Remembering What Made Shenmue Special
Aug20

Remembering What Made Shenmue Special

Over the years I’d steadily given up hope we’d ever get Shenmue 3 in any form. I even tweeted prior to E3 that the rumours of a third Shenmue game felt like the setup for more disappointment. Honestly I’m still stunned we’re actually getting a sequel. Stunned but thrilled that is, because Shenmue is one of the most memorable games I’ve ever played.   So what’s the deal with Shenmue? I’ve noticed a few...

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Why I Think The Archie Kickstarter Is Kind Of Weird
May12

Why I Think The Archie Kickstarter Is Kind Of Weird

I imagine you’ve heard but if not, here’s a quick rundown: Archie, as in the comic publishing company and not the fictional teenager, have set up a Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter is to fund a number of new comics that will be part of their re-launch. This is the same re-launch which begins with the upcoming Archie #1, written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Fiona Staples (I know, right? Sold!) Anyway, there are a few reasons...

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Fresh Romance, A Comic Book Romance Anthology Now On Kickstarter
Mar23

Fresh Romance, A Comic Book Romance Anthology Now On Kickstarter

Once upon a time, the comic book market was blossoming with romance stories. Look back before the rise of super heroes and love was most certainly in the air… at least it was among white heterosexual teenagers anyway. But enough of history, I’m sure you’re aware that right now romance comics barely exist anymore. For a long time punching and being angry has been in, romance has been out. Enter a new Kickstarter...

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Comics on Kickstarter – Proactive Insurance: The Pros
Feb20

Comics on Kickstarter – Proactive Insurance: The Pros

Yes, it’s time to take another look at a cool looking comic coming our way via Kickstarter. This week’s pick is Proactive Insurance: The Pros, a fun sounding debut issue that also deals with some topical issues. As always, here’s what the creators have to say about it: The Pros approach volatile, unpredictable situations with a mandate to “fix” them, any way they want. But with that freedom comes...

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Comics On Kickstarter: Reboot – A Graphic Poem
Jan29

Comics On Kickstarter: Reboot – A Graphic Poem

Yes, it’s already time to check out another indie comic book Kickstarter. Today is quite an interesting one and rather ambitious too. Reboot aims to tell a post-apocalyptic story in two different languages. Here’s what creator K. Dzr has to say: Poetically written in free verse and featuring the language of the indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States where the story takes place, REBOOT strives to not only tell...

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