Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Avengers Alliance Updates

There's a week left for you to get Magick and collect the Phoenix Five costume in Marvel Avengers Alliance on Facebook. Special Ops 3 has been based upon the recently ended Avengers vs. X-Men.

I came into the game past Special Ops 1 which unlocked Mockingbird, so I missed her. Special Ops 2 was way too intense for a low level free player to complete, so I also missed Emma Frost. However, I am three steps away from getting Magick, but there's a slight problem. The scarcity of Command Points. You see, to get her, you have to unlock and defeat the Epic Bosses. Doing so requires three 90CP characters. That's absurd. It's not if you pay for gold with real money, but I'm not about to do that. I have a plan to maybe pull this off, but I don't know if I will be able to. We shall see. I'll keep you guys updated.

There were tons of new characters revealed this past summer at the San Diego Comic Con. This was also the case this past weekend at the New York Comic Con. You can check out some of the new announcements at MARVEL.COM. Speaking of new characters, Quicksilver was released this week and he's pretty awesome so far. He's a scrapper, which I only had two of and is relatively cheap at 48 points. Compared to Black Panther, Rogue, and Gambit(who you need without gold to complete SO3) at 90, this was a bargain.

The last major update came last week with the revamped PVP Tournament Season. There are now leagues and prizes based upon your rank and number of battles you participate in. This would be wonderful if it wasn't a case of  "Who can spend the most money and buy the most crap to destroy everyone that's a similar level." The PVP system is so unbalanced and broken that there needs to be a separation between players dropping buckets of real cash for gold and items and players who will occasionally spend a little here and there. It's really annoying when I go into a battle with another level 57 player who has 9,000 offense and defense. The prize for this first season is a first crack at Deadpool. I'm kind of sick of Deadpool so it's no biggie . The gold league would be a nice win for me, though.  I'm just not down for paying a ton of money for what should be 50 cent a piece DLC.

Are you excited about the direction of this game? What upcoming characters are you excited about? Who is your best team? Want to be allies? Let us know in the comments section!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Uncanny Avengers #1 - Review

Today marks the beginning of MARVEL NOW. Rick Remender and John Cassaday merge the X-men and The Avengers into the new age of Marvel. So how much of a gait is this first step carrying with it? Find out after the jump. SPOILERS FOR AVX AHEAD.

New Comics Day - October 10th, 2012. A big day for the big two.

   Today is new comics day! As always you can check over at ComicList for a complete rundown of new releases. Today is a big day for the big two. Find out why after the jump.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Indie Spotlight - Drew Close Interview

I conducted an interview with my buddy down under,  Drew Close, about his projects and company Cape Billowing Publishing.

What is your earliest memory with comics?

I remember my dad buying me stack of old marvel comics at a garage (yard) sale. Lots of X-men, Spidey and GI Joe, guess that explains why I'm a Marvel guy.

More after the jump.

New Comics - October 3rd, 2012

I am pretty much the worst when it comes to keeping up with this thing. I've been super busy and a new job is making my hours erratic. I have tons of content planned, but don't know if I will get it up. If you have kept checking the site over this past month, thank you. I promise I will try my best to update regularly.

Today is new comics day and once again, you can check out what's out via COMIC LIST.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

This just in: Miles Morales = Everything a young character should be. Alpha? Not so much. REVIEWS!

This week saw two Spider-Man family releases featuring new, younger characters. Different lines. Completely different characters. One is a legacy hero, and the other? Well, I hope he doesn't have any sort of legacy at all.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Comics - September 5th, 2012

The holiday weekend has not delayed new books! Tomorrow is Wednesday and once again, you can check out the list of new releases over at Comic List.new

This week, I will check out: New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes #1, Action Comics #0, Animal Man #0, Detective Comics #0, Earth 2 #0, Green Arrow #0, Green Lantern #0, Phantom Stranger #0, World's Finest #0, Hell Yeah #5, Amazing Spider-Man #693, Hawkeye #2, and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #14. What about you?