Happy Fourth of July! (I’ve Got Nothing)

Sorry folks, no comic book reviews this week. Both Marvel and DC essentially took the week off on new releases, and anything that did come out was not on my read list. And as much fun as it probably would have been, I just didn’t feel like scrambling through all six issues of Hawkeye: FreeFall.

I’m also sitting pretty on a 4-day weekend this American holiday and just didn’t feel like tracking down anything else to read and review. So I got nothing on this fine Saturday!

I did discover Girlfriend Reviews on YouTube last night and they’ve been pretty fun to watch. In fact, their latest issue sums up rather nicely everything I loved about The Last of Us Part 2. MAJOR SPOILERS IN THIS VIDEO!

I’m going to have my review/thoughts on The Last of Us Part 2 next Wednesday, so stay tuned for that! And I should have some new Gamer Girl & Vixen content in the week ahead. So next week should be pretty fun for everybody!

It’s just that today isn’t going to be all that great. But hey, Happy Fourth of July!

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The Old Guard is Coming

I’ve never read The Old Guard, a comic by Greg Rucka about an immortal race of ass-kickers. But the movie adaptation is coming to Netflix in a week!

As someone who loves watching movies, I’m glad at least something is coming out during this global pandemic. I have to hope this’ll be good. Or at least fun. Charlize Theron is always a hoot. So let’s give The Old Guard a try!

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6 Thoughts on the Second Season of Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn is the best DC animated series since Justice League Unlimited. That’s not hyperbole. I know people enjoy the deep bench of Young Justice, and I’m sure those non-BTAS cartoons have their fans, but none of them are the complete masterpiece that is Harley Quinn.

TV Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic!

I have loved this show from the first minutes of the first episode. Harley Quinn burst to life with sharp humor, hilarious violence and a chef’s kiss perfect use of raunch. I loved Season 1, and Season 2 is just as good, if not better. Even though the two seasons were written and produced back-to-back, Season 2 shows a clear confidence that raises this cartoon to new heights. This is a show unafraid to mess with the status quo, while also displaying a deep and loving adoration for all of DC canon.

It’s also a show that knows exactly the story it wants to tell and uses its time, its pacing and its writing to tell that story masterfully. Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the second season of Harley Quinn! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the entire show.

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There is a Cerberus Ranger and I Am All About That

The other day, I took a deep dive into the Power Rangers wiki while looking up information on Yellow Power Ranger Aisha Campbell, as one does. And I stumbled upon something called Power Rangers HyperForce. It’s apparently some kind of tabletop RPG played over Twitch…or something. I don’t know, none of that is my scene. Heck, I don’t even really care all that much about any power Rangers beyond the Mighty Morphin era.

So it helps that HyperForce is clearly an homage to those great original Ranger years. They’ve even got a HyperForce Green with his own golden shield.

Red Lion, Blue Serpent, Pink Phoenix, Black Cerberus, Yellow Ram and Green Hydra

But don’t worry about that. We’re here to talk about HyperForce Black…the Cerberus Ranger! Also, the first Black Ranger to be a woman, so that’s cool. Her name is Vesper Vasquez and she was played by Cristina Vee.

So cool!

And she’s got a cool three-headed ax! It transforms into a shield!

I found so much legit artwork online!

Like any red-blooded American white kid growing up in the middle class, I was big into Greek mythology when I was in elementary and middle schools. It was my jam. And my favorite Greek monster was Cerberus, the three-headed hellhound that guarded the gates of the Underworld.

You know him, you love him!

Honestly, I’m not trying to make any larger point here. Cerberus was my favorite Greek myth monster. I remain a fan to this day, even going so far as to make a whole List of Six on this blog of various Cerberus incarnations in pop culture. Cerberus is just cool.

And the other day, I discovered a Cerberus-based Power Ranger. Complete with a Cerberus Zord!

The resemblance is perfect!

I’m not made of stone, people. I am still as much of a geek as I’ve always been. And this is exactly the sort of geeky thing I drool over! There’s no point to it. Nothing about this is going to impact my life in any way. It’s just a random, weird combination of some of my favorite geeky things and I am tickled to the highest levels of pink!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 6/27/20

The coronavirus is getting worse here in America, but comics are still coming out! So let’s keep my mind occupied while I continue to hole up in this increasingly small apartment. Thankfully, I’ve got the likes of Batman and Thor to keep me company this week.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50, a fun and exciting climax that lives up to all of the build-up. Lots of cool moments in this one.

I’ve never seen a Zord posed like that!

Meanwhile, life continues on as normal. I still haven’t read Money Shot by Tim Seeley, but I promise I will. Tim, if you’re reading this, I promise to read your comic. I’ve been enjoying The Last of Us Part II. It’s a great game so far. I recently finished all of My Hero Academia. That was a trip! Very good anime. And the comic book industry is going through a bit #MeToo movement, which I fully support. Believe the victims. Ditch the perpetrators.

Comic Reviews: Batman #93, Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50 and Thor #5.

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