Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’

The new Punisher series picks up a little while after the end of Daredevil season 2. Frank Castle hunts down the last of the Hell’s Kitchen gang members who thought they escaped his violent cleansing. Satisfied with his work as a well-armed reward for bad behavior being done, Frank redubs himself, Pete Castiglione. Pete is a very quiet, very focused construction worker. He has to be because every time he lets his mind wander even slightly... Read more

The Last of Us Comic by Dark Horse

Dark Horse announced that they will be releasing the obligatory pre-release comic for the upcoming video game The Last of Us. Naughty Dog, who brought us the Uncharted series, is known for not only innovative gameplay but also captivating storytelling. The demo of the Last of Us that was shown at PAX this fall gave us a glimpse of what promises to be an expansive world in terms of scenery and characters. Even the NPCs clearly had motives aside from being violent obstacles. Dark Horse is the perfect publisher for the comic book team-up with Naughty Dog as they're the publisher known for stories. Their lineup is not the normal superhero fare, featuring the likes of Tom Morello's post-apocalyptic Orchid, the Mass Effect comics, and Umbrella Academy. There is no form to adhere to just a story to tell and a trained eye fro ensuring quality in the medium it's told in. I'm so excited for Ellie's back story and this new, influential character. Read more

Review: Bastion (XBLA)

“There’s like a kid who wakes up and everyone’s dead and the world is gone.” That was how my husband described Bastion to me. “Ew.” Was my response. “That sounds terrible and sad and not like a game at all.” “I guess I can see that. It is pretty sad… Meh, try it,” he said, handing me the controller. I settled in and tried it. Immediately I was sucked into the story of The Kid as narrated... Read more