Author Archives: Merlin

Anime Review: My Hero Academia

What is a hero? What makes a hero a hero? What does a hero do that makes them a hero? That is the subject of this anime, My Hero Academia. Set in a world where superpowers, or “quirks,” are abundant, … Continue reading

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Defenders Assemble!

It has happened. The first arc of Marvel’s Neflix saga has come to a conclusion. Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Danny Rand the Iron Fist, and Matthew Murdock, aka Daredevil, have come together for their first joint adventure, and it is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #144: Monsters Fight Monsters Too

“What was done to me was monstrous.” “And they created a monster.” – V and Evey Hammond, V for Vendetta The above quote is between the movie’s central protagonists, so if anyone’s supposed to be good in this story, it’s … Continue reading

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TV Review: Heroes Reborn

I reviewed Heroes, and I followed Heroes Reborn on my weekly lineup during its brief run, but I never really reviewed the latter show as a whole. I think it’s time I fixed that! Heroes Reborn is the continuation, and … Continue reading

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Concerning Netflix and Online Streaming Services: Houston, Do We Have a Problem?

It occurs to me, it is somewhat ironic to post this just one day before Netflix publishes Marvel’s latest addition to their cinematic universe, The Defenders. (you may expect a review forthcoming!) But what can I say? I get thoughts, … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Overlord

Overlord is mostly a fantasy action/adventure anime, but tilted on its head to tell the story from the villains’ perspective. It borrows just a little from the trope of a gamer getting stuck in a game that becomes real, but … Continue reading

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TV Review: Legends of Tomorrow

If you begin watching Legends of Tomorrow without first watching Arrow and The Flash, it will make no sense whatsoever. The first two shows do a great deal to set up the third, including introduce and develop most of the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #143: Our Heroes Are Just Like Us

“And he was born full grown with a sword in his hand and pissing fire.” – The Maisterpeaker, The Wolf of the North From The Wolf in the North series, by Duncan M. Hamilton One thing I really like about … Continue reading

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TV Review: Gotham

You never forget your first. I don’t know how many shows there are that deal with the early years of superheroes, but I am never going to escape thinking of them as another Smallville. Fortunately, the comparison is not always … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet is a science fiction anime that aired a few years ago, in 2013. The story is set in the far future and follows Ensign Ledo of the Galactic Alliance as fate plucks him from the … Continue reading

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