First Avenger Or Hydra Agent? Issue 2 Of Captain America Gives Us Answers [Spoilers]

A few weeks agoMarvel pulled one of it’s most ambitious twists yet. That Captain America, the freedom loving Nazi punching, former werewolf, was secretly a deep undercover agent of Hydra the whole time. Naturally, readers were shocked by the sudden change to the status quo, with many, including myself, drawing their own conclusions as to whether it would stick or not. Marvel told us to expect more information and possible answers in the second issue, and as promised, we have received just that.

So Is Captain America a Turncoat?

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Looking back: Independence Day then and now

What happens when you take an American flag, coat it in a thin veneer of the 1990s “attitude” and then mount it to a fucking fighter jet ? A shitty opening joke? Perhaps, but if you would like a better way to sum up the 1996 sci-fi action classic Independence Day, then think ‘Top Gun’ meets ‘War of the Worlds’ (with a few sprinklings of every other sci-fi classic). Now whether you thought Independence Day was a good movie or not, it left its mark on the world when it hit the cinemas as a true summer blockbuster. So with its sequel Independence Day: Resurgence hitting cinemas in a mere few days, 20 years after the original, it feels like a good time to go and examine the old classic and see how far we have come as a species since. Read More

E3 2016 press conference roundup

So the three day event we know as E3 is drawing to a close, with Nintendo finishing the event with their conferences (although Nintendo actually was not officially a part of E3). A lot transpired with the gaming community these past few days, so let us break it all down and pick out the best and worse highlights of E3 2016. But first, we have a question to answer…

So who won?

So the real answer should be something along the lines of “we the consumer are the winners”. But that answer is no different than when everyone in the classroom receives  a “thank you for participating” badge shaped fuck you to the face. Read More

Sort of Reviews: Preacher “See”

Bloodier. Holier. 

Jesse Custer might just be one of the bad guys after all, so it’s a good thing that he seems to have a better handle on being a better Preacher. This week’s episode ‘See’ was very jam packed so if you were under the impression that ‘see’ would be an opportunity to slow down and expand on the many plot points set up in the previous episode, you would be dead wrong. In fact, Preacher is a show that exists only in forward momentum, barreling through plot points and dragging us along for the ride. It’s both a blessing and a curse as the show piques the curiosity of the viewer, only to provide very little context for anything that just happened, thus frustrating we as viewers further.
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Marvel’s new twist on Captain America changes the status quo. But is it all just a big gimmick?

So Marvel has been throwing Ol Cap through a lot of shit as of late; Cap has been without his powers and shield for quite some time, after losing his super soldier serum and becoming an old man (thanks to comic book shenanigans). The shield and Captain title were handed to his longtime sidekick, Falcon and Steve Rogers was placed into a more Commander type role. But then things were looking good for old Cap; he got his powers restored (thanks to even more shenanigans) and took a new shield and costume. However, Marvel’s not done just yet and still have a few more surprises up their sleeves. Read More