Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Assorted Geekery: Hack/Slash

Hack/Slash Series 1 Issue 1

Okay so quick review today, just cause.

Hack/Slash: not exactly a new series, the first Issue came out in 2007, but has been around since 2004 in a series of one-offs with some interesting names. 

Based around these two people:

Cassandra and Vlad (guess which one is which), hunt “slashers” which is a colloquial term for some crazy people who do equally crazy things to other people for the giggles. Cassandra herself was a survivor of a slasher attack, but the Slasher was her mother, who did this to her face before she was caught.

I think you’re meant to assume she is dead, but obviously she is not dead, I haven’t even read that much cause I just started it, I’m on issue 8 or something, but seriously she cannot be dead. It’s too simple, maybe I’m wrong but just cause you deep fry ‘yo’ face, (silly b****) does not automatically mean you’re dead.

Think of it like the TV series supernatural, two people go travelling around America killing bad people, there can be some supernatural stuff involved but mainly it just people who have gone a bit cray-cray

Whats good: Good story, good art, nice use of violence. Thankfully there is a deeper story to it (by the looks of) and you don’t need an extensive background in 3 years’ worth of one-shot comics.
What also is good: Use of strong female character, with a musclebound partner, reminds me of a modern-age "Han and Chewie"

Whats bad: looks like it may end up relying on sex appeal and that sort of debauchery which will be classed as storylines. And I’m not sure how long this concept can work, but I say that but since this is an old comic, it must be doing well to keep running.
And there you go, until next time.

Whats also bad: Stealing, all images belong to creators of the comic, but images come from my own copy.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Assorted Geekery: WTF Moment and Takio

First of all wtf:

Majora's Moon From Zelda

Ego from the Marvel Universe....
Shouldnt there be some kind of copyright for this? As there both sort of sentient planets, both hurtling towards what is basically earth which will destroy it.... except one has a beard.

Takio Issue 1

I have an Exam Tomorrow so here is a quick review.

Randomly found this comic, so I thought why not? At first I wasn’t too sure if it was actual the first issue cause of the internet confusing the hell out of me, as well as the comic itself! There was a “previously” blurb, so I was very very confused, but after reading the fine print it is the first issue ever. I tell you that was a fun filled morning, trying to figure out if this was a later issue or different series.

So Takio follows the first two superheroes, which happen to be two young girls (who are adopted sisters) in high school because of some clich├ęd experiment which caused them to gain powers, well it was them two and one other girl, but of course she turned evil apparently, and there was some sort of battle between them.. That you don’t see.  This is what they look like:  

Can you understand my confusion yet? All this stuff has happened that you never see, it’s just mentioned in dialogue, so basically in a ridiculous fashion that all this character development has happened but we don’t see any of it. Maybe there saving it for another time as it is the first issue and don’t want to bore readers with origin stories. But this doesn’t necessarily make the comic better!

Ok so we have two girls who want to keep their identities secret, but are still trying to be super-heroes, though they are not amazing at their jobs just yet because they just started, all we know is that they can do this:

Apparenty it’s some sort of telekinesis power, which also allows one of them to fly…. And is often referred to as Kung-Fu Telekinesis.  I realise these are quite vague details, but the details given in the comic are incredibly vague anyway.

Don’t really know what to expect in later comics, I assumed some sort of capitilization of super-powers as this is what the villains do, and I was right. Making some sort of super-soldier or whatever, but they need to use the apparently super-villain girl blood as a catalyst or whatever to find the source of the power. I obviously guessed there would be some adverse reaction from it and this:

Shows it, would be nice to be surprised for once.

Overall, I don’t really know what to say, I may get it when it comes out as a complete collection cause the single issue just isn’t doing it for me, it all felt rushed and not really thought out. But that may be exam stress talking.

One last thing, comic book artists who ever draw, this is what happens when you draw heads a lot bigger than you do bodies:

It just does not look right.

On that note, all images used from comic come from my copy, but it all belongs to the creators and their hardwork.

Until next time.