As a comic expert my friends regularly ask me about the WHYs and WHOs in superhero movies and about stuff they didn‘t understand. That’s fun! I can explain something, my friends learn and maybe eventually get interested in the comics. The other day one of the kids (12 years old) that are regularly attending the playroom in our local comic shop asked me, if I could help him finding the right Batman comics for him. He saw The Dark Knight Rises and now wants to find out more about the comic characters. It was hard for me recommending him the right Batman series. I am not into Batman that much, because I find him a bit boring. HUH, look at me, I wear a black suit and dress up as a bat! CROISSANT! Additionally he is only 12. Telling him to read Detective Comics where the Joker cuts off his face in the end of issue #1 didn‘t seem suitable to me at all. (read on…)
Season 3 of MLP is coming very very soon. So everybody in the Brony community wonders what will come up in season 3. Can the guys at The Hub still surprise us? I don‘t know. I‘m not really good in having good ideas for TV shows. Somebody else made a picture that shows 25 ideas how MLP could continue. Unfortunatly I can‘t credit the artist, I found this pic on 4chan and there is no signature on it. I wanna pick all ideas one by one and talk about my own ideas and how likely I think they are. We start in the first row and make our way down from left to right. So here is the (*insert drumroll*) MLP SEASON 3 BINGO (read on…)
By the way, DC has relaunched/rebooted/rererererererered their comic universe. And since I finally finished Flashpoint (I‘ve read the German issues and the third issue arrived me like 3 months too late, because of reasons, so I couldn‘t read issues 3 – 5 till like two weeks ago) and I finally know what happened to create the New 52 universe. Well, I KNOW what happened, but I don‘t UNDERSTAND it. Hah, something about three divided timelines, which would explain the different story arc universes. And the hooded woman from the end of Flashpoint actually appears in all 52 #1 issues which blew my mind when I finally found her sitting in a corner in the first issue of Justice League. But I want to talk about Superman. Superman… the most boring superhero ever! (read on…)
Well (I did it again, I started a post with well), Lobo is one of my most favorite comic book characters. Ever since I saw him in the Superman Animated TV series like back in the 1990ies I really love this guy. He is a hero, and he is not! He is funny, and he is an intergalactic asshole! He is just doing his job even if what he is doing might not be really nice! He is immortal, can‘t be killed by anything, even Superman can‘t. He has a healing factor faster than Wolverine from MARVEL’s X-Men. He is a bounty hunter. Normally he doesn‘t know what to do with his time and money so he is just drinking booze, killing people or (frankly) having sex! Lobo comics are really violent and normally a Lobo is adult material. And Lobo always is a lot of fun! When I talked about the New 52 the other day here on the blog, I mentioned I was still missing Lobo. Some days later in the Comic Planet I grabbed the PREVIEW catalogue and checked what was coming up in the USA in the next months. And I saw something really surprising: Deathstroke #10. And I was sooooo excited about that because it has Lobo on the cover. But then I read the book… (read on…)
The other day the latest issue of Lotek64 was released (LOTEKERONI). For that issue I wrote a huge article about the Pokémon-franchise. One aspect I did not cover at all was the Pokémon TCG. And I didn‘t even notice that I forgot to talk about it. The Pokémon TCG totally vanished from my filterbubble. Why? (read on…)
OK, here is another mindblower for you. Maybe you still remember the two classic cartoon shows The Flintstones and The Jetsons. If not: bad dog! Just a short explaination: The Flintstones was an animated TV-sitcom that first appeared in the late 1950ies and its first installment ran for about 6 years or so. It shows stoneage people that has hardly any technology. Everything is done by using dinosaurs and prehistoric birds and mammals. Basically we see animals that never actually were around together in the same time period. But it is just a cartoon show after all. The society shown in this show is more like the American society from the mids 20th centuary, though. The Jetsons on the other hand are the exact opposite to that. The show takes place in the far future. People are living in cities above the clouds, have flying cars, jetpacks, robots and whatever you can think of. Actually The Jetsons is a nice example of the socalled retro futurism. Because again, the show portrays American society from the mid 20th centuary. (read on…)
From today on, I have new logos. YES, LOGOS, more than one! When everything works the way I planned it, you will see one of 5 different logos whenever you visit this blog I had this old logo for so many years, it was time for something new
These are only the first 5. I will make some more from time to time
Follow the little red UFO!!!
WARNING: If you are not or have never been a fan of Pokémon, reading on is futile. If Pokémon was a big part of your childhood, be aware of being MINDFUCKED! Level of mind-blowingness: Brain goes supernova!!!
It all started with a podcast. A special episode of my favorite videogame podcast, Pixelburg (Pixelcastle). The Pixelburg’s a bunch of kids (20 + years old) who are writing, podcasting and making internet shows about videogames. The latest podcast episode deals with the Pokémon franchise. They actually talked for 5 hours about Pokémon!!! Pokémon was an important game for me. It changed the way I consumed videogames. The game forced us kids to connect with each other to trade Pokémon and fight via the link cable. And I really spent a lot of time with reading about the Pokémon universe and being a part of the German fan online-community (which still exists). Of course, in the end of the day, it is just a videogame franchise supported by merchandising, a TV show and big feature movies. But there are some weird things that I already noticed a long time ago. (read on…)