Thursday, September 20, 2012

Resident Evil: Damnation Trailer

The next Resident Evil CGI animated movie comes out on DVD & Blu-Ray September 25th. I love the previous movie Degeneration, and I'm totally stoked that Capcom and Sony are made another one, and hope more in the future. The greatest thing I love about these movies is that are officially canon, taking place in the same universe as the video games, with Damnation looking to take place before RE6, and maybe even setting up a couple things for 6.

Monday, September 17, 2012

DC New 52 Reviews: Batman: The Dark Knight #1-10 & Batwoman #0-12

Batman: The Dark Knight #1-10
Drawn by and co-written by David Finch, an artist who's work I've enjoyed in Marvel Comics and was genuinely excited to hear was going to do work for DC and especially on Batman titles. Now Dark Knight is good, but is nowhere near as incredible as Synder's Batman or Batman & Robin, so out of the four first wave Batman titles Dark Knight ranks 3rd. Unlike the top 2 ranked Bat-titles Dark Knight is the most connected with the rest of the DC Universe with appearances for other heroes like The Flash and Superman, and mentions of teams such as The Justice League and Birds of Prey, so definitely the more Superheroey of the Bat-books.

I enjoyed the mystery of the new Toxin/Venom, and Bruce's new love interest, but I do have to say I feel Bane's appearance was poorly handled, from the dialog to the quick fight, let alone his redesigned look to match his design in the Arkham Asylum/Arkham City games with I'm not a fan of, his look in the games not the games themselves, love the games. Guest writers Joe Harris and Judd Winick wrote issues 8 and 9 while #10 began Gregg Hurwitz's run as ongoing writer replacing co-writer Paul Jenkins with Finch now solely on art, starting a new story arc featuring The Scarecrow.

Batwoman #0-12
This comic book right here boys and girls is one of the greatest comic book series I have ever read with sensational personal drama and action written by  J. H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman. J. H. Williams III is also the astonishingly talented artist giving us the most beautiful interior artwork and panel layouts I have ever laid my eyes on, every page or spread can be hung as individual masterpieces, I want this guy drawing more comics, I would love to see his unique paneling style done with other characters. I am loving Batwoman, I read issue #1-11 in one sitting, I had to see what happened next issue after issue, it is that compelling, never have I become so quickly personally intrigued in a characters life.

Now the problem with this New 52 book, like Green Lantern and Batman Incorporated, is it continues right where the character's previous series left off not being effected by the reboot at all, so issue #1 here picks up right after the events of Batwoman's appearance in Detective Comics #854-863. So if you haven't read that 12 issue story arc then your missing a huge piece of the story that effects what's going on in the continuing narrative. The real stand out issues are #4, and #12, if you've read issue #4 then you know why, I'm not going to spoil it for anyone, and #12 begins a team-up story with Wonder Woman, finally giving us another DC character done in Williams' breath-taking and mind-blowing art style, the next few issues are gonna be epic to see and read.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Movie Trailer

Revealed to have the release date of Dec. 28th this year, and that Freddie Prinze Jr. is indeed reprising he's role as James Vega, joining a great cast of veteran voice actors. Set during the time after Commander Shepard was thought lost and The Collectors starting to attack human colonies, we get to see what Vega did before joining Shepard's team on The Normandy in Mass Effect 3. This looks great, finally seeing the Mass Effect universe in a different medium, and hopefully the first in a beginning of more expansion in to other media, I'd love more anime movies or perhaps a sweet all CGI movie, here's hoping.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

DC New 52 Reviews: Batman Beyond Unlimited #2-6 and Batman Incorporated #1-2

Batman Beyond Unlimited #2-6
This series is still going strong, the series is an excellent example of multiple stories in one book that I'm proud to pay $3.99 for. Starting in issue #3 begins a Superman Beyond story, which is a more then welcomed addition and is the perfect place to expand on the adventures of The Man of Steel in the Beyond future, as well as Lex Luthor's twisted legacy. If one issue stands out more then the others it is #5 with a stand alone short story that adds a whole new layer to Terry McGinnis origin in becoming the Dark Knight of Neo-Gotham, I was blown away, well done Adam Beechen, well done. 

Batman Incorporated #1-2
With DC's Second Wave of New 52 Titles we got another Batman title, this one continuing Grant Morrison's grand opus he started back in 2006 with "Batman and Son" which lead to Batman's apparent death, his return, and then creation of Batman Incorporated. So basically if you haven't read the last 9 hardcovers worth of Batman stories written by Morrison you'll have no idea what is going on in these issues or who some of the characters are, but if you have then you have been waiting for this for 8 months. Batman is still trying to figure out exactly how powerful of an organization Leviathan is and how far their influence reaches and what their plans are for himself, Gotham, and the world when an assassination order is put out for the current Boy Wonder. Chris Burnham did a few issues of the previous Incorporated series, his style is very similar to Frank Quitely's but not as overly surface detailed, making him the perfect artist to be paired with Morrison's continuing mega story, which I can't wait see run it's course.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Star Wars: Detours Trailer

Holy Poo-Doo! The long rumored animated TV show from Seth Green is at last revealed, bringing along he's fellow comedy creators of Robot Chicken fame and sounds like most of the same voice actors used in Star Wars skits, that's a plus. This looks fricking hilarious, set between the prequels and the original trilogy, prime ground for interesting comedic scenarios with characters from from both eras. My favorite bits are definitely gonna be anything with The Emperor and Darth Vader, and I must have the MP3 of that Star Wars Main Theme Dance song at the end, can't wait to hear when this is going to air.