Monday, December 29, 2014

Favorite 2014 Anime

To be completely honest, there wasn't much I was looking forward to coming into the year. Compared to last year where many great shows wrapped up, such as Attack on Titan and the rarely discussed Arpeggio of Blue Steel (which I will eventually get around to reviewing, by the way).

However, like anime tends to do, there were a lot of cool shows that took me by storm. Some long and some that only lasted for about twelve episodes. This year also served as something of a precursor for what next year looks like: a whole bunch of season 2s. You had SAO II, Fate/Stay Night unlimited blade works as some of the bigger ones.

Top 10 Trailers/ Teasers From 2014

By now a lot of people have put up what their favorite movies, moments, comics, or TV shows of 2014 were. And yeah, I know IGN did a little Top 14 list of their favorite trailers, but I've had this idea since October and don't know which of us had the idea first. I doubt my list is going to be the exact same as theirs anyway, seeing as how I have two anime on my list.

Oh, I should mention something about that, too. This is a list including both movies and TV shows. The catch? It's only the ones I saw purposefully, the ones I remembered. So even if there was this mega awesome trailer that came out, if I didn't see it, it's not on the list. That said, I do think I'm able to cover several awesome trailers in this list, including a few extras.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Favorite 2014 Movie

2014 was a year of great movies. Many of them matched the hype, such as big hits like X-Men and Cap 2. Others fell below the hype, disappointing some even, such as hits like the second Amazing Spider-Man film and new teen craze, The Maze Runner. Animated movies continue to move forward, the most noticeable being The Lego Movie, sheerly off of a surprise factor. Who knew a movie about Legos would be so cool? Even spawn a franchise.

A real treat this year was the mainstream return of DBZ to theaters with "Battle of Gods" premiering for American audiences. I do and don't count it as a 2014 movie, though. On the one hand, yes, it did release this year in the English dub. On the other hand, several people had already seen it last year when it premiered in Japan. Still, it was a fun time to see.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

"Dragon Ball Z Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan" Review

Hot off the heels of yesterday's discussion, let's talk about a quaint little movie featuring our favorite Z-Warriors being kindly summoned to a brand new planet, made just for them, by a one-eyed man named Paragus. It's a very soft-hearted DBZ movie, one that you wouldn't really expect. So with all of that said, let's just sit back


And enjoy

A simple little family movie...


So...who wants to go a round with him? I'll be over there...

I love this movie. It's nothing but a humongous fight scene. Plot? Oh you mean that little ploy to get Broly to kill Vegeta? Who cares?! Let's have every Super Saiyan (and Super Namekian) in DBZ try and fight this one guy, and see how long it lasts for!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Favorite Christmas Movie

There are a lot of things to enjoy about the Christmas season, and many reasons to enjoy these things. Religiously, it's a time to reflect on the birth of Jesus and the wonderful story surrounding his birth and circumstance. Socially, it's a time for people to gather and give thanks for everyone around them that has supported them throughout the years. Or, if you've just met them, to show appreciation for a new found friendship.

Christmas is the season of giving. Sure, being thankful is a Thanksgiving thing, but it seems so few people even remember Thanksgiving is a holiday anymore. Christmas is a time for families to come together, wherever they may live or whatever the circumstance is, to remember just what it is that makes them a family (besides lawful and biological reasons, those are a tad unavoidable).

So, what's there to do when the family is gathered? Well there's the obvious choices: Christmas shopping, make gingerbread cookies, play a family football game (or is that just me and my family?). To bank on these possibilities, of course, there are Christmas movies, played over and over again maliciously on ABC Family :-).

I struggle deciding whether I like the movies that around shown around Halloween or Christmas. On the one hand, you have such psyhological and thrilling movies like The Shining and Nightmare on Elm's Street. Or you have such heartwarming classics as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Elf.

That's why I like Nightmare Before Christmas, it's the best of both worlds (and even features Thanksgiving!).

Both sets of films/ genres have their ups and downs. For Halloween, it's certainly that it's gory and horror filled to a nauseating degree. So few horror films are good and suspenseful unlike the old ones, just going for cheap jump-scares. Similarly, it feels that most Christmas movies nowadays are just banking on the cliche that everything will turn out well for the family around Christmas time.

That's why I feel there are only a handful of really good Christmas movies, ones with a unique feel to them. The Charlie Brown Christmas is an example of that, accumulating everything we've come to love about the Peanuts and even giving a wonderful message about what Christmas is all about. Elf is just a funny little movie about a human in the guise of an elf, featuring Sonny from The Godfather. Seriously, every time I watch elf, Sonny comes to mind and makes the movie weird, like if he hadn't (spoilers for Godfather, but if you haven't seen it you haven't really watched a movie) been mowed down at a toll-booth--what a way to go--book publishing is where he would have wound up.

And yes, I know there are several other good "holiday" movies that come out, but, there are far more Christmas movies and frankly I won't call A Year Without Santa Claus a "holiday" movie because it's clearly a Christmas movie.

So then, what is my favorite Christmas movie? Nightmare Before Christmas? Home Alone?

No, but, those are good movies. See, I'm a man of simple tastes. I like joy, and Christmas spirit...and good musical numbers! Do you know what all those things have in common? They're clay.

Alright, tried riffing the Joker from The Dark Knight and it barely worked so I'll just say it: Santa Claus is Coming to Town of course!

It's a simple little tale about the origin of Santa Claus--a believable one at that--with its own bits of excitement that culminates perfectly into the Santa Claus mythos. I like the idea of Santa Claus originating as a small-town guy, then going off on his own and basically discovering the meaning of Christmas on his own. It makes him relatable.

Seeing the evolution of the Santa Claus mythos is also really, really interesting. The fact that it isn't just a way to enter a house creatively but rather had to in order to spread joy to the children, who were rather oppressed by the Burgermeister, added a cool element to the movie. The fact that Kris Kringle never gave up helped show us the true meaning of Christmas, and the true meaning of Santa Claus.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster Review

Alright so I never found out the reason why I'm reviewing this trade other than the fact that I got it recently and really liked it. But I think that's a solid reason.

I guess you could say that I'm closing out my comic-reviewing year with a bang. This trade is pretty darn amazing. I'm sure by now most people know that Captain Marvel, more than likely Carol Danvers but still unconfirmed, is getting her own movie. All the more reason to pick up this trade, so, I did. It was just after the announcement, too, and I saw that this would be probably the comic that would still be running through to the movie.

Akame Ga Kill! Review

Well, at least one of the regularly sized summer anime shows has wrapped up. In the middle of December no less, but here we are regardless! While looking for shows that either weren't sequels or weren't going to get sequels (I'm already watching two sequel anime, I don't want/ probably can't sustain any more information already), I finally stumbled across one that peaked my interest. I also saw a lot of discussion, a little early on in the show, that it was pretty darn good, maybe even the level of Attack on Titan. Of course I thought, "Well that's a lie, but let's see the hype."

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Blog Update 3: New Year, New Rules, New Reviews

So, yeah, my schedule for blogging has been sort of whack the last month. Reminds me a lot of how it was before I even developed a schedule. But that's only because school got hectic and then having to review Arrow and The Flash often meant I was writing/ posting things all in one day as well as working on Wednesday nights. Not only that, but I'm sure you noticed that I stopped blogging weekends (including Friday) and "Blue Nexus" has been gone for the whole month of December. So, what the heck bro?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Arrow "The Climb" Review


Dang, there goes my theory that Tommy killed Sara...

Dang, there goes the potential for Katana to be a part of the TV JLA

Dang, there goes...Oliver down the mountainside...


Green Arrow #9 Review

As much as I would love to review a Christmas comic, the fact is I won't because that's too gimmicky and I don't currently own any Christmas comics. Sure, I could buy the Harley Quinn Holiday Special, but money's always tight and spending five bucks on a single comic is never something I look forward too. Maybe in February I'll get around to more holiday/ themed pieces, but nevertheless, the comic I'm reviewing has some relevance. Right?

I mean there's snow. A guy has a beard. And, uh...

Okay, look, I looked back and saw that pretty much every month I've reviewed at least one Green Arrow comic and I decided that since this one was the most "winter-y," I would review it. Sadly, though, it isn't one of the good Green Arrow books.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Flash "The Man in the Yellow Suit" Review


I definitely left tonight's episode of The CW's The Flash way more confused than when I entered. A lot happened, so much so that I may have difficulty going about the episode in my normal, sequence-of-events way. There were three main subplots, of which only one pertained to the plot of the episode, one teased major events in the next few episodes, and the other only made for awkward filler. I won't say which are which, I'll leave that up to you. Because that's the fun part.

I'll discuss the elephant in the room, to get us started: Reverse Flash was amazing. Definitely the best villain we've seen on The Flash and probably the best villain we may see the entire season barring the return of Captain Cold and non-appearance of Gorilla Grodd.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Arrow "The Brave and the Bold" Review


And so, onto part two! Huzzah!

Man was this episode great! I know I usually say this after a few more context sentences, but yeah, it was great! In my opinion, it was even better than the episode from yesterday, from The Flash. Part of that, I'm sure, is that there was little need for the characters to adjust to each other. But another part of that was the increased amount of comedy, and the terrific Arrow action that we saw. Captain Boomerang was fantastic (sadly not Australian) and I hope he comes back, because he was not only a cunning villain but an adept fighter as well.

Supergirl #36 Review

Supergirl is a character, at least in the New 52, that seems to be struggling to find herself. Mostly because her writers have not planted her anywhere. From various escapades with Superman against He'l to her time as a Red Lantern and her most recent quarrels in the "Superman: Doomed" event, it doesn't seem that Supergirl has really had her own book. It's more like Superman 1.5. If she wasn't a Kryptonian, it's almost like she would be irrelevant.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Flash "Flash vs. Arrow" Review

You can argue for days about which show, The Flash or Arrow is better. I'm sure there are hundreds of message boards and forums online discussing that very thing. Regardless of your opinion, though, it should be unanimous that these two shows excel at what they do. Arrow brings the dark, hard elements of comic books that we see nowadays while The Flash has more heart and spunk that most people think of. They are two very different shows that almost feel like they're out of two different eras, almost like it's two different genres.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Fate/Zero VS Fate/Stay Night (ubw)...So Far

I was one of those people that watched Fate/Zero without any context to the original Fate/Stay Night. And I am one of the many people that loved Fate/Zero. It is, in my opinion, not only one of the best anime ever, but one of the greatest television shows ever. Seriously people, watch it, it's amazing.

This year, much to my happiness, they announced that another version of Fate/Stay Night would be released. If you don't know, F/SN is a visual novel and takes several different routes, or different events occur with the choices you make throughout the journey. This show, this F/SN [unlimited blade works] if you will, follows a different route than the previously released show.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blue Nexus #13: Moving Forward

            It was about ten years ago, a moment Kyle liked to forget typically. He was in his neighborhood with his mom and dad, and several other neighborhood kids were there. Most of them were gone now, but the ones that remained after that still seemed to like at Kyle for it. Except for Kip and Luke, who never really bring it up.
            Really it’s not a big deal. Seven year olds often cry in public. But never did their parents have to come over and comfort them while they were with the other kids. It was the sign of a crybaby, someone who wasn’t really cool.

Blackest Night #7-8 Review

Well, we've finally reached the end of "Blackest Night." It's been quite...eventful. I think this part of the review is going to be the easiest simply because of how easily the final two issues flow. When I read through it a first time, I actually felt like I was just flipping through the same comic even back in Issue 5.

For the event, too, it's a very satisfying conclusion that manages to practically save the DCU. I read this way after the New 52 was already a thing, so, learning that these events wrapped up a mere year before the New 52 began is a bit disappointing, but I'll get into that once we get to Issue 8. For now, let's get on with it.

Previously on "Blackest Night:" Zombies and ah crap now the Justice League is all dead and Batman showed up and now NECKRON has raised all of the dead Coast City peeps to fight against the remaining heroes. Luckily, through the power of colorful art, a brand new breed of Lanterns has awoken and is stepping up to combat the evil Black Lanterns in what will be all-out war!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Flash "Power Outage" Review

Man, talk about Easter Eggs! This episode was full of them!


So, obviously, next week is the big CW event in which The Flash will crossover with Arrow next Tuesday and Wednesday. Which meant that we were all stuck waiting through this episode for next Tuesday, after all the interviews and promos had already been shown, basically.

DBZ Movie 2015 to Feature God Frieza?

So last year, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods introduced to us the concept of not only the Super Saiyan God, but of there being several other Gods in several other universes within "Dragon Ball." What the heck does that mean?

Well it gives Goku more times to transform, basically.

Still, I really liked "Battle of Gods." It was a nice return to DBZ after a long time of either having to watch Kai or GT on television. While Kai is nice, it seems to lack the filler-humor of DBZ, which was present in "Battle of Gods."

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blue Nexus #12--Black Nexus

            Kyle and Hood Nexus stood motionless as Aequitas finished his tale, Kyle slowly feeling the weight building on his shoulders. He had to kill the Black Nexus, and save the entire universe.
            The universe.
            That thing that nobody on Earth could comprehend in their wildest imagination. That vast expanse of emptiness save a couple of energy balls and rocks floating in it. The universe.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Arrow "Draw Back Your Bow" Review

"It means foreigner. Outsider."

hehehehehe OUTSIDER'S WAR!!

But not really.

This week's Arrow featured another archer coming to Starling City and killing some dudes. Far fewer than before, and leaving not as much of a long-term impact, but at least the villain was somewhat relevant to the overall plot of the episode. This one was a return to the previous story-line of Olicity and seeing if that ship could float.

Long story short: no.

Blackest Night #5-6 Review

Previously on "Blackest Night": Heroes and villains are becoming zombies! Millions of Black Lantern rings have scattered around the universe and are reviving the dead. This has forced our heroes into many awkward conversations with the dead about controversial storylines in the past of the DCU, in particular any regarding the Atom, Jean Loring, and Sue Dibny. Green Lantern was inadvertantly kidnapped by the Indigo Tribe to go off and do his own thing in his own comic to return in a later issue, while the Flash proclaimed Queen Mera and Ray Palmer to be the new Wonder Woman and Superman. Now, our heroes are all coming together to stand against the silly-named villain, NECKRON! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Flash "The Flash is Born" Review

For the next two weeks, nothing is on my mind about the CW's The Flash except for the crossover it has with Arrow. That's the danger of announcing these sorts of things. Yes, it gets the fans hyped as heck, but I could care less about the goings-on of sir Barry Allen right now because I just want to see Team Arrow venture to Central City. And it doesn't help when you've got a weak villain who makes really dumb decisions and the possible reappearance of a love-triangle.

"Attack on Titan: No Regrets" Review

Wow I totally thought I was writing about a different topic today until I looked at my schedule a few minutes ago and realized I was talking about Attack on Titan, or rather a spinoff of it, and got hyped as heck to talk about this!

I'm not necessarily talking about the main series today, of course, and instead looking at the two-part manga spinoff of the Japanese series, "No Regrets."

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Blue Nexus #11: Origins

            “Well we have to go after him, now!” Kyle shouted, forgetting there was a frightened woman in his arms.
            Hood Nexus slowly shook his head. He appeared a lot calmer than he should have been. Or at least, a lot calmer than Kyle, who was very tense and fit to burst.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Arrow "Guilty" Review

"Don't abandon me."

I want you to have that little dialogue in the back of your mind and try to figure out who it was that partook in it. The result may surprise you.

So unlike most episodes of Arrow, this one's name could easily have been changed to another one. Instead of "Guilty," I think a great title could have been "Arsenal" or "Memories" given what happens. Yes, obviously the word 'guilty' is spelled in blood at all the crime scenes, but, still, we got major character development for Roy and the theme of the episode was at first about where guilt lay in the two crimes going on, but ultimately it was about memories.

Blackest Night #3-4 Review

Previously on Blackest Night Review: Super people being raised from the dead! Grieving Hal Jordan and Barry Allen helping audiences unfamiliar to the confusing controversial deaths of many DC heroes. Black Hand putting everything! Black Lantern Rings IN SPACE. Hawkman and Hawkgirl (immortals) turned into zombies. Zombie army! 


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Manga 3-in-1's Way of Future?

Off the top of my head, some of the longest running manga--or, basically Japanese comics, and typically black and white--are Bleach, One Piece (which apparently is ONLY halfway, Naruto (which just ended), Dragon Ball, Fairy Tail, Berserk, and Full-Metal Alchemist. Several series are on the way to this mark, such as the totally unpopular and unknown Attack on Titan, while other series have already ended in a decent amount of volumes, like Deadman Wonderland and Death Note.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Blue Nexus #10--Vanishing Act

            Kyle, as Blue Nexus, and Hood Nexus were suspended high in the sky over the school mere seconds after Hood Nexus told him of Orion Six’s disappearance. Though he hadn’t known much about them, he knew that the Orion System was a powerful one in the universe, particularly amongst the supers. One of their planets vanishing was definitely not a good sign, and the urgency it was presented with certainly didn’t help the situation.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Arrow "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak" Review

Taking a bit of a break from the "Who killed Sara?" debacle--until the end of the episode--this episode of the CW's Arrow featured our origin story of everyone's favorite goth-turned-IT-girl, Felicity Smoak, also featuring her mother. This was a standout episode for Emily Bett-Rickards, who play Felicity, as she was in the spotlight for the entire episode, and was the focus of the flashbacks. We've had a surprisingly low amount of Oliver in China than I expected, even though it seems to finally be interesting in that realm.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Blackest Night #0-2 Review

I've never really read much of Green Lantern or really cared about the character prior to getting my hands on "Blackest Night." I thought he was the cocky dude on the Justice League with the green ring that could make a train. And, I'm not wrong.

Part of that was because Green Lantern always had so much stuff going on with characters whose names I simply could not comprehend. It was all very alien to me compared to the rest of DC Comics (get it, ha. It's funny). I just couldn't really get into it. 

Until one fateful day, I found the "Blackest Night" paperback trade at Barnes and Noble for a mere twenty bones, and I figured, "What the heck?" It seemed cool, for sure.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fate/Zero Review 2.0

A few moons ago, like you'd have to search for it, I reviewed a little 25 episode anime series known as Fate/Zero. At the time, I thought it was pretty great. I didn't get how epic or intense it was meant to be going through it a first time, but did feel jumbled up at the ending like I was supposed to. If you want the gritty details of my first run-through with it, check that out here.

Also my thoughts on it having the most compact first episode ever haven't changed.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Top 5 Soundtracks

Music is something in media, or just on it's own, that is something truly magical. It seems often to me that the score, or soundtrack of a movie or TV show can be something that makes or breaks it. If the show's writing and acting is good on its own, then it typically need not be helped by a good soundtrack, such as a show like Arrow. It's not something you would go and download off of iTunes, because you're not there for the music. You're there for Oliver Queen not failing the city!

Alright, Arrow reference is out of the way, let's continue.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blue Nexus #9--The Calm

            Kyle thought it was bad when he could only think about Brenda regarding the mystery surrounding her, like who she was and where she was from. But now, three days after fighting a battle with her—a battle in which she saved his life way more than just once—he couldn’t get her off his mind in that he wanted to be at her side all the time. Sometimes he had the urge to fight alongside her, given how exciting that was, but most of the time it was just to be with her, to hear her speak and to have fun.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Arrow "The Magician" Review


So this week on Arrow a lot happened but then again we're left with the same burning question of "Who the heck killed Sara?" Another suspect has been knocked off the list and now I honestly have no idea who was the one behind it. I mean, I'm pretty sure we're all out of big-time archers in DC, especially in Green Arrow lore.

Batman: Death of the Family Review

Not to be confused with the "Death in the Family" from some decades ago, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's 2012 "Death of the Family" Batman story is sure to go down as one of the best, perhaps even the best, Joker story of all time, up there with the likes of the aforementioned story, "The Killing Joke," and others. It was the introduction of Mr. J into DC's New 52 and boy was it one to be reckoned with, affecting not only Batman but all of the members of the Bat-Family including their associates, such as Red Hood's Outlaws and Red Robin's Teen Titans at the time.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Flash "Going Rogue" Review

This week introduced to us not only the expansion of The Flash's universe but also added a bit of a tension to Team Flash as Cisco was doing some pretty smart, yet perceived dumb, things. I'll get to my thoughts on it as we dig into the episode.

By far the best part of the week was Emily Bett Rickards, aka Felicity Smoak of Arrow, being on as a guest. She brought all of her positive energy on Arrow, that juxtaposes with the gloom of Oliver, and it meshed very well with Barry Allen. It showed once again how perfect the two are for each other.

Hellsing Ultimate Review

So you know how some people are all "vampires are sparkly and shiny" or "vampires suck" or "blah-blah-monsters-are-dumb?" Well...


I can't explain to you how just...gruesome this show gets. It breaks every boundary. It just doesn't stop. It's extremely violent, full of gore and guns, and features one of the greatest characters ever--with my favorite voice actor attached in the English dub, no less--in just how much his sheer awesomeness constantly overwhelms the screen. Not only that, but he's probably the most over-powered character in all anime as he cannot die, even after he's been lit up like the fourth of July in bullets.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Is Halloween Still Scary?

This may be because I'm grown up, or it may be because of culture, but, I've come to notice something around this time of year. Halloween used to be about the ghouls and monsters. It used to be about going out at night to either gather in celebration dressed in our best (or most rushed, in my case) costume. It used to be about the fear.

Now, well, all I see is parody. Obviously there are the likes of the "Scary Movie" series, which are horrendous. But, the parody I'm talking about is unintentional. It's laughably bad horror, it's cheap, it's...gimmicky.

There may be but one exception to this and it's Cabin in the Woods, which is a horror movie that doesn't really serve as a horror movie but rather as a deconstruction of the horror genre.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

'Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds" Review

I know that I'm a significant minority here, but I wasn't the greatest fan of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. It was cool, with a lot of throwbacks to the previous show, and had pretty cool archetypes (Elemental Heroes, Cyber-, Destiny Heroes, etc.) But, it was during this time that I decided to take a break from Yu-Gi-Oh!, both the TV show and card game. It just wasn't interesting my middle school mind anymore, not like the original series entertained my young elementary school imagination. Because...Dartz and stuff. That was cool.

So one morning, at around seven or so, on a random Saturday, I decided to check out Cartoon Network, see what was going on. And to my surprise...


Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Story teaser/excerpt/opening/stuff

So every year I at least try to write a story that deals with Halloween, be it characters or themes, as well as Christmas. Well after several years of running out of time, I finally finished one last year on time! This year, the process is running a lot smoother, and even though I'm not halfway done yet, I feel pretty good about where I am and that I'll finish it by next Friday (spooky spooky ghost puppet make-up day). With that said, I figured I'd drop the first few pages of the story for this year here, because I have a blog and can do that now. Hooray for opportunity. If you're interested in reading the story, leave a comment (or if you know me...tell me or something) and I can figure out somehow to get it to you. If not, then, enjoy this little excerpt anyway! Also don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@seanovan13) and Instagram (@seanovan10) for updates on when I upload!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The 100: "The 48" Review

One of the most underrated shows on television is back, finally! After leaving many threads untied and ending on quite the cliffhanger, the CW's The 100 returns in its next exciting chapter. And I mean, there's a lot to look forward to.

No more are we split between the Ark and the Earth. With the Kane-led Ark...people...on the ground, now we have two factions on the ground. And, of course, our continuing separate romance with Octavia and ya boy Lincoln. It seems that each significant leader now has their own group to take charge in and show what made them rise through the ranks in season one.

Age of Ultron Trailer 1 Thoughts

Comic-Con 2014 brought with it tons and tons of promotional footage. Photos had been leaked from the set, and everyday it seemed we were learning where Earth's Mightiest Heroees were shooting their next flick. Well, now we get a glimpse into their next big fight.

And they are SO DEAD.

Blue Nexus #8--I Will Fight

            “You promised me a dead super, and when you have his friends backed into a corner and manage to lead him on a wild goose chase still you cannot kill a boy!” shouted Dr. Boomer. Dr. Luna was leaning against Boomer’s desk, her chest puffed out as she had her arms crossed in front of her. Standing in the shadow once again was Gargador, only this time much less prideful. He was still sustaining the injuries taken in the battle against the red woman and Blue Nexus.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Arrow "Corto Maltese" Review

Alright so basically Laurel gets her butt kicked, Thea is Mia Dearden, and NYSSA!!!

See you guys next week.

Nah just kidding, I'll review this episode. But really if you just want the skeleton of it, the first sentence sums things up pretty well. Oh, and A.R.G.U.S. is in it because aren't they in everything?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Flash "Things You Can't Outrun" Review

Well is Future Barry calling it right now.

I won't even bother with the excuse that this review is going up later than usual because I wanted to wait for the West Coast because if I really were to wait for that then I would be up until midnight and really folks I'm not feeling it on Tuesdays. But, I's still here?

This episode follows the Arrow Season 1 formula of having a villain per week but at least this show isn't riddling them with arrows in the chest. Well, I mean, they've died but at least they're in a safe prison beneath some scientists. That's a good idea, right?


"Attack on Titan: Junior High" Vol. 1 Review

Ever want to imagine some of the most serious and intense human beings on television in cute little nugget-sized forms? Well, now you can!

Attack on Titan Junior High is a parody manga based on the vastly popular Attack on Titan manga series. If you're familiar enough with the story, you'll see quickly just how related the two are. The stories are the same basically have the same layout. Of course it's not nearly as serious and the Titans don't eat people at all, in fact you pretty much forget they're there until, well, they're there.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Sonic Heroes" Review

There are just some silly games that you look on your shelf and realize, "You know, I had a lot of fun playing this when I was a kid. How's it hold up?" And it usually doesn't, but it's still fun to play for the nostalgia factor. One such game, for me, is Sonic Heroes, a Sonic game of course that features almost every Sonic character ever in one game to take on...well...someone. The real villain is a spoiler but there are some hints of who it is throughout the game as you progress.

Is it a good game? Yeah, it's good, not great. It's not one of the premiere video-games of the original X-Box generation but like I said, it's just a silly little game to play if you've got an X-Box or X-Box 360, or PS2. Or Gamecube/ Wii.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Blue Nexus #7--Of Aberrants and Aliens

            Everything seemed to be a dream following the kiss. There were but flashes of moments that he did things, end all else was a simple repeated memory of the moment. It was embedded in his mind so much that he wondered if it were programmed in him now. It wasn’t his first kiss so it didn’t hold too much value, but, ever since, he could think of but that one moment and that one person.
            Brenda, the apparent alien who could summon red force-fields and that had escaped slavery, simply swooped into his life, fought off a Demi-War God, and then kissed Kyle and left. He tried and tried to think of why she would do all this, and he wanted a decent explanation to it all.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Arrow "Sara" Review

As you who read last week may well know I kinda sorta flipped out over the reveal that Komodo was in this episode. Given the fact that he is my all-time favorite Green Arrow villain, as well as a favorite DC Comics villain in general, I had good reason to hype this episode up. Now, I know Arrow and how it tends to underplay its villains sometimes, so I figured that even if he was just a one-time deal, I wasn't going to complain and let it slide. I even considered the possibility of them killing him, and came to terms with that. It's happened before, you know?

Avengers + X-Men: AXIS #1

This makes, what, three event comics in 2014 alone from Marvel? Jeez, they really like these crossover events. But this one was supposed to be the biggie. Several books have already been announced to spin out of it, and it's supposed to change the face of the Marvel Universe as we know it. And if you're a Spider-Man fan, then it's double the fun because you also get Spider-Verse.

So much is going on that the main question remains: is it worth reading? Well lucky for you...I'm reading it, so I'll review it and let you know how the first issue went. Before getting started, I'll go ahead and say it's pretty cool and has a decently interesting concept: Red Skull is a psychic giant that's able to turn heroes against each other. In a way, it's similar to Original Sin, and we'll see an example of that in a moment.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Flash "Fastest Man Alive" Review

Episode 2 was just kind of the same things that we saw in Episode 1, only, this time we were given more of a reason to feel for Detective West rather than see him as just a surrogate father figure for our super-hero. He defined his role in Barry's life and really had some emotional moments with the new super-hero.

Monday, October 13, 2014

MCU Civil War...heh?

Alright, look, let's be real here. The 2006 Civil War story was a pretty divisive story in more than just the context of the story. The fanbase is very split on its feelings about it, either loving it or hating it. Me? I kinda fall in the middle. The concept is interesting, sure. Splitting a team down the middle over a pretty intense issue.

The reason for it all is what kind of gets me. Forcing super-heroes to unmask takes away the main reason that they are a super-hero, and making them members of the government workforce, essentially, makes them agents of the FBI. On the other hand, forcing heroes like Captain America to become rogue is something that was kind of strange. It is good to see him stick to his guns but to see everyone else turn against him was pretty brutal.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blue Nexus #6--The Red Woman

 “You want me to do what?” Mira asked.
            “Look for the g—guy—damn it this hurts—who hit me big time on Saturday, the sketchy dude, the cops are looking for him,” Kyle repeated over the phone.
            “Well you’re in luck that I’m at the mall, I’ll keep an eye out for him. Should I call the police or call you?”
            “I’m with Detective Patton right now, so you can just call me, it’ll be quicker and we’ll already know where you are,” Kyle said, nodding to Kip and Luke, who were the only people with him. They were standing at the entrance of the school.