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: Doctor Strange #1-5

May 14th, 2016

I’ve never been a huge fan of Doctor Strange, mostly because I’m not a fan of magic and the mystical arts. Sure, when he was a member of the Defenders, way back when, I liked him, but not usually on his own. However, since he’s getting his own big-budget movie this year, Marvel has rebooted his solo book and, as could have been expected, essentially made it just like the movie to attract new readers and viewers to the property.  But is it good? That’s the real question, isn’t it?

TV Thursday: Sleepy Hollow Season 3 (2016)

May 12th, 2016

Sleepy Hollow started off as a great series in the first season. It wasn’t bad in the second.  However, by the time it got to the third, it had gone so far off the reservation, I don’t know that you can see it from here.

So now that season three has come to a close and it doesn’t look good for renewal for season four, let’s see where things went sideways.

Anime Review: Aldnoah.Zero Season 2 (2015)

May 10th, 2016

As I mentioned at the end of my review of the first season of Aldnoah.Zero, the main character was shot in the head and knowing the Japanese, he just might be dead.  While they didn’t actually do that, I wouldn’t have been surprised, but the war continues between the embattled people of Earth and the technologically superior Vers Empire from Mars.  Political aspirations rise and fall as humans fight for their very existence.

Who will survive?  Let’s take a look.

Movie Review: Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)

May 8th, 2016

I’ll be honest, I’ve always been a much bigger fan of the Teen Titans than I have the Justice League.  Well, at least some incarnations of the Teen Titans.  There was that one stage where they made the Teen Titans little more than Justice League Jr. and I didn’t care for that, but otherwise, I much prefer staying as far away from the Big Three as I can. So when I heard that DC was putting out something with the Titans legitimately in it and not the super-deformed cartoony versions, I knew I had to see it. This actually premiered at Wondercon, but I didn’t have a chance to see it there.  Now I have and these are my thoughts.

Comic Review: Deadpool & Cable Split Second #1-6

May 7th, 2016

Now you’d think I’d get used to online comics, after all, I’ve largely given up on monthly floppies, preferring to get everything digitally, but these online Infinite comics have never really hit home with me.  They inhabit a space somewhere between static comics and animated comics, but don’t do either particularly well, at least IMO.

But I’m not reading these for the format, I’m reading them for the story, so whatever misgivings I have about the layout I’ll try to ignore as we delve into this 6-issue comic called Deadpool & Cable: Split Second.

RPG Review: Monster of the Week

May 3rd, 2016

Finally got to sit down and actually play a game of Monster of the Week, a game I talked about a while back and have been really excited to get to the table.  I’ve had the game for a while, but I have never had enough people together at the same time to be able to actually play through a game. So, with my oldest daughter home from college for spring break and just before we left for Wondercon, we got in a session, creating characters and jumping into an adventure and honestly, there are some things about the system that I really like and some that I don’t.  Some things I both like and hate for different reasons.  But here’s my take on the game.

Tokusatsu Review: Ultraman X (2015)

May 1st, 2016

I think it’s pretty clear I’ve had a negative opinion toward most modern tokusatsu shows. I haven’t cared for any Kamen Rider series since Kamen Rider Fourze in 2011 and with Super Sentai, it probably goes back to Magiranger in 2005. For Ultraman, the last thing I’ve even watched all the way through was Ultraman Nexus back in 2004. I’ve described my feelings on the whole thing in detail before and I’m not going to do that again.  But I decided to take a look at the newest edition, Ultraman X and it just might change my mind.

Cephus' Corner

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