Cephus' Corner

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

R/C Wishful Thinking

November 30th, 2014

grandfather-sunsetEver since I wrote about flying R/C planes a little while ago, I’ve been paying more attention to it than I have in years.  As I said, some part of it really calls to me, it’s something that I enjoyed a lot back in the day and the more that I think about it, the more I realize that what I liked would be difficult to achieve today, either flying R/C aircraft or driving R/C cars.  The world has changed, my situation has changed and what I want, as with pretty much everything else in my life, isn’t really part of the majority desire.

So here’s why it would really be wishful thinking to get back into it, no matter how strong the desire.

Comic Review: All-New Ultimates #1-6 (2014)

November 23rd, 2014

All_New_Ultimates_1_Marquez_Variant-600x899Most comics, especially from Marvel and DC, run in 5-7 issue arcs so that they can be easily converted into trade paperbacks and re-sold in bookstores and the like.  However, some, and it’s never that easy to tell which ones will and which ones won’t, just tell an ongoing story and you never know when there will be a designated break in the action.  Therefore, I’m going to start reviewing some of these series that I’ve been waiting for a break that never seem to come.

This doesn’t happen to be one of them, therefore, here’s my take on the first six issues of All-New Ultimates, part of Marvel’s reboot-of-sorts for their Ultimate Universe.

J-Drama Review: Himitsu Chouhouin Erika (2011)

November 22nd, 2014

Himitsu_Chouhouin_Erika_Japanese_Drama_2011_6335_posterWhen Takahashi Erika, a former spy for the Intelligence and Research Office, retires from the job to marry a man who has a young son, she thought she had left the spy business behind, but when a former associate comes to “ask” her to take part in his new detective business, she has to balance her happily married life with her secret spy life and try to take care of both her family and her clients at the same time.

Comic Review: Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #1-4 (2014)

November 20th, 2014

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu 001-000One of the first comics I have a really strong memory of reading was the Master of Kung Fu Annual #1 from 1976.  Sure, I’d been reading comics for a while before that but that particular issue had an impact on me for reasons unknown.  It starred Shang-Chi, the titular Master of Kung Fu and his often partner in the martial arts, Danny Rand, Iron Fist.  I’ve always had somewhat of an affinity for the characters and so when this new four-issue mini-series starring an updated Shang-Chi came along, I knew I had to read it.  Unfortunately, this isn’t the Master of Kung Fu of my youth…

Comic Review: The Punisher #1-9 (2014)

November 18th, 2014

the_punisher_2_coverI’ve just realized how far behind I am on my comic reading so I’m trying really hard to squeeze some reading in here and there.  I remember when the Punisher was shiny and new.  Even though he originally appeared in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man back in 1974, he really didn’t come to prominence until his first mini-series in 1986, which is where most people became familiar with Frank Castle.  He’s gone through some ups and downs over the years, some really good runs and some not-so-good runs and while I’ve always liked the concept of the character, a lot of the time I haven’t liked the way he’s been portrayed.  Now, in 2014, he returns with his own solo book which I’m going to take a look at the first nine issues.  Here we go.

Halloween is Too Fake

November 15th, 2014

Transworld 2014Yeah, I know, Halloween is over but I was watching coverage of Transworld, the big Halloween and Haunt convention held every year in St. Louis, and frankly, I just wasn’t that impressed.

Yes, I know I’m hard to impress, but most of the props at Transworld are aimed at the professional haunt crowd and, I’ll be honest, often I have very little interest in a lot of “pro” haunts because they don’t look that much different than your typical backyard haunt, they’re just held in a commercial building instead of a garage.  I want to see a lot better than that.

Comic Review: Death of Wolverine #1-4 (2014)

November 11th, 2014

Death-of-Wolverine-McNiven-coverLet’s be honest, comic book characters rarely, if ever die.  Not really.  They might take a short vacation from the land of the living but they always come back and the more popular the character, the sooner they return to grace the pages of the comics.  It’s a purely financial reason, popular characters sell comics and therefore, the companies can’t afford to let them languish in the grave for long.  Still, characters die regularly and return from the dead just as regularly and that brings us to this review.

Today, I’ll take a look at the recent 4-issue mini-series, Death of Wolverine, where one of Marvel’s most popular characters gets killed.

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