Monday, August 22, 2022

Dear Publishers: Stop putting "#1" in your one-shots


Has this ever happened to you? You’re standing in your local comic shop and a new title catches your eye. You pick it up, take it home, give it a read, and very much enjoy it. A month later, the second issue isn’t in stock. You ask the owner and check online and discover the dark truth: there is no #2. The issue you read is the first and only issue in the so-called series. You go home, stare silently into the mirror, and ask yourself: "What the hell?"

Friday, August 19, 2022

More Comics For Kids


Way back in 2019 I wrote this guide recommending some comics for kids. Every now and then I'd go back and update it by expanding titles I finally read or outright removing titles that weren't comics in the first place. Well things have happened in my life and suddenly I am way more savvy when it comes to comics for kids, so here's a bunch more. 

Monday, February 14, 2022

The 2020 Reboot of Digimon Adventure and the Very Weird and Bad Title That It Has

On April 5, 2020 a new Digigmon anime series premiered. A reboot of the original series with the original art style, old fans had no reason to skip it and new fans were more than welcome to come along. But from the moment it was announced, a major problem was revealed: what the hell is this show called?

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

World Piece Ushers in a New Manga Boom


Something happened in the mid-2000s that changed the lives of many comic and anime fans in the west: Tokyopop, and later Viz Media, started releasing manga in English, in bookstores, in the original right-to-left format, and in droves. For a time, manga was new and exciting and everywhere. With the new Viz Originals imprint, that time has come again.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Saturday Morning Update: April 24, 2021

Hey, it's been a while. Life has been a whole thing. You know, pandemic, depression, making comics instead of writing about them, more depression. 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

REVIEW: Night Call


I love mysteries. I love reading about true crime, looking at all of the clues, and hearing everyone’s different theories. But it’s rare that I’m able to partake in a real mystery myself. That’s why I was excited to check out Night Call, a neo-noir mystery game.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

MMORPGs In Concept


Name an idea better than the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It’s such a perfect concept. A vast, open fantasy world filled with countless quests, fully customizable characters, and the ability to team up with thousands of other players all around the world sharing the same virtual fantasy as you. It’s probably one of the best concepts in video gaming history. So why are they all terrible?