Flash Gordon #8 looked like the end to the story arc. Everyone is back home and treated like heroes. For all the crew it seemed that the notoriety and success was coming their way. Each member was given a special position in government and they were treated like heroes for coming back to earth. It all seemed to be great and coming to a nice close.
Talk about some character progression? Ok, I will. While Sundowners has so far vacillated between intriguing and frustrating on almost an issue-by-issue basis, it definitely can’t be faulted for a lack of character development. Between the premiere and the end of this first arc, many of the characters have gone through significant growth that often takes other comics years to accomplish.
I’ve been having more and more conversations recently about comics with people who don’t read comics. What strikes me about these conversations isn’t what the other person typically says about comics (they’re for children, they’re sexists, they’re not as literary as other mediums), but my response to these people. Often, I’ll point to certain comics I have in my literary holster, and make some argument about how they function as high art (See me talking about Jimmy Corrigan and page layout, Ant Colony and existentialism, All-Star Superman and myth, etc.).
I've been catching up on some Daedalic games recently and I like what I see. Several of these new titles also look really interesting like Silence, AER and Anna's Quest. While those three grabbed me first I'm still curious about the other titles. We also have a review coming for Blackguards 2 which just released. There's a trailer just before the individual game spotlight so give it a view.
Be sure to check out Kevin's review for the first chapter of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, but honestly if you're a GoT fan then you're foaming at the mouth for this.
Indie developer Moon Kid's first game, Satellina, has released for iPhone and iPad. Now available on the App Store worldwide, this elegant and challenging "puzzle in motion" sells for $1.99 or equivalent in local currency (https://itunes.apple.com/app/id951178649). Owners of Android phones and tablets can join in on January 29 when Satellina arrives on Google Play.
Today on the CBMFP (Comic Bastards Mother Fucking Podcast), Kevin, Dustin and Steve discuss the Supergirl casting and pilot news. Then they jump over to the Singer report to learn about the three new cast members of X-Men: Apocalypse. Staying with the Marvel theme they wrap the news-news with more Secret War stuff, but wait! They also cover #fourcomics that spread across the internet last week.
Fall Out Boy put out a new album and for whatever reason, M&W decide to give their two cents and it is not pretty. Super Bowl XLIX is coming up and Wine gives a very thorough analysis on the Seahawks and Patriots while Monster listens intently due to a lack of sports knowledge. Predictions are made. Wine also talks about the new calendar...