9.26.2014

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor looking good...



Joystiq put up their Meta-Review, an aggregate of various sites' reviews, of the multi-platform Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. So, yeah,. it's a good game by almost all accounts.

In Shadow of Mordor you play Talion, a supernaturally empowered ranger who has every reason to want to take out Sauron and his lackeys. The best part, for me, is that it is an open world game that allows you to pursue your quests and sidequests in the manner you see fit. Also, it was written by the lead writer of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption.

There are five different pre-order bonuses and they can be found at the game's website.

9.25.2014

AXIS: Avengers X-Men, The Red Supremacy Act One Checklist



Here's the checklist for the first wave of AXIS releases from Marvel Comics .

The Avengers and X-Men must unit to stop the Red Skull, the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has even known!

OCTOBER

MAIN TITLE:
  • AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1 
  • AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #2
  • AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #3
TIE INS:
  • ALL NEW X-FACTOR #15
  • AXIS: CARNAGE #1 (OF 3)
  • AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #1 (OF 3)
  • AXIS: REVOLUTIONS #1 (OF 4)
  • DEADPOOL #36
  • LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #7
  • MAGNETO #11
  • UNCANNY AVENGERS #25

9.17.2014

Brute Force returns in Marvel Comics' Deadpool Bi-Annual #1


Wow. Just Wow. 

Deadpool Bi-Annual #1 was just released today and it is a fun read but whenever something that was best left forgotten gets resurrected it seems to access a dormant portion of my memory, releasing it's contents, like a kind of poison, into my brain. Brute Force, Protectors of the Environment (originally a four-issue mini-series from 1990) was one of those long forgotten footnotes from Marvel Comics. 

On the podcast I am affiliated with, the Mission Command Podcast, we commented recently about the resurgence of the funny animal. Seems like there's something to that, as that same zeitgeist has brought about the return of the lamentable and lost Brute Force. Oh well. It was a fun story and got a few LOLs out of me. So that's something. Below are some images form the original Brute Force.






3.31.2014



Join us on April 6th at 4PM for the Sneak Preview event celebrating the release of Extra Booster 07 - Mystical Magus. This will be a standard draft per the official draft rules put out by Bushiroad.

Top finishers will earn a rubber play-mat featuring the Hexagonal Magus included in the Sneak Preview kit and all participants will receive a participation prize. The entry fee for this event is $15. We are limited to 24 seats grouped into pods of 4 players.

Register now to ensure your spot!

10.14.2013

Kimota! Marvelman/Miracleman Returns!

Miracelman/Marvelman is to be *finally* reprinted next year. Miracleman, as it was known in the states, was a fantastic series written by Alan Moore and published in the states by the now defunct Eclipse Comics starting in 1985. It was all kinds of ground breaking and has been out-of-print since its original run. Thanks to the resolution of some long standing legal issues and Marvel securing the rights to Marvelman, the series can finally be reprinted and the story can be finished by Moore's successor, Neil Gaiman.