Thursday, May 26, 2016

Blue Nexus #44 - The Future, Man

            Kyle tried to grasp hold of the situation. Two strange looking alien-dudes just jumped out at them after leaving a forest full of magic people…and then all of a sudden this other guy arrives on a glider wielding two scimitars and asking how the he got here from three thousand years in the future. His eye twitched.
            Brenda braced next to him. Her hands started to glow red. Kyle twirled the lance around so he had it held perfectly balanced in his right hand.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Secret Wars (2015) #9 Review

Previously on "Secret Wars": Dr. Doom teamed up with Dr. Strange and not-Dr. the Molecule Man to kill the Beyonders and make his own world where the WWE is real and where Power Rangers Megaforce was a satisfying show. However, Reed Richards likes the WWE to be fake and has set out with the Maker to stop Doom while Black Panther raised an undead army of "Power Rangers" fans to stop Doom so they can hate on "Megaforce" all they want, bringing us to the big conclusion! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dimension W Review

Long past the point of anyone really caring about this series, it's time to take a look at Dimension W, which came out in the Spring season of this year. Though, to be fair on my part, I was waiting for it to complete airing on Toonami so that those who wanted to watch it there would have a chance. Plus it's still airing on Funimation as a Broadcast Dub so...maybe it's still sorta relevant? I mean with the push that My Hero Academia has gotten then probably not, but hey, being late to the party is sort of my thing anyway.

Monday, May 23, 2016

A "Flashpoint" Paradox

Flashpoint is a very strange beast to tackle. It's overall effect on the comics world, specifically to DC Comics, is phenomenal. Before DC decided to backtrack and try and shoo away many of the rioters at their door, this was the book that singlehandedly ended the DC Universe. It's just a difficult miniseries to talk about, but given how DC Universe: Rebirth #1 is due this Wednesday and will ultimately have a similar effect, I find it fitting to look back on what sort of put us on this odd track of the last five years. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Secret Wars (2015) #6-8 Review

Previously in "Secret Wars": The multiverse ended! RIP. Dr. Doom, Dr. Strange, and the Molecule Man all took part in a coup, of sorts, to kill the Beyonders and siphon their powers before the end of days, creating Battleworld/ Doomstadt/ Latverion! Some heroes and villains survived and after a really boring issue, things got interesting. There are two Spider-Mans (Spider-Men?) Strange is dead. James Braddock has been dead. And everything is looking up! But don't worry, soon this book'll be dead in the water, too

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Blue Nexus #43 - Home of Mages

            The jetpack roared in the distance, beyond the long stretch of grassland. Sandy stayed in her position, trying to keep the aura around her at a minimum. When using her magic properly, that was still a bit of an issue. Using it properly in general was still an issue, though.
            Sandy clenched in the tall strips of grass. She only had one shot at this before the criminal, whose name she didn’t know but was contacted to intercept, could get away and be forced to interrupt Kyle’s desperate attempt to catch up on studying for some midterm exam or something.
            She tried to think about school, or her friends there, or the lacrosse team she would definitely be the captain of with her new strengths. Not to think about everything she’d missed out on in the past month, or everything she almost ruined all by herself. A blood sacrifice in the middle of the school? Girl, what the hell were you thinking?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Secret Wars (2015) #3-5 Review

Previously in "Secret Wars": Valeria and Franklin Richards, daughter and son of Susan and Reed Richards, made a lift raft to survive a torrent of bad in the multiverse, which was being reduced to nothing because of Incursions. Since they're all a bunch of morons, characters from the Ultimate Universe made one final stand against our regular heroes and everyone died except for a bunch of bad guys and some random assortment of good guys. In the new world, Dr. Doom is God, Mr. Sinister makes fun of Jamie Braddock, and Dr. Strange is still wearing a bathrobe. Neat. 

Should Netflix-Original Anime be Normal?

The other day I decided that I would check out one of the newest anime to the Netflix streaming service, Ajin: Demi-Human. I got through episode one and...yeah, haven't gotten back to it. If I am going to continue the story, I figure I'll just read the manga. The CGI-style animation ruined it for me, and I wasn't all that invested based on what I saw anyway. Plus I'm majorly swamped on what I need to catch up on right now. But, another original Netflix series, Seven Deadly Sins, I found pretty enjoyable. Both series are quite different, but both had major hype coming into the season they premiered. The idea of Netflix streaming both series was, and still is, sort of strange to me. It made me wonder if this sort of thing should become normal? 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Civil War vs. Civil War

Hopefully by now you've seen the latest Marvel Studios film Captain America: Civil War, a sequel to both Captain America: Winter Soldier and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you haven't? Ah, don't worry too much about it. No spoilers beyond what's in the trailers. And no spoilers for the comic either, even though you've had nearly ten years to read that piece of garbage. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Secret Wars (2015) #0-2 Review

We've come to it at last. The next big event to be examined, and it's the most recent event comic released. It's one that I considered looking at the moment that it ended, but didn't. I didn't want to let my initial thoughts on the series be the ones I wrote. Of course, as the books for Secret Wars came out, my thoughts changed. By the end I had a much different opinion of the book than when it began, but now that we're here and doing some in-depth analysis of the cataclysmic conclusion to Jonathan Hickman's two "Avengers" story? Time to back my claim that Secret Wars 2015 was average.