Nov 232014
 

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Carmilla is one of those odd novellas that I feel like a lot of people have heard of but I don’t know how many people have actually read. I mean, I’ve read it, but I’m one of those incredibly annoying people who likes knowing that this was actually the earliest modern vampire tale. Still, it’s an interesting story (quickly put: A lonely noblewoman named Laura’s family begins taking care of another woman named Carmilla, who might be A, obsessed with her in a way that is as explicitly romantic as could be in 1871 and B, is a vampire). It’s always been popular novella for adaptation (though not as popular, or successful, as it’s younger sibling Dracula) although I wouldn’t have really pegged it for an adaption into a webseries.

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Nov 222014
 

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Here is your Elessar fact of the day: I am actually a huge fan of the Alien franchise. Or well…I think I am. Alien is a genuine classic (and the best of the franchise), Aliens is a fantastic action movie and I’ve even been known to defend Alien 3, despite all it’s flaws. Since then, even discounting the comics and novels, it’s not exactly been easy to be a fan of Giger’s Alien. Alien Resurrection is a bizarre, non-functional mess, Alien vs. Predator is a boring slog with a notable lack of both action and gore, AvP: Requiem is somehow even worse (albeit more gory…so there’s that), and any and all of the games worth talking about range from uninteresting to flat out garbage.

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Nov 222014
 

Spider-verse is in full swing, and this week we choose to look at the fairer sex on the web of life. While Jessica Drew has had next to NOTHING to do with the Spider-man mythos for the majority of her life-span in comic books, that doesn’t change the fact that she does bare the name SPIDER-Woman. Thus, including her in the massive Spider-verse event was all but unavoidable.

However, something that probably WAS avoidable was the choice of artist for this title. The variant cover art for this book has garnered much scrutiny over the past few months and with the book in-hand, I can confirm that the disdain is well deserved. The primary artist of this book is the INFAMOUS Greg Land, known best for his use of tracing live model photos (particularly porn), and copy and pasting his own work multiple times over. Will his artistic dreck drag this title and bring this story arc to it’s knees? Let’s find out!

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Nov 222014
 

There’s something kind of surreal about realizing that after all this time, we’re only now getting the final chapter to the animated version of Hellsing.

But oh, was it worth the wait.

Fourteen years after it began, the long and rocky road of Hellsing‘s trip to the US comes to a close with this final release, overseen by Funimation. Despite changing companies along the way thanks to Geneon’s death, much of the core cast and crew have remained the same- a connection that really does further add to the sense of finality on this release.

A review copy was provided by Funimation Entertainment

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Nov 212014
 

Welcome to Letters From the Console Warfront, a new feature here on MoarPowah in which we attempt to break down and analyze the current generation of consoles, from how the big 3 differ and interact to what directions they seem to be heading. We won’t bother telling you which to buy at any given point (we trust you’re all competent enough to decide that on your own), so think of us as sideline commenters, rooting for no side but the game in which they play.

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