Comic Book Review: Silver Surfer: Black, Issue #1

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/74840/silver_surfer_black_2019_1

Score: 7.4/10

Silver Surfer: Black has some of the best art I’ve seen in recent memory. It’s unique, fluid and frenetic. For the art alone, this is a book you must read.

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Manga Review: Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku

Details: You can read it at https://www.viz.com/shonenjump/chapters/hells-paradise-jigokuraku

Jigokuraku is an action oriented manga with some nudity and gore-y action. There isn’t too much of a story or high emotional notes. This is a battle royale oriented comic where the main attraction is simply trying to figure out who is the strongest.

The story takes place in feudal Japan. A group of the most dangerous criminals, each paired with one of the most dangerous samurai of the time are tasked to go to an island in search of the elixir of eternal life. Many have traveled there before but none have returned whole. Now these criminals and samurai will begin what is likely a suicide mission into a mystical island rife with dangers.

The art is great, although there are times where so much is going on it’s hard to comprehend the art. The art is generally detailed and fluid. Lots of action packed panels.

The general flow of the story draws on some aspects of mythology from Asia. There are some familiar elements that reminded me of One Piece and Dragon Ball like the use of energy or ki.

Overall, this was a fun read. Don’t expect too much and just enjoy the action.

Score: 7/10

Anime Review: Mob Psycho 100 II

Details: More information can be found at http://mobpsycho100.com/ and https://myanimelist.net/anime/37510/Mob_Psycho_100_II

Score: 7.5/10

Where the first season of Mob Psycho focused more on being funny, this second season focuses more on the drama. There’s a lot more heart. There’s also a ton of well animated action scenes. This season was great.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis, Episode 2: Torment of Hades

Details: Played through it in about eight hours. Official site is https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home

Score: 7.4/10

Torment of Hades is the second episode of The Fate of Atlantis DLC and takes your protagonist to the Greek Underworld. Though the world is slightly smaller than the world in Episode 1, the writing is a little better and contributes to an overall better experience.

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TV Show Review: Game of Thrones, Season Eight

Details: More information can be found at https://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones and ttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/?ref_=ttep_ep_tt

Score: 7/10

If you’ve been following season eight on the internet, you’d know that a lot of fans have a lot of issues with this final season. I mostly agree. This season felt like the Cliff notes version of Game of Thrones where a lot of plot gets sped through very quickly, turning what would be big revelations into jarring developments. Even still, there is no other show with as much spectacle or as big of a budget as this one. The sped up plot aside, this was still an entertaining season of television.

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