Cephus' Corner

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

Comic Review: Iron Patriot #1-5 (2014)

September 30th, 2014

AIron_Patriot_Vol_1_1s anyone who reads my comic reviews knows, I’m a huge Iron Man fan and part of that is loving War Machine. Now that Rhodey has changed from being War Machine to Iron Patriot, that love really hasn’t changed. James Rhodes isn’t an egomaniac like Tony Stark, he’s a much more down-to-earth kind of guy, he loves his family, he loves his country and he wants to do what’s right, willing to sacrifice his life to save the people he loves.  That’s a great combination of characteristics and one that had me follow him from his War Machine days into the Iron Patriot suit.

Now, he’s got his own comic book, how does Iron Patriot fare when stacked up against some of the other superhero suited characters in the Marvel Universe?

Belated Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier (2014)

September 28th, 2014

Captain America Winter SoldierWell, The Winter Soldier finally came out on Bluray so it’s time to take a look at the film. To be honest, I’d heard a lot of really good things about it and a lot of not-so-good things so I really didn’t know what to expect.  What I was looking forward to most was putting the events on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in context.  Having watched a large portion of the first season that was based on events in this film, without having seen the film, built up a lot of expectations.  So let’s see if those expectations were warranted as I take a look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Comic Review: Wolverine & the X-Men v2 #1-6 (2014)

September 27th, 2014

Wolverine and the X-Men v2 #1After not reviewing any of the first run of Wolverine & the X-Men, I knew I had to start off the second volume right and take a look at the first arc before I missed my opportunity again.  The first volume was something I enjoyed, although I never really kept up with it as much as I should have.  I’m going to try not to make that mistake again.

Therefore, here’s the first six-issue arc in volume two, a little thing called “Tomorrow Never Learns.”

Movie Review: Ace Attorney (2012)

September 23rd, 2014

Ace-attorney-posterThere’s this video game phenomenon that’s been around for a while called Phoenix Wright:  Ace Attorney.  It’s not anything that I’ve ever played but my oldest daughter really gets into it.  I didn’t realize that they did a live-action movie but, like most things I’m unaware of, I eventually find the strangest things and then I do a review.

So here’s my take on the 2012 movie, Ace Attorney.

Comic Review: Avengers Undercover #1-5 (2014)

September 21st, 2014

Avengers_Undercover_1_CoverThere are tons of Avengers comics but honestly, I don’t know how this one got the name because nobody in it is, or as far as I can tell, has ever been in the Avengers.  Now granted, I’m not familiar with this crowd of kids who survived Arcade’s Murder World, a story apparently being told in Avengers Arena, which I suppose I’ll have to go back and find and eventually review separately. Therefore, here’s my take on the first story arc of Avengers Undercover, a story called “Descent”.

J-Drama Review: Keizoku 2: SPEC (2010)

September 20th, 2014

Keizoku_2_SPECYeah, I know, I watched these out of order, there was a first series that aired in 1999, but when I got this series, I had no clue that the other even existed.  I will be doing an out-of-order review on the first Keizoku at a later date.

Strange things are afoot at the Unsolved Cases division as Toma Saya, a woman with a 201 IQ and no social skills and her partner, Sebumi Takeru, a skilled detective who was demoted the the Unsolved Cases division following a strange death under his command, try to solve a massive conspiracy carried out by SPECs, people with seemingly supernatural powers given because they can use 100% of their brains.

So here’s my take on the 2010 Japanese series Keizoku 2: SPEC.

Comic Review: Magneto #1-7 (2014)

September 16th, 2014

comics-marvel-magneto-1_1I tried waiting for the story to come to a natural lull so I could review a couple of tales but things didn’t work out that way, so here’s my take on the first seven issues of this new comic.

Magneto has traditionally been a bad guy in the Marvel Universe, the natural enemy of Charles Xavier, even though they started out as the best of friends, they’ve ended up, over time, on opposite sides of the war. Magneto wants mutants to rise to their “natural level” and rule over normal humans, Xavier wants the opposite, for all sides to live in peace together.

This is certainly a somewhat different take on the character that explores him on a much more personal level.  Therefore, let’s look at Magneto, the man, the myth, the comic book.

Why Do I Play MMOs?

September 14th, 2014

mmostate_zps4a539164That’s a question I get all the time, especially because I’m very critical of modern MMOs, the people who play them and the complete waste of time most of them have become. You’d think that, since I don’t really like them as they are, that I should just go play something else, right?  It’s been suggested time and time again by people who, I’m sure, are plenty sick of hearing me point out the numerous flaws in pretty much every game out there, but you know what keeps me playing MMOs, at least the little bit that I still do?

MMOs are about the only thing out there with the wealth of content that I want.

Cephus' Corner

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