While I may have lost my Clone Wars animated series, the blow has been considerably softened by the monthly installments of this incredible Star Wars comic series by Brian Wood. While I love the stories and action from the Old Republic era, to the Clone Wars, and beyond the original trilogy, there's something very refreshing about Wood's back-to-the-basics approach that I find to be a breath of fresh air. And, while I've enjoyed every issue of the series thus far, I believe this one may be my favorite.
I'm gonna be honest with you folks. I was not all that excited about The Wolverine the past few months leading up to its debut. Not like I was with Iron Man 3 or Man of Steel. No, the bloated mess that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine left such a bad taste in my mouth that I felt there was very little they could do to get back in my good graces.
Well, I am happy to report that The Wolverine exceeded my expectations. Yes, there are some gripes, of course, but they are minor. Also, this is a spoiler-free review, so enjoy!
The intro to Star Wars: Dark Times - A Spark Remains #1 caught my attention pretty quickly. Mysterious, faceless Jedi, a trap, burning Clone Troopers, and an always on his guard Vader. Seems like someone is trying to off everyone's favorite Dark Lord of the Sith and, of course, who can blame them. But, why? And, who?
The last issue had Vader arriving on a moon which he believed was the source of a blast that blew up a Star Destroyer. The assassin waited outside as Vader made his way into an ancient temple where he was greeted by a rather deformed-looking race of people. Apparently, a prophecy involving Vader had been depicted on their walls for thousands of years, and he was destined to help them.This issue . . . I dunno.
While the first issue of Myth could have been a cute, standalone story of its own, Issue #2 picks up shortly after the first, and we find a jealous Sam watching, from afar, as his fellow orphans get adopted into new families. Of course, none of this would have been possible had Sam and his new, mute, giant friend, whom he dubs Giant, had not broken into the orphanage and put a stop to the loathsome old lady who was running the joint.
Since as far back as I can remember, I was always more of a Marvel guy over DC when it came to comics. The personal taste I guess, but I still consider myself a pretty big DC fan. While not familiar with ALL the mythos, I do know enough about the DC universe that when I purchased Injustice: Gods Among Us, I couldn't wait to see what kind of story was going to unfold.
And, boy, was I not disappointed . . .
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
This will be a day long remembered...
Today, we celebrate one of the geekiest holidays of them all, Star Wars Day! To most die-hard fans, any day could be Star Wars Day. I watch the films religiously, so what makes this one day so special? Well, what started as a clever pun amongst fans, May the 4th be with you, blossomed into a full-fledged geek holiday over the years. So much so that LucasFilm embraced it and uses it as a day to make big announcements in the Star Wars community. What awesome news can we expect this year? Frankly, I'm not sure! With the recent news of Episode VII, VIII, and IX, as well as standalone films every single year starting in 2015, one has to wonder exactly what else they can spring on us.
Following the trend of Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison and Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist, comes another Vader-centric tale involving everyone's favorite Dark Lord of the Sith.
Season 5 of The Clone Wars wraps up with the most emotionally charged episode to date. This was the big game changer, folks, so if you haven't already seen the episode, I'm warning you now - it's all spoilers starting . . . now!
When the first Dead Space video game was released, it brought me back to the first time I played Resident Evil on the Playstation. A dark, moody tale that kept me on the edge of my seat, I felt danger lurked around every corner. The story itself wasn't overly thrilling to me, but the game itself was a blast to play and had me hooked from the moment I popped the disc in. Its sequel, Dead Space 2, was more of the same for me. Ho-hum in terms of story, but excellent gameplay kept me hooked. So, when offered the opportunity to review several comics based in the Dead Space universe, I jumped at the chance to learn more of the backstory of this world.