Friday, February 15, 2013

TMNT 2012 - "The Pulverizer" Review

The most annoying TMNT character ever has appeared!

Batman #17 Review

The not so long awaited finale review  to the "Death of the Family" storyline!

Bravest Warriors Issue 5 Review

First of a new arc for the warriors.

Bravest Warriors - "Cereal Master"

This is one of my favorite episodes yet. Chris is getting Beth her favorite cereal for their "jinxaversary," the day Beth first jinxed Chris he couldn't talk until he got her something she wanted, and that was the cereal he is getting for her now.

Without spoiling too much I will say there is a scene that furthers along the Chris' Emotion Lord plot line.

However, the funniest part of this episode is easily the Cereal Master. Her depressing daddy issues and chase scene with Chris made her the most hilarious high point of the episode.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake Issue 2

I liked this issue much more than issue 1 because it feels like much more is happening in this issue.

One of the things I like about the Adventure Time gender-swapped characters is their originality. Most other gender-swapped universes in cartoons and comics are just the regular characters who act a little different because they are opposite genders. In Adventure Time, the gender-swap characters have different personalities and back stories from the original characters. This is especially true for Flame Prince, and I find him the most interesting character I've seen from this miniseries yet.

The back-up story is especially hilarious. It is also the first two-parter I've seen in an Adventure Time comic book. Everyone tells Fionna she needs a bath, a suggestion she continues to vehemently refuses to do. This is also the first speaking appearance of Lumpy Space Prince and he's exactly as we all envisioned him as.

I give this issue an 8.0. It was a good issue and a great follow up from the last one. However, I do have one minor nitpick about the artwork and that is mainly Fionna's buckteeth. I don't know why but I find them really visually distracting for some odd reason. I think its because they appear in almost every scene Fionna is in and they kinda stick out in the artwork.

IDW TMNT #18

I really enjoyed this issue. In the last issue, Chet Allen, secretly Dr. Honeycutt or "the Fugitoid", was taken back to Dimension X by the Neutrino Resistance Fighters (AKA the Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X if the old cartoon didn't tone down the violence from comic) with the Turtles in tow.

I know I made a joke about the cartoon not being violent, so let me explain why that's a good thing. The original 1987 show, the Neutrinos (especially Dask, Kala and Zak) were pacifists who wanted no part in fighting, even though Dimension X was a place of total war and Krang had mercilessly enslaved them and made them second class citizens on their own planet. So it makes more sense for them to be hardened resistance fighters instead of whiny teenage punks.

Back on Earth, Splinter, Casey and April are attempting to make sense of what happen, but they trust that the Turtles will be fine and April decides to go find out more information from Stockgen Labs. This has good setup for more issues for the next arc.

There is also tons of implication that Mikey has a crush on the Neutrino princess. I find this really creepy, a thousand times more than April and Donatello in the new cartoon. It especially unnerving during the scene where Mikey rescues the princess and sunlight beaming behind him makes him look just straight up terrifying.

I give this issue 8.3. It was a good read even with some slow and creepily awkward moments at times.

Adventure Time - "Little Dude"

I think this was episode was okay. It was an standard episode for Adventure Time, it was entertaining but nothing really important happened. I like the fact they brought back the wizard from "Mystery Dungeon" because as I said in the "Mystery Dungeon" review, there are a ton of Adventure Time characters who appear only once and are never seen again, so it's always refreshing to see a character return and play a part in the episode plot. I give it a 7.5. "Little Dude was funny and entertaining but nothing we haven't seen before.