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Marvel vs Capcom 4? Puh-lease…

Over the past weekend, rumors starting springing up through the stream monster community, accompanied with – or perhaps fueled by – an ominous, and rather awful-looking “4” which obviously meant Marvel vs Capcom 4 will be announced soon.  As extremely exciting as this sounds, I have my doubts this is even true. First of all, according to this article from Shoryuken, that ominous 4 you see above was fan-created.  As far as I’ve been able to dig up, any and all rumors begin off the appearance of this image almost a week ago, but was revealed early Monday morning to be fake by its creator.  You can catch a link to that reveal in the Shoryuken article.  Then yesterday, Polygon’s article pops up about 12 hours later, attempting to legitimize the claims, but I guess we won’t find out until the Playstation Experience event set for this weekend.  You know, according to their mysterious “multiple sources”.  If by multiple sources, they mean the internet, then I guess anything is reliable.   That comes to my second thought; why is this coming from “multiple sources”, instead of “Marvel insiders” or “sources close to the project”?  You know, a source I can…

5 Anime to Check Out This Fall Season

As the summer anime lineup came and went, the fall lineup has already begun.  Last season had some strong standouts, like Berserk, Mob Psycho 100, and Tales of Zestiria the X, and I’m seeing even more anime with standout potential for the Fall.  As each series this season reaches into their second or third episodes, it’s a perfect time to release my Top 5 anime so you don’t get caught falling behind.  Keep in mind, this list is in no particular order.  Also be mindful that you can catch all of these shows primarily on Crunchyroll and Funimation, as well as Daisuke.      Occultic;Nine Looking visually reminiscent of the popular RPG series Persona, Occultic;Nine revolves around a teenager, Yuuta Gamon and his blog, which he uses to explain away the paranormal with science, only to have his exploits mystically backfire on him.  Through his exploits, he soon meets a group who confronts him about the occult and paranormal, and before we know it we’re in full swing for some crazy season 10 X-Files type of murder-mystery.   There’s a little fun, a few bland tropes here and there, and one hell of an oppai (the biggest trope of all)….

Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets = Unde(NYE)ably Wow^2!

  I what could only be internet breaking hilarity, Bill Nye breaks our childhood molds of what we all thought we knew about our chosen science lord. Check out this awesome video of Bill Nye reading tweets from a bunch of ignoramus’ throwing shade his way…    

Straight Outta Austin Episode 175 – Suydam and Gomorra

With Prometheus Marooned on a paradise island, Amuro, Ice and Ingredients take the reigns of Straight Outta Austin!  [display_podcast]

Having a Beard is Great, Until You’re Labeled a Muslim

    I don’t really like to use this as a platform to complain about my life, especially when I haven’t written anything in so long.  Who wants to hear me yammer on about nothing, especially when I’m not even going in on a crappy game or a bad comic?  Right?  Well, I’ve had it, and I’m sick, and in the words of Howard Beale, “…I’m not gonna take it anymore.” 

Super! Issue #4 Review

    In issue four of Super!, we explore the latter side of the superhero business.  What happens when you hang up the cape?  Are you rewarded for your years of service?  Is there a nice, cushy retirement plan with your name on it?  Well, Golden Age Home for Retired Super Beings is where you’d probably find out.

Magneto #1 Review – Ennis Eat Your Heart Out

              While Magneto is one of the more greatly appreciated villains in the Marvel U, he’s still one of the more overlooked villains, as far as characterization goes.  Mags has always struck readers, not so much as a villain, but more as an anti-hero, even a freedom fighters.  He’s often painted as a terrorist, and mostly an outright super-villain.  But is Magneto really a villain.  Can he really be considered a freedom fighter? Maybe he’s simply a self-righteous wacko void of redemption.  In it’s first issue, Cullen Bunn manages to make Magneto feel like the beginning of Punisher MAX, one of my most treasured collections.  But will he take Magneto down a similar path, or will he be drawn down a road to self-reflection and recovery, whatever that may mean?

Batman/Superman #1 Annual Review – It’s Not That Great

              I’ll admit off the bat, I don’t really read a whole lot of DC comics, especially those relating to New 52.  That’s slowly changing, and if you count Vertigo titles, then I’m somewhat of an avid fan, so take that drink as half empty or half full.  The Batman/Superman Annual started off decent enough.  Hook me in with the gorgeous art.  Fine, I’ll take a gander at it.  Steel’s on the cover art?  DC’s James Rhodes?  Damn, I haven’t seen Steel since the movie came out!  I thought to myself, “This should be one heck of a thrill ride,” with the hopes that this would be a gateway to the greater Superman and Batman titles.  All these aspirations, from a simple impulse purchase.