Friday, August 24, 2018

Blue Nexus #90 - Bounty Hunted

Previously in "Blue Nexus": After enjoying some quiet time to himself, Kyle was allowed back into the fold of the galaxy's greatest superhero team, the Zanderia. He met with Brenda and investigated and alien crash site, where he met the being known as Eltar, from the Xenomark system. Eltar extended invitations to Kyle, Brenda, Phoenix, and Lalay to join him at a festival, though they quickly saw through Eltar's ruse and discovered that a massive horde of Demi-War Gods gather on Xenomark VI and will head to Earth to fulfill some sort of bounty placed on the Zanderia. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Battle Breakdown (Hunter x Hunter): Netero vs. Chimera Ant King

Fight scenes are awesome, and some are just so awesome that they deserve a heavy examination to look at what makes them so truly great. One such fight, the one that'll kick off this new series of mine, comes from the 2011 adaptation, Hunter x Hunter, wherein the Chimera Ant King faces off against the 13th Chairman of the Hunter Association, Isaac Netero. If you've never seen the series or read the manga, please stay away. HEAVY SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Comic Book Reviews - August 22, 2018

This week, Marvel takes the stand and has its moment to shine as several of its books dive headfirst into their opening arc's climax, while Superman stands tall and alone in the face of some Daily Planet drama!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Hunter x Hunter - A Spectrum of Villainy

They say that a hero is only as strong as their villain, and in the case of Hunter x Hunter, that may very well be the case. Hunter x Hunter, compared to other anime in its genre, boats an incredible roster of villains, each with their own unique motivations, backstories, and abilities. Each of them has their own unique sphere of influence when it comes to the overall narrative, making them even more intriguing and mysterious as to how they'll come into conflict with Gon, Killua, Leorio, or Kurapika. Today, we'll examine each of Hunter x Hunter's major villains and take a look into the wide spectrum of villainy that the story boasts. SPOILERS (FOR AT LEAST THE ANIME) FROM HERE ON

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Comic Book Reviews - August 15, 2018

After a hiatus, it's time to return to the world of comics, where flashbacks are abound, villains are reaching the apex of their plans, and multi-colored superheroes get to make big speeches and punch monsters! So, really, I haven't missed anything.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Blue Nexus #89 - Invitations (Or, How Space GPS Works)

Previously in "Blue Nexus": Following the epic battles in the Magus War, where magic made its long-awaited return to Earth and has since sent humanity into a bit of a tizzy over how handle the outburst of magic, Kyle Raiden and his best friends have begun adjusting better to his life as a superhero, despite all the wackiness that's been going on. Kyle's powers with the Nexus have grown, as have some of his ally's abilities: allies like Brenda aka Shindari, who is a mage, and Sandy, aka Violette, another mage and a fledgling one at that. Best of all, Kyle's landed a solid spot on the lacrosse team and finally managed to get a girlfriend, an alien named Ven. Kyle also made a few ventures out into that gave him as much notoriety out in the cosmos as on Earth...

Monday, August 13, 2018

In Defense of The Goblet of Fire Movie

After Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban it's widely accepted among Potterheads that the films take a nosedive in terms of book-movie correlation. Massive plot threads are dropped, hundreds of pages worth of material are either condensed, changed or dropped entirely. These are undeniable facts. One of the biggest offenders in this arena is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which, many would argue, makes the most amount of changes, and this makes it the most inferior film of the franchise based off of its adaptation merit. But looking beyond that, it's quite easy to defend the Goblet of Fire as the franchise's truest translation from novel to film.