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Dark Horse Comics: Orchid #1 Review

Set in a dystopian future, Tom Morello’s Orchid aspires to tell a story on the epic scale of Lord of the Rings, injected with a class consciousness. According to Morello, he wanted there to be a great disparity between the social classes. All of the characters are either live in extreme poverty or excess. The […]

Fate/Zero - "Scream of a Mad Beast" - Episode 5 Recap

When Rider enters the battlefield, rather than fight he asks Lancer and Saber whether or not they’d be interested in forming an alliance with him and conquering the world. The two immediately shoot down his offer and question what kind of idiot would ask something so insulting. Rider of course means no harm; he just […]

Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing - "Light Square" Recap

Ah, now that’s more like it. As if on cue “Light Square” takes this series in a direction I’d hoped it would go, altering course to get away from the relentless barrage of one event after another and into the business of telling a story. After we witness the close of a battle meant to […]

Cool Stuff: The Backwater Gospel

A local guitar-playing vagrant announces the coming of the Undertaker to the God-fearing congregation of the church in a backwater 1930′s Dust Bowl town. While the Undertaker waits patiently at the town square, the Minister riles the townspeople up and convinces them the tramp is the source of their distress and that his death will […]

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes - "Breakout: Part 1" Recap

Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Wasp have defeated some of the most powerful, dangerous Super-Villains on the planet. And once defeated, those criminals are housed in the super-villain prisons. But now, on a day like none other, those prisons open wide, simultaneously releasing ever single villain in a breakout like the world has never […]

Guilty Crown - "void-sampling" - Episode 3 Recap

Having turned down Gai’s offer to join the Funeral Parlors (in my first recap I referred to them as the Undertakers, FUNi is using a different translation), Shu Ouma thought he had returned to his normal life. As he sits in class pondering whether or not he made the right decision, his professor states that […]

Transformers Prime - "Masters and Students" Recap

“In a bid to gain respect amongst his fellow Decepticons, Starscream awakens the fierce guardian Skyquake, and in doing so draws the attention of the Autobots.” “Darkness Rising” was the ambitious mini-series and the pilot for Transformers Prime. It wasn’t just telling a story, it was telling a story with style. “Masters and Students”, the episode […]

ThunderCats (2011) - "Berbils" Recap

“While trying to repair the Thundertank yet again, The Thundercats end up encountering small robotic bears by the name of “Berbils” who are kind enough to help them with their food issues and repairs. However, it’s soon revealed that these adorable little friendly robotic bears are being hunted down by a local slave trader named […]

Four DC Stories That They Shouldn't Adapt

The DCU animated films, starting with Superman: Doomsday and continuing to the most recent, Batman: Year One, have been very popular, or at least popular enough to continue the production of. I’ve enjoyed most of them, most notably Crisis On Two Earths, which will probably remain the most awesome thing ever until scientists unveil a […]

The Looney Tunes Show - "Off Duty Cop" Recap

  After being fed up with who he thought was his hero, Daffy puts it upon himself to become Steve St. James aka the main character of a 70s sitcom “Off Duty Cop” with Porky being his chauffeur.  Meanwhile, Bugs is told by his doctor that he needs to stop drinking coffee due to the […]

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