Tag: Entertainment

by Joane - 5 months ago

Why America Needs More Heroes Like Vash the Stampede

The world has changed a great deal since TRIGUN’s, the classic anime by Madhouse starring Vash the Stampede, release 20 years ago. Everything from smartphones to internet culture to current news media would be unrecognizable to the denizens of the l...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Anime Watchlist: WOLF’S RAIN

Anime Watchlist is ComicsVerse’s anime recommendation series, where we spotlight some of the best lesser-known shows out there. Finding well-written anime with compelling stories and lovable characters can sometimes feel like searching for a desert...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Why SGT. ROCK’s War Stories Need to Be Heard

When it comes to war stories, action sells. It becomes easy, then, to sweep under the rug of DC Entertainment’s action-packed war comics of old. It’s easy to see them as nationalistic, militaristic pulp — relics of a less enlightened era with as muc...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Journeys with Craig Thompson: Looking Back at CARNET DE VOYAGE

Craig Thompson’s 2004 graphic journal CARNET DE VOYAGE is back in a special expanded re-release from Drawn and Quarterly. The Midwestern creator’s work has earned him several Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards, and for good reason. This latest re-rel...

by Joane - 5 months ago

EXILES #1 Brings The Band Together to Save the Multiverse

EXILES #1 by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez, and Jordie Bellaire is the return of the dimension-hopping heroes. The series begins with a team featuring old and new faces. Fans of the original series will be happy as it captures the ma...

by Joane - 5 months ago

This Week in Unsung Marvel Moments – April 11th, 2018

Welcome to Unsung Marvel Moments, where we bring you the Marvel moments worth talking about! Each week we’ll be highlighting some of the most exciting, emotional, and action-packed scenes in Marvel’s comics that we think deserve your attention. We g...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Discover Cold War Secrets in THE DEAD HAND #1

THE DEAD HAND #1 by Kyle Higgins, Stephen Mooney, and Jordie Bellaire Art Characterization Plot Summary While some of the plot is a bit confusing, the overall experience of THE DEAD HAND #1 is very satisfying. With spectacul...

by Joane - 5 months ago

MAUS, DEOGRATIAS, and Dehumanization in Genocide

What does a Rwandan boy who transforms into a dog have in common with Jewish mice and Nazi cats? Both Jean-Phillipe Stassen’s DEOGRATIAS and Art Spiegelman’s MAUS use animals as a tool to frame past genocides. As a result, both graphic novels highli...

by Joane - 5 months ago

RAMPAGE Is Surprisingly Bloody and Short on Fun

No one goes into RAMPAGE expecting a film that will make one rethink their place in the world. No one would anticipate a movie rich with philosophical perspective. Sure, it may wave at questions about man’s relationship to the Earth and how far we...

by Joane - 5 months ago

TRUTH OR DARE Too Rarely Dares to Surprise

Preparing to see TRUTH OR DARE, I admitted to myself that I’m not much of a horror fan. Yet, having said that, I have to confess some of my favorite movies from the past several years have been horror movies. Last year alone, I fell in love with t...

by Joane - 5 months ago

The Plot Thickens in OBLIVION SONG #2

OBLIVION SONG #2 by Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici Art Characterization Plot Summary OBLIVION SONG #2 builds upon everything introduced in OBLIVION SONG #1. The plot moves along in a smooth, character-driven way. I'm e...

by Joane - 5 months ago

THE OMEGA MEN and the Futility of War

THE OMEGA MEN is not, by any means, a light-hearted comic. It begins with silence. Beyond the screeching of a chair against the floor, the entire first page is wordless. It’s not long after this that the circumstances start to reveal themselves. A...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Welcome to NUMENERA!

Welcome to “Welcome To!” In this series, we tell you about the worlds behind some of our favorite franchises. These articles are about lore, atmosphere, and worldbuilding: all the things we care most about in games. First up: NUMENERA, a strange sci...