Wednesday, 16 May 2012

KyleFictions Assorted Geekery

Walking Dead Issue 97#

I couldn’t be bothered to go get the new avengers vs xmen today so I decided to review the latest walking dead. As you may know this series has been running for many years and made Robert Kirkman, very very famous and quite rich, so good for him.

Overview if you have been under a rock since the release of walking dead, including the tv show: Zombies have appeared, and they did what they do best, eat everyone, forever spawning more zombies (it’s a big planet remember) causing a lot of mess for everyone who are still alive.

It follows a band of survivors led by Rick Grimes, who woke up in hospital after the outbreak of the virus, so it’s like 28 days later in that aspect, but since waking up and finding his family he has gone over a 97 issue adventure where a lot has happened. Seriously a lot, sometimes even I don’t remember it fully. Rick’s group has gained and lost so many members, you may  lose count, but you will always remember the important ones who were lost, including Rick’s Wife and Baby, which is quite ballsy of the writers I thought and sort of heart-breaking, considering it’s a comic book.

The premise is quite simple, “oh we think we’re safe” than the manure hits the proverbial fan and you lose some people, but you never know who! It also adds a slight twist on the zombie story, as it is more about character development from lazy couch potatoes to full blown survivors. As well as people are mostly the more evil threat than the brain-munching zombies. The governor springs to mind here, who will appearing in Walking Deads 3rd tv season at the end of quarter four.

This issue could be seen as semi-special as it begins the latest arc which will lead up to the 100th issue where I’m sure something spectacular and earth shattering will happen, this is what makes the series so great stuff will always happen that forever changes the storyline and the characters within it. For example Rick’s son carl was at first care-free and acted his age, naievity and stuff like that, until all the events have slowly changed him, turning him into a little bad-ass you wouldn’t want to cross.

This new arc is called “Something To Fear” which follows “A Larger World” story chapter, Rick has became allies with a new community which outnumbers his own by a helluva lot, but they are all weaker than his little group of rag-tag survivours. However this community has resources which Rick needs, which brings in a weird “barter” system right about now because for a constant supply of… supplies…. Rick will take care of a group called the “Saviours” which is reallllyyyyy unoriginal.

Still don’t get his readiness to take on a group of unknown size but it’s what he wants to do. This issue is more about introducing the saviours and Rick telling the group that they have to take out this unknown group. As well as some new developments in characters concerning romantic and baby mama wise.

The saviours turn out to be a motorcycle gang, led by a character called "Neegan" who seemed to have transformed this group into some sort of cult or sect, but a heavily armed one,. Rick and co, easily take them on, but of course there is more to come, but your given the idea that they’re possible walking into a situation they cannot deal with.
Person in Picture is not neegan.
And so ends the issue, the story as always is brilliant, but there is one thing that will constantly bother me. The art. It was great in the first 5 issues or so, but since hten it has gradually dropped and got worse to the point where it’s only good at death scenes, and everything else is just as a possible standard to make out who is who.

But im pretty sure Kirkman and co wont fail to deliver an epic for their 100th issue extravaganza

Btw: All images come from my copy of the issue, but belong to "Image" at

Assorted Geekery Time!

My Initial reaction : “XD XD, XD, XD, XD”

Damn this is some good drawing! Or Painting or however this was created. Not many things can pull fighting Nazis whilst on a gigantor squirrel, but Chewbacca. He truly “Nails it!” the artist does a great job at pulling this off.

Wonder how long till someone frames this and its put in their house?

State of chaos

No idea how old this is but I sort of just stumbled upon it and gave it ago. All you do is enter your name and street address and it creates a short clip of said street being blown to smitherines by a random tai fighter on legs.

Its hella cheesey, much like that app where your record something then it blows up relased for “Ghost Protocal”. Its not that long but its mix of google earth pictures and images makes it kind of believable. My house doesn’t have a mailbox though… technically it was my Mums house.....

 So you can either enter in your address or your arch nemesis’ but either way, go blow something up!
Until next time…KABOOM! 

KyleFiction assorted geekery

KyleFiction Comic Review: Nancy In Hell #2

So I though “hey, why not continue reading Nancy In Hell”, I have a habit of if I start something, I finish it regardless. So here is my review of Nancy in hell issue 2.

This issue creates background around the character of Lucifer, to answer such questions as why he doesn’t have horns and look like everything else that’s in this book (that isn’t human). I honestly don’t think readers would have had many questions, but they were answered.

Lucifer is still seen as the creator of hell, but it was more vicarious than on purpose. It puts a theological twist on the big bang theory, such as describing that at first there was only darkness and it was “Happy” so its seen as entity again, (much like hell is). However “God” a unknown entity came and declared “let there be light”.

As you can see this god follows the stereotype, gigantic omnipotent figure with white hair and a beard… Whilst god created matter and what not, he created his first first-borns, i.e. the Angels. However at the same time, the original darkness was forced into a corner to run away from this new found light, so the darkness is sad (L). Earth and everything was ok for a while until God decided to create Humans with free will, which angered God because Lucifer felt every creation should be equal. Big mistake to question Gods will (apparently).

God casts out Lucifer, there is some sort of mention of war, but it seemed an excuse to show boobage of the female angels. Lucifer is then filled with such guilt the darkness feeds of this and creates hell so it can feed on my souls, essentially becoming a living organism that is never fully satisfied.

So after Lucifer has his weird emo fit, Nancy and Lucifer continue their journey to escape hell.  Unfortunately the darkness doesn’t like this so much like a human body it adapts itself and creates “anti-bodies” to kill nancy and retrieve Lucifer, because he is needed to keep hell running. These “anti-bodies” take shape in demons, such as Mr. Macabre who is actually called Pytho who in his true from looks like the “Cthulu”
This Thing:

However Mr. Macabre has no intention of retrieving Lucifer and Nancy, so a another character “Cheitan” takes the helm in a confrontation with Lucifer and Nancy. But before this you learn more about Nancy, never would have guessed she was a cheerleader….

As the Image shows, she knows she is not a nice person, but she had friends and what not. So you can begin to feel bad for her, as you know her friends are dead, but you see her friends this time, one of which was her boyfriend, which was sort of easy to guess. You also see the person who murdererd Nancy, who actually appears to have more to do with the plot than just simply sending her to hell, meaning he has reasons which are unknown as of yet.

The friends make a reappearance, which explains the backstory… 

captain-obvious much? To trap Nancy, this is where “Cheitan” makes his appearance, and so ends Issue 2.

This issue does have some Solid-ish story, with some pretty aesthetically pleasing art. But nevertheless there is still all the unneeded sex appeal, I understand that Nancy is a strong wilful character, but she doesn’t have to have NO CLOTHES to portray this, im pretty sure she lost her boob-tube this time, so she runs around in a Bra and Short shorts with a chainsaw strapped to her. GAH! COMICS WHY YOU SO WEIRD?.

Assorted Geekery Time!

Avengers Assemble together 1 Billion dollars for damages to new York.

Thought I just write about the Avengers today as the latest version of Avengers vs. Xmen has been released (which I will review at some point when I go and buy it) and The “Avengers Assemble” movie reached its $1 Billion aims after just 19 days, who knows what the actual grossing will be but this is very impressive.

For those who have not seen the movie, go see it! You don’t really need any background knowledge, except for maybe watching the previous movies such as Iron Man and Thor.  This link, shows Stan “The Man” Lee revelling in its success. I found it quite odd that he hasn’t really made that much money of them considering he created them, but at least he gets cameos which he thoroughly enjoys.

I do think that the recent success of Avengers will spawn more Marvel films, but lets hope they adhere to a good standard please! No more Ghost Riders…

Baby Avengers

Recently uploads of Avengers in either Chibi or Baby forms are appearing if you look in the right places, the avengers were already pretty awesome but combining that with chibi makes them so darn cute!
Example Here:

But many more can be found just by simply typing in “Baby Avengers”

Read up on Epic Storylines with the avengers

As you may know the avengers have been around since the 70’s so there is a lot of content to get through, this may sounds like an impossible task but have put together an extensive list which should make things easier to get the core storylines and keep up with the continuity of the Avengers Universe, although not too sure how Avengers Vs. Xmen will effect this.

 Some part of me would like to see some deaths to shake things up, but another part realises that everything will most likely go back to normal after this cross over event. Hopefully not because of some time-travel thingy, because that is lame. 

Until Next Time, Fluff My Llama