Higher, Further, Faster, More: Captain Marvel and the Anti-Man Myth

There is this unbelievably stupid myth that Brie Larson is “anti-men”, specifically, “anti-white-men’. That sentence is so stupid it hurt typing it. Brie Larson has a history of dating men, many of which are white, so either she's a supreme hypocrite in her Against White Male (AWM) agenda OR she doesn't hate people based off of the color of their skin or their gender and is fighting for fairness and inclusion within a system she finds lacking….I propose the latter!!!

'One Question' - PAX Unplugged

One of the new formats I'm going to introduce to Region 99 will be my “One Question…” series. Here, I go to a particular convention with one question and don't leave until I have it answered. This month, I attended PAX unplugged, which focused on table top gaming and my “One Question” was this: How, in 2018, are tabletop games not only as popular as ever, but seemingly the most popular they have ever been?

STAN LEE aka Stanley Lieber: Marvel's Greatest Legend!!!

Stanley Lieber died today. For those people that don't know that name, he went by another for much of his life. He went by Stan Lee. Stan Lee inspired millions, some of which followed in his footsteps. They took his characters, his ideas, and his archetypes, and created their own versions, expanding the art of comic creation into what it is today, an over 17 Billion Dollar Powerhouse. This is my dedication to him for a job well done. Respect to the artist for this Drawing

Kids + FORTNITE = Violence? - What Effect does FORTNITE have on Children

Why Fortnite? Simple, it is one of the most popular games today. Its player base is about the same as Mexico’s population, and it has become the main target of the anti-video game lobby. Do I need to explain more? Epic Games, the creative team behind Fortnite, just announced this past August, that they set the record for the most usage in the history of gaming as well as being the impedance for nearly 200 divorces! It's friggin popular.

Venom: Are they Missing the Point?

I don't love the trailer, I don't hate it, but it doesn't tickle my fancy either. It feels like an early 2000’s throwback: wonky CG, generic villain, a main character who is too cool to be a hero, and a final battle that involves a bigger version of the protagonist. (Credit to Artist)

My Dad Loves Deadpool: Marketing for the Masses

So there I was, having just seen Deadpool 2, standing outside discussing what we thought of it, but with one exception. My father was in the group. He wasn't chaperoning, I'm a grown ass man, and I hadn't dragged him along, he just really wanted to come. He's not a comic guy and he doesn't really care about Marvel or DC movies all that much, he doesn’t even really understand most of it. He told me his favorite part of the movie was the advertising. I had to figure out exactly what had happened here.

The Fate of The MCU...

Marvel Studios and the Russo Brothers pulled off a feat. They tricked us. Literally. They ACTIVELY fooled the audience leading up to Infinity War’s release. The trailers have scenes with characters removed and/or added, swapped dialogue, and several that don't appear in the movie at all. I also got a few things right. A hell of a lot of characters, and people in general, died. I called that Tony Stark would live to see his nightmares come to pass. And you know what? I got SO MUCH wrong as well. The characters that did die where almost literally the opposite of who I expected. So what’s going to happen to the MCU?

Looking for a Cosplay Suit? Know Before You Shop!!!

As I researched each company I really tried to view them as a person who was new to cosplaying. What would I be looking for and what would I ignore? I compiled my list and also compared it to what I look for as an experienced cosplayer. What I came to realize is that what I look for and what a first timer would look for are almost the opposite of each other.