Now Reading: Gantz

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I originally happened onto Gantz many years ago when I was going through a big anime phase (not there’s anything wrong with anime, I just don’t really have time to fit it in among all my other hobbies anymore). It was the only one I liked enough at the time that I actually sought out the manga it originated from. It’s the crazy story of two high schoolers who are run over by a subway train, but then suddenly wake up to find themselves in a strange apartment with a bunch of strangers and a mysterious giant black ball called Gantz, which opens up to reveal a selection of weapons and strange costumes and proceeds to tell the group that they must all go fight some mysterious aliens.

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Now Playing: Resident Evil Revelations 2 (2015)

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a game mostly about Claire and Barry who are caught up in some horribly convoluted scheme involving bio-weapons, because what the hell else would they be doing in a Resident Evil game? (Aside from partaking in standard RE dialogue like this….)

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Now Reading: Uncanny Avengers (2012-2014)/Axis

Most conveniently collected in Uncanny Avengers Omnibus and Axis HC
Most conveniently collected in Uncanny Avengers Omnibus and Axis HC

Oh, do I love me some Rick Remender. Especially when it’s a continuation of his excellent Uncanny X-Force work and filled with crazy things like Xavier-brain-stealing Red Skull. Uncanny Avengers is basically just one long, complicated, continuous conflict across time and reality, between this new X-Men-infused Avengers team and the Red Skull, the Apocalypse twins, Kang, and the various henchmen gathered by each, all the while not-so-successfully trying to heal the ever-widening rift between mutants and humans and serving as the build up to a massive final conflict between the Avengers and Onslaught Red Skull, or “Red Onslaught”, as they so cheesily refer to him in the comic.

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