I was skeptical when I first heard of the new Lucifer show. It used to be rare to see a decent adaption of a comic book. For those who may not have known, Lucifer was a DC/Vertigo comic. The character was written/created by Neil Gaiman, basing him off of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Mike Carey took over the character and wrote the entire 75 issue series run of the comic named after the main character, Lucifer. It was a phenomenal take on a classic tale. Continue reading


Great Comic Issues: Fantastic Four 502

At its best, the Fantastic Four is written as a family. Not a group of superheroes like the Avengers or Justice League. Not a group who came together to combat a world that doesn’t understand them like X-Men, Teen Titans, or Young Justice. No. The Fantastic Four is unique in the world of comics. At least, they should be. Quite a few writers don’t agree and write them as constantly saving the world or defeating the villain of the week like a normal superhero team. Continue reading


Fire Emblem Fates: Facts Surrounding the Controversy

A couple days ago, a controversy sprung up surrounding content within the game called Fire Emblem Fates. It involves two characters in the game, the male protagonist and a female character named Soleil. She is presented as a lesbian character (at least strongly implied she is one) who is very easily flustered around other women, to the point of fainting. Continue reading


New Super Mario Bros 2 – The Review

There’s a certain formula that almost all Mario games follow. Eight levels. Specific ‘Mario Bros’ music. A boss battle. Coins. Mushrooms. Flowers. A kidnapped Princess. Ghosts. Bowser.  We’ve seen this basic formula since 1985, and Nintendo hasn’t really deviated from it. Rather, they embrace it. They refine it. Continue reading


Secret Wars 9 – Saying Goodbye to the Fantastic Four

Secret Wars 9 was possibly the last Fantastic Four comic that we’ll see. Marvel is on longer producing the FF comic. Rumor has it that it was a decree from Disney, since Disney does not own the movie rights for that particular franchise. To make matters stranger, Reed and Susan Richards are missing in the current Marvel line. The Thing is part of the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Human Torch is part of the Inhumans. It isn’t known how long it will be until Marvel prints another Fantastic Four issue. So this comic is the closest we’ll have to a final Fantastic Four comic, for the time being. Continue reading