Friday, March 30, 2018
Every once in a while, a show comes around that moves you so profoundly that you aren't exactly sure what kind of feelings you actually have for it ending. Sadness that it's over, or, happiness that you got to witness the journey such amazing characters went on? It's a journey of laughs, tears, smiling and crying, but most importantly, of immense growth and maturity. We've all wanted to go on such a journey ourselves, and for those of us that never got the chance, maybe there's a show that makes us want to get off our butts and just GO somewhere. What place? A Place Further Than the Universe.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Well with DC deciding to throw their two biggest books at us at the same time, I guess someone decided that it would be funny to do the same with Power Rangers! How do these major comics stack up, and what about the climax of X-O Manowar's fun space adventures?
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
In a season of Devils and beasts, where young women can follow their dreams to Antarctica and a man can crossdress as a lady and be a professional hitman, where two young, adorable girls are the bane of everyone's existence, indeed, there could only be one show that was my favorite of Winter 2018: the one where anime girls go camping. And I am not even kidding.
Monday, March 26, 2018
There's a lot that can be digested from the recent finale of Dragon Ball Super, as well as from the show as a whole. But, for now, as we ease our way out of the long-running series and enter yet another Dragon Ball hiatus, it's best we do a little bit of self-reflection on the tournament we've been laying witness to for the better part of half a year.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
This week, Ninjak has to say farewell to a friend (?) while Superman and Spider-Gwen say hello, and I have no idea what to say about Ice Cream Man. There are just some things in life that happen and we move on from, dear readers, and I guess this is going to be one of those.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Previously on "Blue Nexus": Kyle and Kevin Miles AKA the Sentinel, a former mercenary turned vigilante turned superhero, have teamed up in the past to conquer incredible foes, as well as aid fallen cities in relief efforts. The two discovered Rafael in the Sentinel's home, Pacific City, and the Sentinel fought against Rafael's demonic forces in the final bout of the Magus War. The two have created a master-apprentice type bond over their time together, despite their worlds being incredibly far apart in terms of scope and abilities.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Arguably the most talked about piece of anything in an action-genre story is how the hero is able to overcome the odds and defeat whatever is in front of them. Sometimes it's completely overpowering a villain, sometimes it's outsmarting an opponent, but most overlooked of all is the hero managing to use their wits or own abilities to overcome some kind of an obstacle. These obstacles, quite often, will prove far more vital to the story or series as a whole than if a hero just defeats a villain using whatever they have at their disposal. Obstacles in action fiction are the most important part of the story's development, character's development, and audience's development with the series.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The best comic DC has to offer returns and we begin the end for our beloved Detective Comics arc that started, well, when "Rebirth" started! Plus we have some fun times with Ninjak and even more times in alternate universes with the Thing and Human Torch!
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Previously in "Blue Nexus: Dark Souls": Kyle and Brenda explored the lower levels of the Halls of Penetonan and met an ethereal entity named She, who informed them that while there are a great many treasures in the halls, they wouldn't find what they were searching for down there. She also points them toward the Dark Soul and to deal with that immediately; while they decide what to do, they encounter a young Corbin Alkeste, and then the two are ambushed by a demon. They get separated, and Brenda finds herself in a strange, dark world, where an old man who claims to be their friend Andreus greets her.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
It's the end of an era for a pair of archers, and one of the most popular duos in comics gets going with a new freaky-deaky Image Comic. All that, more, and through it all you still can't get me to tell you what the heck is going on in The Wild Storm. Some things never change!
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Previously in "Blue Nexus": Mages have begun to appear all over the world in the wake of Rafael's attacks and magic spreading all across the globe, and Brenda has become something of a leader for the group. Also following the Magus War, several villainous mages were placed in the Cube, and security there has been heightened in the wake of some tricks being pulled there, such as one of the Six Pillars of Magic attempting to break some prisoners out. With peace settling around the world once again, the Zanderia has begun to fall into a bit of a rhythm, and may not be prepared for a little shake in the status quo.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Remember how big Spider-Gwen was when she first premiered in 2014? Cosplay of her was everyone; fan art of her was cropping up around the Internet like a weed that nobody minded, and everyone was abuzz about the storytelling potential of her character. But, it’s 2018, and now she seems like much more of an afterthought than anything else. Does this have something to do with the character herself, or the comic that she spawns from?