Last week was Otakon, so unfortunately I didn’t have a comic prepared. However, Episode 22 is finally out, and the plot is finally rolling along. Please forgive me and bear on with my silly comic!
The sequel to the first Silent Hill movie has been a long time coming, but today a full length trailer has been released for the first time. This Halloween, we’ll get a look at the next part of the Silent Hill story – but it is going to be an epic, or like the first movie, fall a little flat on the delivery? Let’s take a look at this latest effort of the Silent Hill franchise.
Finally, the mystery behind the cast! Also, do we sense some Gotham City shipping?
All in this week’s episode of Jack and Jill Adventures: Episode 21
The new episode of Jack and Jill is up! Get it here: Episode 20.
I really wanted to feature Jill with one of those old-school faces just once. I thought I had a chance here… sorry if the expression doesn’t work with what she’s saying. >_>
There comes that one time during the summer when suddenly, I hate living on the East Coast. And for maybe a few days I scorn my New Yorker and Jerseyite roots and long to be in Cali, or at least, somewhere that’s significantly closer to San Diego Comic Con than where I am now.
Seemingly the most important pantheon of geekdom in the US, San Diego Comic Con only comes once-a-year, and it brings to us much anticipated news and previews for all the cool stuff lined up for movies, television, etc. that all pertains to the nerdiest of us all. Much like how E3 is a boon for the video game industry, everyone is keeping a sharp eye on the entertainment news that is shared to those lucky few who have the honored privilege of standing in mile-long lines and getting cool swag like signed posters.
So yeah, I’m jelly, but fear not because of this magical thing known as the Internet, we have access to some of this year’s Comic Con’s highlights!
Note: This article is, as of right now, a little biased towards my personal interests; hopefully as the con wraps up I’ll have more varied information and news ; n ;
When I say “New Moon” I’m not talking about that impending hot-mess that is the upcoming Twilight movie…
Nope – we’re talking about that seemingly timeless anime, Sailor Moon, getting a revamp for the summer of 2013 with a new series. The mastermind behind Sailor Moon, Naoko Takeuchi, recently confirmed this announcement over at a Nico Nico event (which can be found here, if you’re curious) and also mentioned that Momoiro Clover Z will be performing the new theme for a new Moon.
Under the simple title of “美少女戦士セーラームーン” (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon), fans of the original series and those few lucky 90s kids who grew up with Sailor Moon on air will be pleased to her about this announcement. However, will this new Sailor Moon be coming to a Cartoon Network near you? Most likely if it is dubbed/subbed/released in America somehow it has a better chance of premiering on the new Toonami because it will be more closely following the manga.
Already Sailor Moon (at least the American releases) have been uh, “dubbed down” to be more suitable for younger audiences, but this new series has no such goals in mind to be “kid friendly”. Rather, fans of the original series (that means all you really early 90s manga fans) will perhaps be more appreciative of the series reboot that is meant to cater to their fond memories.
As for me–who grew up on the dub of Sailor Moon and only encountered the “real deal” halfway through middle-school and high-school–I am excited to see a reboot that will be much more faithful to the original, groundbreaking work, and I will be on the look-out for more info as the year progresses! (And if it’s not me, then definitely my dear friend starshine and well-known Sailor Moon fan will have more details, haha!)
One of the best parts of life is basking in sweet, sweet irony. Last Fall, when DC relaunched all of its titles with their New 52 initiative, some comic fans denounced this choice as foolhardy. Some, especially the hardcore Marvel-fanboys, clung to their sacred rock, swearing that Marvel would never do something so bold and betray they fans in such a way. Well ladies and gents, the times have changed.
Today, Marvel announced that this fall there will be a relaunch of their universe. Aside from the new series that will inevitably follow (such as Uncanny Avengers and the creatively titled All New X-Men) there will be some revamps of well-known series like Avengers (no doubt following on the heels of the movie’s amazing success). Of course, Joe Quesada assures us not everything will change and things will be fine, I can’t really put much faith in the writer of “One More Day,” the storyline that actually got me to stop buying comics for 6 years.
Ultimately, I’m going to wait and see what happens before passing judgment. The new series could be great, terrible, or, most likely, a mix. Jean Grey is coming back…and we can all guess what kind of madness that entails. Regardless, this is definitely a bold move by Marvel. What do you think of the relaunch? Is it a good idea? What other series do you predict will come? What kind of changes do you think will occur?
If you want more details, Comic Vine has a great write up here.
Hey hey hey everyone! Jack and Jill Episode 19 is up!
I experimented with a couple different styles here. Just me fooling around. I hope you don’t mind.
As always, for your convenience, here is the link: Episode 19
Yesterday, Valve introduced the Pyromania update, which will culminate this Wednesday with the final “Meet the Team” short, the Pyro (hence why the update is called Pyromania). Valve released a new mode called “Doomsday” yesterday (which my friend Reiko was uber excited about), complete with new achievements. Today, Valve released “City on Fire,” which introduced all new weapons for the Scout, Sniper, Soldier, and Pyro (of course). I can’t wait to finally see “Meet the Pyro” tomorrow.
This begs the question to what this Adult Swim-Valve crossover announced last week will be. Many thought that it would be “Meet the Pyro,” but that’s obviously not it. Could it be a webseries? That would be hilarious. Like most people, however, I have a feeling it’ll be Adult Swim themed hats. Because everyone loves hats, right?
At last, we’re finally getting to the main point of the arc. But not before we make the joke that Jack Guo once worked as a maid! (well, not a maid, but a cross between a babysitter and an au pair, as Jack words it)
But still. We just simplify it to maid, it’s funnier that way. The link, for laughs and giggles: Episode 18