Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blue Nexus #42 - Unity

            The sun poked over the hill. The dew was still settled on the grass, cold the touch against Kyle’s ankle. The dawn was cold and Kyle could see his breath in front of him. He clenched his fists and stepped all the way out of his house into his backyard, carefully closing the door behind him so to not wake anyone else in the house. It felt strange to be up earlier than normal, but it was for the best. He only had about an hour before he had to be at school, so he would have to do this quick.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Batman #51 Review

And thus, the end of an era. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's journey began back in September of 2011 and reinvigorated Batman as we've known him for the last near-five years. From the landmark arrival of the Court of Owls to two of the Joker's most evil plays against Batman to showing Bruce Wayne's extended origins as Batman, and even through Jim Gordon becoming the Bat-Bunny, we've finally reached the end. This sort of feels like a standalone issue, but is filled with call backs to the earlier parts of the run and truly is a love letter to the fans that have read this series in full. It's a great ending to what has arguably been the best book of the "New 52" era. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fate/Stay Night: unlimited blades works (Film) Review

(originally posted to

Let's discuss a scenario here. You've got material from a Visual Novel that requires hours of gameplay. These characters are extremely popular, so you want to give them all their fair share of screen time. Not only that, but they are all incredibly complex. The situation they find themselves in? Even more complex.

They have to explain the Holy Grail War, why these people have been chosen, who their Servants are, why there even are Servants, establish allegiances, create a believable romance, have characters go through development, and stage the big, ultimate battle.
In eighty-ninety minutes.

So, Fate/Stay Night unlimited blade works is a 2010 film based off of the hit Fate/Stay Night visual novel, taking from it's "unlimited blade works" alternate route that focuses primarily on Rin, but also Shirou and Archer's relationship. It's out in English as well, that version coming out in 2012.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Blog Update #7: The Long Summer

Well friends, we've reached the point where the weather will warm, the theaters will fill, and the wallets will mysteriously empty and by August we'll all look back and think, "Wait what?" Also: BLOG UPDATE!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Divinity #3 Review

Yes I'm excited for DC Rebirth and the books that come with it. Yes the new Marvel Moon Knight series is promising and I'm sure Black Panther, Gwenpool, and The Punisher will all be great. And other series that are premiering from Image or the new Pink Ranger series from Boom! will probably be awesome. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Blue Nexus #41 - Feeling Blue


           “I miss being able to fly,” Kyle said to Luke as they left the school. “It was always such a rush, even if I was just flying across town. It was like I was using some extra muscles I never would’ve known I had. Manipulating the Nexus is like…ah, I can’t even begin to explain it. When you get down to it, it’s basically just like using your arms and legs since it’s only weird for me when I actually think about it. I guess flying is like that, too. I got so used to it that I’m always tempted in the morning to just jump off the hill and catch myself mid-air. Can’t really do that, though.”

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Shadowland: Moon Knight #1

I've always been allured to this story. When I was first getting into the character, this trade kept on popping up, but based on the cover, it didn't seem like anything more than a Moon Knight/ Daredevil crossover. What's the big deal? Eventually, I obviously got around to buying it...but I'm still allured to it, only for different reasons. This books delves heavily into the Moon Knight mythos and sets the character on a path that he hasn't really strayed from yet, and set up major plot threads that would be examined by later authors like Warren Ellis/ Declan Shavley or Brian Wood/ Greg Smallwood. And yet it's a tie-in to the Shadowland crossover? Confusing. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

My Hero Academia First Impressions

My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) is the most hyped and biggest anime of this Spring season. It won't be the longest running, but man oh man have people been talking about this one for a while. Leading up to the launch a couple weeks ago, Funimation was running a big event on their website and with some other anime YouTubers. It's a series about super-heroes, and its manga has skyrocketed into fame already. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Power Rangers: Wild Force Review

Ah, Power Rangers. You silly little franchise you. I've been wanting to do a good review and discussion on the latest series, "Dino Charge," but it's once again on break until late summer. So, why not fill the gap with another series? I've been meaning to check "Wild Force" out for a while now. When I was a kid, this show was my jam. Sure, "Time Force" will always be my favorite, but I had all the stuff for "Wild Force." All the action figures. All the Megazord figures. I even had the Lion Blaster. I pretty much was a Ranger (and I still am darn it). So I was a little worried that, so many years later, a cherished part of my childhood wouldn't hold up. Did it? 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Walking Dead "The Last Day on Earth" Review

*major spoilers for The Walking Dead and this episode follow*

I've never really talked about The Walking Dead on this blog before outside of mentioning the show in my "Top 10 TV Shows" list. It's still there, trust me, but it hasn't left as large an impact on me as it did when I initially posted the list. Usually I'm busy doing either homework or other things right after The Walking Dead airs, or I just don't catch it when it does air, and can't give immediate thoughts. This episode? This episode needs my thoughts. In short: I really liked most of it. The Carol and Morgan bits were boring, but the drive to the Hilltop was insane and Negan is the best thing that's happened to The Walking Dead since the big prison battle in Season 4's "Too Far Gone" mid-season finale.