Douglas Cobb

  • Books
    7th Sigma by Steven Gould – review

    Metal-eating artificial life forms called “bugs,” the old Wild West made new again, and the practicing of Zen and aikido mark 7th Sigma, Steven Gould’s latest novel, as something special. It’s a unique page-turning adventure that parallels Rudyard Kipling’s novel, Kim, but rather than being set in colonial India during the Afghan...

  • Reviews
    Petz Fantasy 3D for the Nintendo 3DS – review

    Ever wondered what it would be like to own and raise an exotic or mythical pet, like a red panda or a unicorn, and to teach them tricks and even magic? If so, then Petz Fantasy for the 3DS might be the game for you! This new 3DS game is somewhat similar...

  • Reviews
    Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters – review

    Love him, hate him; you either are a fan of the Green Lantern or you’re not. Either way, how does the XBox 360 game stack up against the movie? Is it fun to play, despite its being an obvious attempt to latch on to the hoped-for popularity of the movie? Or, does...

  • Books
    City of Ice by Laurence Yep – review

    Dragons, revenge, a vow made to the warrior goddess Nanaia to help her uphold an unbending code of honor, becoming friends with the Hawaiin goddess Pele and riding a lava surfboard through a volcano:  Scirye has been through a lot in her young life. She and her friends–Leech, Koko the shape-shifting badger,...

  • Books
    It’s the First Day of School…Forever! by R.L. Stine – review

    What would the ultimate horror be? How about if it was the first day of school forever? That’s the premise behind the latest book by the Stephen King of children’s literature, R.L. Stine, It’s the First Day of School…Forever! In it, you’ll read about Artie Howard’s first day as a fifth grader...

  • Books
    Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory by George O’Connor – review

    You think YOUR mother sometimes acts crazy or irrationally–maybe you’ll think she’s not so bad when you compare her with Hera, the mother of all the gods, in the First Second (0:1) graphic novel by George O’Connor Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory! If you like reading about the myths of the...

  • Books
    Jeffrey Poehlmann (Those Amazing Dogs series) – interview

    Jeffrey E. Poehlmann is the talented (and witty) author of Those Amazing Dogs: Trail of the Viking, based on characters created by Edwin M. Fenne. You get five books for the price of one when you buy it, since this single novel contains the first five Middle Grade (ages 9-12) books in...

  • Books
    Those Amazing Dogs: Trail of the Viking by Jeffrey E. Poehlmann – review

    Action, adventure, and three amazing intelligent dogs! See with your very own eyes and the inner eye of your mind (by reading) Max, Molly, and Oddie explore exotic locales, have exciting adventures, find historical artifacts and treasure, and sometimes risk their own lives to save their owners, the archeologists Felix and Erica...

  • TV Shows
    Tom and Jerry Versus Family Guy

    Breakdown/Shakedown Another new head-to-head match-up between Old and New School Cartoons! Which cartoon will prove to be victorious between our two contenders this go-around–Tom and Jerry or Family Guy? Which of these two is your personal favorite? Please let me know in the Comment form below! The information about the two shows...

  • TV Shows
    The Roadrunner Show Versus American Dad!

    Breakdown/Shakedown The Coyote and the Roadrunner are sure that they will win the head-to-head match-up between Old School and New School cartoons as The Roadrunner Show faces American Dad! However, the race doesn’t always go to the swiftest. If Stan Smith, the CIA agent, gun-toting dad of American Dad! has his way...

  • Books
    Greg Taylor (Killer Pizza series) – interview

    Greg Taylor, the screenwriter of such great movies as Jumanji, Prancer, and Harriet the Spy, also writes awesome novels. The first novel in his Killer Pizza series, about three teens who work at a pizza restaurant which doubles as a front for a monster hunting organization, Killer Pizza, is currently being made...

  • TV Shows
    iCarly Versus Drake & Josh

    Breakdown/Shakedown It’s impossible to deny the vast popularity of both Drake & Josh and iCarly. The question that’s more difficult to answer is “Which one of them is the best?” Right here, right now, we’ll attempt to settle the debate once and for all (or at least until the next time)! Drake...

  • Reviews
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (for the Nintendo 3DS) – review

    “Because of the awesome 3D graphics, Alex!”–that’d be the answer I’d have to give to host Alex Trebek if I were on Jeopardy and was asked, “Why would anyone want to play the new, updated The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for Nintendo’s 3DS system?” Of course, there are other reasons, too,...

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