I almost didn’t write this review. I’ve made a big deal in the past about how I rarely write unfavorable reviews. It’s not that I don’t make entertainment choices that I later regret. I do. I don’t like every book or comic that I read. I certainly don’t like every movie or television series that […]Read more "Days Gone — a video game review"
Do you like video games? I do. I am a middle-aged man according to the kindest charts I’ve seen, but, physically, I’m beginning to feel pretty old. Mentally, I never progressed much past twelve-years-old, which is around the time I first began playing video games seriously. I made my gamer bones in the video arcades […]Read more "Far Cry: New Dawn — a video game review"
Concerning Brian K. Vaughan’s graphic novel Y: The Last Man, Stephen King said: “The best graphic novel I’ve ever read.” No small praise, that. Book Four collects issues #37 through 48 of the original comic book run, published way back in 2005 and 2006. Fourteen years ago. That’s a nice long stretch, even though in […]Read more "Y: The Last Man: Book Four, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, José Marzan Jr. & Goran Sudžuka — a comic book review"
I purchased this compendium at least six years ago. I was still working for the Target Corporation; I know that. It was published in 2012. So, somewhere between six and eight years ago. I bought the first compendium at the same time, and I read through that one a while back. Before I began posting […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Compendium Two, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn — a comic book review"
When I was a child, I would bristle when my dad would call my G.I. Joe (the 10-or-12-inch figure with the flocked hair and beard) or Steve Austin the Six-Million-Dollar-Man toys “dolls.” I don’t think the term “action figure” had been coined yet, but I knew that the word “doll” was meant derogatorily. There’s […]Read more "Y: The Last Man, Book Two, by Brian K. Vaughn, Pia Guerra, Paul Chadwick & Goran Parlov (Vertigo) — a comic book review"
I just completed the main campaign in this video game, and just in time, too. You see, as I’m typing this my birthday is tomorrow. I’ve just about convinced myself that I need my wife to give me the new Spider-Man video game as a gift, but I didn’t have enough storage space on my […]Read more "Mad Max Video Game — a review"