehow it doesn’t always work when adapting the franchise to something else.

Which brings us to this week’s comic, ‘Street Fighter V’ #1 - The Free Comic Bo…