Sunday, July 24, 2016

X-O Manowar Issue 47 Review With Spoilers

Warning Of Spoilers!

  While the first few pages provide some information on The Torment they were already shown in X-O Manowar Annual 2016. This hurts the perception of confidence Valiant Entertainment's staff has portrayed as having in their titles. Also the art still looks slightly sketchy for these specific pages. However, Robert Venditti effectively uses said pages to lead into the main story.

   The main story has impressively clean and strong line work, and a beautiful color palette. Yet the characterization is slightly thrown off by Joe Bennett's apparently different design of Aric's face. Another thing that kind of dents the story is none of the characters catching on to The Torment's questioning tone to everything they say.

   Recommended status, but just barely.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters Of Midtown Issue 2 Review With Spoilers

Warning Of Spoilers!

   Like the first part of the story arc this issue is obviously "made for the trade." Though one can pick up this issue alone and still enjoy a good comic. As for why it is a good comic I would say the strong line work, the dark and light coloring, and great visual and text based characterization. The dark and light coloring is best exemplified by just the right amount of black and brown being used. While the dialogue seeming realistic, and yet pulpy, is the example for characterization. In conclusion this is a recommended comic.

    Recommended Status!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rai Issue 14 Review With Spoilers

Warning Of Spoilers!

    There is more depth added to the mythology of the Rai lineage and the oppression of the Positrons.  In fact there are still Rais before the protagonist of this issue's story that only make cameos, thus creating foreshadowing for future stories. These two elements are combined with great visual characterization and dialogue to create a rich narrative. Finally said narrative works as a standalone jumping on point and a fine addition to the ongoing narratives of 4001 A.D. and Rai.

    Recommended Issue!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Thoughts On The Upcoming Power Rangers Movie

    At the moment I am reserving full judgement on whether I think this upcoming movie will be good or bad. This is mainly because we have yet to see any official footage of the movie. It is also due to the fact the first two Power Rangers movies released to theaters kind of failed to tell a good story. While I liked them as a child I, and I think all 90s Power Rangers fans, eventually realized there are glaring flaws within them. Though nothing is truly flawless I feel this could be a good reboot of the Power Rangers brand set in what I consider an alternate movie universe.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Flashback Review Doctor Strange Issue 50

  This issue of Doctor Strange's original title is an unusual 50th by today's standards. The reason it is unusual is because of it is not being double-sized or really an event in anyway. That said it has great art and writing even though the issue has an odd opening and cover that negatively affect some of the framework. However, the negatives are essentially nullified by the epic implications of the last page. In conclusion this is a recommended comic, especially for those looking for magic use that has no cost.

Friday, July 15, 2016

In The Name Of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon S Episode 32

   The changes made in the original English dub make the ending severely less epic than in the Japanese dub. Also Usagi, Mamoru, and Chibi-Usa kind of seem cruel based on the dialogue changes when the plant is killing Tellu. On the plus side this ending made me realize that I have never asked the following two questions: How sharp are Tuxedo Mask's roses? How are they made to be that sharp?

  (The reason this entry is so short is because I think the other talking points I had have been covered by others.)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jack The Ripper: Hell Blade Volume 2 Review


   This manga is thin on plot, character motivations, and just any real narrative. It is compared in its summary to the series Hellsing and that is only true in that this series is a pale imitation of the other. For example almost any volume of Hellsing gives enough detail of what is going on, while this manga does. As for the art it is generic in the designs of the monsters and Sherlock Holmes looks like a young Yaoi character. There is just nothing worthy of recommending here.

  Not Recommended!