Monday, September 26

Wednesday, August 24


This maybe a few days late on the last post I blogged so I apologize for any inconvenience. As I make insights to noteworthy anime titles, I will also carry the burden of posting manga articles from time to time entitled: ''In The Defense Of Manga''. Because lets face it, like any standard American comic or anime, manga is just as fun. That and the fact you'd be surprised as to how many comic book artist have been influenced by such a foreign reading material such as this.
Like anime, the manga medium also has its share of misconcepted criticism and deluded outburst, led by the mass crowd of the typical non-reader's of Japanese comics. I'm fully aware that its all in a matter of taste and know not everyone will jump on the scene of it, but if we continue to overlook and gripe about an art that has entertained the masses who've been reading it since their early days of growing up, we'll ultimately miss the big picture right in front of us. So why not we embrace culture and discover what's outside the walls our personal incomprobility to manga and its counterpart brother anime. In short saying, a little diversity never hurt anyone.

Friday, August 19

Konbanwa fellow blogspeople!

Hello! It's nice to be on the site. First off, I would happily like to thank Jared for the invite even though he's pushed me to start something online and I figured why not? For the short introductory, My name is Dylan or simply ''D''. A so called ''regular'' at the privately-owned establishment known as , Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic book store (lovely name). Anyhow t0 get this done and out of the way, as a person who reads comic books as a form of entertainment, I tend to look for other material that isn't just within the pages of a typical magazine.
To put it simply, I'm not here to write post about comics because that job already goes to the fellows who run this shindig. I'm here to do something different and that difference I believe deserves some spotlight on the entertainment industry. Rather than talk about comics in general, I will be posting on one of the most over looked forms of entertainment that's been around since the Early 1900's: Anime. Yes the Japanese cartoon medium that's been known for its crazy, big eyed, giant robot and magical girl antic's that were pretty familiar with. Sadly, it's tropes like these is where anime usually gets its criticism and looked down upon the casual viewers , but if you as casual viewer's just give yourself the chance to look in the right direction you won't be sorry nor disappointed. Hopefully that's what these post will hope to accomplish.

So to start off the following month, I'll be giving my in depth review at one of the all time American favorites: Cowboy Bebop. Tune in next month to check it out!

Tuesday, July 26

50 Girls 50 #1 Comic Review

This new sci-fi adventure from Image comics is a throwback to the golden age of comics and television, touching upon futuristic exploration of the unknown universe. A group of female spaces explorers travel through a wormhole to report on the unknown galaxy, but when their return trip home goes unexpectedly wrong these astronauts find themselves with some very important choices to make.

The comic takes this classic storyline and adds a modern twist to it

creating an interesting sci-fi adventure that fans with definitely enjoy. The story includes an intresting array of characters ranging from the remarkably attractive female astronauts to giant man eating (or in this case woman eating) bugs that are sure to give a few people nightmares.

The writing of Doug Murray and Frank Cho is nothing short of spectacular. It is nice to see an aspect of Cho’s writing as opposed to his artwork that the comic world is used to. You can clearly see the differences in writing technique between the two writers, and it is clear that one writer is the driving force behind the story while the other is taking the back seat, but who is leading who?

The art takes the cake in the talent department. Axel Medellin has an uncanny ability to mimic the art of other respected artists but give it a twist of his own. It is abundantly clear that Medellin is creating his version of Frank Cho’s work, using Cho’s style to tell Cho’s story but also giving the reader a new type of art at the same time. It is simply beautiful.

Overall 50 Girls 50 is a fun, interesting, as well as dark book. It has the qualities to be another Image hit title, but does not have the content that is needed to appeal to a wide range of readers. It is a definite read for anyone who is a fan of shows/comics like Star Trek and Dr. Who, but it is also great for any new reader who is willing to try it out.

7.5 out of 10

Tuesday, July 12

Review: "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" - A fun summer movie?

Michael Bay delivers another summer blockbuster based on the Hasbro line of toys with “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” The joyous memories I had as a child watching Optimus Prime and Megatron do battle on Saturday morning cartoons were already crushed when “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was released in the summer of 2009. I’m happy to report that the third installment of the “Transformers” film saga isn’t any worse than its predecessor, though I’d be lying if I said it were much of an improvement.

The story in “Transformers 3” is incoherent, which should come as little surprise considering the plot of last film. It all begins with a spaceship, called “The Arc,” which crashed on the moon to begin the Space Race.

Click to Read the Full Review:  Here

Greg Rucka and Rick Burcheet Web Comic now up

Greg Rucka's and Rick Burcheet's web comic, Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether, is officially up and running.