Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Opinion on Doctor Fate getting his own Series

Doctor Fate, My favorite superhero. Is finally getting another comics series. That is !@#$ing awesome. I know I'm a bit late to this, but I don't care. I also pretty sure this is a monthly which is great. I can't wait. The writer Paul Levitz seems to be doing his own thing with it, and it look like he's going a much more light-hearted route with it. At least more light-hearted then what we have been getting with Earth 2. Although I find it weird that this new Doctor Fate has the same first name as the one from Earth 2 (Khalid) but that's happened before with Kent V. Nelson.

I also like that there going to be focusing alot more on the Egyptian theme's of Doctor Fate since Khalid is going to be an Egyptian-American and the first villain looks like it's going to be Anubis. I think that way will be easier to follow for a new reader anyway oppose to the whole Lord of Order thing. I also don't know how to feel about Levitz taking inspiration from Steve Ditko, specifically Ditko's Doctor Strange and Spider-Man. There we go adding more stuff to link Doctor Fate to Doctor Strange but I'm sure Levitz will be great, his run on All-Star Comics was one of my favorites and World's Finest was pretty good too.

Overall I am ecstatic, and so happy my worry's about "Future's End/World End" were wrong. If your interested in this series like I am a preview for it is apparently going to be in "Convergence: Aquaman #2" (which I think is out this week ) or you could wait till next month when "Doctor Fate #1" come's out. So until next time, see you later.

Also Avengers: Age of Ultron came out. Yeah...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Comic Panel of the Week: Smallville Continuity

So far Smallville: Continuity has actually been pretty good. If you were a fan of the show check it out! Also Blue Lantern Barbra Gordon.

Monday, February 23, 2015

"Gotham: Red Hood" First Thoughts



It has been a while since I updated last, and a lot of new Superhero related shows have started since I've been away. In fact one of the new shows that started was the very show I chose to talk about today, Gotham. Which if you haven't heard of by now is essentially a prequel story that takes place in Gotham City just after Bruce Wayne's parent's have been shot. I've had very mixed opinions about the show so far, It's good but I like both Arrow and Flash more. The episode I've decided to talk about today is tonight's episode, Red Hood.

The main plot is about a gang going around stealing from various banks, while Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock try to catch them. What make this group different from other robbers is one of them wears a Red Mask. After surviving a guard shooting at him from very close range (Pulp Fiction Style) the man in the Red Mask starts to believe there's something special about the mask, and after giving money to people on the street in order to escape the police they become famous as a group of modern day Robin Hoods. However things start to fall apart in the group as it becomes a power struggle of who get's to wear the mask and be the leader.

That was just the over-all plot of the episode. There was much more stuff, one could argue too much stuff. Including a very grotesque scene involving a spoon and an eye that I could of gone without ever seeing in my life. I seriously don't know they got away with showing that on TV. Anyway I think my feelings on this episode explain my overall feeling of this show in general. At times this was amazing other times it dragged really bad and I was just waiting for something interesting to happen.

Were this episode shines is everything involving the Red Hood. That plot line alone makes this one of the most important episode of the series so far. It brings up the duality of wearing a mask, vigilantism, and how anonymity can make you a different person. Most importantly, whether or not he will actually show up in this show, it sets up a lot of things involving the Joker's back story. As well as Jason Todd's, who I know will definitely not appear in this series, but who knows I may be surprised.

What helps this the most is the great acting from all the Members of the Red Hood gang especially the Original Red Hood. I think he was the best part of this episode, and I think they wasted him. Also I don't know if anybody else got this vibe but both me and my brother thought he was a lot like Deadpool, maybe it was because he was a guy running around in a Red mask constantly talking and laughing. The rest of the cast was also great as always especially Bullock and Penguin.

Now for the bad. There is way to much stuff happening for it's own good. You could of easily drop some of these side plots, and had more time for the main plot. I want to mention again that there was no need for the eye scene, it seemed like it was violent just be violent. You can have all of Barbra's scene's too while your at it because it seems like there just there for me dislike that character less and less. I missed a good few episodes before this and the status quo hasn't changed much. The cliffhanger isn't the best the most that they can do with it is Alfred dies and becomes the Outsider for a little while until Bruce can cure him.

So overall this episode was okay. I liked everything with the Red Hood Gang and the GCPD, but everything else I can give or take. Gotham hasn't been the best, but you should at least check it out if your a Batman fan. For me though I doubt I'll watch much more of this show. I don't know how long it will be until I update again so I guess I'll see you then. Have a good night everyone.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The New 52: Future's End #2 Review


So DC has decide to release another Weekly Series in the same vain as "52" and "Countdown to Final Crisis," which will also be this year's New 52 September Gimmick. Future's End is a series staring all the characters that had books that were canceled in the New 52 like Mister Terrific and Firestorm. The series began in an Apocalyptic Future where a robot made by Mister Terrific and Bruce Wayne called Brother Eye has pretty much taken over the world and assimilated most of the heroes. As a last ditch effort Bruce Wayne sends Terry McGinnis, Batman Beyond, back in time in order to stop it.

Anyway the main focal point of this issue was that Green Arrow was killed at the end of last issue. However since this is the Future it makes it really hard to have a emotional response since for all I know this could be retconned in a years time. Anyway the majority of this comic takes place during Oliver's Funeral. The heroes talk about how great a person Oliver was, and how he united the people when survivors from another Earth came to theirs. I will get to that later.

Jason Rusch (one-half of Firestorm) feel's guilty for Green Arrows death due to the fact that they could of been there to save him but Ronnie Raymond (the other half) wouldn't fuse together with him in time because he was trying to have sex with a girl. Arsenal calls him out on this, and they fight until Firestorm leaves angry. The comic ends with a package being delivered to Lois Lane that says "GO ALONE TRUST NO ONE ELSE" with a broken off Red Arrow, a pack of the Wounded Duck Matches, and a Green Pyramid. Okay weird?
Nice "Arrow" reference.

This comic is pretty much a way to give some of these lesser known characters some much needed screen time and a way to have an in-continuity Batman Beyond. So far it's been fine even thought the plot has been done before *coughdaysofuturespastcough* and even been done recently*coughageofultroncough*. But other then that it's fine. The flashbacks to Oliver's life are pretty good and the eulogy by Animal Man was really well written. However weirdly this doesn't feel like the New 52 Green Arrow,  It feel's like Pre-Flashpoint Green Arrow. The same goes for Arsenal, neither of them look or act like there New 52 counterparts. Which admittedly isn't a bad thing, just unexpected.

One complaint I must say before we end this, even though it isn't a complain on this issue but for the series. We have a teaser image that was show for "Earth Two: World's End."(which you can see below) It not only insinuates the death of my favorite Green Lantern but also the death of my favorite Superhero, Doctor Fate. Who was the only reason I gave DC another chance after all there bullsh*t. I will not be pleased if he dies, and is not in comics again for who knows how long. Plus the scene earlier also insinuates that the Survivors of Earth 2 take residence on the main DC Earth after Darkseid's forces possible destroy their Earth. But anyway despite some problems I'm going to keep reading for now, but I can't really recommend it. Especially if your reading it for Batman Beyond. I would just read Justice League Beyond 2.0 which is much better even though it's not in continuity.
Sh*t I forgot to mention Huntress.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Awesome Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Endings


So I've been playing some UMVC3 lately and if there is one thing I realized while playing it, it was that Galactus was a really annoying final boss. And most of the Endings were really silly, and pretty lazy. It's usually just two pictures that have a dialogue box at the bottom.
This is really silly.

Despite the cheesiness and apparent lack of animation budget it does have it's fair share of awesome and epic moment's like Ghost Rider's Ending where he teams up with Dante and Trish from Devil May Cry in order to kick Mephisto's ass and force him to destroy the Ghost Rider's Contract.

Another awesome moment came from the Ending of Iron Man. (who is one of my main's with Akuma and Vergil) After beating Galactus, Tony Stark decides to get prepared in case he returns. What does he do to prepare? He makes the coolest looking Iron Man armor ever, the Galactus-Buster.

But finally, I saved the best for last. If you don't know by now I am a huge Megaman fan, and while Zero and Tron both have great ending's only one take's the cake. Nova! Some of you may be confused. Well Nova's Ending start's out with him saying how awesome being apart of the Nova Corps is, but there's one group that's even cooler the Mega Nova Corps. It then proceeds's to show you Megaman, Protoman, Roll, Beat, and Zero if they were members of the Nova Corp and it is amazing!
Epic Incarnate!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Comic Panel of the Week: Luxord in Wonderland (+My Thoughts on the 358/2 Days Manga)

That face crack's me up every time.

The Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days manga continues to be a very enjoyable read. I definitely recommend it if you want the story to the game but just don't want/ have the time to play it. I understand it's probably the worst of the series but I liked the story, and the Manga does a terrific job adapting it. It even expands on it, and gives some of the Organization some much needed characterization which was what the game was for but sadly falled flat. If your interested in reading it, the translated Manga is available by Yen Press who are making quite the name for themselves.