Monthly Archives - April 2021

Arktoons Launches in Seven Days

Today, Arkhaven Comics formally announced the upcoming launch of our new and revolutionary service; Arktoons.  When the platform launches a week from now at Arkhaven.com, it will feature thirty-two original comics from Arkhaven Comics, Dark Legion Comics, Jon Del Arroz’s Rislandia, and the Brazilian comics powerhouse: Superprumo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFa1m1f1DTk This is the biggest moment in comics for decades. It changes how you, the reader, in a word, reads the comic book. Anybody who has tried to use a system like Comixology’s knows how bad it is.  It loads the...

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Jeff Kaplan is Out at Blizzard

Not certain what this means. Jeff Kaplan is suddenly leaving the company after nearly twenty years. And he is doing so with no real explanation. I haven't heard about him getting Canceled for a ten year old tweet or accidentally calling a Trans-woman,"dude." Kaplan started off at Blizzard doing lowly QA work for Warcraft III. From there he worked all the way up to lead developer on the super MMO Titan. Which failed and then the pieces...

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Comics Are the Foundation of Civilization.

No seriously, they are.  Comics were how the whole business of moving out of caves, growing crops, and building cities got started.  Without comics we would never have had a means of passing on our personal experiences to our descendants, or keep records, or count to a number that was higher than twenty. They are that important. The Altamira cave paintings are nearly the oldest in the world at 35,000 years of age.  These images tell tales of mighty hunts, dangerous beasts, and swift-footed...

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RE:View -The Last Starfighter (part 2)

Picking up where we left off. When Alex got into Centauri’s car, he shook hands with a stranger whose face was shaded out. There was a static shock and then the stranger got out just as the door closed in and Alex.  That was a robot named Beta.  He had two purposes in the story.  One a touch of comic relief as he tried to imitate Alex in his daily life and two he gave Catherine Mary Stewart more screen time.  It fleshed out her...

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RE:View – The Last Starfighter (Part I)

Take Note: and take heart, Lady Hawke will be my next RE:View. No generation ever had bigger promises made to it than Gen-X.   The world we were supposed to inherit would be beyond imagining.  America would be even greater and more powerful than it had ever been.  The average life expectancy would be 180 years old. We would definitely be getting farther ahead than our parents had gotten in life.  Our first cars would be able to fly.  And a lot of us were expected to...

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Shang-Chi Trailer Drop

Here you are. The long awaited trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPjz6LoiQQo I still don't have an answer to the question, who the fuck is Shang Chi? Look I do know a little something about comics. I've bought a couple in my life. I had actually run into obscure characters like Defensor and Bouncing Boy. I have not the slightest idea who Shang-Chi is. I could feign knowledge by googling him but I refuse. This is one more of Disney's attempts to get their hands...

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I’ll Believe It When I See It

That said, there is more than just gossip that Kray-Kray Kay-Kay’s reign of destruction at LucasFilm has ended. Frankly, I’ve heard these rumors so many times that my reflexive reaction is dismissal as more fanboy wishful thinking. However, these rumors have come on the heels of several events in a sequence.   First, the firing and canceling of Gina Carano blew up in Disney and Lucasfilm’s face.   The second event was the stockholder call-in, where instead of getting asked if the Adventurer’s Club will ever...

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Cheap Thrills: Dead Gentlemen Productions

We are hitting an intriguing popculutre crossroads. The major studios have reached the crest of a wave. Given the size of the budgets for major releases (typically nine figures), they have to try to minimize risks, they do this by data-driven audience feedback which results in a homogenized entertainment product instead of a movie. Blandness is built in. On top of that there is the more important fact that once anything hits the internet it's free. ...

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No Christian White Trash Allowed, Says Disney

Disney knows what it wants and what it wants isn't you. After a year of doing nothing but studying all the stuff that Twitter and Tumblr users are gaga about, Disney's ABC has boldly announced its plan for failure. Here is a letter that Exec vp for development and content strategy, Simran Sethi sent to all of ABC. Dear friends and colleagues,   As many of you may already know, ABC Entertainment has established a new set of Inclusion Standards that we’re implementing across all...

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Release the JJ Cut

I vote no.  Also, don't do it. Please! There is enough chatter on the web about this subject at the moment that I thought I needed to address it. The shill media is pretending that this Astroturf campaign by Bad Reboot is an actual thing.  As far as I can tell it started with a lengthy Reddit post. And it came from the offices of Bad Reboot. J.J. Abrams is first and foremost a politician. That is his primary talent set. His secondary talent is...

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