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Worth the Wait: ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Season 1 Review

author image by Marcus | Movies & Television | 0 Comments | January 10, 2018

Runaways is one of my favorite comics of all time. It’s one of the ones I recommend to people just getting into comics. So imagine my joy when it was announced that the characters I knew and loved would finally get…

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The Curious Case of the Chicago Bulls

author image by Marcus | Sports | 0 Comments | December 31, 2017

We’re just about halfway through the NBA season and while some things are going as expected, like the Warriors continuing to shred the Western Conference, and Lebron James furthering a case for himself as the greatest of all time, there…

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‘Spider-Men II’ Review

author image by Marcus | Uncategorized | 0 Comments | December 27, 2017

Way back when Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of Marvel’s Ultimate Universe, was first introduced, one of his first major stories was the 2012 event Spider-Men. A five-part story, the original Spider-Men saw Peter Parker, the original web-slinger, get transported to Miles’ world, one where…

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The Art of Over Analysis #13: Teen Titans and Rebooting

author image by Marcus | Comics, Anime & Manga Movies & Television | 1 Comment | December 19, 2017

As is the case for most people that grew up in the mid-2000s, Cartoon Network’s afternoon and Friday night blocks were very important to me. It was my first exposure to things like YuYu Hakusho, Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, and perhaps…

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Runaways #4 Review

author image by Marcus | Comics, Anime & Manga | 0 Comments | December 13, 2017

The return of the Runaways to Marvel, both in the comics and in the form of the TV show, has been a treat. Sure, Chase and Nico were around in Avengers Arena, Victor was part of the Avengers A.I. roster…

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Nightwing #34 Review

author image by Marcus | Comics, Anime & Manga | 0 Comments | December 6, 2017

It’s always an experience to watch a writer leave their mark on a character. Whether it’s creating a character from scratch or re-inventing an existing one, for better or for worse, watching a writer’s run with a character always leaves…

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Batman Annual #2 Review

author image by Marcus | Comics, Anime & Manga | 0 Comments | December 5, 2017

Batman has always largely been defined by the people around him – both the ones that love him and the ones that hate him, and one of the most important people in either group is and always has been Catwoman….

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The Art of Over Analysis #12: Steven Universe and Interpersonal Relationships

author image by Marcus | Movies & Television | 0 Comments | November 22, 2017

In its four-year, five season run, Steven Universe has captured the hearts and minds of fans worldwide. Drawing inspiration from and referencing things like Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Jem & The Holograms, Revolutionary Girl Utena and even Neon Genesis Evangelion, Rebecca Sugar’s labor of love is as good…

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Why I Keep Coming Back to Injustice 2

author image by Marcus | Gaming | 0 Comments | November 6, 2017

Those eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that we’ve played Injustice 2 on three separate episodes of Beatdowns n’ Banter and that’s not just because we’re bad at planning our episodes ahead of time (don’t be fooled though, we are god-awful at…

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‘Sanctuary’ is Better Than ‘Simple and Clean’. Fight Me.

author image by Marcus | Gaming Music | 0 Comments | October 27, 2017

In 2004, a commercial for Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories came across my TV, exposing me to the series and more importantly, to the first game’s theme song, “Simple and Clean”. An infectious track, “Simple and Clean” burrowed it’s way…

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