Sunday, April 29, 2018
Previously in "Blue Nexus: The Dark Soul": Kyle and Brenda journeyed to the lost, great Halls of Penetanon to see if they could find what the nefarious mage group, the Mystic Sven, had discovered. There they encountered a young woman named She, who informed them of the mysterious nature of the Dark Soul. Kyle and Brenda were separated, and while Brenda was flung to the far future, Kyle found himself face-to-face with a young Aequitas and his black dragon.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
This week, the art is all over the place, there's Power Rangers all over the place, and I still can't believe Avengers: Infinity War is premiering so soon. HYPE. Also major storylines are setup. MORE HYPE.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
When a show exists for a long time, say something like 25 years, it tends to build something of a history behind it. It creates a mythos, something that people will remember during its long run and, hopefully, well after it's done. In television, shows like Star Trek live on in now just how they shaped the Science Fiction genre, but also key characters and motivations that have been either revived in different media, or been made a point of reference. However, sometimes it's just important for a series to look back and reflect on its own legacy. The comic book character The Flash has an immense history that's built almost exclusively on the legacy of Jay Gerrick and Barry Allen. But perhaps few shows or series analyze and give respect to legacy better than Power Rangers...most of the time.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Superman is, oddly enough, a controversial character. Some people see him as an icon, an ideal that most superheroes should attempt to reach. He symbolizes the best of humanity, he symbolizes what it means to be a superhero. For others, he's a boring overpowered alien that says witty things and isn't nearly as cool as other members of the DCU like Batman or Wonder Woman. Superman is the thing that binds the universe together, or he's the weakest link. But, regardless of your opinion on the Man of Steel, everyone can equally admit that he is certainly special, he's important. But, why is that? Why does Superman matter? I believe that's what Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason set out to explore in their most recent run of Superman in the "Rebirth" era, and, for my money, I think they answered that question: Superman matters because we matter.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
This week, Superman takes center stage! A run ends, and a run begins. Unfortunately, though, we must also say goodbye to both a ninja...and a Power Ranger?!
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Previously in "Blue Nexus": Kyle's been out and about in the galaxy and on the world, on constant assignment from the Zanderia. Whenever he does get home, though, he feels a certain emptiness inside him, as if something's pretty wrong. Now, he has to confront that feeling head on.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
While one ninja's new quest begins, one speedster's ends; and where one detective must have a meeting of the minds, a priest finds his mind may not be as clear as he once thought. Mystery and intrigue are about!
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Previously on "Blue Nexus": The Sentinel recruited Kyle in order to help him take down a new drug ring forming in Southern California. Kyle, finding it strange that he would be called in, found the task quite a bit over his head and he and the Sentinel's ideals began to clash. Soon, a simple mission got out of hand, leading the Sentinel to push Kyle away to get more help, believing that Kyle wouldn't be enough. Discouraged, Kyle complied.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
A short week? Thank God. Last week almost throttled me. So, what do we have this week? A new creative team for my favorite super hero, a super dope Susan Storm, and the struggle for one kid's soul in a world of the soulless. But, the most prominent theme of all of them: nobody is actually in their home city! What a time.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Winter 2018 anime season has come and gone, and while we warm up for spring (and hop aboard the hype train for My Hero Academia season 3), let's do a little reflecting on the good, the bad, and the Killing Bites of this last season.
Monday, April 2, 2018
This past Winter 2018 anime season contained two massively violent series that, interestingly, did not stream on conventional anime methods: the first to premiere was the widely popular Devilman Crybaby which premiered in the first week of January, and the second was Killing Bites, which premiered toward the middle of January. Both shows revel in their violence and absolute absurdity, and upon first glance, the series may resemble one another in themes and ideas through visuals, but there’s something to be said about how hyper-violent drama can be taken in two drastically different directions.