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.