The first Panel I went to at Otakon was titled Toonami: Celebrating 20 Years of being A Golden Generation. For those that do not know Toonami is an animation block on Cartoon Network that currently airs on Saturday night from Midnight to 6am. This panel explains the history of this program and for many of us various fond memories which this article will mostly be about. Continue reading Otakon Panel #1: Toonami
Injection, written by Mike Schroeder, is about a guy by the name of Jinn that has access to an assortment of Injections that grant him different super human abilities. Jinn is currently a member of Syntech, a group that I am assuming creates these super power Injections and gives them to their agents so that they can complete missions. Continue reading Injection Issue #1
I went into this movie not really knowing what to expect from the finished product. I had no idea what the director had in mind when he was making this but I had full faith in him. Needless to say I was blown away by this movie. I happened to go see it in IMAX 3D and it was very well worth it and I’m normally heavily against 3D movies. Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Review
Gideon & Sebastian Predators & Prey is a comic book produced under PLB comics. The characters were created by Mathew Shockley and Karlton Anthony Hargrove. I met these guys during the annual comic book day in May and they were really cool. I was kind of reluctant in picking up their comic but as soon as I held it I could just tell this was going to be a good read and I was not disappointed.
To start off Gideon & Sebastian are vampire hunters. These two have a chemistry that you can feel when reading the various short stories within. Each short story is penned by a different artist each with their own different feel and story attached. Some stories are all dialog and others have some pretty interesting action blocks. My personal favorite action story so far is Incident Report 1098 in Issue 3. Without explaining too much, it just starts off with some dialog and then straight action. It caught me off guard because I was not expecting to see a story that reminded of badass FBI agents. Ironically, it actually does not involve Gideon & Sebastian. My personal favorite overall story is the Himalayas, which is written by Mathew Shockley, because it shows the witty banter between the two main characters and throws in some action while continuing the banter as if they are almost having fun, well Sebastian is anyway.
Overall Gideon & Sebastian are very good reads. Also because there are various artists I do run across a few that I don’t like and that is to be expected but I do not skip over them. They have the ability to change the story into a direction that I personally am fond of. I would also like to thank the writers of Gideon & Sebastian for personally allowing us to write a review of their comic. Go to www.plbcomics.com or Facebook.com/plb.comics to learn more about the artists and the comic itself and how to get your hands on it.
Finally we get to see something adapted from a video game done well. Batman Assault on Arkham is the animated movie that viewers have been waiting for from dc comics animation.
Based on the amazing Arkham video game series, Amanda Waller calls the suicide squad; Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Black spider, King Shark, and Killer Frost, together to break into Arkham Asylum, and recover top secret information from the Riddler. Harley ends up freeing the Joker, who continues his plans to cause mayhem, causing Batman to step in. Continue reading Batman assault on Arkham movie review (2014)
Hercules, the well known demigod, not the Disney version, is given a new perspective after the classic story is revisited. After enduring his twelve legendary labors, Hercules and his group of mercenaries are sought out by the king of Thrace, to help defeat a terrible warlord that has been terrorizing villages . The king tells Hercules he will pay his weight in gold, if he can train his army of farmers for war; however, while training Hercules is struggling to deal with his haunted past. Continue reading Hercules (2014) movie review
Watch Dogs from Ubisoft, after much delay, finally became available to gamers everywhere on May 27th 2014. Watch Dogs places the player in the shoes of Aiden Pierce in the technology ran city of Chicago. Aiden Pierce is a hacker graced with a high tech phone that allows him to hack into almost anything running on electricity throughout the city. With this much power given to the player, does it make for a good game?
They said it was hard to do, almost impossible without a strategy guide but I did it. I beat the game on my 1st play through, although it was rather difficult of course and I may have gotten some help towards the end but I still did it. This has been a long time in the making but I have finally finished Lightning Returns and have gotten the green light from Warren to write a review.
After a decade of waiting and 60 years since the original release, Godzilla has finally returned to the big screen. Before I go into my review of this movie I am going to give a little background history. Godzilla is considered a kaiju or strange creature. The original Godzilla was released in 1954 only a few years after the end of WWII. Lastly this is only the 2nd film produced by Americans, the 1st being Godzilla 2000. Now on to the review.
When I think of Godzilla in today’s time I think of an action packed movie. I am looking to see this creature pretty much have an all out brawl against an opponent. If that is the case this is not the movie for you. This movie actually lives up to its roots and does not focus solely on action but more on plot and anticipation.
The beginning was pretty interesting by setting up the plot that would become a big factor later on in the movie. Although after about 20 minutes in the story started to become rather dry. I found myself dosing off quite a few times. I talked to other people who saw it and they said the same thing. After about another 20 minutes the action finally starts to pick up. Nearly halfway through the movie the story on the ground has gotten rather boring and I was pretty much looking forward to seeing Godzilla fight. When the fight scene finally kicked in I was rather happy. They really built up the anticipation for the fight scene and I have to say it was well worth the wait.
The acting by Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad & Malcom in the Middle) was the best acting in the whole movie. I really felt his story and he had me hooked. A nice back up was by Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) he has me interested enough to keep me entertained but his wife and son’s little side story was straight boring and I found myself caring less and less every time they popped up.
Lets not forget the CG since this is a big thing nowdays. Godzilla was beautifully done along with his co-stars. It really goes to show you how far CG has come in the last decade. To be able to express so much detail was amazing and the angles really showed how big Godzilla really is. His infamous roar really reminded me of a T-Rex from Jurassic Park which I in fact liked a lot.
Overall I would recommend old school Godzilla fans to go see this movie. All others looking to see it for the action, well this is not the movie for you. Me personally I would not go see it again but that’s just me.