Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New 52 Graphic Novel Reviews Introduction

I hadn't intended to review any of the New 52 books, but because I can't have an opinion without writing about it (as witnessed by actually writing about the reboot in general), I broke down and decided to go ahead and write these reviews. Obviously I don't have any kind of focus with any of my reviews, so those of you that come here for the anime reviews, have fun reading reviews about something you probably don't care about.

I'm going to go through and review all the issues I'm behind on in one go, and after that I'll probably review each series issue by issue. This is one of those rare cases where having to wait an entire month for the next part of the story actually works for me, since I'll have plenty of time in between each review to recuperate. Because I'm a lazy turd. 

Anyway, this post is just to let you know what I'm about to do (which means once I get this posted I won't ever come back to this project...I mean...Ignore that!). I'll go through and review the series that I've been reading, I'm hoping to go ahead and get one a day of those up, so I'm ready for the single issue reviews. Though, I am going to be reviewing the most recent seven, so some of the reviews will have to wait for the latest issues to come out. Because I like to stall.

Hopefully you value my opinion enough to enjoy these reviews!

Monday, March 19, 2012

DC and the New 52

So perhaps I'm a little behind on this, about seven months behind to be precise. But it's still worth my time to make at least a blanket statement for the New 52. 

Originally I was against the idea, despite not being a regular comic reader. I was still following the Batman storylines, and liked where the characters were. I'd gotten attached to Catwoman mostly because I quite enjoyed her series, and I must confess myself to be something of a closet shipper. I enjoyed the relationship between Catwoman and Batman, even though it was clear that there would never be any resolution.

And then the New 52 came along and retconned it all to heck. Now, there are a lot of complaints about certain series in this new lineup, and a lot of complaints about the new universe in general. My opinion on some of the issues isn't as strong as some, but I do have a beef with certain changes made to the storylines I was invested in.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Anime Reviews: Beelzebub Episode 56 - Are You a Traitor? Is It a Time For Men?

Plot Summary
Furuichi receives a letter, adressed to Hilda, with a birthday card inside. When Hilda comes back from shopping she notices that everyone is acting suspciously. She tries to interrogate them, but after they refuse to tell her what's going on, she starts to imagine the worst.

Anime Reviews: Beelzebub Episode 55 - I Have Lost My Pompadour. The Great Demon Lord Has Come.

Plot Summary
Himekawa comes to school with his hair down, attracting the attention of the school's on-standby fangirls.