December 31st, 2015
There are some shows that go on way the hell too long and Haven has unfortunately been one of them. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I really looked forward to the show every week and thought Syfy had something special, but after the destruction of the barn, all that changed and the show has just limped lamely through season after season, having lost everything that once made it great.
Honestly, it makes no sense at all to consider this part of Haven season 5 when part two has as many episodes as an entire season regularly does. Why not call it season 6 and be done with it? Because most Syfy shows only go 5 seasons at best, I guess they don’t want to play favorites? I have no idea. But let’s take a look at the last of Haven and see what trouble Audrey Parker is getting into now.
December 29th, 2015
I really don’t get the opportunity to talk about role-playing much these days, I just have no time and the places I once went to chat I no longer go, so it was great to talk to some people who are old school gamers recently and we got to talk about the kinds of characters that we prefer. By far, I like the anti-hero, which I define as a character who does good without intending to do good. They do it in spite of themselves. So here’s my reason for liking the anti-heroes in RPGs.
December 27th, 2015
I know I’ve said it before but I love Tim Zahn’s books. Always have and probably always will. I’ve read everything he’s ever written and I wait with baited breath for the next one. I don’t care what it is. I’ll read it.
So this is the fifth and final book in the Quadrail series, the story of Frank Compton and his quest to ferret out an alien hive mind that threatens to take over the known universe. Can he and his assistant Bayta, with the help of the alien Spiders, actually defeat the Modhri? Let’s find out in this review of Judgement at Proteus.
December 26th, 2015
One of the stupidest things that Joe Quesada ever did, in a long, long, long list of really stupid things he’s done as the head of Marvel, is to retcon the marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Now I know he’s rationalized why, but I’ll always believe it’s because he’s a pathetic fanboy who wants to see Parker a perpetual loser high school student.
Regardless, I’ve always loved seeing Peter and Mary Jane together and I loved the idea that they’d have a kid named May who would become Spider-Girl, not in an alternate universe, but in the Marvel 616. This isn’t exactly that, but maybe it’s close enough, so let’s take a look at Spider-Man – Renew Your Vows.
December 25th, 2015
Deadpool finds a way to interject himself into everything, but this time, he hasn’t joined the craziness that was the 2015 Secret Wars event, no, Wade Wilson went back and played around in the original 1984 version of Secret Wars, where the Beyonder took Earth’s Greatest Heroes and pitted them against Earth’s Vilest Villains in a war for supremacy. And they might have gotten away with it if not for the Merc with a Mouth.
So as we near the end of our Secret Wars week, does this 4-issue mini stack up? Let’s find out as we look at Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars.
December 24th, 2015
Secret Wars: Secret Love is a one-shot that presents five short stories of romance within the Secret Wars continuum. None of the stories really have anything at all to do with Secret Wars, it’s just an excuse to cash in on the series and to look at five couples, mostly classic pairings, and tell a short story about their relationship.
So this is the shortest of the Secret Wars tie-ins I look at, but when love is in the air, you just have to go take a look. So here goes my review of Secret Wars: Secret Love.
December 23rd, 2015
Well thank goodness we’re done with the anthology stuff for a while! If you read my reviews of the recent Spider-Man 2099 series, you’ll see that I was pleasantly surprised, in fact so surprised that I was looking forward to seeing what they did with the character post-Secret Wars. But that’s not what we have here, instead, we have the 2099 take on the Avengers, something we’ve never seen before and it’s making me wonder why the heck not!
So here’s an actual 5-issue, single story mini-series featuring the 2099 version of the Avengers. Let’s see how Secret Wars 2099 stacks up!
December 22nd, 2015
I’ve already said that these Secret Wars spinoffs are really hard to review because they’re just random stories about random characters that are often operating entirely off the reservation in the main storyline. But unlike Journal, which put characters in impossible situations, this one really doesn’t have any specific theme, except if you consider it one of the old Marvel What If? comics. Now that’s not necessarily a bad thing since I adored a lot of the original What If? comics, but here, I think we need to take a step back and see what Secret Wars Battleworld actually has to offer.
December 21st, 2015
This, and a couple of the other Secret Wars tie-ins, are actually pretty hard to review because they’re not really a single story, but a whole pile of entirely unrelated shorts, several per issue, done by different writers and different artists, that tell vignettes about some of the characters that are generally off-camera in the main mini-series.
So why don’t we take a look at the Secret Wars Journal 5-issue mini-series to see what’s going on in the outskirts of Battleworld, far from the main action of the Secret Wars event.
December 20th, 2015
It was all supposed to work out. With Secret Wars coming to an end, I was going to have a week-long event, just like I do over on the other blog, where I’d get through almost all of the Secret Wars titles and crossovers in one fell swoop. It all hinged on Secret Wars ending on time… which it didn’t. Originally, I was going to do this earlier in the month. I realized it wouldn’t work. I moved it to the end of the month. It still won’t work. Therefore, I am doing reviews of all of the crossovers this week and I’ll get to Secret Wars sometime early next month, hopefully. It happens, I guess.
So today, I’m going to look at what honestly doesn’t even warrant a review, it’s the Official Guide to the Marvel Multiverse, a one-issue look at the changes that have happened in light of Secret Wars. What a great way to start off what was supposed to be an epic week, right? So let’s get started.