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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.

Annual Review: Amazing X-Men Annual #1

February 12th, 2015

Amazing X-Men Annual #1 CoverFourth up this week comes Amazing X-Men Annual #1, a story called “Goddess” which takes us back to Africa to revisit Storm’s tribe.  I did a review of the first arc of Amazing X-Men here and really liked it, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that their first annual will continue the high quality storytelling.

So let’s dive right in and see how the team fares in my look at Amazing X-Men Annual #1.

Annual Review: Wolverine Annual #1

February 11th, 2015

Wolverine Annual #1 CoverThird up for the week is Wolverine, a precursor to the Death of Wolverine storyline.  It’s funny, when I decided to do this Annual week, I went to look for DC Annuals and there just aren’t that many of them, at least not for series that I’m currently reading.  Sorry all, it’s a Marvel week this week, maybe I’ll try to come back and do some DC in the future.

So here’s “Wolf and Cub”, Wolverine’s first annual under the new imprint.  Is it the best there is at what it does, or is what it does not very nice?

Annual Review: Thanos Annual 01

February 9th, 2015

Thanos_Annual_Vol_1_1_Lim_VariantI’ve fallen into a really weird habit when doing comics, I’ll review the first arc of a new series and then, almost without exception, just stop talking about it. Occasionally I’ll go back and review another arc within that series, but most of the time, you never hear about it again.  I don’t want to make this an all-comic blog, I’ve tried to restrict it to mostly Saturday posts, but I feel like I’m missing a lot that I ought to talk about.

Therefore, I’m going to do a complete week talking about Annuals, those comics that are supposed to tell a single story in a super-sized, stand-alone format. They’re not always like that, of course, but there are a lot of annuals I’ve seen lately so I’m going to talk about them.

To start things off, here’s my take on the Thanos Annual #1.

Comic Review: Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #1-6 (2014)

February 7th, 2015

six_million_dollar_manI don’t usually get into comic adaptations of TV shows, especially where they try to extend a show’s run or try to tie up loose ends. I’ve tried in the past, I just haven’t been particularly happy with the results. Maybe it’s just me but shows like Buffy and Angel, when they tried to tack on extra comic-only seasons, I never really enjoyed them.

Of  course, I am a fan of the Six Million Dollar Man, they just put the last of the show out on DVD and I leapt on it and watched all five seasons. Now, Dynamite is putting out a sixth comic-based season and I had to take a look.  Therefore, here’s my take on the first 6-issue arc of the Six Million Dollar Man, a story called “It Came  From Deep Space”.

J-Drama Review: Trick: Last Stage (2014)

February 5th, 2015

Trick_Last-StageHere it is, the last Trick movie ever. Really.  They mean it this time. Trick, the long-running and extremely popular J-drama series, has finally come to an end and I entirely missed it.

Yes, it  came out in January 2014 and I was certainly I’d grabbed it, but as I looked at it, it didn’t seem familiar and I checked and, stupid me, I’d missed getting it entirely.  It’s not all my fault because, for some reason, nobody had fansubbed it until recently.  Ah well, I rectified that oversight and saw it and here’s my take on Trick: Last Stage.

Belated Reviews: Oblivion (2013)

February 1st, 2015

OblivionThis is another one of those “oh yeah, I wanted that, didn’t I?” movies that fell to the bottom of my Amazon list.   I’ll often throw things on there that I might want to see, but which I’m really not all that excited about.  As more and more goes on the list, it falls off the first page, maybe off the second page, and I eventually forget it’s there at all.  That doesn’t make it a bad movie, necessarily, and people might get me some of these far-down-the-list movies for Christmas or my birthday, at which point I remember that I actually wanted to see it.

So here’s my really, really belated look at Tom Cruise in Oblivion.

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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.