August 31st, 2013
What If? AvX had turned out differently?
Last year’s big Marvel event was Avengers vs. X-Men, a story about the Phoenix Force returning to Earth and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes coming to blows with the strongest mutant superhero team. I did a review of it and frankly, thought it was pretty weak, like most of Marvel’s recent events, but it set the tone for much of the current Marvel NOW worldview.
However, there were always questions in AvX. Hope Summers voluntarily rejected the Phoenix Force, causing it to take over Cyclops, Colossus, Magic and Emma Frost. But what if Hope hadn’t rejected it? What if she embraced it? What would have happened to the Marvel universe?
August 30th, 2013
I sent you back to start? Sorry!
We haven’t had much of a chance to sit down and play board games lately, what with helping my mother move and then catching up from all the things we had to put off, it’s been difficult. However, we did squeeze in a couple of games one night and decided to pull out some of the classics, the games most people don’t play and even fewer ever talk about, just for fun. Here’s my review of the classic board game Sorry!
August 29th, 2013
I know I have no cause to be nervous, but the closer it looms, the more nervous I get, that it isn’t more than 2 weeks before I’ll be down to a single show on my review list and it is, by far, the worst show of the bunch. Truth be told, I should be more nervous about the coming fall season, where my list may well balloon to a dozen or more shows every week. Right now, I can watch everything in a single evening and write all the reviews on an hour or two. If a lot of these shows work out, it might take me every single night of the week to get through them and then, 6-8 hours to write the reviews.
Not sure which I should be more scared of.
August 28th, 2013
One thing I’ve always wanted to see in comics is the story from the villain’s perspective. We have lots of comics that tell the stories of the heroes but very few where their rogues gallery is given center stage, with a chance to show the audience how things look from their side of the hedge. In The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, we get exactly that, the New Sinister Six, consisting of Boomerang, Shocker, Overdrive, Speed Demon and Beetle, have a seething hatred for Spider-Man, not realizing that their old boss, Doc Ock, is at the wheel of the Spider-Man machine.
August 27th, 2013
We’re taking your controller, you’re not playing the right way!
I used to play a lot of MMOs, I’d still play them if there were any good ones to play, but since there aren’t, I don’t bother. I do play a lot of single-player games though, although it’s hard to find many really good single-player games that aren’t just a training ground for multi-player content.
I don’t really want to play with anyone.
August 26th, 2013
I was listening to an episode of Geeks Without God over the weekend and they were talking about CONvergence 2013 and all the fun things they were planning on doing at the convention. As I was listening, I was remembering what conventions used to be like for me, back when I was young.
August 25th, 2013
There was a time when Blade was a big deal, Wesley Snipes was hacking up vampires on the big screen and people loved it. However, that time is long since past and while Snipes’ time in prison probably had a lot to do with the failure of the movie franchise, it doesn’t really explain what happened to the comic books from which Blade sprang.
Or did it?
August 24th, 2013
I’ve been reading Wolverine as long as there’s been any such thing as Wolverine, way back in Hulk #181, and we’ve enjoyed a love-hate relationship. I thought he was great as the feral outsider who wasn’t afraid to break the rules to do what he thought was right, back in his “best there is at what he does” days, when that meant something.
Of course, over the years, Wolverine has changed a lot and different writers have different takes on his characters. He’s become lovable old Uncle Logan, protector of children and teacher extraordinaire. His healing factor has been absurd at times, allowing him to regrow his entire body from a single cell. He’s also become absurdly over-saturated, appearing in every book under the sun to draw in readers. These are some of the things I don’t like so much.
So what kind of Wolverine do we find in this new volume of his solo book? Let’s see.
August 24th, 2013
It’s almost that time again, time for the new genre shows to take to the airwaves. Some are returning shows, some brand new offerings, I wanted to take this chance to take a look at the specific sci-fi and fantasy shows on the horizon to see what I’m excited for and what I’m going to be ignoring completely. I’ll do this alphabetically, just to keep things orderly.
August 23rd, 2013
Build your castle, field your forces, defeat evil in TinyCo’s Tiny Castle!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a review of Android app gaming breeding games, mostly because I haven’t played any new ones, but the reality is, in most of these games, that it’s really fun and fast-paced at the beginning, but after the “free taste” that gets you hooked, you end up being buried under breeds that take forever or an endless parade of things you don’t want in hopes of getting something that you do. Therefore, when the makers of Tiny Monsters released a new game, I decided to try it out.