Well, they finally did it. An American adaptation of Death Note, one of the most beloved anime and manga titles to come out of Japan this side of the 21st century. It was only a matter of time before Tsugumi Ohba's harrowing psychological mind-screw was given the remake treatment by the good ole U.S. of A. And, despite the snarky title for this review, and the tidal wave of negativity sweeping the interwebs over this film, I find that it may not quite be the trainwreck some of its more vocal detractors insist it is. But, before my name ends up in the pages of a dark notebook in a shadowy room somewhere, let's just say that it's not a masterpiece either. Contrary to the gospel of the surging masses, the truth is more likely somewhere in between. Which - fortunately or unfortun...
2017 has truly been the Year of the Ranger, hasn't it? Not only did we get our first theatrically-released feature film in years, and a plethora of new and exciting merchandise, but the television series is still trucking along, in its 24th season. To say that it's been a banner year for parent company Saban Brands may be a bit of an understatement. Which is why the less-than-stellar reception to the current TV incarnation feels like such bad timing. While there's a big-budget movie playing, and all eyes are back on the Power Rangers franchise after lingering in relative obscurity, year after year, casual fans having assumed the show was cancelled ages ago, people were suddenly turning their attention back toward our friendly heroes in multi-colored spandex. And then they see… that. T
Supergirl #8 Otherwise known as â€œSupergirl makes a friend!â€, by Michael Green and Mike Johnson (story), George PÃ©rez (art), Bob Wiacek (inks), Paul Mounts (colors). (more…)
[C2E2 2012 Gallery, Pt. 1] [C2E2 2012 Gallery, Pt. 2] A couple of years ago a photographer friend of mine was headed out to ACen for a job for Henshin Justice Unlimited. Being an anime freak, I really wanted to tag along, so I told her to tell her friend Keith Hayward that her writer friend was available for the day to help him with any coverage his website would require of the convention. Years later Iâ€™m still working on getting my name out there as an established writer and somehow am still friends with Keith. So when I heard he was going to C2E2, I immediately offered him my writing services. How would I describe C2E2 2012? Pleasurable. And not just in a simple oh I had fun kind of way, more like I had geek-gasms all weekend long. That kind of pleasurable. I know, I may sound like
Set in the American 1930s during the Great Depression, Spider-Man Noir takes the classic character and places him in a dark and gritty world where people are fighting just to get by in a corrupt system. Ben Ulrich, a reporter for the Daily Bugle, finds his life is about to change when he encounters a young and jaded Peter Parker. (more…)