Hello interweb, Nate here! So with Spider-man: Homecoming out in theaters (I’m hoping to see it relatively soon), I decided to have my own little Spider-man marathon and watch all the old Spider-man movies from 2002’s Spider-man to The Amazing Spider-man 2. Some are amazing, some suck, but I’m watching all of them anyways! So since I’ve never reviewed any of these movies, I figured why not review each movie as I go? So that leads us to this review of the first Spider-man film ever made as well as the film that helped bring superhero movies to where they are today!
Hello interweb, Nate here! So recently a Huffington Post writer named Alanna Vagianos has written an article titled “This Is What Superheroes Would Look Like With Realistic Bodies” and proceeded to feature these characters with their photo-shopped “realistic” bodies side-by-side for comparison. Most of these make little to no sense and I’ll explain why in this response to this terrible article. So let’s just jump in, shall we?
Disclaimer: I do not own or claim to own any of the images in this article. All art belongs to their respective owners! The research from Recovery.org can be found here.
Hello interweb, Nate here! Now as I’ve been stating recently, I’m kinda expanding this blog a bit to include “geek” related topics on here. But because I built my audience around superheroes and comic books, I’m not sure how many of my readers are actually fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! or not. Either way, I decided to make a post about the TCG (Trading Card Game for you normies out there) because a somewhat recent development has been made to my beloved game that I wanted to discuss. Still working on Everything Wrong With: “The Dark Knight Returns” Pt. 3 and hopefully I’ll get that out early next week! (more…)
Hello interweb, Nate here! My first Pride Month special! I’ve always meant to do one of these but every time I found the time to do one Pride Month was over and I didn’t really want to do a Pride Month special if it wasn’t during Pride. I also wanted to get this out on the 26th since that marked the second anniversary of gay marriage being legalized in all 50 states in America, but I got busy on a Youth retreat and thus didn’t have the time to complete this. Maybe in future years I’ll be able to create a tradition of releasing a Pride special every year on June 26th but don’t get your hopes up. Enough beating around the bush, this list consists of my Top 10 Favorite characters in comics or comic book adaptations that identify as LGBT. Leggo!
Hello interweb, Nate here! Spoiler-free opinions? Best DC movie since The Dark Knight, definitely watch it! You will not be dissapointed! That’s really all I have to say without giving away spoilers so from this point onwards SPOILER WARNING and leggo! (more…)
Hello interweb, Nate here! So Logan happened a few months ago and I finally managed to check it out! If you want my spoiler-free opinion on the film then I’d say that it’s good solid movie. It’s not the greatest superhero movie ever and I think most people who watched it like it way more then I do, but it is a really good movie and it’s definitely the second best X-Men movie right behind Deadpool. If you haven’t seen it I would highly recommend checking it out if you’re 16 or older. Now that the spoiler-free bit is out of the way, the rest of this review will contain spoilers so SPOILER WARNING and trust me you do not want to be spoiled.
Side note: Wonder Woman review coming soon (Haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 yet, sorry)
Hello interweb, Nate here! So I recently decided to clean up my blog a little. The categories that I put all my posts in where kinda everywhere and I had a lot of random old junk posts that weren’t doing anything but making this place cluttery. So I deleted a lot of old posts that nobody was reading (mostly because they where old and dumb) and reorganized the categories a bit. This has little to do with this actual post but I did want to introduce a semi-new category: discussions! These posts are meant to do exactly what it says. I bring up a topic, briefly (or as briefly as possible) give my current opinions on the topic, and let you guys comment below with your thoughts and maybe we can have a little dialogue over it. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a long drawn-out conversation either. I respond to all comments I get on this blog so if you decide to leave a comment below and I respond you can decide for yourself whether to continue the conversation or not! With all that said and done, let’s get this idea off the ground! (more…)
Hello interweb, Nate here. So quite recently, Adam West passed away at the age of 88. Now I was hesitant to make this post as I actually never grew up with Adam West and therefore I was never the biggest fan of his work. Sure, he played a role in the 60’s Batman show but I honestly know him better as the Mayor of Quahog in Family Guy. However, I do have to respect the man for what he’s done in terms of his impact in comics — more specifically DC and even more specifically Batman — and because of that I respect how he has helped turn my personal favorite superhero into the icon he is today. While I’m n0t personally a fan of the campy Batman TV show myself, I do acknowledge and respect the fact that without 60’s campy Batman there might’ve not been Batman as we know him today. It’s kinda like how I respect The Dark Knight Returns for rebooting Batman into the grittier and darker character that I’ve fallen in love with even though The Dark Knight Returns itself kinda sucks in my opinion. So with all that said and done, thank you Adam West and rest in peace.
Hello interweb, Nate here! If you read through Everything Wrong With: “The Dark Knight Returns” Pt. 1 then you already know the deal! If not…well then go read part 1! Otherwise, let’s jump right in!
Disclaimer: I do not claim to own Batman or this comic. Batman is owned by DC comics, this comic is written and drawn by Frank Miller. (more…)
Hello interweb, Nate here! Oh, I said in the last post that I’ll do the SuperheroSins episode to DKR Pt 2? I lied! Now I’m a fan of Pokemon, Marvel, DC, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, etc. But I’m also kind of a science nerd. Because of this, sometimes I like to try and use real world science to explain things in fiction. Granted, most things in fiction usually ignores science because if superheroes were restricted to real world science then they wouldn’t be nearly as fun. However, it’s fun for me at least to try and explain fiction using real world science or at least compare them. I really don’t know why this is but I can’t be alone considering that YouTube channels like Game Theory exist as well as books like James Kakalios’s book The Physics of Superheroes is an actual published book at any library or book store. One of my favorite subjects in science is evolution and it’s a topic that I really wish I knew more about then I do currently. In addition to my fascination with evolution, I’m a huge fan of the popular video game/anime/trading card game/manga Pokemon! So I decided to write this essay in order to compare Pokemon evolution to Darwinian evolution and look at the evidence give to use from the various Pokemon medium to ask the question of if Darwinian evolution occurs in the Pokemon universe.
Disclaimer: While I am fascinated by the subject, I am no expert in evolution. In addition, while I am a huge fan of the franchise, I do not know everything about Pokemon. Therefore, I very well may make various mistakes in this article and I encourage others to correct me whenever possible. Also, I was quite proud of this so I decided to turn this into a semi-formal essay. So I hope you enjoy!