Hai Keeba, Manos, and welcome. Today, we discuss the majesty and magnitude of that which is Mystery Science Theater 3000. For over 30 years, MST3k has been dazzling audiences with wit, charm, and the occasional touch of snark, forever affecting the lives of people who love to hate bad movies. That stalwart pillar of intelligence and pop culture references, appreciated on various levels by those in the know. Now that the butt kissing is through, here's the story so far...
Project: Saviour doesn’t want to be your run-of-the-mill superhero origin story. It starts off heavy, with an established hero telling his story of how he came to be. Abandoned by his father at a young age, he comes to realize his abilities one day when fighting a bully and decides to help people and be a hero. But things don’t look so good for him, as a local crime lord, Scyther, wreaks havoc on the city, painting our unnamed hero as a villain. Ostracized from the people he wants to help, he has to bring down Scyther who has his own strings beings pulled.
If I had the patience to put together a “Best of" List for 2018, Black Hammer would be on it and it would include this mini-series, The Quantum Age, as well. Normally, mini-series that split off from a main book are there simply to capitalize on the popularity of the main title, but The Quantum Age provides an end to stories that we don’t even know how they end exactly. This six-part series isn’t just a fun, little side adventure, but a necessity when talking about the Black Hammer universe.
The bond of family runs deep. Whether it’s shared bloodlines or love between spouses, the ties that keep families together are hard to sever, even if the family is at odds. Those same strong connections can work against the members, just as much as they can help, but when something powerful roots itself in the family tree, it can be utterly terrifying.
With the holidays officially over and the New Year underway, I wanted to pick up something that deviated from my usual interests. I haven’t read much in the true crime genre, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to Green River Killer. I was aware of the true-life events that the book is based on, but my knowledge only extended to names and a few rough details. With that in mind, I picked up the book with a bit of trepidation.