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You Need to Read Chrononauts

Posted in Reviews!, Whatever with tags , , , , , on 06/16/2015 by McCutcheon

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You’re familiar with writer Mark Millar’s work whether you know it or not. You might have read his comics- stints he’s had with Marvel (Civil War, Old Man Logan, The Ultimates) and DC (Superman: Red Son) or maybe stories with his own characters (Nemesis, Jupiter’s Legacy). Chances are, you’ve seen the Wanted, Kick-Ass, or Kingsman movies, all based on his comics.

But for all of his huge ideas, I haven’t really been a fan of Millar’s work…until now. Continue reading

Do You Know Luther Strode?

Posted in Reviews!, Whatever with tags , , , , , , , on 05/19/2015 by McCutcheon

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So like, have you ever wanted to be like, super buff and not a loser? Me too. But that will never change, so I fantasize about it through comics, living vicariously through character’s superpowers we could never hope to have. And even if they existed, chances are, it wouldn’t be you that got them. I’m sorry to break this to you. It wouldn’t be me either.

And my latest power fantasy comes in the form of Luther Strode. Yes. That’s his name, don’t wear it out. It’s also about a guy who wants to be a super buff non-loser but this is a comic and superpowers are only a toxic waste barrel away! Continue reading

MBTI: Nolan and Robot- ISTJ and INTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05/18/2015 by McCutcheon

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I can’t recall having compared these two oh-so-similar yet oh-so-very-different types before so now is my time to shine (Oh wait- yes I did. Still, this has got some new stuff in it). If you’ve read Invincible like I told you to you know who these guys are. If you don’t know who these guys are because you didn’t do what I told you to because ain’t nobody the boss of you, then listen up because we can still all learn something together.

Though these two don’t have much interaction in any storyline, it doesn’t make much of a difference to their personalities and seeing them in action are great examples of their types, bizarre as their experiences are. One is a twist on the original superhero himself, Superman, while the other is sort of like if Iron Man were an INTJ. So, still a jerk.

But an INTJ jerk and there’s a difference. Continue reading

MBTI: Vision- INFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 05/05/2015 by McCutcheon

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For all the characters claimed to be INFJ, this is what an actual INFJ hero looks like…in fiction of course. The living android has got a list of impressive powers but none are more impressive than a robot that seems to have more humanity in him than most characters in the Marvel universe, comics or film.

One thing about the INFJ is that they have a weird way of being able to blend in, yet never really blending in. Do you know what I mean? No? I’ll explain. Continue reading

Analysis of Dinosaurus

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 04/27/2015 by McCutcheon

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Warning! Some spoilers ahead!

If you’ve looked over the more recent posts of the site, you’ve probably noticed I’ve gotten into Robert Kirkman’s Invincible comic. I can’t help myself, it’s just that good.

And one of the bigger characters to show up in issue #68 is Dinosaurus. Yes, you read that right probably. Similar to Marvel’s character The Lizard or Batman’s Manbat (Yep), Dinosaurus is a villain that goes from a somewhat innocent human then transforms into a giant animal of some kind. In this case, a dinosaur-like creature. Continue reading

Essential Daredevil Reading

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 04/16/2015 by McCutcheon

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Warning! Spoilers may occur!

Now that I’ve finished season one of Daredevil and can openly talk about my sightless hero without ridicule, it’s time to hit you up with some Daredevil goodies. The literary kind. Continue reading

MBTI: Atom Eve- ISFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 04/06/2015 by McCutcheon

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With Invincible and Allen able to punch holes in any supervillain, giant meteor, planets, or anything else that would get in their way, Samantha Eve Wilkins and her abilities are a little more complex. Eve has the ability restructure matter through her thoughts. I had to look up how to explain that because while I’ve read every issue and been able to accept what she’s shown to do, wording it is a lot tougher.

Which isn’t that dissimilar to the ISFP themselves; easy to accept, difficult to understand. Fi is tricky. Continue reading

MBTI: Allen the Alien- ESFJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 04/02/2015 by McCutcheon

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There are more prominent characters in Invincible but Allen is too cool and I haven’t done a full ESFJ post since November so chamon, let’s do this.

One thing you’ll notice since Allen’s first appearance is that he’s really nice. Not just, “Hmm, he seems like a nice guy” but more like he gets punched in the face and responds with a “Wow, you hit really hard!” Even in space, you can’t get away from them. Those ESFJs. They’re so nice I hate them. Continue reading

MBTI: Invincible- ENTP

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 03/31/2015 by McCutcheon

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The title character of The Best superhero comic book in the universe! was a tough one to figure out. The books themselves focus on so many characters in their 100-plus run and we see Mark Grayson go through a lot.

It also seemed crazy that in Invincible’s world of heroes, villains, crazy alien monsters and superfreaks galore that there would be such a thing as an ENTP character that wasn’t a mad scientist or something of that nature. But Mark starts out as just a regular guy and it seems that his way of reinventing things is by trying to keep his hyper complicated world a little more simple. Continue reading

The Art of Humberto Ramos

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 11/13/2014 by McCutcheon

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Of all the reasons to like comic books, the art is most of it. If you don’t like comics for the art, why do you like comics in the first place? Go read a book with no pictures, loser!

And while many great artists stretch the limits of what it seems like the infamous medium would normally do, some strike that perfect balance of dynamism, fluidity, and style. This is what legendary comics’ artist Humberto Ramos does. While keeping with the splash page frenzy of the 90s, where style was held waaay over substance, Ramos still manages to tell a story with each and every panel.

Below is a small collection of his art. See what you think. Continue reading