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The Great Battle of "We the People of the US" and Free Speech
 by Dylan Jones
Dating Sims
 by Clayton Smith
Collecting in he New Millenium - Part 2: Sports Cards
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 by John Lewis
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 by Mike Smith
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Creature's Corner

Hey Scooby fans and PCR faithfuls:
The castle became alive this week in anticipation of the new Scooby Doo movie. Not that the first one was all that great but because many of the classic Scooby monsters we grew up with were going to be in this one. I originally was not all that keen on going before knowing that so on Saturday night We all hopped into the Paddy Wagon and went to see it.

Scooby Doo 2
I have to say that I enjoyed it a little better than the first one though it was no masterpiece. The story was a little better and the classic creatures added a bit to the experience. The story is as follows; there is a new museum displaying many of the costumes worn by the villains in Coolsville and the gang are all present for the opening. Suddenly there is all kinds of chaos as one of the costumes seems to come alive and create havoc throughout the crowd. Overall, several of the costumes end up missing and the Scooby gang suddenly find themselves left with a mystery on their hands. I don't want to go into more detail to spoil the movie for anyone but I will say that Captain Cutlers Ghost is in attendance and he is awesome.

All the original cast members are back with a very strong supporting cast including; Peter Boyle, Seth Green, and Alicia Silverstone. I still am not too sure about Sarah and Freddie as Fred and Daphne though their performances as these characters have improved. Linda Cardellini and Matthew Lillard are very well cast as Velma and Shaggy.

James Gunn must be very happy as the last two weeks have seen two of his scripts in the number one slot (DOTD and Scooby Doo 2) at the movies. His story for the most part was very good with a logical progression. He also added a couple neat little extras to make it interesting. The one thing I didn't like was the disco dance sequence in a rough and tumble bar. Oh well, I guess you can't have everything. On the Creature Scale I give Scooby Doo 2 Two Screams.

If you are a Scooby fan don't forget to check out DC Comics monthly Scooby Doo comic. The current issue is # 82 and sports a cover featuring everybody's favorite threesome; The Frankenstein Monster, The Wolfman, and Dracula. Run out and get a copy if you dare.

WizKids/Hero Clix
In other news, WizKids Games are at it again. This week saw the release of their newest expansion for the ever popular Hero Clix CMG. (Collectible Miniatures Game) This go round features DC characters. The set is called Unleashed and features an additional 97 figures including Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Kilowog, Dr. Fate, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, Two-Face, Hawkgirl, the Classic Batgirl, Supergirl, and the huge Bat Sentry among others. Run out and grab some today.

Gotta Run, I have to get some Clix. Have a Great Week and don't forget this week Hellboy will be unleashed to theaters everywhere. I'll be there. C-Ya!

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