Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

TV Thursday: Marvel’s Agent Carter #1-8 (2015)

March 26th, 2015

agent-carterI always knew I was going to review this once the first 8-episode season finished, but I’d since given up doing my weekly TV Thursday feature. Marvel announced doing Agent Carter well over a year before it aired, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role from the Captain America movie and the Agent Carter Short.

So was it good?  Let’s dive into the first season (assuming it gets a second) of Marvel’s Agent Carter.

SDCC Keeps Getting Worse

March 25th, 2015

Comic Con CrowdsThere’s been yet another nail punched in the coffin of San Diego Comic Con, I don’t know how long this can continue before they fall apart entirely.  I’ve complained about Comic Con many times in the past, how it’s too crowded, how San Diego simply cannot handle the massive influx of people, but over and over, Comic Con continues to sign on for more years in the entirely inadequate city.

However, recent events have made it more clear than ever that they cannot hope to have an event this size and keep it in San Diego.

Review: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

March 24th, 2015

ThroneOfAtlantis

I usually don’t review these, mostly because I’ve got so much else to look at, but I thought I’d take a look at the brand new DC Animated adventure, Throne of Atlantis.

DC has made a long series of animated featurettes over the past decade or so. Some are utterly amazing, some are merely good, I don’t think there’s been a truly bad one in the bunch and I think I’ve seen them all.  Whereas Marvel has the theatrical scene sewn up, DC controls the animated television market going back decades.  So let’s dive into this latest adventure and see how Throne of Atlantis stacks up.  I’ve also got a bonus short at the end so keep reading.

Woodworking Templates With Sketchup

March 22nd, 2015

SketchupI’ll admit that I tend to woodwork by the seat of my pants to a certain extent, I may draw templates, I may work out what pieces I need, but I’m open to making modifications along the way so that everything fits together as it should.  No set of plans ever goes together exactly as the creator intended.  Woodworking is organic that way.  However, there are a lot of people who are designing projects in Google’s Sketchup and while I’ve spent a while playing with it, I find that it really doesn’t do a good job translating bits and bytes into useful and usable information for the shop.

Comic Review: Deadpool’s Art of War #1-4 (2014)

March 21st, 2015

ODeadpool Art of War Coverh look, another Deadpool mini.  There are tons and tons and tons of these, in fact, they’ve already announced the next one.  So what does the Merc with the mouth do this time? He takes on Sun Tzu and desperately wants a major book deal based on The Art of War.  However, things don’t go quite as he planned, which brings us to this mini-series.

So let’s dive into this 4-issue Deadpool mini and see if he can wrest victory from the jaws of defeat.

Belated Review: Dracula Untold (2014)

March 19th, 2015

Dracula Untold PosterSo there’s a new vampire movie out and I finally saw it so I decided to do a review.  Usually I’m not a big fan of modern vampire flicks but hey, it was available to watch, why not, right?  Besides, it looked promising, the first entry into what has been described as a Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe and I love the classic Universal Monsters movies.  What could be better?

Sit back, strap in and let’s take a look at Dracula Untold, the story of Vlad Tepes and how he got his fangs.

Board Game Review: Forbidden Island

March 17th, 2015

Forbidden IslandHonestly, I was certain I had posted a review of this a long time ago, but when I went looking to link it to my Forbidden Desert review last week, I couldn’t find it.  Mea culpa!  So I’m going to rectify that right now and give you a review for Matt Leacock’s “prequel” to Forbidden Desert, where you trying to survive a sinking island while searching for four treasures.

Race you for the airfield!

Prop Replicas and Copyright

March 15th, 2015

Prop ReplicaThis is a position I’ve had for a long time, but I’m just starting to run into it again, now that I’ve joined the Replica Prop Forum, a forum dedicated to creating prop replicas, following a suggestion from, well, someone well known who shall go unnamed who frequents the place.

However, I’m seeing the same kind of gross hypocrisy there that I’ve seen before and I just had to say something about it, somewhere safe where I can’t be banned because I have an unpopular opinion.

Comic Review: Avengers – No More Bullying

March 14th, 2015

Avengers No More Bullying CoverThis might seem an odd thing for a review, but there was a time when both Marvel and DC put out public service comics on a relatively regular basis. They were usually one-shots like this one that focused on a particular social ill, be it drugs or gangs or whatnot and it showed one or more Marvel heroes helping kids to solve their problems. It’s an admirable idea, even if a lot of them are pretty poorly written and questionable in their utility, but I thought it was a good idea to take notice of this effort and do a review.

So here’s my look at Marvel’s Avengers: No More Bullying one-shot.

Series Finale: The Mentalist

March 12th, 2015

MentalistI love gimmicky detective shows, usually the ones where an oddball outsider gets themselves involved in police matters and hilarity, as well as murder solving, ensues. Shows like Castle and Forever and old-time Bones and Monk and Psych.  Oh, and The Mentalist too.  But the biggest problem with all of these series is that they simply cannot last forever, there comes a time in all of them that the schtick no longer works and unfortunately, for Mentalist, that time came at least a season before it was finally cancelled. So let’s take a look at the series finale and where the whole thing went sideways.

Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.