Archive for June, 2015

By: Steven Saunders
 About the game: 

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Title: Marvel Heroes

Status: Released Graphics: 3D

Genre: MMORPG

Developer: Gazillion Entertainment

Publisher: Marvel

Marvel Heroes is a 3DAction RPG. Similar to Diablo in movement and play style, Marvel Heroes lets players assume control of Marvel’s most famous superheroes. Players can choose from a wide variety of superheroes, each with their own iconic skills and unique armor.

As players level up in game, they will gain access to new abilities which can be swapped out freely, allowing players to customize their superheroes role. Players can unlock new superheroes through random drops, which can then be switched to at any time during play. New costumes can also be found in game, but must be crafted with items dropped from random mobs. Depending on what items are used to craft the costume, players can create costumes with unique attributes such as increased health or defenses. Everything in the game can be gained with time in game or bought.
Players will team up with other superheroes and embark on a custom story written by one of Marvel’s most famous comic book writers, Brian Michael Bendis. The game features unique, a fully voice acted motion comic, aka cut scenes, which pay homage to classic comic books.
Unlike traditional RPGs, players can explore and fight in many areas of the game without having to party up. Certain areas are not instanced, which allows players to team up and fight iconic super-villains that serve as world bosses including Venom and Doctor Octopus. The game has many wonderful perks, taking ability’s from other heroes to make your favorite become more, give rouge colossuses armor. The Dev’s listen to the players but do not give you everything. No real overpowered characters. Downfalls, controls can be hard to get used to, same stories, no difference from character to character.
So far my favorite has been Ghost Rider. Love the banter he says and the motorcycle abilities are a blast, so give it a try and be your own hero.

PROS

• Devs listen to players.
• Everything is open for free to play you do not have to pay anything (Not a buy to win).

• Steady updates with new characters (Recent Dr. Doom).

• Control of spec path making each character different even if same hero.

• Character Banter (hilarious).

• Voice acted motion comics.

• Free game.

• Diablo style dungeon crawling.

• Based on Marvel comic universe.
CONS

• Storage space (fills quickly).
• Better in game tutorial (Not well explained).

• End game tutorial (Need to know by level 60).

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Castle Bernthal

Posted: June 11, 2015 in Comics, JD Hardin, TV

By: JD Hardin

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It’s official, solid gold, verified authentic, confirmed. Jon Bernthal will be playing Frank Castle in Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2.

The Punisher enforces a similar, yet different brand of justice when compared to Murdock.

Still, the question remains, will Castle and Murdock meet as friends or enemies? Will The Punisher and Daredevil work together, or from opposing ends? Will they part as allies or foes? It seems we’ll have to wait and see.

Don’t forget to like often, share often, and listen in to our Spreaker on Sunday nights.

By: JD Hardin

  

 
Last week, we saw our new Superman sporting a t-shirt and crew cut. This week, we’ll see a mechanized Batman in Batman #41. We’ll also see the two together in Batman/Superman #21. Aside from those, DC is unleashing several new versions of old titles. Constantine: The Hellblazer, Earth 2: Society, Red Hood/Arsenal, and Starfire will all have numbers ones this week.

  
Image is blessing us with Chrononauts #4, Injection #2, the all new Starve #1, East of West #4, ODY-C, and Roche Limit #2.

  
Marvel is banging on all cylinders this week. Releasing more issues than National Geographic, the shelves are fully stocked with Secret Wars and more. We’re still at the beginning of Secret Wars, and they are already sweeping the racks. With Ghost Racers #1, Inhumans: Attilan Rising #2, Marvel Zombies #1, Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #1, Secret Wars 2099, Secret Wars Journal #2, Spider-Verse #2, Squadron Sinister #1, Thors #1,  and Ultimate End #2 just to name a few!
Things are in the works to expand this article to include more titles, publishers, and possibly even videos. If you want to comment or review a specific article, just let us know and we’ll get right on it!

  

  • Ceres Celestial Legend Complete Series DVD (Hyb)
  • CLAMP Double Feature DVD – S.A.V.E. Edition (Hyb)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia DVD/BD (Hyb)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Limited Edition DVD/BD (Hyb)
  • Knights of Sidonia Season 1 Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)
  • Knights of Sidonia Season 1 DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
  • Knights of Sidonia Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray Complete (Hyb) Collector’s Edition
  • Mardock Scramble: Trilogy Blu-ray (Hyb) (Compression/Combustion/Exhaust)
  • Mardock Scramble: Trilogy DVD (Hyb) (Compression/Combustion/Exhaust)
  • Mazinger Edition Z The Impact! Complete Series DVD
  • OniAi BD – S.A.V.E. Edition
  • Sacred Blacksmith DVD – S.A.V.E. Edition (Hyb)
  • Yuki Yuna is a Hero DVD/Blu-ray 2 (Hyb) Collector’s Edition + CD

  

  • Arata: The Legend Graphic Novel 22
  • Captain Ken 02
  • Deadman Wonderland 09
  • D-Frag! Graphic Novel 05
  • Girls und Panzer Graphic Novel 4
  • Magi 12
  • Say, ‘I Love You’ 08
  • Starting With a Kiss Graphic Novel 3 Adult
  • Wandering Son Graphic Novel 8 (Hardcover)
ApolloCon 2015
Houston’s Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference
June 19-21, 2015
Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
 Space City Comic Con
Space City Comic Con is the Gulf Coast’s fan-culture convention and family entertainment, pop-culture expo for all ages. For fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and art.
July 24-26, 2015
NRG Center
8400 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77054
 Bayou Battles XII
Bayou Battles is the premiere Warhammer Fantasy IndyGT of Houston, Texas, hosted by the Houston Area War Gaming Society (HAWGS)
August 14-16, 2015
Hyatt North Houston
425 Sam Houston Parkway E.
Houston, TX 77060
 Delta H Con
Dealers Room, Artist’s Alley, Art Auction, Art Show, Anime&DVD Screening Room, Anime Music Video Contest, CosPlay, Manga Reading Room, Live Action Role Playing events, Speaker Panels, Workshops, Bubble Room (Kid geared area), Collectable Card Games, PC Game Room, Role Playing events, Terrain or Miniture Games, & Board Games
August 28-30, 2015
Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark
Houston, TX, 77045
 Amazing Houston Comic Con
“[B]est and brightest in comic book and pop entertainment… filled with a giant exhibitors hall, an international artist alley, video game arena, hundreds of people in costume and more.”
September 4-6, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
 RealmsCon
Realms Con is a multi-genre convention that will cater to the public in the form of celebrities, celebrity anime voice actors, artists, gaming rooms, movie room, costume contests, workshops, panels and much more. If you love anime, gaming, horror, comic books and having a fun time, this is the convention for you.
October 2-4, 2015
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401
 Texas Broadside!
Stay overnight one (or both) nights aboard the Battleship Texas! Featuring WWI and WWII wargames, on land, sea, and air, including some of the battles involving the USS TEXAS. In addition, attend lectures on military history and wargaming. ALL proceeds will benefit the ongoing preservation of the USS TEXAS.
October 9-11, 2015
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway
LaPorte, TX 77571
 Brazos Valley STX Comic Con
First full-size comic convention for STX located in Bryan, TX
October 10-11, 2015
Brazos County Expo
5827 Leonard Rd
Bryan, TX 77807
 Oni-Con XII
“Best in Japanese pop culture, from J-Rock/J-Pop and anime to cosplay, maid cafes, cutting edge fashion and so much more!”
October 30-November 1, 2015
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551
 Arcade Expo
Video game convention with over 200 pinball, arcade and console games all set to free play.
November 13 – November 14, 2015
Houston Northwest Crowne Plaza
12801 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040

CMC Bans 38 Manga Titles

Posted: June 9, 2015 in Anime, Comics, JD Hardin

By: JD Hardin

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Word has reached The Nerdery, that the Chinese Ministry of Culture has banned 38 more Manga titles from digital distribution. 29 websites have reportedly been shut down or fined  for distribution of banned Manga and anime.

On April 1st, the CMC issued new regulations regarding imported materials. The government banned 62 Japanese manga comics including Sailor Moon, Case Closed (originally Meitantei Conan) and Naruto series.

These are the most recent titles to be added to the banned list.

Terror in Resonance
Blood-C
Highschool of the Dead
Ergo Proxy
Parasyte
The Skull Man
Another
Inferno Cop
Afro Samurai
Tokyo Ghoul √A
Sword Art Online II
Tokyo ESP
Tokyo Ravens
Devil May Cry
RIN – Daughters of Mnemosyne
The Testament of Sister New Devil
Attack on Titan
Corpse Party
Strike the Blood
Death Note
Deadman Wonderland
Date A Live II
Psycho-Pass
Devilman Lady
School Days
Those Who Hunt Elves
Elfen Lied
High School DxD
Samurai Bride
So, I Can’t Play H!
Girls Bravo: Second Season
Kanokon
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
Sakura Diaries
Black Butler
Claymore
Dance in the Vampire Bund

According to reports, all Manga and anime are under investigation, and the CMC expects to add more to the growing list.

Don’t forget to like often, share often, and listen in to our Spreaker on Sunday nights.

  

  • 5 Centimeters Per Second DVD (Hyb)
  • Expelled from Paradise BD (Hyb)
  • Expelled from Paradise Limited Edition BD (Hyb)
  • Fairy Tail Collection 4 DVD/BD (Hyb)
  • Haikyu!! Collection 1 BD (S)
  • Haikyu!! Collection 1 DVD (S)
  • Lupin The 3rd: From Siberia With Love DVD (S)
  • Nobunagun DVD/BD (Hyb)
  • Nobunagun Limited Edition DVD/BD (Hyb)
  • Please Teacher! DVD (Hyb)
  • Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 6 (Hyb) Special Edition
  • Ranma 1/2 DVD Set 6 (Hyb)
  • Stepsister DVD (Hyb) *Adult
  • Temptation DVD (Hyb) *Adult
  • Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! DVD/BD (Hyb)
  • Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! Limited Edition DVD/BD (Hyb)

  

  • Ajin: Demi-Human Graphic Novel 5
  • Assassination Classroom Graphic Novel 4
  • Blue Exorcist Graphic Novel 13
  • Dragon Ball Graphic Novel 25-27 Omnibus
  • Evangelion Chronicle, The Essential: Side A (Color)
  • Fairy Tail Graphic Novel 48
  • Food Wars! Graphic Novel 6
  • Kamisama Kiss Graphic Novel 18
  • Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You) Graphic Novel 21
  • My Little Monster Graphic Novel 8
  • Naruto Graphic Novel 70
  • Natsume’s Book of Friends Graphic Novel 18
  • New Lone Wolf & Cub Graphic Novel 5
  • One Piece Graphic Novel 34-36 Omnibus (Water Seven)
  • Pokemon XY Graphic Novel 3
  • Seraph of the End Graphic Novel 5
  • So Cute It Hurts!! Graphic Novel 1
  • Toriko Graphic Novel 28
  • Voice Over! Seiyu Academy Graphic Novel 11

By: JD Hardin

  
DC’s Convergence is over, but don’t count them out. This week we are getting superheroes with facelifts. Action Comics #41 is giving us a Superman sporting a buzz cut, blue jeans, and an “S” emblazoned t-shirt. Green Lantern #41 debuts a rogue, hooded, and hunted Hal Jordan. Batman Beyond is re-entering the ring, with a brand new #1 issue. Also today, Bat-Mite #1, Bizarro #1, and a Wonder Woman Annual #1 will be showing their faces.

  
From Image today, Airboy #1, Big Man Plans #3, and Jupiter’s Circle #3. Also, The Covenant #1, Rob Liefeld’s newest offering, drops today.

  
This week, Marvel is dropping issues like they’re in therapy. The big ones are Armor Wars #1, Darth Vader #6, Future Imperfect #1, Giant Size Little Marvels: AVX #1, and Groot #1. Expect to also see House Of Hem #1, Secret Wars #3, and Battleworld #2.
There are so many more titles from these publishers and many, many others. I really wish I could list and read all of them. Rest assured a comic you will love is sitting on a shelf at your local comic book store, and it’s waiting just for you.