Naruto Review

Naruto is a 1999 adventure, comedy, martial arts, fantasy Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.  The series follows a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja named Naruto Uzumaki who leaves in Konohagakure village as an outcast. Shunned because of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village, while his burning desire to become the Hokage of Konohagakure leads him not only to some great new friends, but also some deadly foes. Positives: Well-written, original story Well-written characters Great art style Rich setting Good humor Awesome…

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Venom Vol.2 #34: Family Bonding Recap/Review

Family Bonding starts off with Venom’s battle with Toxin, with Toxin kicking his ass.  Wounded, Toxin has Venom on the defensive and the fight is definitely one sided.  Love the design for Toxin, who looks similar to Carnage. Before Toxin can give the killing blow, the symbiote slayer intervenes but is killed by Toxin.  More like overkill.  Toxin tore it in half then ate its head.  Venom goes at Toxin again, as his nemesis attempts to convince him that he’s just as much a killer as himself. Toxin nearly impales…

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Grayson #1 Recap/Review

Grayson #1 opens up with Agent 37, Dick Grayson, on the side of a mountain awaiting a passing train, Trans-Siberian Railway.  He pulls a somersault onto the top (somehow managing not to loose his balance and bouncing off).  As soon as he lands he’s attacked from behind by a Russian Foreign Intelligence officer but throws his gun at an upcoming poll that richocets back and knocks out his assailant.  I don’t know how the hell he did that.  Unbeknownst to him he had someone watching him, Black Oak also known…

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Marvel Adventures Iron Man #1: Heart of Steel Recap/Review

Heart of Steel opens up to Iron Man suiting up, which is a pretty epic opening sequence for anybody who is wearing a mech suit.  The suit looks pretty sweet.  He comes to the U.S. Treasury to stop a big robot that looks like a hand-me-down version of Brainiac’s space ship. Why someone with the resources to build something like that would try to rob the Treasury is beyond me. The story jumps back six months prior, with Tony Stark making an appearance at the “Starkworld” Conference at the San…

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So Cute It Hurts!! Vol.1 Recap/Review

Volume 1 begins with exposition on twins, Megumu and Mitsuru Kobayashi, each with vastly different personalities and hobbies, Megumu an otaku and Mitsuru “manly”. While nearly falling down the stairs some weird ass guy shows up and “saves” her.  She accidentally kisses him and runs off in embarrassment.  Later, Mitsuru proves to be a jackass, requesting Megumu take his place for a week and waste it picking up his grades because he’s so stupid focusing on dating chicks when he could actually go to school and still date the chicks.…

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Spawn #24: The Hunt Pt.4 Recap/Review

The Hunt Pt.4 starts off with Detective Sam Burke and “Twitch” Williams standing over the bodies of Spawn and Terry Fitzgerald, Al’s best friend, who looks almost as bad as Spawn does without his mask. Dam this dude looks like crap. Thinking Spawn is dead the two detectives discover Fitzgerald is alive.  The scene skips over several parties who make it clear that Fitzgerald is a problem. Burke and Twitch interrogate Fitzgerald deducing he was set up with Spawn getting his butt handed to him by Overtkill.  Despite his pleas…

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The Spectacular Spider-Man #248: From the Shadows Recap/Review

From the Shadows opens up with John Jameson being questioned by the police after being stopped by Spider-Man while trying to smother his father who is lying in NYU Hospital.  While protesting that he doesn’t remember his mother, Marla Jameson, and their attorney, Alana Sloan, arrive and take him away.  Don’t understand how Marla brought herself to blame Spider-Man. First, she oughtta be happy because Spider-Man saved his life and second, if Spider-Man wanted to kill Jonah he easily could have. Spider-Man is in the rain having played guardian angel…

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Fairy Tail (Vol.15) Recap/Review

Title: Fairy Tail (Vol.15) Story and Art by: Hiro Mashima Volume 15 contains chapters 119 to 126, and the manga picks up with several members of Fairy Tail injured or unconscious after the various skirmishes due to Laxus’ games and the defeat of Laxus’ protectors. Unbeknownst to Laxus, his grandfather Makarov is dying while he forces the Fairy Tail members to fight each other before he destroys the town of Manolia. We get exposition on Laxus and why he feels the way that he feels. It is revealed that he…

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One Piece, Vol.1 Recap/Review

  Title: One Piece, Vol.1 Story and Art by: Eiichiro Oda Chapters 1 – 8 Volume 1 starts off with a young boy named Monkey D. Luffy attempting to join the infamous Red Haired Pirates, led by Red-Haired Shanks.  Despite his insistence, the crew refuse him due to his age.  After he eats the Gum Gum Devil Fruit and gaining rubber-like abilities he is nearly killed by a bandit, only to be saved by Shanks but at the cost of his arm.  The pirates leave but not before Luffy vows…

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Zelda (Legendary Edition) Review

Title: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Legendary Edition) Story and art by:  Akira Himekawa Positives: Good story Good art style Good characters Negatives: Writing sucks Lackluster characters Plot: The story follows the young boy Link who must stop the evil lord Ganondorf from getting the sacred Triforce.  The story is pretty cut-and-paste with little to no deviation from the game.  It does feel bland with no twists or nothing interesting going on in the background (aside from the two side stories about Link encountering the evil Deku tree…

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