November 30th, 2013
This is the start of the final arc in the Daredevil: Dark Nights mini-series and I’m sorry, but it still feels so wrong to say that. You’d think that a mini-series ought to be a single story throughout, but this has turned out to be three totally unrelated stories about Daredevil with different writers, different artists and entirely different tones.
Jimmy Palmiotti takes over the writing reins and Thony Silas and Antonio Fabela handle the art and we get a different take on Daredevil as Matt Murdoch heads off to sunny Florida to protect a witness in a mafia trial. There he meets up with Misty Knight, bionic detective and things start to get interesting.
November 28th, 2013
Unfortunately, my anticipated “easy week” didn’t turn into such an easy week after all. Only two series, Atlantis and Dracula, took the week off and I had the 80-minute Doctor Who special, so I didn’t really gain anything. Worse yet, I go completely overboard on two shows this week so you know this is going to be long. Next week though, that’s when I get my break, it looks like shows that air Wednesday – Friday, at the very least, are taking a break.
November 27th, 2013
Well, it’s a holiday week so I have no clue when these things will actually come out, or when I’ll have a chance to get them but this is what I’m looking for this week, plus what I probably ought to get rid of. If anyone can give me good reasons these titles deserve a reprieve, let me know.
Mass Effect Foundation #5
Teen Titans #25 – deserves to be dropped, honestly.
All-New X-Men #19
Deadpool Annual #1
Indestructible Hulk #16
New Avengers #12
Powers Bureau #8
Savage Wolverine #12
Superior Spider-Man #22
Uncanny Avengers #14
Wolverine & the X-Men #33
Wolverine & the X-Men Annual #1
November 27th, 2013
I ran into this discussion over on BoardGameGeek today where someone was whining that of he sleeves the King of Tokyo cards, they don’t fit into the card slot in the box and this is some kind of injustice! How dare IELLO not size the card slot for cards bigger than they actually released with the game!
I pointed out to the complainer that he was modifying the game and expecting IELLO, not only to expect his modification, but to plan for and produce packaging that catered to his modification. It’s a really silly expectation, but this idiot didn’t care. He wanted it, it was somehow their duty to provide whatever he wanted or he was going to scream until he was blue in the face.
November 26th, 2013
Here on Building a Better World Part 9, I wanted to talk about the ultimate fate of religion in the far-flung future. As I already discussed in my post on time travel, religion didn’t fare well in the distant future and everywhere that it tried to prove it’s claims, it failed miserably. This wasn’t limited to the Catholics, nor to Christianity, virtually all monotheistic religions failed across the board when it became painfully clear that they were all false. Christianity, as a whole, dropped to representing a tiny percentage of the population. Islam similarly fell, but they had some serious problems that I’ll explore in part 10 of my series. Judiasm went virtually extinct, as did Shintoism, Taoism and many of the other eastern religions. Hinduism fared better than most but it too was practiced by only a sliver of the population.
So what happened to religion? Read on and find out.
November 25th, 2013
I was recently relating this story to a guy over on BoardGameGeek, but he said he’s a young budding gamer who really doesn’t have that many opportunities to play games and doesn’t know what to do. I told him that he’s at that point in his life where he can really set himself up for some amazing adventures if he’s willing to put himself out there. As proof, I told him how I set up the primary gaming group that I had for most of my life.
November 24th, 2013
Keeping with my recent series of non-sport art cards, this time out I’m presenting the 1995 90-card set put out by FGP. Bob Eggleton, like some of the others that I have talked about in the past, is an American science fiction, fantasy and horror artist. He’s won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist eight times so far and has worked in a variety of media, including book covers, posters, cards for Magic the Gathering, and due to his life-long love of Godzilla, he was a design consultant on the 1998 film, as well as having been an extra in a Japanese Godzilla film.
November 23rd, 2013
Sometimes you just don’t have a lot of time to play a complicated game or you don’t want to work hard remembering the rules, or, let’s be honest, you just want a simple game that doesn’t take long and you don’t have to think much.
That’s Steve Jackson Games’ Zombie Dice. It’s quick, it’s simple, it’s easy to carry around and can be played by virtually any reasonable number of people, in theory.
November 22nd, 2013
It’s the end of the world as we know it and Deadpool feels fine, at least as fine as he can when his various incarnations get hacked, slashed, disemboweled, decapitated and ripped limb from limb on every page. We finally get to the last issue of the last mini-series of the Killology and we get down to the last Deadpool… or do we?
November 21st, 2013
Holy crap, I’m pretty sure this is the longest list of reviews I’ve ever done. Joining the list this week is Almost Human, a futuristic cop drama and, thanks FOX, they aired two episodes, bringing the week’s total to 14 reviews. Now that might sound like a lot and it is, but luckily it won’t be this bad for many weeks, some of these shows, like Haven, are nearing their season finale and, of course, next week is Thanksgiving so I’ll get a bit of a break there, especially since the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special airs next week. There’s no rest for the wicked, I guess. Let’s begin.