A Returning Yu-Gi-Oh! Player’s Opinion on Link Monsters

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…)

Top 10 Favorite LGBT Characters – Pride Month Special

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!

To see my other Top 10s (or 5s) click here. (more…)

Wonder Woman – Review

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…)

Logan – Review

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)
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Do we Want More R-Rated Superhero Movies? – Discussion

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…)

My Tribute to Adam West – RIP Batman

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.

Everything Wrong With: “The Dark Knight Returns” Pt. 2

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…)

Pokemon Evolution Vs Darwinian Evolution

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!

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Top 10 Favorite Pokemon

Hello interweb, Nate here!  A while ago I mentioned in a post that I was getting a little burnt out on only talking about superheroes and wanted to expand this blog a little.  I have decided, after much consideration, to expand this blog to an overall “geek” blog that will open the doors to more discussion over more topics without completely abandoning superheroes and comics as a whole.  The biggest problem I’m really having is how to reorganize this site to accommodate this change.  I’m trying to think of a new name for this blog as well as a new banner (or maybe change the style of this site to exclude the banner all together?).  But for now, this is a post I’ve actually been wanting to do for years but just haven’t really been able to do it.  So today, here’s my Top 10 Favorite Pokemon!

Now, this list was actually really painful for me to make as I could only pick 10 out of 800+ Pokemon that exist as of Gen VII.  Granted, these are my favorites so I only had to deal with the ones I really like rather than mediocre ones like Pidgey or Rattata.  However this list didn’t take too long to make as I actually looked up a website that helps with creating your top 10 list accurately and quickly that I’d actually recommend trying out as it was quite fun (Pro tip: try picking ONLY one pokemon every time and avoid clicking “pass” button).

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Everything Wrong With: “The Dark Knight Returns” Pt. 1

Hello interweb, Nate here!  First of all, yeesh I forgot how big this book was.  Four chapters does not equal four of your average comic books.  Most comics only contain roughly 20 pages and usually takes about 10 minutes to read (although that can change depending on how fast of a reader you are and how much text the writer decides to shove into the actual book).  So this SuperheroSins took a lot longer to make then I initially expected and it took my several days to actually complete it.  However, because it’s so long I decided to split this into several parts with each chapter getting it’s own SuperheroSins episode.

Also I do want to add something, just because I do a SuperheroSins on a specific comic does not necessarily mean I think the comic is bad.  But every comic out there can be critiqued and nitpicked if you try hard enough (side note: I find it funny that my auto correct accepted “nitpicked” as a word).  With all that said, let’s begin!

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…)