Thursday, March 31, 2016

Blue Nexus #40 - A Strange Case of Quiet

The locker door slammed shut, jarring him. He could still hear almost all of the footsteps tapping against the tile floor of the second level. The sophomore boys who screamed and shouted at each other were so clear he could swear they stood next to him. The hallway was tight and hot around him. Someone approached him head on when he leaned against the locker, rubbing his temple.
            “Hey, Kyle, you doing okay?” Mira asked, reaching out for him.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

X-O Manowar #15 Review

When Valiant Entertainment relaunched their comics line back in 2012, their flagship title was decided to be X-O Manowar, spear-heading the universe basically from space. As simply as possible: X-O Manowar is a Visigoth warrior prince from the 402 A.D. who had his people subjugated to torture by an alien race by the Vine, so he stole their powerful armor, blew them up, met a British ninja, went back to space, and on his way back.

Comics are awesome.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Divine Gate Review

This season of anime has had some pretty pleasant surprises. Dagashi Kashi and Erased both kind of came out of nowhere as the better of the season, while other series making their return like Assassination Classroom are just as good as before. I was hoping that the same case would occur for the anime we have today. Divine Gate is an anime based off a 2013 Japanese smartphone game of the same name, running at only twelve episodes over on Funimation, with both an English Dub and Japanese Sub (broadcast dubs yeah!).

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Road to the Justice League: DC's Cinematic Universe


Originally I was going to post this as a mean to assess how the DC Cinematic Universe stands with the addition of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but since I'm an idiot, I completely forgot about the second installment, Suicide Squad, we're getting later this year in August. So, since Suicide Squad will likely not involve anything involving the upcoming Justice League: Part One, I feel it's safe to assess things based on this film.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

I'm not exactly sure how to begin this review. This film takes a while to mull over, and I don't think that a second viewing of it would help me out in that regard, anyway. No spoilers here, I won't be that mean if you do want to see the movie. And, yes, believe it or not there are spoilers even after that second trailer that showed us Doomsday. And if you haven't seen that trailer?


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Previously on "Blue Nexus" (#14-#39)...

It's been well over a year since I was able to recap the series. I probably could have done so after our long summer break between parts 22 and 23, but that would be no fun. And, yes, there was a major tone shift and change in direction, but even stretching way back to Part 14 where Sandy revealed she knew who Kyle was and that the Zanderia did have a prison for super villains there were small seeds being planted that would lead up to the big battle against Alucard. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Superman #75 Review

Previously: Doomsday, a teenager kept in timeout for too long, attempted to become Snow White and sing to various animals....but crushed them instead. After destroying a truck, the Justice League (clearly with nothing better to do) attacked him while Superman did a day-time interview. Supes and Doomsday started fighting in a suburban front lawn, but Doomsday would soon decide that he wanted to become a WWE superstar. Knowing that this teenage rebellion has gone on long enough, Superman confronts Doomsday one final time in Metropolis, singing Toto's "Hold the Line" as he does so. 

Fairy Tail Chat #2

It's once again that time to talk about that odd little Shounen-battle series, Fairy Tail. Not much to review--nothing that I want to right now anyway--since the dub is in filler for now and the regular series is just going through the motions with "Zero." I'll of course touch on both, but what I really want to focus on is the manga because good Lord...the manga right now! 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Can "Daredevil" Season Two Be Better?

Spoilers for Season 1!!

It was clear right out the gate that Netflix's Marvel Daredevil series would get a second season. The first season was pretty fantastic, showing us a gritty part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that wasn't overtly dark or edgy to take away from the series. It showed how the fallout from the Chtauri attack on New York was giving rise to brand new evils that could, one day, supplant the city with that evil, and how one man could foil all those plans.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Blue Nexus #39 - Fallout

            Kyle floated backwards to move out of the way while Brenda lowered her sphere of barrier magic down around the rubble. Kyle, still watching the rubble, gave her a thumbs up. Brian, at the bottom in his Nexus form, did the same. Kyle pulled back both arms. Brenda backed up on the ground, advising the deconstruction crews to do the same. The barrier began to rise, and Brian lit it up with energy, filling the area with smoke. When Kyle saw the barrier dissipate fully he joined in as well, then formed a small lance and cast it through a larger piece of rubble, splitting it right in two.
            “All clear!” Brian shouted, leaping back.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Original Sin: Hulk vs. Iron Man Review

Super heroes fighting each other, in modern day comics, is no big news. Most events are focused, poorly, around such an idea. This, though, is one of the exceptions to that stereotype, and I'm okay with it here. While there is no mind control or manipulation going on, the circumstances building to the titular confrontation are unique, and work for the story.