Friday, July 22, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
After a good setup in Issue One of the Power Rangers which was reviewed here on the site, the team of writer Kyle Higgins and artist Hendry Prasetya proves that they are out to create good stories with the original Power Rangers. Now, since this is issue two, expect minor spoilers but nothing that would ruin it for readers and enough for non-readers to enjoy this article. While its still obvious that the focus is the Green Ranger, this issue really started to flesh out the team. We get a good couple of pages with Billy and Trini getting some good development of their characters. We also get Jason and Kimberly interacting in a very real way. As far as Zack goes in this issue, well if you're a fan of his then you might be disappointed.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Phantom Troublemaker, Ryan Schweck, R.T. Ewell, and Mr. Beau Brown share memories of the entertainment powerhouse that was Nickelodeon in the 1980s!
Monday, July 4, 2016
Batman #1 Review
Released June 15,2016
Art By David Finch & Matt Banning
Story By Tom King
Your Eyes do not deceive you; this is issue number one of Batman. there have been many number ones for the Caped Crusader including the previous month which I could explain but for simplicity reason I will hold off. Rebirth isn't so much of an event in the DC universe but more of an apology/reboot the past several years of things that have been going on. I didn't keep up with any titles in the New 52 including Batman but I've heard some really good things about the old run so I figured I would give this new start a chance.
In the age of the Internet it's hard for me to stay away from spoilers and this was not an exception. Even though I bought and read the book on the day after it came out the end was tad spoiled for me. That did not stop me from wanting to read the story to the end. This story reminds me of the end of an action movie except with this one, it was tough to see how the Dark Knight was or if he was going to get out of this predicament.
The pacing is excellent with some emotional scenes between Alfred and Batman over communication devices. I enjoyed the art which captured the action in the most perfect way with some cool panels. If you haven't read Batman in a while you should be able to keep up with the story lines and characters.
However, somewhat of a possible spoiler, there is someone that I have never heard of who is Robin now but that seems like it will be a good fit going into the future. Apparently, there is a whole book of different Robins.
If you want to start reading a unique Batman book I believe this will be it especially according to the end of this book. I believe Gotham City has some changes coming...
Vote Loki #1
Released June 15, 2016
Art By Langdon Foss
Story By Christopher Hastings
Vote Loki is a book I had no idea about as I walked into the comic book store but just look at that cover. That is a cover that will sell books. Without getting into politics, whoever green lit this book should get a bonus or a promotion or both. With the upcoming election in the U.S. this year, the release of this book is absolutely brilliant starring the perfect trickster to pull this storyline off. That's right, Loki, Thor's brother who in my eyes was boosted to major popularity with The Avenger's movie, is the star of this book.
This book is exactly what you would think it was about with a title like Vote Loki. During election with candidates that nobody is happy with (sound familiar), Loki shows up to try to butter up the voters. In classic trickster fashion, the reader is never exactly sure of his actions. The dialogue the writer gives him is perfect as he interacts with the humans he is or isn't trying to trick. See what I did there.
There is a character that I am not familiar with who seems to be one of the main characters who is just human but has an interesting past with Loki. It's not fully developed in this book but if I am right as to where they going, this is a brilliant move for Loki.
I am glad this book exists. It's a great mini series that will spark up debate whether serious or not so serious. I, for one can't wait to see where they go with this and I am just hoping the covers keep being as amazing as this one.
Friday, July 1, 2016
That's right, Fat Trapped has a new cover and the above image is just a tease. Before I reveal the image in its entirety I wanted to talk about the history of the book. It's hard to believe its been almost two years since the book was released in ebook and paperback form. Seems like just yesterday and forever all at the same time. Back in 2012 as I was gearing up to choose a cover I chose an artist to produce a cover. A cover to this day that I still love and think is a fun throwback to an older horror movie which is the vibe I went for.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
A few years ago I was contemplating going up a T Shirt size. Most of my shirts that were XXL fit just a little too tight make me feel like a bulging sausage and not in a good way. The thought that went through my head was "Maybe I should go to a XXXL." I knew this way of thinking was wrong and it was over the next couple of years I would lose 90 pounds. I joined a gym, fell in love with the group fitness classes, and more importantly did not need to go up another T Shirt size. In fact, I actually dropped almost two sizes being able to wear some large size T Shirts. Well, flash forward about three years and after having a bit of bad luck while also losing focus I have put about forty of the ninety pounds back on. The fact that I worked at an amusement part for two of those years probably didn't help my weight any.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
New York is one of those cities that I don't think about as a particular geeky city. That is until I got the chance to spend a few days there. When I got to thinking about it, New York City has been in my pop culture world my entire life. Everything from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Spiderman to Ghostbusters who all used the city almost as a character instead of a setting. It's easy to see why creators pick this city as a backdrop as you walk down its streets. There are all walks of life from tourists, to residents, to people who are down on their luck.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Join John “The Host With The Most” Morgan Neal and Richard “Grueling” Ewell as they welcome Jeff “Old Yeller” Yelton from hubpages.com/catfish33, www.needlessthingssite.com contributor “Scary” Jerry Chandler and last but certainly not least, ESO PRO's roving wrestler interviewer & the award winning www.wrestlingwithpopculture.
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Monday, June 6, 2016
Forgive me for the lateness of this post as I was away when the news broke. I did not want to skip this as 2016 has brought a number of legends that have passed away. This one affected me more than the rest which may confuse most of you that know my age. Only being thirty eight years old I completely missed Mister Ed by over a decade but luckily discovered it later.