Monday, December 5, 2016

Omoikane and others please bless Good Morning Call Episode 17 Opinion Piece

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   I loved the ending of this last episode despite how rushed some of it felt. The rushed nature comes from the "time is passing" scenes, especially the lack of explanation for the party scene.

  Though that is nothing in comparison to the two real problems in this episode. The first problem is how the "evil trio" decides to give up tormenting Nao and Uehara. Apparently we are supposed to infer that the smart girl is the leader and her having a change of heart means the other do as well. Which is such a load of bleep! Either this too got rushed or the manga has the same problem. Problem two is how the school officials are not called out on allowing such public and obvious blackmail of two students. Seriously that should have been at least brought up at some point.

  Speaking on more positive matters, I love that a lot of the actors got recurring work for this series even when I didn't think their roles were necessary (such as Daichi). Also Yuri getting one final drink joke was hilarious. Finally I love how every main and major supporting character got an arc to play out, even though some were unexpected arcs.

  Questions! Could a sequel show based off the manga Good Morning Kiss! (the official sequel to the manga Good Morning Call) be possible? What should be the next opinion piece series I do? Suggest anything @rippersspot on twitter.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

In The Name Of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon Super S Episode 14

  This episode was hard for me to watch because of how empathic I am to awkward situation comedy.  Though I still enjoyed it in the Japanese dub, but not so much when it came to the English dub. This is mainly due to the changes in the English dialogue making little to no sense most of the time. For example how Diana doesn't get to talk about "two-timing" in the English version.

   Questions! Does anyone feel this episode portrayed Minako as more insane than as her standard ditzy self? What has the bad guy's boss been doing? Why does Pegasus have to constantly be called for each battle? Cause Minako seemed to have things well in hand this time. Does Sailor Moon Sailor Stars have worse or better battles that I can look forward to seeing?

Mister X: Razed Issue 3 Review With Spoilers

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  There is a small problem with the lettering in the main story, specificially two word balloons look to be coming from rats and/or air. Also there is a bit too much text overall. However, the designs for everything on every page are masterfully done. The use of shadows is done to maximum effect and in believable ways. Finally the second story is arguably more entertaining and accessible than the main one but both are enjoyable.

  Recommended!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bloodshot U.S.A. Issue 2 Review With Spoilers

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  My only problem with the end of this issue: "Why did Bloodshot (Ray) take Deathmate (Kay) to the mall?" This last scene just seems to grind the story to a potential halt. However, the next issue will probably explain this. Thus it may work better in a collected format versus this single format.

 The other problem found in this issue is that the faces look like muddy messes again. Though unlike the last issue some of the faces actually look realistic and emotive versus the majority looking like melted statues.

 Finally while the writing and lettering primarily carry the book the art does have its moments of glory. Such as whenever nanites are absorbed, and the Marge Simpson look-a-like gets her car stolen gag.

  Recommended with the caveat that art snobs and those looking for exceptional art throughout a comic will not like it.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Not Recommended Comics List Of 4 Greener Lanterns Edition

1. Green Lantern #47 (1993) has weak reasoning for a small crossover. Also the plot is somewhat inaccessible to those who have not read previous issues. Not to mention it presents the female characters, mainly Carol Ferris, as weak instead of the seemingly idea of being strong. Lastly it portrays mental health problems in a negative light.

2. Guardians Of The Galaxy #14 (Late 2016, Early 2017) is a cash grab filler with a very weak script.

3. X-Treme X-Men # 7 the art is horrendous in several places, and there are plot contrivances.

4. All-New X-Men #31 (2014) faces and character designs randomly going from good to acceptable to horrible.

Ninjak Issue 21 Review With Spoilers

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   The fight with the beings that look like fire angel is just anti-climactic. While the scene where Ninjak cries while looking at a punch card is one readers have to think about for it to work. As for the fact three different artists worked on this issue the most I can say is that it is both noticeable and not noticeable. Overall this issue is sort of a letdown from last issue, and it ruins any surprise Roku's death by Ninjak's hand could have in the future.

  Not recommended!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: 1953 Beyond The Fences Issue 1 Review With Spoilers

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  The David Mack variant cover is fine in design, but too high concept in the art's text. This is partly because one can read the text as many times as they want too, and yet still be unsure of the message. Yes, long-time readers may find it simplistic, but those who are not hardcore fans will feel lost. Also unlike the main cover by Paolo Rivera it has nothing to do with the story.

  As for the lettering and coloring they are superbly done. While the interior art by Paolo and Joe Rivera is almost as masterful as Mike Mignola. So congrats on that guys! Finally the writing by Mignola and Chris Roberson stronger shows how the average Post-World War 2 American (or at least a lot of them) tried to cling to a false idea of normalization and "don't be different."

  My Verdict: Highly Recommended!