Friday, March 10, 2017

Celebrating 20 Years of Buffy: Buffy's Impact of Mental Illness



It's Buffy's 20th Anniversary and you're going to see tons of memories and reflections about the cast/crew and Buffy's impact on society and how amazing she is. Instead of repeating what many will discuss, I want to take a few moments to reflect on Buffy’s impact on me.

Like most people, high school was a strange time for me. Aside from the hormones and figuring out who I am as a person and navigating relationships and friends and all that fun stuff, I was also struggling with severe depression and anxiety. My mental illnesses caused me to miss a lot of opportunities and time. I honestly don’t remember large chunks of that period, but one thing I do remember is Buffy. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Review: Grass Kings #1

By Reboot

“Welcome to the Grass Kingdom. Where fools like you come to get their asses kicked.”

Reboot here again. Back so soon, I know. I’m a pretty big Matt Kindt fan though, so when I heard that he was writing a new comic, Grass Kings, at BOOM! Studios with Tyler Jenkins illustrating and Jim Campbell lettering, I wanted to review the first issue of this six part miniseries. Lucky for me [insertgeekhere] got a review copy. Get ready for some reviewing!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Review: Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Trade!

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Courtesy of BOOM! Studios
Hey everyone! Reboot here again. It's been a little while since I reviewed a trade paperback collection and what better way to jump back into that than with the big Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy cross-over from BOOM! Studios with DC Comics collecting issues #1 - 6!

Before I jump into it, there are quite a lot of names that should be mentioned so let's start with that. This limited series now collected in a trade paperback was written by Chynna Clugston Flores, penciled by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, Kelly Matthews and Nicole Matthews, inked by Maddi Gonzalez and Jenna Ayoub, colored by Whitney Cogar, and lettered by Warren Montgomery.Lumberjanes was created by Shannon WattersGrace EllisNoelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen.Gotham Academy was created by Becky CloonanBrenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl. While other people were also involved in bringing this book to life, this is the bare minimum number list of names of those who should be acknowledged before I continue. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Destiny Teams Up with McFarlane!


Tempe, Ariz., - February 15, 2017– In a collaboration of legendary proportions, McFarlane Toys is proud to announce that it is once again partnering with Bungie – this time to create Guardian action figures for Destiny, scheduled for release this summer.

Developed by Bungie and published by Activision, Destiny is a first-person action shooter that features cinematics storytelling alongside cooperative and competitive gameplay. Players create a unique character and become legend through completing a series of shared activities in a social world. Destiny has entertained a legion of engaged players across more than 30 million unique accounts since its initial release in September 2014.

Best known for attention to detail and immense creativity, McFarlane Toys has produced action figures and construction sets for some of the biggest properties in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. This upcoming partnership with the creators of Destiny will not only continue that tradition but expand on it. Fans of the emerging action franchise can look forward to a new selection of game-accurate action figures, 10-inch figures, and role play items.

McFarlane Toys' initial wave of Destiny toys will include fully articulated figures that depict Guardian Classes, including the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock. These figures will debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with a Destiny branded detailed base.

"Detail, depth, and customization, that's what Destiny gives its players, and that's what made it the biggest new video game franchise launch," said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. "With our upcoming Destiny line, fans can expect that same amount of detail and customization that we have built our own reputation on."

McFarlane Toys' Destiny figures will be available at major retailers this July carrying an MSRP: $19.99. For more information about Destiny visit www.destinythegame.com.  The community can interact directly with the developer at www.bungie.net. For more information about everything McFarlane Toys, fans are encouraged to check out www.mcfarlane.com as well as the McFarlane social media channels for updates and news.
 
ABOUT MCFARLANE TOYS
Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, is the creative force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America's top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane Toys has become an industry leader, redefining the standards within the action figure market. For complete information on this pop-culture powerhouse, visit http://www.mcfarlane.comhttp://www.facebook.com/mcfarlanetoyshttp://www.twitter.com/Todd_McFarlane and http://www.instagram.com/mcfarlane_toys_official.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Yes Really, Here is BOOM! Studios Newest Music Video!


That's right, in celebration of the upcoming original series GRASS KINGS by Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust), BOOM! Studios released the music video “Kingdom of Grass.”   

This is an original song and video by Godkin, the band that has Tyler Jenkins on vocals and guitar.  They loved making this music video so much that Godkin is now working on an entire album of songs that exist alongside the Grass Kings world.  

Check out the music video after the break.

Friday, February 10, 2017

First Look at Marvel's Infinity War!!!


That's right, earlier this evening Marvel Studios posted a short film about the start of Infinity War Part 1.  They went into production about two weeks ago, and already we are getting a small taste.  

Check out the video below and let us know if you are excited too!

Get Your Hands on a Tiny Groot!


Nope, this isn't a joke! You can get your hands on that tiny but powerful tree thanks to Entertainment Earth. That's right, next up in their line of Pin Mates is the weirdest collection of heroes anywhere, Guardians of the Galaxy! The whole team jumps off the movie screen and can easily hang out in your home.  But really, it's all about Groot.  Best part is that all the Pin Mates are completely wooden, so this Groot is actually a tree.  Well, sorta.  

Check out the press release details after the break.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Official Iron Fist Trailer is Here!



It's here! And OMG! 

I haven't really been paying much attention to what's been going on with Iron Fist, because I don't know the character very well. I just knew I was going to watch it because of how strong Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage have been. I was wrong. I should have been paying more attention. I need to know more. March 17th can't get here soon enough. 

Take a look and tell us what you think.





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