Nintendo Switch: 4 Months In, Here Are My Thoughts

Nintendo Switch: 4 Months In, Here Are My Thoughts Hard to believe that the Switch has been out for 4 months already. Seems like just a week ago that I got my Switch, but in actuality it arrived at my doorstep on launch day March 3rd 2017, along with 3 games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch, and Super Bomberman R. Since then, I have picked up Snipperclips, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Snake Pass, Waku Waku 7, Blaster Master Zero, Tumbleseed, and Shantae…

The Appeal of Archie Comics: An Answer 77 Years in the Making

The Appeal of Archie Comics: An Answer 77 Years in the Making I was recently asked the following question in all earnestness by a contemporary: what is the appeal of Archie Comics? At the time, I hastily typed up a response that was informative and concise. I felt that I did a decent job answering the question, but at the same time I couldn’t help but think that a handful of sentences was really selling the legacy of Archie Comics short. So, what actually is the appeal of Archie Comics?…

Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room

Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room The announcing of casting for a beloved character in popular franchises, especially in those based on comic book properties, is a highly anticipated event. It’s damn near a spectator sport. Although, unlike going to something like a baseball game, watching the reactions to these casting announcements is more akin to watching the Christians being thrown to the lions. You never really know what kind of reaction you are going to get, and yet somehow the reactions seem to always…

It’s Time Folks: Forgive Mel Gibson and Move On #GetOverIt

It’s Time Folks: Forgive Mel Gibson and Move On #GetOverIt Before I start, allow me to make something crystal clear: I am not condoning Mel Gibson’s more erroneous actions, nor am I asking you to forget that they have happened, I am simply asking you to accept this man’s apology and move on. Let’s face it, this is the man that gave us Martin Riggs, Porter, William Wallace, Lt. Col. Hal Moore and Rocky the Chicken. I think it’s high time we examine the fall of Mel Gibson and why it’s…