Thursday, August 27, 2015

In The Name Of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon R Episode 29

   Oh man the amount of contradictions in this episode alone is reason enough as to why I think it is worthy of skipping. Yeah we get the first major appearance of Sailor Pluto in both dubs, but it is a letdown to those who have seen the awesome teaser from the last Japanese episode. I was expecting an epic introduction along the lines of Sailor Moon Crystal. Instead I got the feel of Final Fantasy 1 with stupid lines that seem to be one step above those from Dracula Sovereign of Damned. This is especially true for the more obvious and repetitive dialogue in the English dub. I recommend just watching this only if you want to just see all the episodes.

  Questions! Why does Ami mention the future Tokyo with the Crystal Tokyo name and saying it is familiar? Logic fails! Are the scouts in a dream or the future or both? Cause it goes back and forth several times on this. How come they still haven't figured out that Chibi-Usa is related to Usagi in at least some way? There are so many frickin' clues at this point! Would Esmeraude laugh at anything related to the deceased Rubeus? Were they exes that really hated each other or something in this version of events?

The Tomorrows Issue 1 Review With Spoilers

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   I am definitely hip to the referential lingo that The Tomorrows is slinging. Sure I was looking at the digital cover art and thinking that it feels very much like a badly scrambled analog television channel showing the beginning of a cyberpunk story. However once I got to the answer to the first "Who The Hell Are You?" I fully joined this present meets very possible shock of future tale. Yeah the art is not the best ever and sometimes goes a bit too minimal but it fits the verbal telling. It's paced to the max yet allowed plenty of room to breathe. The long and short of it is that I recommend this awesome trip with a realistic psychedelic talking chimp.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Zodiac Starforce Issue 1 Day Of Review

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   This issue is a non-stop info dump. From an art and writing standpoint this there is no room to breathe, though on the plus side they are telling the same story. The writing alone does not give each character a unique enough voice, however there are hints of a unique voice at various moments. Not to mention that while the characters are smart their dialogue sounds too rehearsed, especially during the first group scene.

  While the above problems make it a bad comic there are somethings that are good about it. For example it's aimed at pretty much all ages and fans of the magical girl concept and it hits these marks to great effect. Two other good things are the coloring and character designs being awesome and varied. Even the supporting characters look like they are from various walks of life.

   If you are okay with twelve tons of information being shoved into one standard issue than this magical girl comic is recommended for you. However for most people I would suggest potentially trade waiting this brilliant, but poorly executed first issue.

Not Recommended Comics List Of 4 Space The Anthology Edition

1. Womanthology Space #1 from 2012 has great visuals, but not enough room for most of the stories.

2. The Flash #245 circa 1976 is okay on the art front. However the writing has the problems of the characters acting stupid regarding their situations. For example the Green Lantern back-up has him miss Floronic Man who is obviously just feet away from him. Secondly the stories feel like "one-offs" that are both given a "to be continued next issue" treatment.

3. Heathcliff #1 (1985) is okay if there is nothing of interest to do, but the stories lack real humor. It reads like a going through the motions licensed product.

4. Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham #7 from 1986 is just full of plot holes and tonal problems. Not only are these problems in the main story but the back-up story as well. I would even say the back-up story is even worse regarding these problems.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ninjak Issue 6 Advance Review With Spoilers

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  I like how in this issue it is revealed why exactly Colin's parents had weapons hidden away in the last issue. At the same time I am disappointed the abusive butler survives Colin for so many years. As for the larger part of the main story I think the opening is brilliant in how it examines how careful Ninjak has to be at Weaponeer. Though the colors are darker in some areas then I think they needed to be in terms of the indoor moments. However it does set-up a nice color contrast for the fight for this issue. I will say the main story again provided more hints about Ninjak's history than 'The Lost Files' back-up tale.

  Speaking of 'The Lost Files' story, the color palette and art style are a better combination for those looking for more vibrant and standard visuals. We also get a possible lie from Colin's handler about his former handler. Finally the writing has more metaphorical meat to it in this tale versus the main one.

  My Verdict: Recommended

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dead Drop Issue 2 Advance Review With Spoilers

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  The issue starts with the promise to wrap up all the loose threads but by the end it has failed on several levels. First it does not wrap up any of the dangling issues such as why Aric failed, and got captured while in the suit. We also do not see the aliens invaders again, or at least I think we don't since the story does show one massive suicidal alien. Finally there is the major problem that this last issue had Beta-Max brought back from the dead. This quickly needs to be explained away as a dream or some other kind of in-universe fiction, because if it is not then Valiant Entertainment has created a lie. "Dead means dead" is what they stipulated and yet bringing a decapitated cyborg back with no explanation has negated this. Fix It!

   In conclusion though the art, coloring and, lettering are good I do not recommended this comic.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ivar Timewalker Issue 8 Review

  This issue has a slight tonal shift compared to last issue in my opinion. I am not sure why. It could be the pacing being a tiny bit off compared to how the last few have been paced. As for the visuals, they are great in terms of the line work and coloring. The writing could have been more clear regarding any foreshadowing, but the real meets sitcom style dialogue makes up for the that flaw. Unfortunately I can't talk about the ending without massively spoiling the comic, so I will just say this issue is recommended.