Thursday, February 22, 2018

Blue Nexus #80 - Practice Makes Paranormal

Previously in "Blue Nexus": Kyle and his co-lacrosse team captain, Andreus, displayed that mages have truly come into their world during a fight at school. Kyle's secret as the Blue Nexus remained safe but the world at large discovered him as a Demon mage. He and Andreus have settled into their lives as mages, and have tried to live on despite this major bomb dropped on everyone's lap. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Comic Book Reviews - February 21, 2018

This week in comics, we finish things up in Redlands, Florida while beginning a new journey in Yharnam, all during the return of a new Power Rangers villain to go see the Ice Cream Man. Strange how it all connects sometimes.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Bloodborne - Stilled Horror

This Wednesday sees the release of Titan Comics' own Bloodborne comic, featuring major aspects of the game in terms of lore, locations, and characters. From what preview pages I've seen, it appears to be a pretty solid translation of what's onscreen to what's on the page, even though it really shouldn't work that well. How can a game that relies on fast-paced action be translated to a comic? Well, one of the biggest hooks of the game comes not from it's quick movement, but it's slow, still, silent moments that captivate and terrify the soul.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Comic Book Reviews - February 14, 2018

Ninjas, chimps, and rock people! What do they all have in common? Nobody knows what they think they know! And it's okay, because they're drawn pretty darn well.

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Night Angel Trilogy: Disgust and Hope

Several themes appear and reappear throughout Brent Weeks’ dark fantasy trilogy, The Night Angel, that resonate within characters and story beats: loss, faith, greed, monsters and men, and destiny are just a few. Characters rarely exemplify a single theme or trait; most are molded by many of the themes that cross their paths. As the story allows for several character interactions to take place at any given time, sometimes a single interaction or moment will change the course of a character thematically. However, if there are two themes that are common throughout every single character in the series, it’s the themes of disgust and of hope.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Blue Nexus Dark Soul Pt. 2 - Red Eyes

Previously in "Blue Nexus Dark Soul": Kyle and Brenda continued tracking down the strange new mage group, the Mystic Sven, as they attempt to bust free some of the Six Pillars. The world continues to reel from the events of Rafael's attacks and question if mages are meant for this world or not. Kyle and Brenda are soon accosted by a displaced in time Brother Time, who points them in the direction of Corbin. Kyle and Brenda travel below Magus Forest to the Halls of Penetanon, an ancient building that holds dark, dark secrets below...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blue Nexus #79 - Sweet Release

Previously in "Blue Nexus": Dr. Boomer was once a mad scientist, hellbent on taking the power of the Nexus, but upon Alucard's awakening, he has fought for the side of good. He's served the Zanderia as an ally and confidant in their latest struggles. Kyle, though, has been out in space, and out of touch with the goings-on of Earth, learning that trust is not so easily given or received. Now, he returns home, as an important hearing begins.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Comic Book Review - February 7, 2018

Special Swamp Thing! Tons of Green Arrow resolution (and my first time talking about my favorite superhero in this new segment)! And...! Superman? Blegh...

Friday, February 2, 2018

Major Issues: Moon Knight

I can never be sure what's more disheartening: when Marvel cancels Moon Knight, or when they bring it back with a mediocre creative team. We've gotten lucky these last few years, graced by incredible creative teams including Warren Ellis, Jeff Lemire, Declan Shalvey, Greg Smallwood, and Jordie Bellaire. They introduced the concept of Mr. Knight and brought the character to brand new places. More than anything, it took advantage of the old to make something new. But, "Legacy" seems to be flying in the face of that, and is instead treating Moon Knight like just another Marvel book.