Samurai Jack #19 Review

Unfortunately, we’ve come to the penultimate issue of this series. Samurai Jack is a showcase for how well a beloved story can survive and even thrive in the transition from one medium to another. The series certainly deserves more than 20 issues, and it’s very doubtful it’ll end with the firm conclusion to Jack’s journey […]

Spy Review

→ May 6, 2015 Melissa McCarthy continues to prove she’s a force to be reckoned with in the latest comedy from writer/director Paul Feig, which mixes a genuinely thrilling spy story with filthy farce to delectable effect. The perennially underestimated McCarthy stars as the perennially underestimated Susan Cooper, a CIA agent whose lack of confidence […]

Inhuman Annual #1 Review

Inhuman Annual #1 is the culmination of pretty much every plot thread writer Charles Soule (and Matt Fraction before him) has been juggling with this series. Given how many characters feature in this issue, it’s probably just as well that Soule had an oversized annual to work with. Despite a couple problems, this issue is […]

Sony Announces PSN Maintenance For Next Week

By jennap Sony’s PlayStation Network will be offline for more than 9 hours for scheduled maintenance early next week. The maintenance begins on May 11 at 7:30 p.m. PDT / 10:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 a.m. GMT / 12:00 p.m. AEST and concludes on May 12 at 5:00 a.m. PDT / 8:00 a.m. EDT / […]

Convergence: Harley Quinn #2 Review

Often, it seems as though Convergence: Harley Quinn is two completely different comics glued into one awkward whole. These individual halves work well on their own merits, but the transition from the more slapstick elements to deeper character drama is anything but smooth. Issue #1 took a more subdued approach, focusing mainly on Harley’s attempts […]

Convergence #5 Review

→ May 6, 2015 Well, Convergence has finally lumbered past the halfway mark and is beginning to carry readers home. This second half of the journey isn’t shaping up to be any better than the first, however. None of the book’s fundamental flaws have changed, and very little of the potential in this concept is […]

Amazing Spider-Man #18 Review

→ May 6, 2015 Barely a year after Dan Slott relaunched Amazing Spider-Man with Peter Parker back in the costume, the series is wrapping up again to make way for Secret Wars and its various Spider-themed tie-ins. So much for a little post-Spider-Verse stability in Peter’s world. Sadly, Amazing Spider-Man #18 is an unsatisfying finale […]

Supernatural: “Dark Dynasty” Review

→ May 6, 2015 Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow. We can’t dance around the biggest event of the episode so let’s pull the Band-Aid off. It looks like Charlie’s dead. Now, on a show like Supernatural, death doesn’t necessarily mean someone is gone forever. Charlie could still bounce back. Even if her body’s […]

Arrow: “This Is Your Sword” Review

→ May 6, 2015 Warning: full episode spoilers follow. It would be nice if Arrow didn’t feel so at odds with itself as it reaches the end of Season 3. Last week’s episode, “Al Sah-Him,” really played up the “Is Ollie evil or isn’t he?” angle. And no sooner did that episode finally make a […]

Australians May Have to Pay Tax on Steam and Netflix

By Jenna Pitcher Australians may have to fork out extra money on Steam if the upcoming Federal Budget deems they have start paying tax on games bought from the distribution platform. The Australian federal government may introduce a tax, dubbed the “Netflix tax,” that would add 10 percent to digital goods bought online, such as […]