Comments for DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org Comics. Reviews. Movies. Reviews. Music. Reviews. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:34:10 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Kishi Bashi – Lighght by Best Songs of Summer 2014 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/kishi-bashi-lighght-17154.htm/comment-page-1#comment-8072 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:34:10 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=17154#comment-8072 […]  “The Ballad of Mr. Steak” by Kishi Bashi I reviewed Kishi Bashi’s album Lighght when it came out, and was pleasantly surprised by everything it […]

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Comment on Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 & The Eleventh Doctor #1 by The Weekly Pull List - September 10th, 2014 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/doctor-who-the-tenth-doctor-1-the-eleventh-doctor-1-17974.htm/comment-page-1#comment-8042 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:33:26 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=17974#comment-8042 […] really, really liked the first issue of Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor. Like, really liked it, so I hope Al Ewing, Rob Williams, and Simon Fraser to deliver an equally satisfying […]

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Comment on Quantum and Woody #1 by Carpe DIEm Vol 1: I Hate Mondays | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/quantum-and-woody-1-12269.htm/comment-page-1#comment-7999 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:32:17 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=12269#comment-7999 […] a big fan of series like D4ve, Quantum and Woody, Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.,and Skullkickers, I was completely ready for a comedic […]

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Comment on Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 & The Eleventh Doctor #1 by Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2 - 'Revolutions of Terror' | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/doctor-who-the-tenth-doctor-1-the-eleventh-doctor-1-17974.htm/comment-page-1#comment-7308 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:32:18 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=17974#comment-7308 […] Tennant’s 10th Doctor, and the other based on Matt Smith’s 11th incarnation. Overall, I enjoyed both of the debut issues, although the Tenth Doctor #1 felt a little like a “teaser” than a full story. Luckily, […]

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Comment on Moon Knight #1 by Moon Knight #1-6 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/moon-knight-1-16208.htm/comment-page-1#comment-7279 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:31:24 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=16208#comment-7279 […] Knight was pretty much a mystery to me until I read issue one of this new series back in March. Originally introduced to this character almost exclusively through cameos and Marvel Team-Ups, I […]

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Comment on Vreckless Vrestlers #0-1 by Vreckless Vrestlers #2 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/vreckless-vrestlers-0-1-17776.htm/comment-page-1#comment-6792 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:33:02 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=17776#comment-6792 […] by the mysterious organizer of the tournament taking part in the third and fourth quarter finals. Last issue we watched the first two, and some of our contestants didn’t make it out alive. This time […]

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Comment on Captain Marvel vol. 1 & 2: “In Pursuit of Flight” & “Down” by Higher, Further, Faster, More: Captain Marvel (volume 8) 1-6 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/captain-marvel-vol-1-2-in-pursuit-of-flight-down-8747.htm/comment-page-1#comment-6669 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:33:00 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=8747#comment-6669 […] One of the biggest flaws of Captain Marvel’s last series was that the art clashed with the sto… David Lopez is the perfect choice for the book. Fans of Fallen Angel during its initial DC run already know that Lopez can draw women who are beautiful, badass, and realistically proportioned, and his Carol Danvers finally delivers on the promise that Jamie McKelvie made when he redesigned the character. Deconnick throws a lot at Lopez  to draw, and he handles it beautifully: space battles, alien worlds, cats and raccoons. Colorist Lee Loughridge also enhances the art by bringing a traditional four-color scheme rather than the more muted and/or garish palate that undermined the art in the last volume. I hope that both of them stick around for the long haul. […]

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Comment on Guardians of the Galaxy by The Weekly Pull List - August 6th, 2014 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/guardians-of-the-galaxy-18032.htm/comment-page-1#comment-5554 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:34:42 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=18032#comment-5554 […] Comics. Comics. Comics. Did you see Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend? Comics. Comics. Comics. […]

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Comment on Best. Con. Ever. : Comic-Con International 2011 by Con And Meta-Con: San Diego Comic-Con 2014 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/best-con-ever-comic-con-international-2011-5875.htm/comment-page-1#comment-5117 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:59:20 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=5875#comment-5117 […] in 2011, I remember hearing an interview with Zachary Levi as he was preparing to launch Nerd HQ to run […]

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Comment on It’s All In The Bat Family – Part One: The Boys by It's All In The Bat-Family - Part Two: The Girls | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/its-all-in-the-bat-family-part-one-the-boys-17904.htm/comment-page-1#comment-5059 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:30:55 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=17904#comment-5059 […] get something out in the open first. You may want to read Part One before you read this. Or not. Totally up to you. I know someone who’d like you to, though. And […]

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Comment on The Untold Legend of a Batman Fan by Scott Gregson http://www.destroythecyb.org/the-untold-legend-of-a-batman-fan-17850.htm/comment-page-1#comment-5058 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:53:46 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=17850#comment-5058 Grant Morrisson just “gets” superheroes on such a fundamental level. It’s crazy. Sure, not every story is great. His Action Comics run starting the New 52 isn’t particularly mesmerising, but when you read RIP, or All-Star Superman, or go way back to Arkham Asylum, there’s just a weird understanding of what makes these characters true mythology, and inspirational.

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Comment on Batman and Robin #1-16 — Reborn by Batman Belated: How the New 52 Ruined Batman | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/batman-and-robin-1-16-reborn-4707.htm/comment-page-1#comment-5033 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:33:55 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/blog/?p=4707#comment-5033 […] Batman and Robin! If you want to know about that you can check my review of a majority  of the series (and the bonus). Or you can read the trade paperbacks. Either […]

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Comment on Lazarus #1-4 by Lazarus #5-9 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/lazarus-1-4-13206.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4999 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=13206#comment-4999 […] While I get as excited as the next person when it comes to series like Saga and East of West, Greg Rucka’s take on science fiction always has a special place in my mind.  And in many cases, it’s the series that I get most […]

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Comment on B-Movie Breakdown: Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons by Scott Gregson http://www.destroythecyb.org/b-movie-breakdown-journey-to-the-west-conquering-the-demons-17680.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4986 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:23:54 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=17680#comment-4986 Wait, so he beats him with a Giany Buddha Palm? Just like in Kung Fu Hustle? I’m half saying “Aww, man, that’s lame!” and half digging the continuity between his films. I loved Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle. I’ll have to check this out!

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Comment on The 411 On Spider-Man: Currently Everything You Need To Know by The 411 On Spider-Man Part III: From Superior to Amazing and Back | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/the-411-on-spider-man-currently-everything-you-need-to-know-7469.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4638 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:31:56 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=7469#comment-4638 […] I have some bad news for you. A lot has changed and in order to catch up you should read our first 411 for all the fascinating […]

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Comment on Gigantic Army by Inescapable | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/gigantic-army-16688.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4574 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:32:02 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=16688#comment-4574 […] styles are used to pull together the look and feel of a game, such as with a title I recently reviewed called Gigantic Army. Gigantic Army harkened back to the side-scrolling mech games of the 90s, and […]

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Comment on Knuckleheads #1-3 by Knuckleheads #6 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/knuckleheads-1-3-12775.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4468 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:34:23 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=12775#comment-4468 […] since I first read this series, Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson IV’s Knuckleheads has come to hold a very special place in my […]

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Comment on All-New X-Factor #7 by All-New X-Factor #8 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/all-new-x-factor-7-17161.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4385 Tue, 27 May 2014 16:34:44 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=17161#comment-4385 […] really trying to avoid talking more about the art. I reviewed issue #7 and I really said everything there that applies here. If anything, it’s worse, because some of […]

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Comment on The Price of Gaming: Finding Value in Video Games by Scott Gregson http://www.destroythecyb.org/the-price-of-gaming-finding-value-in-video-games-17208.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4179 Fri, 16 May 2014 11:07:48 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=17208#comment-4179 Being in Australia, our games (and lots of stuff) are a bit more expensive. AAA titles have been known to be $110 for PC and consoles. Nuts, right? The “amount someone is willing to pay” is obviously pretty connected to the importance of the hobby in their lives. I’m more of a comics guy so when I have the cash, I’m more than happy to plonk down the $8 (Australia) for an issue (22 pages, non-interactive, etc) but paying $10 for Goat Simulator seems (to me) to be an absolute folly.

At the time of writing The Stanley Parable is 50% off, making it about $7.50, but given the chance I’d rather buy the next issue of All-New X-Factor. Now, part of that is me being old and having a physical THING for my money is probably something my lizard-brain wants, but at the same time, I feel like I’m going to get my money’s worth from a comic – even it sitting in a collection makes me just a little happy – while the game would make me happy for a time, perhaps, but I’d still prefer to just play F2P stuff like DC Universe Online, RIFT or The Secret World.

Trepidation perhaps, since I don’t know if I’ll enjoy a game till I play it, or maybe conservatism, since I plonked down a chunk of cash close to release day for both Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. But for me, a game needs to keep me playing for… well, hundreds of hours, before I can justify its purchase. I paid about $4 for Risk of Rain and I regret it weeks later when I’ve only played it for about 20 hours. A game needs to be a permanent addition to my life, I guess, before I deem it worthy.

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Comment on All-New X-Factor #3 by All-New X-Factor #7 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/all-new-x-factor-3-15782.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4142 Mon, 12 May 2014 16:33:57 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=15782#comment-4142 […] to have to have a negative point, and doubly sadly I’m going to be repeating myself. The art. I reviewed issue 3 and said much of what I’m feeling about it in this issue there. The linework is stellar, and […]

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Comment on Shadowman #16 by The Weekly Pull List - April 30th, 2014 | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/shadowman-16-16494.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4029 Fri, 02 May 2014 14:58:39 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=16494#comment-4029 […] the last issue of Shadowman that I read was a bit flat and lacking for me. I am hoping this mini series is the reason for that […]

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Comment on The Massive #19 by The Massive #19-21: BLOC | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/the-massive-19-15559.htm/comment-page-1#comment-4028 Fri, 02 May 2014 14:58:05 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=15559#comment-4028 […] was particularly intrigued at the beginning of this latest chapter.  Callum’s shift in moral stance seemed perfect in light of all the terrible things that have […]

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Comment on Constantine #10 – Why I’m Dropping Constantine by X-Men #12 - Why I'm Dropping X-Men | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/constantine-10-why-im-dropping-constantine-15234.htm/comment-page-1#comment-3987 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:31:13 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=15234#comment-3987 […] series while simultaneously achieving almost nothing in the large scope of the universe, much like my experience with New 52’s Constantine. But even worse: It disrupted Brian Wood’s X-Men. And I liked […]

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Comment on Justice League #21 by REVIEWS! Amala’s Blade, Pantalones, TX, and Justice League #21 | I Speak Comics http://www.destroythecyb.org/justice-league-21-9426.htm/comment-page-1#comment-3986 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:47:44 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=9426#comment-3986 […] we dig into Justice League #21, the epic conclusion to Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s awesome Shazam story, which has been […]

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Comment on Moth City 1-4 by Tim Gibson by Tim Gibson, Creator of Moth City, on Amazon acquiring Comixology | DestroyTheCyborg! http://www.destroythecyb.org/moth-city-1-4-by-tim-gibson-11642.htm/comment-page-1#comment-3978 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:31:24 +0000 http://www.destroythecyb.org/?p=11642#comment-3978 […] Moth City #1-4 […]

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