Five Characters Marvel Midnight Suns Should Add

So with Marvel Midnight Suns, we have another great-looking Marvel game. It’s made by Firaxis, the developers behind XCom, the popular tactical sci-fi role-playing series. They’re known not only for their deep turn-based strategy combat but also for their punishing permadeath and RPG mechanics. While we shouldn’t expect to see permadeath with Marvel superheroes, we […]

When Should a Superhero Reveal Their Secret Identity?

There’s a staple of superhero mythos that’s been around since the dawn of superhero comics. Something that doesn’t have a real-life equivalent, outside of being a spy, maybe. This makes it difficult to discern its morality even in context. This thing is the secret identity. The name heroes go by during their regular daily life […]

Why Ostrander’s Spectre is a Tragic Hero

The Spectre is an underrated favorite character of mine. Almost as old as Superman, he first appeared in 1940. He was even made by the same writer, Jerry Spiegel, with a co-credit from one Bernard Baily.  He has a storied history, playing a significant role in many of its events, particularly in Crisis on Infinite […]

The Hood & the Wolf Chapter 4

The Interrogation Room THE DIRECTOR You know, that I was lucky to here that Espada was taking a gap year to figure out what she wanted to study. I thought ‘Yay! That’s one full-time superhero on the clock, and it’s the most powerful one!’ Then I turn on the twelve o’clock news to see her […]

Batman & More Comic Book Reviews for 5/5

This week wasn’t the best week, but also not the worst. It feels like I’m drawn to the same books week after week… after week. Guess what books I loved this week? Batman and X-Men, no surprise.  Guess what disappointed me? Pretty much everything else from DC. DC is starting to feel like a one-trick […]

S.W.O.R.D. & Comic Book Reviews for 4/21

This week, Marvel with SWORD contends for the best singular issue of the year, while half the week falls flat. I only picked up one DC book today, Justice League, and the rest were X-Men.  The highs of Marvel with SWORD and Way of X were really high, and the lows of Justice League and […]

Guardians of the Galaxy & Comic Book Reviews for 4/14

Comics this week were good. Between a landmark issue for Guardians of the Galaxy, a new Batman series by Tom Taylor, plus more good ole X-Men, times are good. Not saying that every comic I picked up this week landed, but more often than not, they did. Guardians of the Galaxy #13, written by Al […]

Guardians: Heroes of the Milky Way Chapter 1

Chapter One: Terra’rork                       “I don’t really think about it,” I tell my co-worker. We’re working at Guardian’s Emergency Hospital in Aloy, the largest city above ground on Tora, the homeworld of the Techanots, and also a Regamorph colony. When I was with Team Sunset, I was the medic, the healer when I wasn’t piloting. After […]

Future State: Does it Suck?

Okay, I’ve read over two dozen Future State books, especially if you count the backups as their own separate series. If that’s not enough to say whether the majority of them are enjoyable or not, I don’t what else to say. Future State is a recent initiative by DC to create this line of books […]

The Hood & the Wolf Pack Chapter 3

The Magician THE HOOD Persistence doesn’t mean success, something that criminals for some reason cannot get through their heads. I didn’t know that when Claire tried to recruit me for her superhero team, that I would have been joining a team right before they get sent out into the field. Being that half of them […]