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Video Games / Battlefield 3
« on: June 25, 2011, 06:05:42 am »

Video Games / Batman: Arkham City
« on: June 24, 2011, 11:52:55 pm »

Hugo Strange Trailer

Catwoman Trailer

Mr. Freeze Trailer

Batman: Arkham City Launch Trailer

Robin Bundle Pack Trailer

Batman Skins Pack DLC Trailer

Rewind Theater

IGN Analysis

IGN Mr. Freeze Analysis

Comic Con

2011 Arkham City Panel


The "Riddler Maze"

Steel Mill Gameplay

Game Reviews

Batman Arkham City Review (Gamespot)

Batman Arkham City Review (IGN)

Batman Arkham City Review (The Totally Rad Show)

Video Games / Re: Batman: Arkham Asylum
« on: June 24, 2011, 11:48:48 pm »
Yes, I'm reviving an old game. Bite me!

Starting this game again...on Hard Level. Haven't played this one in a while, and the last time I played it I only got 5% complete before work got in the way. Gonna try to finish this one this time around.

****, Hard Level hurts. My forearm muscles are already fatiguing like crazy.

DVD's & Blu-rays / What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« on: June 24, 2011, 10:19:56 pm »
The Cartoonist

5 Stars out of 5

Comic Books & Art / Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller
« on: June 24, 2011, 10:17:46 pm »
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Story and Pencils by Frank Miller
Inks by Klaus Janson
Colors by Lynn Varley
Letters by John Costanza

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is everything that you've heard and more. It's such an amazing piece of literature and art combined to tell one kick ass story about Bruce Wayne who as Batman had been retired for years and out of the game only to come back one last time to face a Government that wants him tried and convicted for his brand of vigilante. Along the way he takes on gangs and mutants that have taken over Gotham City, not to be outdone here, Batman also has one last dance with the Joker and a final throw-down with Superman.

Along for the ride is Robin, portrayed by Carrie Kelly. Yes, a girl. I thought this was a brilliant move and highlighted that in a world of superheroes, that they too are celebrities with the public at large. And the biggest fan of Batman is of course Carrie who did what any would-be fan would do...bought her own costume, only to end up saving the big lugs life and becoming the new "Boy-Wonder".

The only thing that's unclear in the story is exactly what happened to Jason Todd, the 2nd Robin. It is mentioned that he is dead, but how or why is left a mystery.

The story and words for DKR is just about as perfect as you can get here. On top of Miller's writing, the art is just absolutely amazing. Drool worthy in my eyes. And we can't forget about Lynn Varley killer watercolor's to bring the images to life.

If I were asked to recommend just one book to a newcomer into the world of comics, THIS is the one that I would tell them to get. I can't count how many times I have read this book, which I have read more than any other. Just a great story and it never gets old no matter how many times I read it. Many publications say that Batman Year One is the greatest of them all with The Dark Knight Returns sitting at #2. I for one have that order reversed.

Rating: 10 Stars out of 10 (Yep, I fore go the standard 5 Stars and really recommend this one).

Toys / What Toys Do You Collect?
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:44:57 pm »
Tell us about some of your favorite toys that you have in your possession.

Books / Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:31:23 pm »
Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock (2011)

I'm a huge fan of Sammy Hagar. Now, if you had ask me during the Van Halen days when Roth and the boys were at their peak if I would ever accept anyone, let alone Sammy as the new lead singer I would have told you to "**** off". Come to think of it, that's exactly what I did say.

But ever since 5150 dropped, I have been a fan of his. The guy just brings so much raw energy to whatever he does and on top of that he gives some of the best interviews out there and is a likable guy, so a book by him just had to be kick ass. After reading the excerpt of Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine a few months ago, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Reading those few pages about his time with the Van Halen brothers had me convinced this was going to be the greatest Rock Bio of all time.

That was not the case here. The book is a very good and easy read. But it's far from perfect. It starts off rather slow. It's not until we get into his Montrose days does the book kick it up a notch. But once it gets into the Van Halen years or more to the point of when Sammy dishes on all things Eddie and Alex does this book go to a completely different level. You will find yourself turning pages as fast as you can. This is the fastest I have ever read any book. Less than a day. Sheesh!

Unfortunately these are the only high points of the book. There's plenty here to keep you busy. But I was disappointed that there wasn't more to the story about his tour with David Lee Roth. I knew there was some bad blood between the two out on the road and I was hopeful that we would get all the dirt once and for all. Sadly, that doesn't happen here.

After such a huge, thrilling ride for pretty much the entire book, it goes flat at the end. Not a whole lot was said about Chickenfoot at all to close it out which is kind of disappointing.

Having said that, I can absolutely recommend this book if your wanting to hear some juicy details about the VH boys.

Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

Comic Books & Art / Re: Art Spotlight Thread
« on: June 24, 2011, 05:13:08 pm »
Adam Hughes


Adam's newest, as of 15 minutes ago.


Comic Books & Art / Re: Art Spotlight Thread
« on: June 24, 2011, 05:12:05 pm »
Marta Dahlig




Marta is one of my all time favorite painters. What you see before you is her most famous series: The Seven Deadly Sins. I'm gonna let you search out the rest of the Sins if you like her art.

Comic Books & Art / Re: Art Spotlight Thread
« on: June 24, 2011, 05:11:34 pm »
Serge Birault

Poker Pinup 1

Poker Pinup 2

Martini Bambi

Comic Books & Art / Re: Art Spotlight Thread
« on: June 24, 2011, 05:10:56 pm »
Patrick Brown


Patrick's newest piece.

Comic Books & Art / Art Spotlight Thread
« on: June 24, 2011, 05:07:19 pm »
Stanley Lau

Green Lantern

Hopefully the original Art Spotlight Thread will also make it's way over here too. Until then, I guess I'll start another.

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