Sunday, November 27, 2016

Uncanny Avengers #11 Review

Previously in Uncanny Avengers: Hank Pym returned, merged with Ultron's latest model, from outer space. He proceeded to blow up a statue of himself and act incredibly childish because when you're a renowned scientist on a team of superheroes I guess that's something you do. Captain America Steve Rogers called in Janet Van Dyne, aka the Wasp, to check Hank out and after tossing a Ghostbusters reference he didn't catch, she threw up the red flags and Cable decided to take him out after alluding to the possibility Susan and Reed Richards may return (not likely thanks to Fan4stic). Now Deadpool, the moral center of the team, has Pymtron at gunpoint! Gasp! THE SUSPENSE! 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Review

Power Rangers has finally been caught back in the public eye. Some people took a nostalgia trip three years ago as the show entered its 20th anniversary, some revisited the series when that Power/ Rangers short film came out, since it attempted to show what life would be like for the original team after the events of...Zeo? I don't know, it was weird. Point is, with Power Rangers coming to screens and a big trailer having dropped about a month or so ago, Power Rangers has been poised to make it's biggest splash yet. Not to mention it'd just come off one of the show's best individual seasons so far, Dino Charge! What could go wrong?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Uncanny Avengers #10

Previously in Uncanny Avengers (2015): Hank Pym returned after a vacation in space while he was merging with his son, Ultron. While Rogue seemed to be a bit iffy on the ordeal, it seemed she enjoyed the new childlike wonderment Hank Pym was bringing back to Earth. Steve Rogers, a little more wary, decided to call in the Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, for some reason. And Deadpool was making jokes that were less than funny, or weren't funny at all. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Uncanny Avengers #9

Oh you wouldn't believe the speed with which I picked up Uncanny Avengers #9 and #10 when I saw the cover for Issue 10. The Flash(es) would be proud. Er, I guess, Quicksilver since we're talking about Marvel...look I tossed money at my comic retailer and said "GIMME" because we finally got a follow up to last year's original graphic novel Rage of Ultron. I hadn't read anything of the Uncanny Avengers and only knew three things about the title prior to picking it up: Spider-Man quite the team because of Deadpool, Deadpool is on the team, and Captain America was the leader (now in his youth). This is also back when everyone thought he was a Nazi (remember that?) but that stuff wouldn't come into play until the book began tying into Civil War II. But I'd heard good things about the title and the new arc was more than enough for me to dive right in! 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Blue Nexus #56 - Flare

Previously in "Blue Nexus": Kyle and Andreus, co-captains of the lacrosse team, have gotten into misunderstandings about magic. Tania, a misguided Reality mage, has been trying to lapse Andreus and others to her side, to protect them, as she sees it, in the wake of a great magical "awakening." 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Are Environments Their Own Characters?

Settings are one of the more overlooked aspects of fiction, in any medium, it would seem. Most of the time, critics (including myself when I do reviews), or even teachers, will overlook the important elements of setting in a story. The setting is just meant to be where the characters exist to do their thing and it allows for the story to take place in a believable way. Many would present the story as just that: the presentation. Yet if setting, and in particular environments, are so unimportant, why do we remember so many of them?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dragon Ball: GT vs. Super


With it's 64th episode just last week, Dragon Ball Super finally came to match it's predecessor, Dragon Ball GT in episode total. This was surpassed this past weekend, and unlike GT which has been over for many, many years, it seems like Super can still go on, and will go on, past this point. After all, there are literal universes of potential (and Golden Cell, duh) to be explored! However, with this recent tie in episode total, the fandom has been recently asking the question that, while at first seems obvious, is actually quite difficult to answer: which Dragon Ball sequel series is better?