Archive for September, 2013
The Age of Sail was infamous for the golden age of piracy, where many legendary men and women took to the sea for plunder most illegitimate. Legendary figures like Black Beard, Anne Bonny, Calico Jack, Charles Vane, and…Edward Kenway? Yes, Edward Kenway is the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and apparently he’ll also be the man to introduce many video gamers to many classic pirate throughout the new Assassin’s Creed game. Check out the new Black Flag trailer, The Pirate Heist, down below to get a hint at the game’s storyline and many historical characters.
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The City of Sin went from a desert oasis that lacked comic conventions just a few years ago to a city quickly on the rise when it comes to that topic. Vegas has long since had plenty of incredible comic shops, but over the past year it now has plenty of great comic conventions, from Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con to Grant Morrison’s unique venture into comic event hosting. But the convention that brought them all back to Vegas, Las Vegas Comic Expo, is now back for its second year. So if you’re in the area or can travel out, More >
Avatar The Last Airbender is a long loved animated series that truly has a cult following of fans that attach their hears to almost every object, critter, and character created throughout the series. But one of the more beloved items in the show is a weapon belonging to the comic relief character, Sokka. While the character of Sokka wielded several weapons throughout the show’s three seasons, including the often reliable boomerang, his unique and character defining weapon was that of a special sword he hand crafted from a meteorite that had fallen to earth in the show’s third season. This More >
DC has had live action super heroics down for decades, with shows Lois & Clark, Smallville, and Arrow. Meanwhile, Marvel has been kind of lacking in that department since the departure of The Incredible Hulk back in 1982. Sure, there was Nightman, Mutant X, and Blade: The Series. Hell, Blade: The Series was even kind of enjoyable, but none of these TV series truly had the spirit of Marvel or super heroics. Marvel seemed to reserve their A-team and incredible live action dramas for the big screen, blowing us away recently with the epic Marvel Movieverse. But Marvel knows what the fans More >
Posted by Anthony Rapoza
Braaaaaaaains! The staple diet of every flesh eating zombie. Most people picture the zombie apocalypse and see themselves as the survivor. They see themselves fighting zombies, playing it safe, and being an all around bad ass. The sad truth is that the majority of us would become flesh eating zombies ourselves. But hey! It’s not that bad! In Zombie Dice, each player takes on the role of a zombie and must compete to eat the most brains or have his or her own brains blasted apart with a shotgun. What’s not awesome about that?! (more…)
No one likes getting medical results mailed to them. It’s often a frightful and stressful wait as you sit at home expecting the post, hoping for the best to be printed out on a simple sheet of paper with a small logo somewhere near the top. Today, when the mail came in, I had received a large envelope that I opened up and briefly glanced at. It started with “Dear Mathias Lewis, We’re writing to let you know the results of your recent blood test..” Now I had recently went to my doctors for a basic check up, which included More >
Comic creator, Gene Luen Yang, is a talented man who both writes and draws many brilliant graphic novels. Yang created the Eisner Award winning graphic novel, American Born Chinese, and has recently written the incredibly popular Avatar: The Last Airbender comics from Dark Horse. But last week, Yang took a leap into historical fiction with two original graphic novels being released from First Second, Boxers and Saints. The two stories focus on China’s Boxer Rebellion, with each OGN following a different protagonist during that More >
The 50th anniversary is often considered the ‘Gold’ anniversary in both the UK and the USA. This is normally celebrated, at least in marital anniversaries, by the exchanging of a gold themed gift. Of course, as most couples will tell you, you can never go wrong with a gift of chocolate. In recent years, the Doctor has certainly learned how to please his many female companions, so it shouldn’t surprise us that for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who the BBC and Bon Bon Buddies are wheeling out Doctor Who chocolates!
Yes, in perhaps one of the odder Doctor Who merchandise More >
This month has seen DC Comics talked about quite a bit, particularly in the realm of controversy. While I personally believe many of DC’s choices of late need to be discussed and evaluated, two these stories have truly grown to epic proportions that likely spawn from misunderstanding. Recently, J.H. Williams III and Haden Blackman have walked off their comic series, Batwoman, because of DC editorial decisions that have left them both rather frustrated. Specifically, the two men left because DC would not allow the series’ main character, Kate Kane, to get married to her fiancee, Maggie Sawyer. This was certainly More >
Aspen MLT’s newest issue of Bubblegun hits stores next week, meeting the half way point of this stunning 5 issue series. They like the tech, but they still live for the high stakes, and oh are those stakes getting higher! This issue the team squares off against Craine and his cybernetic ninja assault squad, as Vitadrone’s deadly powerhouse brings the fight down upon their headquarters. Along the way, the team learns the tragic sacrifice that their line of work costs, including a pair of life or death choices for Molli and Roman.
Join creator and writer Mark Roslan (Broken Pieces), penciler Mike More >