Reviewed by Taylor Hoffman // @taylorcheckers
Kaptara is the modernization of The Lord Of The Rings in space, but even “better” because it’s a comic by Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod. Simply put, it’s an historical masterpiece and epic gay saga of the ages that details the most important mythical races and their struggle for survival through war, hate, hunger, and, the most insidious foes, time and space. It’s like reading a twitter feud at three AM between two spam bots when you know you should be sleeping or watching drug PSAs from the 70s: poetry.
Story by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Kagan McLeod
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: June 24, 2015
How much you like Kaptara depends on how you read it and what you want from a comic reading experience. If you’re concerned about deep, philosophical plot development and serious stuff, then this series might just seem annoying; however, if you want irreverent and really off-color Masters Of The Universe style fun, then it’s perfect. Zdarsky somehow creates inside jokes instantly by riffing off simple annoying characteristics of the bottom of the barrel humor, but it’s like South Park instead of Family Guy. Canadian and funny, just like Zdarsky. Coincidence?
Full of not-directly She-Ra references and overt social commentary, Kaptara is challenging to the reader because we’re forced to submerge ourselves into the depths of insanity to move forward. We’re still following the journey of an explorer named Keith, The Prince of The Dance Floor, who is stranded on a very dangerous and very strange planet, Kaptara, where he’s accidentally treated like royalty by a pretty peaceful people who don’t know better than to trust the inexperienced stranded stranger. Inter-dimensional threats are still at large, but Keith and the gang are all tied up with the Glomps. The Glomps are the hybrid blobs every horrible thing imaginable: internet trolls, bros, and smurfs. There’s absolutely nothing lovable about these cheap, racist, sexist, douchey chimeras, so it’s both frustrating and entertaining to read or even look at them, but they’re also so pathetic that it’s worth it. Overall, this issue’s main plot is a lesson in defeating trolls. In exchange for safety, Glomps send Keith on a mission to kill the wizard “Melvon,” who is really one of the creepiest and least hip old white guys in fiction, as evidenced by his grotesque body that is like a wizard cap on top of a taller version Shel Silverstein’s little dude in the poem “The Beard.” It’s cringe-worthy stuff, but in a mostly good way.
Kaptara is a unique book and certainly still lightyears away from any other space adventures right now. What it lacks in substance, the team makes up for in style. Keith’s character actually improves each issue and he’s beginning to become the voice of reason in all the craziness, which lays some nice groundwork for when the story gets even more complicated. He’s slowly moving away from being just a gay Indian version of Ignatius Jacques Reilly in space to just Keith, kind of a jerk in space.It’s like they’re challenging readers to believe in the story; what we’re presented with is the reality we paid $3.50 to experience, and dammit, that money is well spent on some “high-quality” art, some low-brow “humor”, and a lot of interesting “jokes.” By far, though, the best part of Kaptara is Motivational Orb and I can’t wait till the spinoff series, MOTIVATIONAL ORB: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! gets optioned for a television show.
Taylor’s a Valkyrie at Black Cat Comics in SLC, UT. Follow her on twitter @taylorcheckers for cute chinchilla pictures and more about comics.
Just the other week FOX released the full trailer for “Scream Queens,” their new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in a sorority house. It looked like a hog-posh of Scary Movie and Scream.
Starring real-life Scream Queens Jaime Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts, we now have an official premiere date: Tuesday, September 22nd on Fox.
Also starring are Lea Michele, Oliver Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Lucien Laviscount, Glen Powell, and guest Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.
“Scream Queens” comes from Ryan Murphy of “Glee” and “American Horror Story” fame.
“Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, ‘Scream Queens’ is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.”
Invisible Republic #4 slows down significantly as the focus shifts this month. Acting as a breather of sorts after the tense action of the previous issue. Our bruised and battered protagonists soldier on in their harsh, unforgiving world.
WRITTEN BY: Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko
ART BY: Gabriel Hardman, Jordan Boyd
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
RELEASE: June 24, 2015
42 years in the future and stealing the spotlight this round is Croger Babb. After a tense game of hide and seek last issue Babb was wounded but safe with his all too important bag. Although he narrowly escapes the organization that’s after the journal he posses are still out there. Maia on the other hand is discovering all the new difficulties that come along with becoming homeless. After she was violently separated from Arthur last issue she’s been experiencing the double edge sword of life without him. While she must fend for herself she’s also free of his malicious control. Along with both of their new challenges come allies, new and old.
There’s a distinct lack of set pieces this issue, shifting the focus inward instead. Babb’s egocentric personality is fleshed out a bit more. He’s slightly more endearing but still an utterly self centred asshole, which somehow hasn’t grown old yet. Conversely we watch Maia undergo some serious growing up all the while never losing her characteristic compassion.
Croger Babb’s story keeps the plot in motion and proves the more captivating of the two. Maia’s journey is more interesting hypothetically but in practice comes off dull. The bee keepers she ends up meeting offer nothing engaging and are a bore to read about. While Croger Babb’s storyline is overflowing with mystery and intrigue. This becomes more immediately apparent whenever the story shifts perspectives.
Invisible Republic #4 is the weakest issue yet but far from a failure. Characters and plot threads don’t advance much this issue and advances that do happen could’ve been done in significantly less pages. That being said the high quality visuals and dialogue, especially for Babb, elevate Invisible Republic above the norm.
Michael Cudlitz, who plays Abraham, is the host in a new video from AMC where he goes around and talks with several of the stars of “The Walking Dead” about the upcoming sixth season of the show. Nothing much is gained about the plot and the direction that the show will be going. Instead, this is simply a chance for the performers to say their hellos to the fans and to each other.
The sixth season of “The Walking Dead” will be hitting AMC this fall. No concrete details about the plot have been revealed.
Grindhouse Presents: Lady Danger Agent of B.O.O.T.I. part 2 is unapologetically a wild and weird comic that shatters the mold. This story hits numerous different beats, you’ll be amazed at just how much happens in 22 pages. Everyone from over the top Street Gangs to Ninjas to Government Agencies become involved as Lady Danger finds herself as the one in true mortal danger. While it may initially come off as a bit light hearted and fun, at it’s core Lady Danger Agent of B.O.O.T.I. is a biting and exceedingly relevant social commentary.
WRITTEN BY: Alex De Campi
ART BY: Mulele Jarvis
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: June 24, 2015
Making good on his promise from last issue Ah-chan attacks the city demanding Lady Danger, while at the same time B.O.O.T.I. Commander Angela orders the same thing. Lady Danger could definitely use some help as she’s unconscious and about to be in some serious Ninja trouble. Luckily Commander Angela blazes in to our heroines rescue dispatching these ninjas with ease. She swiftly whisks Lady Danger away to B.O.O.T.I. command leaving Lady Danger’s friends with the task of delaying the rest of the ninjas. They call up everyone they know and gather a group of gangs worthy of The Warriors.
Back at B.O.O.T.I. Command a doctor is frantically trying to cure Landy Danger’s virus, which turns out to be no simple task. Her condition slightly improves but she’s not back to bulletproof yet. The book takes a noticeable turn around this point, it stops being goofy and gets really real. what happens next is something incredibly special and uplifting. A magically beautiful turn on something that has become a waking nightmare for African-Americans.
Lady Danger Agent of B.O.O.T.I. is fun in a serious way. It tackles modern issues that we are seeing more and more of but with light-hearted airs. Raising awareness and displaying real humanity in a way news broadcasters have been failing at spectacularly. A truly important book reflective of the world around us.
The return of the cult murder mystery TV show “Twin Peaks” has sparked interest in the series in ways I didn’t think imaginable. It’s opened the doors for a whole new generation of viewers while allowing fans from the original airing to share their passion and love with those around them.
The series, which will begin filming this Fall, will feature 18 episodes, is being directed by co-creator David Lynch, and sees the return of composer Angelo Badalamenti.
Deadline caught up with Kyle MacLachlan, who will be reprising his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper, to discuss how things came to be and what fans can expect.
Well I was surprised. I’d always harbored, I guess, a fantasy that I might be able to revisit the character in some way–Dale Cooper. I so enjoyed him and he was such an interesting mix of…he’s just a complex person. I didn’t know what form that would take. I said “I hope it happens,” but there was no real campaign on my part to try and get David to do anything.
But David and I are friends, so we would sometimes get together and have a cup of coffee and we’d reminisce and talk about stuff. I’d always say, “you ever think about it?” Nothing much would come of it. We would remember back and have a good laugh. We talk a lot about those things, people we worked with from Dune and Blue Velvet and all that. So we share this great history, and it’s fun to revisit it from time to time over a cup of coffee.
So I was completely surprised when David said, “it looks like we’re going to return,” and I was very excited for two reasons really. One is the character of Dale Cooper, which is a lot of fun and the world of Twin Peaks. Secondly, the chance to work with David again because we haven’t worked together as actor/director for 25 years roughly. So it’s been a while. I missed that relationship very much.
He continues say, “I have read a couple [of scripts] but I can’t share anything with you. I would love to, believe me. I can certainly say without hesitation, it’s going to be amazing.“
Reviewed by Brady Steele. The bad guys steal the spotlight and wow the crowd in Ninjak #4. After dominating every issue she appears, Roku gets headliner status in this month’s edition. Why? Is she more intriguing than our titular ninja spy billionaire? You be the judge.
WRITTEN BY: Matt Kindt
ART BY: Juan Hose Ryp, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Marguerite Sauvage and Butch Guice
PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment
RELEASE: 24 June 2015
This chapter feels like a poker game that’s been played out over the last three issues. We’ve seen what the other players are holding and their stakes in this game are. Now writer Matt Kindt gives readers a look behind the poker face of a captivating new character,Roku. We’ve all seen how deadly this assassin is literally from head to toe. Kindt flips the cards over and shows us how she came to be. It’s an enticing look into how killers and mysticism (or mental breakdowns) mix together and literally shape who you will become. You can see Roku evolve before your very eyes into one of, if not the most lethal slayers in the Valiant Universe.
There is a plethora of artists this month and it’s actually for a good reason. I feel readers can appreciate a good flashback when done right. Thankfully, this creative team knows how to do that and have brought in Juan Hose Ryp, Seth Mann and Marguerite Sauvageto up the horror and demonic origins of Roku. Ryp excels at graphic detail which is exactly what this transformative journey calls for. The rest of the usual murders row of artists, Clay Mann and Butch Guice, continue their brilliant streaks on this book.
It’s astounding that Guice does so much with only eight pages every month. The villains literally take over the series this month as we are shown the beginnings of Kannon as well.
Throwing in an origin story at such a pivotal moment is a gamble that pays off nicely for Ninjak #4. I didn’t even know I needed this breather but I’m so glad it’s here. Kindt, Mann, Guice et al manage to make the next chapter even more enticing now that we know a little more about all the players at the table. This continues to be a well-crafted book that demands your attention.
Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.
Funko has announced that they will be hosting “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller at the San Diego Comic Con for a signing session on July 10th at 2pm. At that signing, they will also be selling a limited edition Pop! figure of Fuller dressed and designed as though he was Dr. Hannibal Lecter himself.
The figure is limited to 144 copies and there will not be any option to pre-buy one. Furthermore, the line will only be allowed to form starting at 1pm, so this is a seriously limited piece.
This news comes mere days after it was announced that NBC had cancelled “Hannibal“. The third season will end as planned, with 10 episodes remaining. This season has a six-arc episode built around Francis Dollarhyde, known in the Hannibal universe as “The Red Dragon”.
Head below to see the figure.
We are thrilled to announce our Bryan Fuller Pop! figure!
The man behind Hannibal bears an eerie resemblance to Hannibal Lector himself!
This Pop! comes in a run of 144 pieces and will be available
during his signing at the Funko booth on Friday, July 10th at 2 p.m.!
The line for our Bryan Fuller signing will not begin to form before 1 p.m. and we will only sell Bryan Fuller Pop!s during the signing.
The Bryan Fuller Pop! will cost $15 and you will not be able to purchase other Funko items during this time!
You are welcome to bring other Hannibal Pop!s to be signed, too!
Yet another clip has been released from the found-footage horror The Gallows, in theaters July 10th.
This time, not even the bathroom is safe… what starts out as a prank, ends in a pretty great scare that’s probably a reverse prank?
“Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.”
The Gallows is directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, who we also exclusively interviewed a few months back. There, you can read about the genesis of the film, who it ended up at Blumhouse before getting a release through New Line. They also speak to creating a micro-indie and how they hope they’ve created an iconic villain!
The Gallows stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown.
Pack your bags because we’re heading deep into the Peruvian Amazon tomorrow.
In lieu of the full trailer for Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno arriving tomorrow, BH Tilt has provided Bloody Disgusting with an exclusive pair of stills that certainly hint that we’re in for a lot more blood-soaked madness. A fantastic teaser was released Father’s Day weekend.
Heading deep into The Green Inferno with Lorenza Izzo are Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton, who star in the pic that “follows a group of student activists who from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.”
We reviewed The Green Inferno out of the World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.
Readers are in for one helluva super-trippy ride filled with scares and suspense in Southern Cross #4. With images upon images, the fourth installment proves why this series is a smart and entertaining reading experience. As a cerebral and existentialist mystery, “Southern Cross” is an awesome accomplishment when story and art work side by side.
WRITTEN BY: Becky Cloonan
ART BY: Andy Belanger
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
RELEASE: June 24, 2015
In the vastness of outer-space, Alex Braith is starting to feel consumed by the dark and empty hallways of the spaceship, Running away from the dead, Alex finds herself swallowed up by memories of her dead sister. Never knowing which is which, Alex doesn’t know if she’s being given a warning, or if it’s all just a hallucination. Could someone on board the ship be actually trying to kill her?
I love how writer Becky Cloonan builds the main character’s backstory through flashbacks. Because of sibling rivalry, is Alex trying to redeem herself from what happened in the past? But we’re left to question if the main protagonist is making up a false childhood memory?
Cloonan adds more to Alex’s strong personality as her punkish attitude breaks down bit by bit. Alex is afraid that her vulnerability will somehow get her killed. As the list of suspects grow, readers will get a chance to pick and choose who might be a red herring.
Artist Andy Belanger captures images on top of images as a visual metaphor for something grand. With Belanger playing around with the panel layouts, are the visuals meant to ask about humanity’s place in the universe? Or is the surreal imagery supposed to represent Alex’s mindset? You can’t go wrong with either interpretation, which is why Belanger is at the top of his game.
When the imagery turns surreal, colorist Lee Loughridge breaks away from the dark pinkish tones and adds a more vibrant scheme. Notice how the panels are brighter and intense as Alex continues to hallucinate.
“Southern Cross” #4 keeps getting better and better. There are two issues left before the first story arc closes.
Reviewed by Jorge Solis
Screen Junkies has posted an honest trailer for the 1991 sci-fi action/thriller Terminator 2, which goes over its numerous pros and a few of its cons. The trailer extols while simultaneously poking fun at the overly complex timeline dilemma while making sure to show reverence to the dichotomy of being an incredibly violent film that was marketed, in its own ways, to children. Perhaps my favorite moment was the side by side comparison of the CGI for the T-1000, which looks nearly exactly the same, even with a 24 year difference.
Terminator: Genisys comes out July 1st. The synopsis reads:
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
It’s being reported by Deadline that Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan) is in talks to direct In The Deep, the shark film written by Tony Jaswinski and purchased by Sony Pictures. Nothing has been locked down as the studio and Collet-Serra are simply in the opening stages of negotiations.
The film is being described as the melding of 127 Hours with Jaws and follows a young woman who gets stranded on a buoy with a great white shark between her and the shore.
Tom Six’s Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence) (read our review) is already on VOD, yet a series of new posters just popped up online, one of which is very NSFW. The one-sheets are insanely cool, unlike the yawn-inducing sequel that assembles a 500-person centipede. Not only are they cool, but they’re pretty disgusting, one peaking out of an anus, while another looks like an orgy from hell. Crazy stuff.
Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, who played the villains Dr. Heiter and Martin in the first and second films, respectively, are featured. Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Bree Olson, and director Tom Six also star.
“Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane.
Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious ‘Human Centipede’ movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.”
Check out this international one-sheet for Extinction, a supposedly new kind of horror film that is directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas (Kidnapped).
“For nine years, Patrick (Matthew Fox), Jack (Jeffrey Donovan) and his daughter Lu (Quinn McColgan) have outlasted the zombie apocalypse by shutting themselves off in the snowbound town of Harmony. The monsters have seemingly disappeared, with no sign of other survivors, but the constant fear of the unknown is starting to take a toll on this makeshift family. When Patrick goes scavenging for food, he discovers the undead have returned and evolved into something terrifying, beyond imagination. Will the last breath of the human race survive a second zombie apocalypse?”
The film will hit theaters July 31st, 2015 via Vertical.
According to Latino Review, a new Batman film is set for a potential November 2018 release and it’s looking like it’ll be directed by Ben Affleck, who is playing Batman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
The standalone film, as of this writing, is simply titled The Batman, and will be written by, get this, Chris Terrio, who previously worked with Affleck on the award winning Argo!
In addition, Affleck has signed on to play Batman for a minimum of three films, which includes to Justice League films. According to Collider, the three film deal included an opportunity for Affleck to write and direct a film for Batman.
Terrio is heavily involved in the DC universe. He came onboard the Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice team to tidy up David S. Goyer’s early script drafts and is scribing both of the upcoming Justice League films. Furthermore, Affleck may very well join Terrio in writing The Batman, so the future of the DC cinematic universe seems to have a very steady and cohesive voice.
In Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, opening March 25, 2016:
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
YouTuber Adam Eyster has created a modernized trailer for Tobe Hooper’s classic horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The fan edit uses music from Timbre Timbre as well as a karaoke version of “Midnight In Montgomery” over scenes from the film, which are spliced in the more “in your face” style of today’s trailers.
Give it a watch below and maybe share your favorite fan-made trailer in the comments!
Legendary will show footage and present cast members from Crimson Peak, Krampus and Warcraft at its July 11 panel in Hall H at Comic-Con in San Diego, says Variety.
Crimson Peak, directed by Guillermo del Toro, is a gothic horror story starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. Legendary Pictures produced, with Universal set to release Crimson Peak at the height of the Halloween season on Oct. 16.
Krampus is a comedy horror film directed by Michael Dougherty from his own script about the demon who is the opposite of Santa Claus in German folklore. The film stars Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott, David Koechner and Stefania Owen with a Dec. 4 launch from Universal.
Universal has set Warcraft, based on the videogame series of the same name, for release on June 10, 2016. Duncan Jones is directing from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Charles Leavitt. The film stars Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell and Rob Kazinsky.
“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington is joining Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce in the upcoming thriller Brimstone, says THR.
In Brimstone, Harington will play an outlaw who has a crucial role in the tale of retribution, replacing Robert Pattinson who was announced as taking on the role during the Berlin film festival and market.
Fanning stars as Liz, a heroine on the run from her past and chased by the evil Preacher (Pearce).
Carice van Houten (Valkyrie, “Game of Thrones”) is also part of the cast of the movie by writer-director Martin Koolhoven.
The project from Dutch filmmaker Koolhoven has also added to its cast Paul Anderson (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Jack Roth (The Great Train Robbery) and Carla Juri (Wetlands).
Principal photography started recently.
Every since Akira, Fist of the North Star and Ninja Scroll, I’ve been dreaming of a live-action anime/manga adaptation on the scale of a Godzilla film.
With Japan’s Attack On Titans, in theaters internationally September 19th, it looks like I’m finally getting my wish.
The new Attack On Titan trailer has been released and it’s a Manga fan’s wet dream. In fact, it looks like the most realized adaptation ever, while also appearing to be about infinity times cooler than the latest Godzilla.
For those who haven’t yet seen the awesome anime, it’s now on Netflix.
Toho, who also makes the Godzilla films, is behind the two-part live-action adventure that features “Titans” that are actually larger than the biggest and baddest Godzilla (120m vs. 108m in Gareth Edwards’ remake). And unlike most movies these days, the Titans will be a mix of both CG and practical SFX – under the supervision of special effects director Onoue Katsuro – much like Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. Take a look at the shot above and try not to orgasm. Oh, and if this isn’t cool enough, there’s also a tie-in series in the works.
In Shinji Higuchi’s Japanese Attack On Titan:
“The sudden arrival of the Titans–mysterious, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour human beings one after the other–brings mankind to the brink of extinction. Fast-forward more than 100 years later. What remains of the human population now live in relative peace behind massive walls that were erected to defend themselves against the Titans. Yet once again, that peace is shattered when a Titan measuring over 50 meters tall smashes through the wall, allowing a horde of other Titans to enter. The protagonist, Eren, had been resigned to a life confined behind these walls. Nothing I do would make a difference, he thought. But when he joins the “Outer Wall Restoration Team” set up to fight against the Titans, he is reunited with Mikasa, a childhood friend and someone he had long rued not being able to save. The new recruits embark on a mission to obtain explosives, which had become rare and precious, before getting past the waves of Titans to plug the gaping hole in the wall, with humanity’s survival on the line. Will there be a future for Eren and Mikasa, and for mankind itself?”