Everyone has that one comic book, that shows them the medium can be more than capes and tights action. For me, that particular series will always be Preacher, a sacrilegiously entertaining romp through America and the afterlife.
Do you have plans for this weekend? You don’t? You mean you’re going to sit inside and ignore the doorbell when the Mormons come knocking? Testicles to that idea. There’s plenty going on this weekend, if you’re a fan of gaming, anime and other pop culture.
One of the best fighting games on the market right now has to be Injustice: Gods Among Us. And it’s not just because of the fact that it has solid gameplay and visuals. It’s because it has something which other genre games lack: A great story. And that storyline is wonderfully fleshed out in the official adaptation.
Not every comic book on the stands needs to star a hero in tight spandex who can punch the villain of the week through a building. Nor do you need a tricked out billionaire with too much motivation and dead parent issues. Sometimes, the craziest sounding ideas can be the best. And that’s how you get the madcap adventures of Chew.
Cape Town, you get a bum deal when it comes to conventions. rAge is exclusive to Johannesburg and the less said about last year’s Comic Con fiasco, the better. What you do get however, is UCON. And it all kicks off in March.
It’s not easy picking a set of comics to invest in every month. Great talent, great art and a schedule that is adhered to for once in this industry means that there’s plenty worth reading. But top of my list right now, has to be the latest series of Thor comics. Because Marvel just put the god back into this magnificent myth.
It’s a well known fact that much like in gaming, adapting movies to comic books is something akin to watching a train wreck slowly. One comic book publisher that set the bar high though? Dark Horse comics, who made Star Wars comic books well worth reading and collecting. And it’s been a hell of a run for them.
Ruthless, unrelenting and lethal are just some of the words that could be used to describe Lady Shiva. Provided that you never cross the deadliest hand to hand fighter on the planet.
Out of all the games that have debuted in this last generation, Scribblenauts may just be one of the most wildly impossible games out there, depending on how imaginative you are. The core concept hasn’t changed over the last couple of games; players have a bunch of puzzles to solve, and a magical book that can create pretty much anything that is written into it.
By now, we’re all aware that Comic Con SA is going heavy with the con for that Comic book convention. Did I say comic book convention? I meant Comic book convention launch. Big difference apparently! At the end of the day, we can do better. In fact, we already do. So instead of getting your ire all worked up over that non-event, rather go give some support to folks who know what they’re actually doing.
It’s good to be Telltale Games right now. After hitting all the right chords with some nostalgic new takes on Sam & Max, as well as Monkey Island, the studio then received too damn much praise for their adaptation of The Walking Dead. And while a second season is on the way for that hit series, they’ll also be tackling some fairy tales soon, as they adapt Fables into a new set of games.
I don’t know about you guys, but I love me some comics. Especially on my iPad. While I’m still keen on collecting the more tradtional trade paperbacks of my favourite titles, Reading a single issue or two on the Jobs tablet is actually kind of rad. And quicker than waiting for stock to arrive. It can be costly though. So how about getting your mitts on 700 free comics right now, for that device?
Ultron is coming. For years now, writer Brian Michael Bendis has been building up for the latest event in the Marvel Universe, starring none other than the big bad robot himself, Ultron. The android antagonist has been trying to conquer the world ever since he first had daddy issues, and in the Age of Ultron, that’s just what he does, as he lays down some heavy destruction and death. And that’s just the first issue.
If there’s one comic book series that has always been right on the edge of dark, adult material, it’s Hellblazer: John Constantine. The Vertigo series has been running since 1988, but that’s all coming to an end soon. As of the 300th issue, the British con-mage will be saying farewell to the line of comics that he’s been a part of for 24 years. And that’s because he’ll be moving on up to the east side, to finally get a slice of that new 52 pie.
According to me, comic books make for some excellent source material for video games. Batman managed to deliver the black-eyed pee in your pants experience to thugs and maniacs in the Arkham series, while the cult favourite anti-hero Deadpool is getting his own game, due out next year. There’s plenty more comics out there that deserve a shot though, so we’ve gathered five such properties that would make for some great entertainment.