Author: Marcus Orchard

Marcus isn't good at a lot, but he is an expert at replaying Final Fantasy games despite there being a lot of good stuff out there. He also loves comics, board games, and anime. He thinks Chip Zdarsky is a treasure.

Scales & Scoundrels #10 Image Comics Writer: Sebastian Girner Artist: Galaad Sebastian Girner and Galaad exceeded expectations again with Scales & Scoundrels #10. Last month’s issue was a testament to the type of story-telling that only comic books are capable of delivering. It’s only natural to expect there to be a small decline in quality, but the creative team somehow delivers once more, just in a different way this time. While Scales & Scoundrels #9 told a near flawless silent issue, Issue #10 tells a wordy origin for our hero. Following everyone’s near-death experience a few issues ago,…

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Nintendo Mobile has revealed the latest banner for its free-to-play strategy game, Fire Emblem Heroes. This new banner brings three heroes from Fire Emblem (Also known as Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade). In addition to Nino’s first alternate, this banner also features Karla and Legault making their Fire Emblem Heroes debut. Karla – Sword Vassal Karla is joining an already bloated roster of infantry sword units. While she will have a lot of competition, Karla brings in a flurry of skills that will complement her (assumed) high speed. Karla carries Vassal’s Blade, which accelerates her cooldown trigger also…

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The advertising banner on Volume 73 of the Gintama manga has revealed that the final season of Gintama will premiere on July 8th. This season of Gintama will adapt the second half of the Silver Soul Arc,  which is the final arc of the series. Gintama debuted in Dec 2003 and is a comedy/shounen series that takes place in Edo during an alternate history where aliens conquer Earth and end the samurai era. The series follows Gintoki and his two friends Shinpachi and Kagura, as they work many odd jobs to pay rent while trying to maintain their way of…

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Our team is constantly playing a game of catch-up. There are just too many great comics, movies, video games, and shows out there. Fortunately, the weekend is for catching up on stuff! Here is what we are up to this weekend. Marcus plans on catching up on Archie and Rat Queens. He will also be playing Dragon’s Crown Pro with his pals and losing competitive Overwatch games. Chris plans to catch up on the eternal suffering that is Berserk and, to break up the pain a little bit, explore the vibrant night life of Kamurocho alongside Kiryu in Yakuza…

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The major comic book publishers released their August 2018 solicitations, and with that comes all of the buzz about new #1s! Here is a quick look at five new books we are looking forward to in August. Fantastic Four #1 It took too long for the Fantastic Four to return to their own series. Marvel’s best family has been absent for three years, but will finally be returning with Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli leading the way. This is a solid creative team that will hopefully give these characters the welcome they deserve. West Coast Avengers #1 The Hawkeyes are…

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The Last Siege #1 Image Comics Writer: Landry Q. Walker Artists Justin Greenwood and Eric Jones The Last Siege opens with a grotesque page. Rain pours as ravens pick on the remains of a small animal. Justin Greenwood and Eric Jones’ art sets the stage for a dark and moody book that is oozing with atmosphere. Landry Q. Walker’s second creator-owned series is gritty. It takes place in a world that feels like it was removed from the European middle ages. It feels heavily inspired by masterpieces such as Game of Thrones or Witcher, with royal houses, starving towns,…

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Quantum and Woody #6 Valiant Comics Writer: Eliot Rahal Artist: Francis Portela Harbinger Wars II is upon the Valiant Universe, and just about the everyone is promised to be affected by the line-wide event. Livewire has forced the nation into darkness, creating a society without technology. Few heroes will feel Livewire’s actions more than Quantum and Woody, who can no longer touch bracelets to power up. Quantum and Woody #6 stands out from the rest of the series so far, since it serves as both a tie-in to Harbinger Wars II and a shift in the creative team. Daniel Kibblesmith hands…

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Nintendo revealed that Ryoma will be getting his first alternate in the upcoming legendary banner. Legendary Ryoma, as well as 11 other heroes, will be featured on May 30th for one week. Legendary Ryoma is a flying sword unit, and still carries his signature weapon, Raijinto. Ryoma also possesses Glimmer, Kestral Stance 2, Bushido, and Guidance. In addition to Ryoma, this banner also features Sigurd, Young Tiki, Fjorm, Christmas Robin, Hardin, Gunnthra, New Years Azura, Christmas Chrom, Legendary Robin, New Years Takumi, and Innes. The rate for 5* Focus units is 8% with no pity breakers. Our Take While his stats have not yet…

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Image Comics has released information on a summer special for Curse Words. The special, titled Curse Words Summer Swimsuit Special #1, will release August 22nd. This one-shot will feature interior art by Joe Quinones, who is known for his work in Howard the Duck, America, and Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell. Writer Charles Soule provided some detail on where the idea came from: “The Summer Swimsuit Special was born out of my desire to see one simple question answered, one that’s been ringing through my mind since I was a very young child: what would happen if a bunch of weird wizard jerks…

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Deadly Class #34 Image Comics Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Wes Craig Deadly Class #34 leaves the reader with a considerable amount to think about when it concludes. Rick Remender has managed to fill this arc with enough material to take up twice as much space without the feeling of overcrowding. Now, most of the conflict that has been building up since issue #22 is finally reaching a climax. The city is being torn apart due to Marcus and Maria finally running into Viktor’s crew and the Yakuza. Remender handles the  pacing exceptionally well, giving every character a moment in…

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