Cephus' Corner

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

J-Drama Review: Hero Yoshihiko and the Key of Evil Spirits (2012)

April 29th, 2014

y3tWV08When last we left our band of intrepid adventurers, they had defeated the Demon King, sealed the monsters away forever and were planning on a long, well-earned retirement.

Some things don’t work out as expected.

Following the success of Hero Yoshihiko and the Demon King’s Castle, the crew just had to come back for another adventure and this series delivers in spades.  Read on to see where this most recent series takes us.

Comic Review: Daredevil – Road Warrior Infinite #1-4 (2014)

April 27th, 2014

DDRW02I’m still not that sure about Marvel’s digital comics, any more than I am about DC’s. Marvel’s are certainly longer and often drawn better but for the cost of a physical comic, I don’t know if I can recommend it.  DC charges .99 and that’s fine, if Marvel would charge $1.99, I might be more supportive but at $2.99, it’s hard to recommend.

However, here’s my look at the 4-issue Infinite Comics mini-series, Daredevil – Road Warrior.

Belated Review: Thor – The Dark World (2013)

April 26th, 2014

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Here I am again with another  belated review.  I don’t go to theaters so I have to wait until the movie is out on Bluray to watch and review it.  In this case, I was going to get Thor: The Dark World when it came out, I even saw it at Walmart on it’s release date but I wanted to see if there was a different version coming out and when I went back for it a couple of days later, every single copy in the store was gone.  The same with Target.  The same with K-Mart.  I didn’t check Best Buy.  So I waited and the next time I walked into Walmart,  they had one, and only one, copy on the shelf so I got it, watched it and now, you get to benefit from my late viewing.  Strap in, here’s my take on the latest Thor flick.

Comics Review: Cataclysm – The Ultimates #1-3

April 25th, 2014

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This is the third and final side-story to the Cataclysm storyline, this one featuring the Ultimates and how they deal with Galactus and his Swarms as they come to Earth.

The unfortunate reality is that all of these Cataclysm side stories really read like cash grabs, they aren’t really necessary to understand the Cataclysm storyline. It’s Marvel’s way of saying “hey, want to know what’s going on with this set of characters while Cataclysm is hapening? Pay us!”

That doesn’t mean these stories are necessarily bad, just that they aren’t necessary, the’re clear filler and I hate filler.  But let’s see how this mini fared, shall we?

TV Thursday – 4/24/14

April 24th, 2014

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Fair warning, I spent a good portion of this week at Wondercon and I very well may not get to all of my TV watching but I will give it a shot.  This week, one of my favorite shows from last season returns, Orphan Black, which I didn’t even start watching until after the season was over because it didn’t sound very good.  Oh, was I ever wrong!  So sit back, strap in and let’s get through TV Thursday – 4/24/14.

Comics Review: Cataclysm – Ultimate Spider-Man 1-3

April 23rd, 2014

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Yet again, we have a sub-story in the Cataclysm storyline, this time dealing with Spider-Man and his associates.  Like the X-Men story, it falls between issues 3 and 4 of Cataclysm: The Ultimates’ Last Stand.

It features the return of Miles Morales from his year-long hiatus, some major events in the lives of Bombshell, Cloak and Dagger and Spider-Woman and tons of street-level destruction.  What could be better?

But is it good?  You’ll have to read on to see.

More Wondercon 2014 Cosplay

April 22nd, 2014

Bunny WolverineI promised to add some pictures of fun cosplay at Worldcon 2014, particularly the Easter rendition of Wolverine that I talked about in a previous post.  Thanks to Davann Srey for putting them up.

Please keep in mind, you can click on the individual pictures to see them close up!

Enjoy and for the cosplayers, keep it coming! It’s the people who come up with the unusual, the bizarre and the creative that keep people coming back.

So, without further ado, presented without commentary, here’s more cosplay from Wondercon 2014.

Comics Review: Cataclysm – Ultimate X-Men #1-3

April 22nd, 2014

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These are really, really hard to review individually and even harder to schedule so they’re in order.  The events of Cataclysm: Ultimate Comics X-Men fall between issues 3 and 4 of the Cataclysm: Ultimates’ Last Stand, or so I’m led to believe.

This is really why I don’t think that massive crossover events work well, especially when they all come out at different times.  If you’re trying to read them chronologically, you have to read the first couple of issues of one book, then stop reading that book entirely for a couple of months while you read a different book, then go back.

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