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Rhapsody Will Not Be Forgotten

So here’s a thing about this blog: some of it is just going to be me fanboying over my favorite comic book characters. Every character is somebody’s favorite. And I, particularly, love a lot of random, obscure characters. And when you love random, obscure characters, there’s a sort of Where’s Waldo aspect to reading comics. Sometimes your favorite character is Wolverine, and he’s in everything. Sometimes your favorite character is Multiple Man, and he only shows up once in a blue moon.

Which brings us to Rhapsody, a mutant who recently reappeared after nearly 30 years. I wrote about her extensively before, to get you up to speed. Basically, she was a one-off character back in the early 90s X-Factor, but those were comics that meant a lot to me, so she became an obscure favorite. Then, surprise surprise, she reappeared at the Hellfire Gala last year! I was super pleased!

And it seems Marvel isn’t going to forget her, because Rhapsody made a quick, one-panel appearance in the first issue of the new Sabretooth comic last week!

Will she be around for good? Will she be a reoccurring character in Sabretooth? I have no idea. Like I said, this is now a game of Where’s Waldo. She’s back in the world, she’s confirmed living on Krakoa, people like music.

I might have to start a Rhapsody Watch, even if I’m the only person who cares.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/5/22

Welcome to another wonderful week of comic book reviews! It’s also been a week of a big snowstorm in the Northeast, but let’s not worry about that when we’ve got some Amazing Spider-Man, some One-Star Squadron and some excellent X-Cellent.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Batman #120, and not just for the Robin back-up story this time! The actual Batman comic was really good, with a pretty fun twist! But then the Maps Mizoguchi as Robin story is also amazing again.

The perfect Robin

Meanwhile, I have come to the realization that the Star Wars TV shows might not actually be trying to be the best shows on TV, and I’m perfectly fine with that. It’s made me start questioning what the point is of TV shows, you know? Obviously the people involved want to make a good show…but what qualifies as good? Does it need to be some epic drama worthy of awards? Or can it just be an episode filled with so much awesome fan service that it’s just plain fun? Suffice to say, I’m enjoying the last couple episodes of The Book of Boba Fett.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #88, Batman #120, Dark Knights of Steel #4, One-Star Squadron #3, Sabretooth #1 and X-Cellent #1.

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Here’s a Deeper Look at Midnight Suns

I’m intrigued by the upcoming Marvel superheroes video game Midnight Suns. I like a good Marvel video game, and I really enjoyed the XCOM games by the same studio. So Midnight Suns could be a lot of fun. And this longer video shows us how actual gameplay is going to work.

I still don’t know if I fully understand the card-based fighting mechanic…but it could still work. Move your characters around, and their powers are just shaped like cards instead of…I dunno, something more traditional like button presses. But yeah, Midnight Suns looks like it could be a fun game. I suppose I might wait to see some reviews before I dive in, but that’s a decision for future Sean. Right now, this just looks like a potentially cool video game.

Midnight Suns will come out sometime next year, I believe.

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