December 30th, 2014
Every time a Tech Jacket comic comes out, I get it, it’s an automatic thing as Tech Jacket is probably my favorite character among the many that Robert Kirkman has created.
We last visited with Zach Thompson in the 3-issue online only Tech Jacket Digital mini-series which I reviewed here and really enjoyed. So did a lot of other people apparently because he’s back with his own ongoing series, not tied to the Invincible comics.
Is this going to be amazing or will Tech Jacket finally hit a wall? Read on and see!
December 28th, 2014
As everyone knows, I’m a fan of the tokusatsu genre, although certainly not a fanatic about it. I like what I like and what I don’t like, I don’t watch. I’ve written before about some of the tropes of the genre that drive me up the wall and how some fans are buried in tradition, even if it stops these shows from being entertaining to some degree.
A while back, Toei created a show that poked fun at the genre. It was called Akibaranger and I really enjoyed it for doing exactly what needed to be done, point out the foibles to people who, unfortunately, would never understand it. Now, they’ve done it again with a new show called After V. This is my look at this 12-episode series.
December 27th, 2014
I’ve played some of The Witcher games and while I didn’t think they were anything phenomenal, I liked them enough to pick up this 5-issue mini-series put out by Dark Horse, just to see what they did with the main character, Geralt.
So here’s my look at The Witcher. Stay out of the woods and away from the places of the cursed.
December 25th, 2014
I don’t usually do things like this, I’m not an early adopter, I gave that up a very long time ago, but there are some tech gadgets that are just so cool that even if they’re not on the market yet, you just have to acknowledge them and say “damn, I want that!”
This is one such product.
December 23rd, 2014
It’s honestly hard to keep up with where these stories go. A long time ago, Peter Parker died in the Ultimate Universe and Miles Morales, a teenager, took up the mantle of Spider-Man. Lots happened, Miles lost his mother, took a year off, fought Galactus and then came back as the Ultimate Universe, once thought on its last legs, got rebooted. I’ve reviewed some of it in the past but now, in the ongoing Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man series, things go entirely sideways.
If one Spidey is good, why not two?
December 21st, 2014
I just finished up my first Elektra review in which I mentioned a second arc that continued from the first. Well heck, since I’m here already, why not do a quick review of the second 2-issue story called Double Tap?
So what happens when you piss off all of the best assassins on the planet and their Guild? They come after you, of course, but if you’re Elektra, one of the best of the best, they’re going to have a hard time actually putting you down. However, trained killers aren’t know for giving up so how do you stop the Assassin’s Guild from hunting you to the ends of the Earth?
You read on and find out!
December 20th, 2014
Wolverine seems to be a comic that gets rebooted on a regular basis. Most of the time, let’s be honest, it’s rebooted when they want a spike in sales, change direction or just change creative teams. It’s the way of Marvel these days, I’m afraid. So this time out, I take a look at the first story arc of volume 6, a story that largely sets up this current run, called Rogue Logan.
Is it good? I guess you’ll have to read on to find out.
December 18th, 2014
Last week, The Flash finished it’s first “half-season” (does anyone else hate the recent spate of “mid-season finale” nonsense?) and while I’ve been enjoying the show so far, it’s really been pretty low on the geek-o-meter compared to shows like Arrow and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I just haven’t been getting the same kind of geeky moments from The Flash as I do from those other shows, but all that changed this week.
December 16th, 2014
Elektra has always been a tragic character, one that I’ve both loved and hated over the years. Her on-again-off-again love affair with Daredevil, her infamous death at the hands of Bullseye and her long-standing career as an assassin par excellence have made her one of Marvel’s more controversial characters. She can kill like the Punisher but there’s something a little softer about her that a lot of people really like. I admit that my enjoyment of the character depends heavily on what period of her life she’s in, but Marvel has decided to put out another series starring the assassin in red and so into her world I must dive once again.
Here’s my take on the first arc of Elektra, a story called Bloodlines.
December 14th, 2014
It’s sad how little time I have to watch things these days. It isn’t like I don’t watch a lot but tokusatsu tends to fall right to the bottom of the pile because I have so much American TV to work through every week. Now that things are starting to go off for mid-season, we jumped into the newest Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider Drive, so I could get my first impressions out and… my first impression isn’t all that good.