Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 has begun!

I’ve have been waiting for this all year, and it seems to have come along at a faster rate than last year.  Time to let myself geek out and travel to the expo.  I won’t give anymore just yet but day one was spectacular in my opinion.  Stay tuned on Monday for a breakdown of the Expo, plus the Expo edition of the Learning curve podcast on Tuesday.

Be blessed.

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It’s a great time to be a comic book fan

I have so much to write about this topic, but I will keep it as short as possible.  I am so glad that I am alive to see all of the comic book stories that I’ve grown up with over my short life come alive on TV, Netflix and Movies.  I look at Youtube to see the reaction clips from upcoming movies sometimes, and it never ceases to amaze me how many people not just look forward for these movies, but actually get emotionally attached to them, it’s great to see.

Looking at how fast the new Infinity War trailer was posted into reaction mashups on You Tube, I was amazed to see others reactions, who dresses up for the trailer and their faces when they see their favorite characters come up.  I always liked comics and seeing how far they’ve come now makes me a bigger fan.

Be blessed.

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Black Panther (Spoilers): Great movie overall, but..

First my likes:  I loved the movie. I thought the tone was great, not over the top funny but more in line with the Winter Soldier. The actors in the movie were terrific.  Boseman and Michael B. Jordan were great, and the scene stealer for me was M’Baku.  The special effects and technology brought to the game was outstanding.  I liked the question posed about sharing their resources with the world or not trusting the world with it was something I struggled with during the movie.

Now my dislikes:  WHY DO THEY KEEP KILLING OFF THE BAD GUYS?  This is the main problem I have with the MCU movies overall is how they use their villains.  Only good one they have is Loki so far, and the rest are mediocre.  They had not just one but TWO good villains in the movie that they could have built off of in possibly later movies.

I also didn’t fully understand Killmonger’s main goal.  I get that he wanted the throne, but afterwards, he wanted to give the vibranium weapons to his contacts around the world to fight against their oppressors, if I heard that right.  So, who exactly were they going to fight? their bosses, the government, and then what would they do if they succeeded?  I need to see it again to make some sense of it.  Overall, I do feel the movie was well done and I rank it #2 on my MCU list of movies, with Winter Soldier #1.

Be blessed.

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Logan: The best comic book movie I’ve ever seen…so far.

It took me longer than I expected to see Logan but I finally did this past weekend.  I didn’t quite know what to expect besides the R rating, which meant more blood and cursing, which I’m okay with normally.  I can honestly say after watching it that it is the BEST comic book movie I’ve seen so far, surpassing my others such as The Dark Knight and The Winter Soldier.

I never expected it to be as deep in not just action, but emotion.  It had funny moments, intellectual moments and really sad moments. Overall, I really enjoyed it and would probably watch it again just to see what I missed the first time.

Be blessed.

 

MCU’s Captain America’s changing personality

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the new Avengers Infinity War trailer and it has a ton of things to talk about if you look hard enough.  The one thing that I thought was interesting (for some reason) was how much Captain America’s personality and even his mindset has changed since his first movie.  I think that he has shown the most change so far in the MCU as a character, even more than Tony Stark.

He’s changed from the American gold standard in the First Avenger, where everything he did was true blue and energetic and things how to be the right way.  Each movie, you can see how his trust in his teammates and his country begins to falter.  Watching how he even doubts how he fits into this age I thought was interesting to see.  It all came down to Civil War, where he actually in the eyes of America, became what he hated, a criminal. Hearing War Machine call him that when he was caught made it all surreal for me.

Infinity War could be his last movie, and watching how his character has been portrayed has been a great surprise.  I hope it’s not his last, but if so, I also hope he uses the Avengers catchphrase in battle.

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Cape and Cowl blog: How much do I like Dragon Age Inquisition

A lot.  I just purchased a Xbox One (yeah I know I’m behind on things, don’t hate me), and the first game I bought was DA:I. I just wanted to break in the system and get familiar with the game.  A few weeks later, I’m so engaged in this game that I’ve been pushing back some work on page 8 of SOJ.  I feel really wrong about that but this game is really FUN.  Im using two different characters right now and it’s been pretty cool so far.  I’ve gotten back into the webcomics run today, but just exploring everything take a lot of time but it’s been great.  Let me know which class you like to work with on DA:I and yes, I have updated the script and page 8, so I like what’s in the pipeline.  So stay tuned for more updates and check out The Learning Curve podcast on the site or go on Soundcloud.  You’ll be glad you did!

Be blessed.

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