Thursday, September 20, 2018

Battle Breakdown - Kiritsugu Emiya vs. Kirei Kotomine (Fate/Zero)



When most people think of major climactic anime fights, it's normally very over-the-top with destructive attacks and big speeches and lots of screaming. While it is often between just two combatants, it's rare that the fight only contains two total hits and no dialogue, and still remain compelling and incredibly interesting. Thankfully, we have one such brawl here today, between two of the most important characters in the Fate series in the first and only fight between Kiritsugu Emiya and Kirei Kotomine in the 2011-2012 anime Fate/Zero.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Comic Book Reviews - September 19, 2018



While the big flag-ship titles for Marvel and DC come out to play, we also get the return of one of this blog's favorite comics of 2018 as well as some of the typical zaniness of Mister Miracle, and a whole lot of the Venom symbiote. It's their time to shine, apparently!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Blue Nexus #92 - Live from Light-Years Away!



Previously in "Blue Nexus": Kyle, Brenda, Sandy, Phoenix, and Leley arrived on the distant Xenomark VI on the hunt for the dangerous organization the Trask, who have placed massive intergalactic bounties on their heads. They arrived at the central city and split up to cover more ground, but after a series of planned bombings, were forced to face the music and begin their plan in earnest: Kyle and Sandy headed off to the main arena to participate in a tournament while Brenda, Phoenix, and Leley continued the search for the Trask, who, it turns out, are the ones running the entire tournament! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Deconstructing Heroism (ft. Fate/Zero)



One of the most important elements of the Fate franchise are the characters known as Heroic Spirits: entities from the past, present, future, and alternate realities that come together to fight for the mythical, powerful, Holy Grail. Most times the spirits are indeed heroes of old: King Arthur, Lancelot, Odysseus, Robin Hood, but other times, they're not so great. Each hero carries their own set of ideals and in no better way is that put on display than in the 2011-2012 anime Fate/Zero, where the idea of what it means to be a hero in a world that does not allow for heroes was put to the test.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Comic Book Reviews - September 12, 2018



Wiat so there was something else happening this week besides the release of Spider-Man on the PS4? Hadn't noticed. Can the comics match the hype of the game? Can Spider-Man's own comic match his own video game?! Also the Marvel universe gets drastically changed in two different books, but nobody seems to care! Wild.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Shattered Grid - Greatest Power Rangers Story Ever?



Perhaps the most important thing to come out of this year's 25th anniversary celebration of the Power Rangers franchise was the major comic book event "Shattered Grid." It featured a villain exclusive to the comics and brought together every single Ranger team, from Mighty Morphin' to RPM to Ninja Steel to Hyperforce (from the RPG show on Twitch). It covered every facet of the Power Rangers mythos and even bore an influence upon the 25th Anniversary episode of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel. It's garnered hype from fans young and old and will likely be remembered for a long time to come. But, how does it fare against the other major stories of the franchise?

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Comic Book Reviews - September 5, 2018



For the first time in a longtime there's on independent comics to look at this week, so the Big 2 are set to battle it out! Will Avengers top Justice League? And will my randomly reading Batman this week actually sway me to pick it up bi-weekly instead of in trades? No. No it won't. But it's still good, because it's Tom freaking King, what else do you expect?