Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. With October now in full swing, and Halloween right around the corner, plenty of publishers are revving up their spooky comics line-ups, but how does Wytches compare? Read on to find out.
Ladies and gentlemen, the contest for 'anime most hilariously ill-suited to an American rendition' is over: DreamWorks is making a live-action Ghost in the Shell film, and with just the first casting announcement, fans are anticipating the worst Hollywood butcher job to ever happen to animation--keep in mind, these complains are being voiced in a post-Last Airbender world . . .
McDonald's, that ever-present fast food juggernaut, has partnered with one of the most popular video games of all time, World of Warcraft, and Blizzard to transform three burger joints in China into decked out shrines to digital bloodshed. With expansion pack Warlords of Draenor set to release in November Blizzard is doing it's best to drum up hype in the second most populous nation on the planet. Maybe that's why America doesn't get this kind of full make over treatment. There just aren't enough of us.
Do you like drinking and play video games? Do you like drinking in video games? Do you like playing drinking games? Well good news, because this week, Matt, Ryan, Moo, Rami, and Sean discuss the connections between alcohol and gaming! Grab a nice cold one, and listen in.
Mountain Dew and Doritos have partnered with Activision for the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, because of course they have. They'll be bundling code cards for exclusive in-game items with select varieties of soda and chips, which will let you show off just how dedicated you are to crisp, refreshing hyper-caffeinated sugar water, and vaguely cheese flavored potato flakes.
Dash Shaw's latest work, Doctors, is my favorite kind of scifi: a gentle tap against reality with a small hammer labeled 'scientific liberties,' and everything breaks wide open. In Doctors, a Dr. Cho and his daughter run a clandestine service retrieving people from their idyllic afterlives, but the good doctor refuses to see what he destroys in the resuscitation. Join me in refracting the whole book from a single panel.
That's right, Mapsburgh will render your neighborhood or city as a fantasy map, complete with dragons for airports and creaking sailing vessels for ports. You also have the option of having your section of town rendered as a hand-cut paper map on a colored card stock. For extra fun pull out your fantasty map when walking down to the pub with friends and declare the whole outing a quest. Perhaps for a little extra money you can hide clues and riddles within the map National Treasure style and give it to an adventurous friend. Lord knows I had friends in high school who would have jumped at that little piece of adventure.
A new trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings has arrived, highlighting why few can do historical epics quite like Ridley Scott. And in case you were wondering how much the biblical aspect will play into it, the trailer literally spends half of its runtime on the plagues; so a lot, basically. Burning bush confirmed.
Okay, I had to watch this episode three times to verify that it makes approximately no sense. It’s a dream episode, not a good start, and it’s Data’s first nightmare, so it’s an android dream episode, many more elements to deal with here. Can we treat Data’s dreams like human dreams? Should he be affected by nightmares like regular people? Why is he stabbing Troi? The central issue (far fetched even for Star Trek standards) gets solved in the end, so I guess that’s all that really matters in a weekly TV series, but Jesus this thing is a mess. It even leaves a time bomb in the midst of the crew that will never be addressed again.
As the Queen's Wrath event draws to a close tonight, it's time to turn our attention to the next Destiny event: The Iron Banner. The Iron Banner is a one-week Crucible event that's taking the kid gloves off for PvP, removing all of the level balancing and allowing Guardians to compete with all of their abilities and upgraded stats.
Super Smash Bros. For 3DS is an audacious creation, bringing all the frenetic energy, heaps of content, and a huge cast of playable fighters the Smash series is known for, all to a handheld device. The masterstroke? Nothing gets lost in translation. This isn't just Smash Bros-lite, it's the real deal, and you can take it with you wherever you go.
Happy Monday music maniacs! Lookin' for new stuff! Great! You've stumbled into the right hitchin' post - New Music Monday, the most cuddly column on 8CN. Each week all sorts of new music flotsam and jetsam are unleashed on the music loving masses and this is where it all comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!
Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Book 4: Change may be the last animated entry into one of the best television shows of the past decade. In honor of this milestone, Channel Surfer is providing a retrospective on each Avatar season, from the original series to the now. This is meant to be an overview for Avatar veterans, and hopefully an introduction for anyone interested in the show. This week we start with The Last Airbender, Book 1: Water.