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Hotline Miami Wildlife #8
Hotline Miami Wildlife #8 Behemoth Comics 2020 Written by Federico Chemello & Maurisio Furini Illustrated & Lettered by Alberto Massaggia
Tarantino's Underrated Gem
Normally when we think of Quentin Tarantino's film library people usually mention the obvious. Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, or the Kill Bill series. Which I mean let's face it, for most that is likely considered the holy trinity of Tarantino movies which are all cult classics respectively.
Scout's Honour #4
Scout’s Honour #4 Aftershock Comics 2021 Created & Written by David Pepose Illustrated by Luca Casalanguida Coloured by Matt Milla
I'm Going With You!
The curtain on the third act rises. We now know all the players, the plot, and the stakes. It's time for the climatic battle to commence, so the hero dons their battle gear and begins a journey that will define their legacy. Then, the un-enhanced civilian, who has been either a messenger or victim to this point, announces that they are going also. The hero says it's too dangerous; you're too close to this; you're too injured; you're too emotional; this is not your fight; you can only speak to fish. Why bother? Everyone who has ever watched a movie or a television show, or read a comic book, or has seen a musical stage production of Spider-man already knows this contrived conflict has no legs. They will be coming.
Savage #3 Valiant Entertainment 2021 Written by Max Bemis Illustrated by Nathan Stockman Coloured by Triona Farrell Lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Avatar Ghozu: Sandbending Avatar
Ghozu was enjoying wiggling his toes in the sand. A week ago, when he arrived on Ember Island, Ghozu was blown away by the stark contrast of the big city hustle in Ba Sing Se compared to the leisurely pace of life on an island resort. His new teacher, Master Chou, took Ghozu around to tour the island for the first few days. Master Chou apologized profusely for the lack of activity. Positing that the summer season had ended just before he arrived and everyone, but the handful of townies, left for home. Ghozu didn’t complain. He valued his time with Master Den, but even the Avatar deserves a break as far as Ghozu was concerned. So, Ghozu got in the habit of roaming the beaches to feel sand beneath his feet again.
Avatar Ghozu: The Sandbending Avatar
Ghozu was beginning to feel silly sitting on a boulder in the courtyard of the Beifong residence. This wasn’t at all what he thought his first earthbending lesson would be. Den Beifong had been waiting in the courtyard this morning, sitting on the boulder opposite Ghozu’s own with his eyes closed. Without opening his eyes, Den instructed him to sit and work on feeling the earth. He called it seismic sense. Ghozu’s first attempt at seismic sense was turning into twenty minutes of looking at the back of his eyelids. The heat of the boulder against his legs was reminding him of baking under the sun of the Si Wong Desert with his friend Sao Li. When he realized the heat was relaxing him to the point of almost dozing, he forced his eyes open. Ghozu was startled to see Den was watching him closely from his boulder.
Fanfiction: storytelling tool or just smut?
Fanfictions or just fanfics are works of literature created by fans of a certain series or intellectual property. Those works are often published online to be read and shared by other fans of the series. Fanfiction has gotten a bad reputation of being themed smut with fictional characters. That is not all true. If the reader refines their research, they will find detailed, well-thought and creative stories that will make the reader emotional and pleased. Like a kid wrote that? This is way more engaging than I thought.
A Soldier for All Seasons
THWAPP! Honest to goodness that was the sound heard a mere fraction of a second before the ringing in her head engulfed her senses. She couldn't really taste the fresh blood but she could see the quickly darkening splatter on her chest. She stumbled to the left, desperately clinging to consciousness, willing her eyes to straighten and focus. After all, being struck by the heavy handle of a Colt revolver was a bit disorienting.
A Return To Mayberry
When I was a child, my parents introduced me to the Andy Griffith Show. The show premiered in 1960, airing on CBS. It ran until 1968, rating as the number one watched show in its final year. I was born in 1971. I'm guessing the show meant little to me until the late 1970's. But, when I started watching the show, I found myself hooked. Here we are in 2021, and I still watch the show on a regular basis. Thankfully, Amazon Prime offers all seasons for free! I love the comedic chemistry between Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife. I love the Father/Son relationship between Andy and Opie. Characters like Goober, Gomer, and Floyd the Barber are legends in their own rites. The directors of the show assembled a cast of phenomenal actors and have reaped the benefits of audience approval for decades. I think one of the key reasons generations of people have loved the show is that we yearn for the world to be like Mayberry.
Retro Review: The Last Airbender
It is often hard to adapt one work to another, film adaptations are no exception to this. This is because when adapting a book, television series, or even video game to a medium such as film, it is very important to make sure of two things. The first is that the filmmakers should develop the adaptation with care to the fans of the original material. The second is that if the elements need to be changed from the source material, then those changes need to make sense to fit the story into a new, three-act structure. The developers of the 2010 film, The Last Airbender, did not seem to take either of these two things into account when they adapted a unanimously acclaimed animated television series called Avatar: The Last Airbender. The result was a blatantly rushed, nonsensical adaptation that not only fails to properly translate the source material to a new medium, but fails as a stand-alone film as well.
'Thor' 10 Years Later
It’s hard to believe, but April 17th, 2021, marked 10 years since Thor made his MCU debut. At that time, Chris Hemsworth was a rising hunk that not many people had heard of and Thor was an obscure Marvel phenomenon that many weren’t sure would translate to the big screen. But Marvel was very canny in how they launched their newest hero. First, they hired a terrific director in Kenneth Branagh who delivered a smart, efficient and entertaining debut for the character. Marvel stuck to the basics of introducing a character, they believed in their star-making process, and it has proven to be wildly successful.