Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Things Are Brewing

As I mentioned here, I wanted to do something with Transformers (G1) season three. My co-host and long time friend Dave Brown reached out to me said he'd love to do some with Transformers and other cartoons. We did some brainstorming and this what we've come up with.

A spin off podcast on various cartoon series. Each episode will be us watching one episode doing commentary and then a quick review. We'll be posting the video on YouTube and and audio version to itunes. This is something that we can do without a regular schedule and fit in whenever we both have time. So we're looking at at 45-60 minute show at most.

Because I hate editing and have not yet found an editing program that I like and can afford, this again will be a raw and unedited show. Which should be interesting especially for the video side of it.

We'll be starting off with a one off show that is just a quick and dirty review of Transformers the Movie and Five Faces of Darkness, no commentary. The first regular episode will be joint commentary and review and will on The Killing Jar. We will work our way through G1 Transformers season three, one note though, we'll be going by production order, not by episode number or air date. We'll be ending this portion of this new venture with another quick and dirty review of the craptastic three episode season four.

After we finish up season three of Transformers, or maybe even during, we'll be adding other cartoon series into the mix and working our way back to the first season of Transformers. It just depends how far Dave and I want to take this. It will all depend on what show we have equal interest in, what we can find streaming, what we both have on DVD or what we can find for dirt cheap. We might discuss adding some animated movies and anime series into the mix. Like I said, it just depends on how far both of want to take this.

We'll be doing a test run sometime this week to make sure everything is working fine. If it turns out really well maybe we'll even post it and hope that viewers and listeners give us some feedback and suggestions. You'll be able to find the new show on the How I Geek feed at Podbean and on itunes. The YouTube channel will be added to the links sidebar both here and at Podbean.

Just one thing left to figure out and that's a name. We haven't come up with a name and I don't know if we need one. My original thoughts were doing this without a name and for our show titles and just using the the name of the cartoon series we're watching and its respective episode titles.

Keep an eye out, I'll let you all know we the first episode is up.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman

The first image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman has been released, and look at that! She looks like Wonder Woman! My only complaint is the that costume is a bit too dark. My only concerns are wanting Justice League to be an awesome movie, and hope that all of these actors coming together put forth their best effort into their respective characters.

I'm having a very hard time understanding why so many people are hung up an Gal's height, her muscle tone and definition, her weight, and not surprising, at all her chest size. Why? What does it matter? All that should matter is that she has the acting skills to play a convincing Wonder Woman.

The people clamoring for Gina Carano, and other athletes and actresses, please find a way to get over it. There isn't a huge size and tone difference between the two of them. Look at other female athletes. Look at American Ninja's Kacy Catanzaro. There isn't anything in gal's physical stature that says to me, "No, this woman cannot be Wonder Woman, let alone a convincing one." Even Lynda Carter wasn't overly toned or muscular.

What the hell is wrong with the fan base? You've been asking for Wonder Woman to be on the big screen for years. Well, her she is and all you can do is complain about her size. What happened to being glad that it's finally happening? What happened to leaving final judgement for after we see how well Gal Gadot performs in the film. I don't get it.

When I see casting news for these characters, I may say, well, that's not how I pictured it. I'm not moaning over analyzing the choice, saying that it sucks and the movie is going to stink because of it. I get not being happy with a how a character is cast, but when is enough enough? Why can't we just celebrate that we're getting all of these movies in the first place? We can gripe later if they're bad movies.

It's going to be fine folks. Settle down and just be glad that even get to have this movie. If it turns out I'm wrong, okay, I'll admit I was wrong, but I doubt that will be the case.

And go visit Trev's blog.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

How I Geek Episode 21 - Nutjob Whackadoodle

Explicit Language Warning. This week the guys discuss some of the news from the San Diego Comic Con and their favorite James Garner movies.

Zombicide and Kickstarter: When is it too much?
Follow up on previous episode.
Marvel Movies
Will RDJ return for Iron Man 4?
Arrow Season 3
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Guillermo Del Toro talks DC Movies
Sam Raimi is developing an Evil Dead series
Agents of SHIELD Season Two
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Animated
The Flash
Walking Dead Season 5
Joaquin Phoenix might be the Sorcerer Supreme
Kevin Smith's "Tusk"
Mad Max: Fury Road
Joe Hill's "Horns"
DC Animation
Movie Anniversaries
Remembering James Garner
Thoughts on Thor and Captain America
Garbage Pail Kids
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover
Angela: Asgard's Assassin
Escape from New York
Zub & Simone on Conan and Red Sonja
She-Hulk vs Daredevil
Hearthstone: Curse of Naxramas
Lego Batman 3
Warmachine Tactics
Geektrocities and more!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #2 (SPOILERS)

Issue two opens up showing us the hut in the forest from the first issue, the prison of gods. This time, a candle light can be seen from the window and as we get a closer look we see the arm and and hand of somebody who is otherwise entirely out of view.

We immediately jump to some where in outer space. The Guardians of the Galaxy are being attacked by warpjackers, snotty rich kids from space that hijack ships in warp just for fun. There is roar of thunder and  Angela explains that it is a voice, it is telling her that door home is open. The voice is of course Future Loki and Angela takes one of the warpjackers ships and leaves the Guardians to fend for themselves. We see Future Loki monologuing about how Angela and Thor were not meant to meet for months later against a common foe, and how dull that would be.

Thor and Loki have made it to Heven, the Tenth Realm and are greeted by a pair of angels. The introductions go well until Thor mentions who he is and where he is from. Fighting of course ensues. Thor explains that he is only looking for his sisters but the angels honestly seem to have no idea what he's talking about. We also see Kid Loki sneak away out of the fight as usual, or so it seems.

A messenger informs the Queen of Angels of the Asgardians who orders that two dreadnoughts be dispatched to the fight. Thor meanwhile is continuing to beat the hell out the Angels and he quickly dispatches the two dreadnoughts. The Queen then orders that a destroyer which some kind of planet killer, however she finds Loki putting a blade to her throat. The two share words and the Queen figures out that Loki is a frost giant not Asgardian, and so the two agree to parlay in a more civil manner.

Thor is still in command of the battle with angels. he again question about his sister and is told that if they knew who she was, she would already be dead. The angel  talking to Thor then heralds the wingless one, the strongest of them all has returned home. Thor turns around to see Angela hovering above him, weapons drawn and ready to kick his ass.

"I am vengeance deferred, Asgardian!"

That is where the issue ends. Seeing Angela run out the Guardians was sad, but next issue we get to see her throw down with the God of Thunder. Should be good, looking forward to it. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How Many Podcasts Are Too Many?

I was getting ready for work this morning, updating the podcasts I get through itunes and noticed how I hate the last update itunes got. For whatever reason, I now have to manually update or download every podcast I listen to. That made me realize just how many shows I'm listening to and where the hell do I find the time to listen.

This is what I'm talking about...

Comic Geek Speak
Star Joes
11 O'Clock Comics
Word Balloon
Pardon the Interruption
Tony Kornheiser Show
WTF with Marc Maron
The Nerdist
Alton Browncast
All Things Azeroth
Tauren Think Tank
Convert to Raid
World of Warcast
The Instance
The Morning Stream
Comic Dorks
The Final Score
Film Sack
Daily Tech News Show
Current Geek
Major Spoilers
Chain Attack
Vinyl Experience
Resurrections- An Adam Warlock Podcast
Aweome Movie Podcast
TV Guidance Counselor
Kray Z Comics And Stories
Solitaire Rose Radio
D6 Generation
Big Daddy Graham's Classic Rock Throwdown
all-amERICan comics
Underbase Podcast
Talking Toons

And that's just off the top of my head. I know that I'm forgetting some. And of course I go back and listen to our own show to see how that sounds each week.

So do I have a podcast problem? There can't possibly be enough time in the day or week to listen to all of these right? Wrong. Many of these are weekly, some have no regular schedule at all. I take what is safe work and listen to those there. Everything else I listen to while playing Warcraft, cooking dinner, doing other chores around the house or yard and finally some shows end up being background noise and if I hear something that catches my attention, I'll go back and listen.

So, how many is too many?

Monday, July 21, 2014

You've Got the What?

I started watching season three of the Transformers, again. This is the fourth time I've done so in the last 18-24 months. Thinking maybe I should do something with that. My first thought was doing a spin-off podcast, either a review or commentary type show, or both. But I really don't want to do a solo show and I don't my great co-hosts to feel that they're obligated to join me unless they want to. So, as the great Ronnie Van Zant once song, all I can do is write it. I need to start at the true beginning of season three though and that is with Transformers the Movie.

First off, Hasbro came right out and told you or were at least preparing you for the death of Optimus Prime. Prior to the movie's release and during, commercials for the toys and the movie asked the question, "Does Prime die?" It was crazy talk. There was no way in hell that Optimus Prime dies. Well, he did and my mind was blown.

Killing off characters never happened. Yet not only did many of the classic characters get knocked off, others were changed into into characters altogether and others were just eliminated from the series altogether and their toy counterparts were no longer in production. I never got my Starscream, Shockwave, Jazz or Wheeljack because of that. They were already hard to find and the movie sealed it.

Another thing I never understood was how the two factions were treated in terms of combat in both the series and the movie. In the first two seasons of the series both Autobots and Decepticons could get could bashed up and wounded, even Megatron took his share of lumps. In the movie however the Autobots were like butter against the searing hot knife of the nigh invulnerable Decepticons. What gives? It reminds me of Blizzard's Horde bias ;p.

Even when Rodimus and Grimlock are discovered spying on the 'Cons on Chaar. The Decepticons are down to zero energon and can't even fire their weapons or transform, but Rodimus and Grimlock are blasting them at point blank range and the 'Con's are just taking it like its a gentle rain but in later episodes the 'Con's go back to taking their share of dents and laser fire. No consistency in visuals and storytelling.

The movie itself wasn't that bad, it just lacked some real planning and foresight from Hasbro and Sunbow.

The above are my biggest gripes. We did get a two great tunes from Specter General aka Canadian rock band Kick Axe. The anthem for all things Transformers from Stan Bush. I've had that soundtrack on vinyl, cassette, CD and digital download.

Still hoping to find this again.  
I really dug Hot Rod, Kup, Blurr, Springer, Ulrtra Magnus and even Wheelie despite how annoying he was. On flipside it was pissing me off while watching season three as a kid to see all of the new episodes centering on just those characters. I was glad to see that Dan Gilvezan was still getting at least some work in the third season as Bumblebee, although even that didn't last long. Another thing I dug is how bat crap crazy Galvatron went after his plasma bath. Not only was this guy more sinister than Megatron, but he was flipping insane.

So, expect something. I'm not sure what yet, but there will be something.

Original Sin #6 (SPOILERS)

So, with two issues left to go, we are still no closer to discovering who actually killed the Watcher.

It's a fairly simple issue with not much to tell.

Dr. Midas and his daughter are headed back to the Watcher's lair on the moon. We know that they are involved in the murder but we do not know to what extent.

The Avengers figure out that they've been played by Fury and all of them, head out to Fury's space station to confront him.

On Fury's space station the teams he assembled are still asking questions but only one gets answered, he picked these specific people to find his replacement.

Fury seals himself off in a room with the Orb who is not doing so well. The Avengers show up, Fury sends all of his life model decoys to keep both the Avengers and the teams he put together from getting in. We then see Fury all armored up, with both of the Watcher's eyes and his bad eye is now glowing blue.

That's the issue in a nutshell. Not much there really. Hoping the last two issues don't follow previous Marvel events. How many big stories like this from Marvel start out really good then the last issue or two didn't live up to previous issues? Regardless, I'm greatly looking forward to final two issues.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

How I Geek Episode 20 - That Music Episode

This week's show is all about music, our favorite genres, albums, artists and so on.

Rest in piece James Garner
Our week in geek (Sharknado, Dominion, Defiance, Doug Jones, Andy Serkis, Transformers: Age of Extinction, 13th Warrior, World of Warcraft)
What music is to us and what role it's played in our lives.
Preferred formats and how we listen?
How often do you get to listen?
What we grew up listening to.
Favorite genres or eras in music.
Favorite bands, singers and songwriters.
Our first concert.
Our favorite concert. Some of our favorite albums.
Favorite soundtrack and scores
Geektrocities and more!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Goddess of Thunder

Yesterday, Marvel announced on the View that the current Thor, God of Thunder series will be ending this fall with a new series taking its place in October simply titled Thor. However that was not the biggest part of the announcement. The bomb was that Thor would be losing Mjolnir, and the new wielder will be female.

Right away people were screaming to the Nine Realms griping that Thor was going to be turned into a lady, amongst others things that I'm not going to get into here. Anyways, that's not the case and this is nothing new at all. There have been many different takes on Thor including female. It's nothing to get all worked up about, it'll be fine. The Thor we know will still be in the new series alongside this new female Thor, he just won't have his hammer, he'll have his axe, Jarnbjorn.

So, Thor does something to deem him once again unworthy to wield Mjolnir. This is nothing new and I like having the character relearn his lessons. There is nothing wrong with that. As far as who the mystery woman is, that is something we will learn in a few months. Many comic fans are placing bets on Jane Foster, Thor's newly found sister Angela or one of his future granddaughters.

I'm placing my bets on somebody entirely new. Allowing Jane Foster to be this new Thor seems like on old and cliche idea. I can't find anything exciting about that prospect. Angela, supposedly has her own ongoing series being announced just before or at San Diego Comic Con, so rule her out. One of Thor's future grandchildren makes some sense and that also means time travel. Aaron only teased us with an answer of she may be somebody we've already seen in the pages of his current Thor run or it could be somebody he hasn't introduced just yet. Does it really matter who she is? Having some mystery about it makes it more fun.

In regard to people who are crying over this for whatever reason, you need to stop and get over it. Jason Aaron has been doing a hell of job writing Thor. He is consistently one of the best writers in the industry, what makes you think this is a joke to him or that he's not going to give this story his best effort? I'm looking forward to it. Seeing one of my all time favorite heroes being knocked down a few notches, having to regain his worthiness while he searches for Mjolnir, which happens to be wielded by somebody else, has potential for a great story, and we all now that this will only be a temporary thing. Let's not crap on before we see the actual story.

Don't fret Thor fans, sit back and enjoy the story.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

How I Geek Episode 19 - Murder Cat

This week we we do a lot of talking about Kickstarter, the WWE and just share in some general geek talk. 
Our week in geek
Robotech Tactics, Palladium Books, Kickstarter
Falling Skies, Last Ship
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy
Twilight Zone, Last Starfighter, True Lies
Transformers 4
Assault of Arkham
World Wrestling Entertainmnet
Warhammer 40K
More Kickstarter talk
World of Warcraft

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #1 (SPOILERS)

Original Sin #5.1 also know as Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #1 is finally here and with it we begin the tale of Angela's origin now that she is a Marvel character and not from Image.

Earlier I've stated that I do no like the idea of Angela being tied to any of the existing Marvel characters. I still believe that by doing so diminishes her uniqueness as the closest thing that Marvel has to a true angelic character. By making her the daughter of Odin, at the least she is now a demi-god. There is a big difference between that and being an angel; all you've really done is add a new Asgardian deity of sorts to the Norse pantheon of the Marvel Universe. It leaves nothing special or unique about her.

I also stated that I was willing to see how Jason Aaron and Al Ewing spun this story. I'm hoping that it goes well, I'm a huge fan of Jason Aaron and he's been doing an amazing job on Thor God of Thunder. However I do not read Loki Agent of Asgard, so I really have no idea what's going with both "kid" Loki and "future" Loki in this issue.

Another thing that annoys me is the double artists. Both artists are fine, but having multiple artists in one issue, regardless of whom they are is a peeve that I have never gotten over. Simone Bianchi only did two pages while Lee Garbett did the rest. Why? Don't get me wrong, both are fine but having the two page spread by Bianchi is a tease and unfortunately I can't really tell what I'm looking at.

The story starts with us looking a hut in a forest. There are only narration boxes telling us that this realm was forgotten by time, sealed off and forsaken and is the prison of gods.

We then flashback to when the secrets held by the Watcher's eye were unleashed. We see a few of the heroes succumbing to these secrets. Thor sees a vision of war, a tenth realm, Odin, angels and of course he sees Angela. Thor then flies off with Luke Cage yelling for him to come back. Thor tells Luke that he must go, the structure of the cosmos is a lie and that he has a sister.

On Asgard, Frejya, the All-Mother is hosting a group of elves asking for safe passage through Alfheim when Thor barges in demanding to speak with her of the these visions of war and the tenth realm. Frejya has her guests escorted out and then she and Thor have it.

Thor explains to Frejya that he has seen all that Wather has seen and that he has seen his sister. Frejya is surprised by this and then tells Thor that he's mistaken, that he has no sister. Thor pleads with her again and Frejya loses it, telling Thor that he has no sister because she is dead. Thor begins an apology but Frejya now insists on telling Thor the truth.

Freyja spins the tale of a war between Asgard and one that has yet been named, but a realm of angels. It will be interesting to see if Marvel give this realm a Norse like name or continue to call it Heven as seen when Angela was captured by the Guardians. Moving on, the war was apparently long and brutal and it was not looking good for Asgard.

Both Odin and Frejya were on the front lines and the Odin-Force had been depleted leaving Odin weakened. A soldier approaches telling them that the angels have broken their defense and have taken one their children, their daughter Aldrif. The Queen of the Angels appears with the child in her arm telling Odin that he could end the war and save his daughter by surrendering. Of course Odin refuses and we are lead to believe that the angel queen kills the child.

The Queen of Angels holding Aldrif/Angela
In his rage, Odin summons the full front of the Odin-Force, tearing the tenth realm from this universe and Yggdrasil itself, sealing it forever. Frejya again insists to Thor that the child is is dead. Thor tells her she is wrong, that she lives and that if she will not help him find her, he will go to somebody that will.

We see the Future Loki talking to Frejya who believes the God of Mischief is responsible and is filling Thor's head with lies. Loki protests explaining that he has nothing to do with it, that it is destiny and it is only the first page leading to the future Asgard in which Thor is king.

Kid Loki is sitting in a restaurant on Earth when Thor walks in asking for his help. Thor tells Loki of about their sister and the Tenth Realm. Loki realizes that he know where the lost realm should be and the brothers concoct a plan to find and enter the Tenth Realm.

We next see Thor and Kid Loki riding through the the cosmos in Thor's chariot lead of course by Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder. Loki explains to Thor that they will need coordinate an attack on the barrier of where the lost realm is located. Loki finds an access point and Thor blasts it open with a the storm of all storms.

This is where we get the two page spread by Simone Bianchi of Thor and Loki looking down at a courtyard or city of the lost realm, some of which has been torn asunder.

We again go to Future Loki who in classic Loki fashion is monologuing while viewing an image of Angela, saying how everything is happening as he remembers it and I get the impression that Loki is scheming as always, that he is not going to let that the future of Asgard unfold like its supposed to.

Overall not a bad issue but I didn't feel that there was anything overly revealing. The meat of this story is what happened to Aldrif/Angela when she was taken by the Queen of Angels. Maybe we will also get a glimpse into why Angela looked at Jean Grey the way she did during the Trial of Jean Grey. We will just have to wait and see what the story holds for us.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

They Call Me Tater Salad

Okay, I wasn't going to pay this any attention but if I don't vent I'm going to explode.

Fist let me aplogize because this going to have some very harsh language.

This stupid, dumbass potato salad thing on Kickstarter has to stop. I can not stress how much this pisses angers me the fuck heck off. There are honest people busting there asses butts everyday to just barely get by and this piece of shit crap starts a fundraiser for fucking freaking potato salad which as of this writing has over $70,000.00 in pledges.

What is wrong with the people backing this? You want to help somebody, start at home with the people in need there. If Kickstarter allows this guy to keep the money, it'll be a real tragedy. How disconnected are we as a society that people will not help their own family or neighbnors but give some schmuck in Ohio $70K for fucking potato salad?

Fucktards. Each and every one you who backed this. The "Let's fund a real Death Star" was good joke, but joke or not, Kickstarter should have put a stop to this. There is nothing original or legitimately entrepreneurial about this and it's not what sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo were made for. It's also irresponsible because now you got guys copying the dude. If Kicksterte let's this guy keep the money, it's not going to make any difference to me what he does with it, it never should have been allowed to happen in the first place.

You, know what also sucks? I love potato salad, but thanks to this assclown I can't stand to even look at potato salad anymore. Thanks, ya douchebag, thank you for ruining my summer. Now, somebody please kick that dude in the nuts.

Monday, July 7, 2014

T.J. Hooker

This has been in the works since I started this blog and you shouldn't be surprised by it. I love T.J. Hooker. Anybody that knows me knows it's still one of my absolute favorite television shows of all time. Yeah, it has many of the failings of 80's television but it was an exciting show to watch back when it debuted in 1982 and is at the very least a fun show to watch today.

When Hooker first aired in the spring of '82, I was still nine years old and like many kids I dreamed of being in law enforcement. It wasn't until a number of years later that I dropped that carrer choice, having witnessed corruption amongst police officers first hand on multiple occasions. That didn't diminish my love for cop shows though.

Hooker was created by Rick Husky and the show would be produced by television mogul Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg. Husky had intended the show to be a revamped version of The Rookies, a cop show Husky had worked in in the '70's. The show was orginially going to be titled The Protectors but it was decided after filming the pilot to focus on William Shatner's character, veteran Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Hooker. The pilot aired as a movie of the week on ABC with a short first season as a mid season replacement.

Hooker was a detective for the fictional LCPD. Although it was never revealed what the acronym meant, many assumed it was Los Angeles County Police Department as the show was shot in and around Los Angeles. While investigating a case Hooker and his partner were attacked by street thugs. Hooker was badly wounded and his partner was killed. Hooker requested to become a training officer and be put back on the streets, to help train and prepare rookie cops.

Besides the legendary William Shatner starring as the title character, the pilot also has Richard Herd as Captain Dennis Sheridan, and Adrian Zmed as rookie Vince Romano. The trio would be the main cast through the first season. With the start of season two Heather Locklear would join starring as Stacey Sheridan, the captain's daughter. Towards the end of season two, James Darren was cast as veteran beat cop Jim Corrigan and would become Stacey's training officer and partner.

The series would have a number of guest stars such as Leonard Nimoy, Jim Brown, David Caruso, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Beach Boys, a ten year old Tori Spelling and Hooker's daughter Chrissie was played by Nicole Eggert. Sharon Stone also starred in an episode that served as a backdoor pilot in the fourth season. Stone starred as a detective from Hollywood however the series was not picked up by ABC.

As with all television series, the viewership dropped. The series was slightly revamped with season three and viewership peaked up some but ultimately it was not enough. T.J. Hooker would get canceled in the spring of 1985 after it's fourth season. Although ABC gave Hooker the boot, CBS picked it up, but the production team imposed some significant changes. The location was moved from Los Angeles to Chicago, Adrian Zmed left the show to become the new host of Dance Fever, instead of one hour shows, the series was made into 90 minute movies for the Crimetime After Primetime line-up. The series would never recover.

Unfortunately only season one and two of T.J. Hooker are available on DVD, and I could only find season one streaming on Amazon Prime. Seasons one through four need to be made readily available for all to watch 24/7 and never be taken away.

I can't tell you how much I loved this show as a kid. Watching my favorite starship captain fighting crime on the streets, with a dancing fool, a classic crooner and one of the most classy and gorgeous women in TV history, you can't lose, everyone's a winner.

With the number of remakes being done on properties from the 80's, I'm surprised that Hooker hasn't been tapped yet. I'm not sure if I'd want to see that. I'd be to afraid that it would be made as parody to the original and not be given serious thought.

I'm not entirely sure where I'm taking this from here. Doing an episode by episode recap will only get me through season two. It's too bad the A-Team and Hooker were on competing networks. Imagine a crossover where Hooker gets involved in a case that the A-team was hired to take care of. A geek can dream, right?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

How I Geek Episode 18 - Head Down Like Charlie Brown

The gang discusses a few news items, their geek related pet peeves and withstand a World of Warcraft show derailment. There is spoiler talk so listen carefully.

Our week in geek (Nintendo 64, Shadowgate 64, World of Warcraft, X-Men Inferno, Original Sin #5)
The Strain billboards are coming down
Sharknado 2: The Next One
The Revenant casting
Avengers 2, Hulk and Guardians of the Galaxy
Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Marvel announces a new Captain America
Doctor Who
Marky Mark might be the six million dollar man
Lessons Learned
Elitists/Mega Fans
Jerks in World of Warcraft and the great WoW take over
Rule lawyers and power players
Wrestling is fake?
Hating on a comic, movie or game before it's been released
Sequels and remakes
Over saturation of upcoming movies and characters
Writing characters out of their characterization
"Big Willie"
Robotech Tactics
Star-Lord's Awesome Mix Tape and more!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Original Sin #5 (SPOILERS!)

Original Sin #5 is here and only three issues are left and that makes me sad.

This issue did not have anything revealing. It was basically the unknown history of Nick Fury, but a history that you figured was coming by issue 3 & 4 of this series.

Fury was responsible for all of the murders that were investigated in the previous issues. Why though? Well because earth has been the target of aliens, demons and monsters for a long, long time. With each encounter knowledge and technology was gained. A one man super secret defense system was made. One man to watch for threats to Earth and put a cease their their existence before they could cause any harm. Nick was recruited for this job by Howard Stark in 1958. The only two people who knew about it was Howard and Nick.

Nick tells this story to the teams he put together. The question of accelerated aging did not get answered. But when asked what happened to Watcher, all Nick would say is that he died and it was basically his turn to be the Watcher now.

The issue ends with the Orb suffering effects from whatever he stole from the Watcher's lair, with Nick telling the group that they have limited time.

Like I said, not a very revealing story but it a very good read nonetheless.

Next Wednesday begins the five issue tie-in series The Tenth Realm. Loki and Thor find out they have a sister and that sister is Angela.
I've written on how much I dislike the idea of Angela being tied to any of the existing Marvel heroes. I have not changed my stance on that. However, I am eager to see how they spin the story and you can bet I'll be writing about it here.