Monthly Archives: July 2018

Otaku Corner: Tokyo Tribes Vol. 2

Tokyo prepares for all-out gang warfare in Tribes Volume 2 In a previous Otaku Corner column, I reviewed the first volume of the manga series “Tokyo Tribes.” Tokyo Tribes is the first manga series I’ve read that perfectly combines Japanese … Continue reading

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Strip Talk #25: Black Panther film is needed, necessary now

Needed. Necessary. Now. Black Panther’s release was all of this and more in a time when melanated super heroes on the big screen are far and few in between. Why was the ensemble tale so necessary? While little children can … Continue reading

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Property review: 300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire Warner Bros., 2014 300: Rise of an Empire late but bold enough to make impact The first movie in the possible pantheon of tales about the valiant Spartans who died at the Battle of Thermopylae … Continue reading

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Marvel character highlight #23: Pyslocke

Name: Elizabeth Braddock Alias: Betsy, Betts, Kwannon, Lady Mandarin, Captain Britain, Lady Briton, Death Affiliation: X-Men, Captain Britain Corps, X-Force, S.T.R.I.K.E., Extinction Team, the Mandarin, Sisterhood of Mutants, Exiles, Hand, Hellfire Club, Horsemen of the Apocalypse, X.S.E. Special abilities: Psylocke … Continue reading

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Top 5 on The Strip: Batman versions

1. Batman (Earth Two version): This version of Bruce Wayne settles down with Selina Kyle and has a daughter, Helena Wayne, who becomes Huntress. Eventually, Bruce becomes police commissioner. After a one last adventure as Batman, he is killed in … Continue reading

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Anime Lounge #15: Yuri on Ice!!

Get ready to skate Episodes: 1 to 12 (all) Premise: Professional figure skater Yuri Katsuki is in a career slump, suffering his worst defeat during the Grand Prix. Yuri’s confidence has hit rock bottom and he’s thinking of giving up … Continue reading

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