February 28th, 2014
I love Halo. I love the Halo games, I love the Halo universe, I love the Halo comics, the mythology, just about everything about this wonderful world that Microsoft has created.
Until very recently, the Halo license was held by Marvel and while they did put out a couple of interesting side stories and the like, the license to do Halo comics has gone to Dark Horse and with Dark Horse’s expertise in licensed property comics, I expect some really great things out of them. This is the first, billed as a sequel to the Halo 4 game.
So sit back and enjoy my take on Dark Horse’s Halo Initiation.
February 27th, 2014
It’s a little better this week, we have four regular episodes to look at instead of three, thanks to the ongoing Olympics. I did take a chance on a new show so we’ll see how that shakes out. Hopefully within the next week or two we’ll be back to normal, there are a bunch of shows that I’m really missing. Anyhow, let’s take a look at these five shows on TV Thursday – 2/27/14.
February 25th, 2014
I used to love Risk when I was younger, but as time went on, I simply ran out of people who liked sitting down to play a relatively long strategy game. I still have my original Risk game, circa 1975, but apparently I had purchased a newer version, copyrighted 1993 and never opened it. When my youngest daughter pulled it out and wanted to play, we had to punch all the pieces, 360 miniatures, before we sat down to have it out. Yeah, punching new games is a lot of fun, but then we all sat down to play.
February 23rd, 2014
I’ve left the most successful and longest running of the Wizkids Pocketmodel games for last. Pirates ran from 2004 until 2009 when Wizkids went under and probably would have lasted many more years. It had more than 10 expansions, including one that officially tied it to the Pirates of the Carribean movie franchise.
While it was undoubtedly the most successful, I think it suffered from a couple of problems. So let’s take a look at the Wizkids Pocketmodel game, Pirates.
February 22nd, 2014
On New Year’s Eve, which shows how ridiculously far ahead my writing for the blog is, we all sat down and watched some movies. Some were really good and some… were not. I’ll leave it to you to decide which category this 2003 zombie flick from Australia fit into.
Oh wait, I already said in the title. Silly me.
This one got watched because it was a zombie movie none of us had seen before. Maybe there’s a reason for that.
February 21st, 2014
Tech Jacket was the original hero in the Invincible universe, premiering several months before Invincible came on the scene, but unfortunately, as Robert Kirkman got more involved in titles like Invincible and Walking Dead, Tech Jacket fell by the wayside and ran only for a 6-issue mini series. He’s appeared now and then in Invincible, but as a character with his own book, he’s fared badly.
Until now. He comes back in his own 3-issue digital-only mini-series called Tech Jacket Digital and it’s about time!
February 20th, 2014
Really, really, really slow week this week thanks to the Olympics. With only four episodes to review, there will be no best of/worst of, but read on for one of the shorter versions of TV Thursday – 2/20/14. At least next week will be better.
February 19th, 2014
Birds of Prey #28
Justice League #28
Wonder Woman #28
Amazing X-Men #4
Daredevil #36 (final issue)
Iron Man Annual #1
Marvel Knights Hulk #3 (of 4)
Night of the Living Deadpool #3 (of 4)
Savage Wolverine #15
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #10
Uncanny X-Men #17
Well, this is the last issue of Daredevil, but not so you’d really notice because while Waid’s run has been excellent, they’re now rebooting the title into a Marvel NOW! title, also penned by Waid. Why the reboot? Because #1 issues sell! Oh, and it’s almost Daredevil’s 50th anniversary. Oh, and they’re actually doing something different with a new title, a Marvel Infinity series called Road Warrior, which moves Matt Murdoch from Hell’s Kitchen to San Francisco. No, I can’t really see that either but I’m willing to give it a chance when issue #1 comes out in March.
February 19th, 2014
Fluxx is a very popular, simple card game that has been re-skinned into many different formats to appeal to many different kinds of players.
My oldest daughter loves Fluxx games and got a pile of them for Christmas. I’ll review each of them as they get played and will start off with Monty Python Fluxx.
February 18th, 2014
I came across this lecture given by science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer on his views of the future, particularly transhumanism and the future of humanity. The talk was called “Humanity 2.0” and I thought his views were interesting and I might almost agree with some of them, especially given my own science fiction universe.
But I don’t.