Category Archives: rob liefield

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 5-23-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the area’s best comics and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ.

Co-hosts Ed (Chew’s Brother) Evans, Allison (The Astonished No Marvel Girl) Eckel, and the Savage Glenn Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, in wicked high definition, and available on the YouTube. See it here!

Discussion featured in this extra special Savage Hawkman extended episode includes: The Savage Hawkman #9 by Rob Liefield, Mark Poulton and Joe Bennett, The Flash #9 by Francis Manapul, Night of the Owls, villain POVs, Batman Inc. #1, Justice League Dark #9, Green Lantern New Guardians #9, Fables #117, Marvel Zombies Destroy #2, Secret Avengers #27, Astonishing X-Men #50, Chew #26, Kevin Smith’s Bionic Man #9, more indies, Allison’s kids comics, Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #2, Ed’s trades, and our special interview with Savage Hawkman co-scripter Mark Poulton!

And don’t forget Savage Hawkman co-scripter Mark Poulton will be at All Things Fun! 1:30 PM on Saturday, May the 26th, for a special comics signing! Come on down!

Be sure to check out the swell new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

Special thanks go to Dina Evans who keeps us all in line, and on the straight and narrow, and runs the show from behind the scenes. And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

Advertisements

But I Wanna Play The Vision

After trying to download this one seemingly a million times, I finally managed to get one to stick, and I got a free download from the PlayStation Store of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. Now I’m a non-gamer so I’m a little fuzzy on who the competition is (I don’t even recognize anyone from Street Fighter), but I know my Marvel Comics heroes, so hopefully this should have been fun.

One thing, you have to buy the game. Usually the concept of the whole game vs. the demo game doesn’t really affect me, but here it does. The character choice is extremely limited. You get to be Captain America, Wolverine, or Cable – or one of the anonymous unknown anime fighter characters from the Capcom universe. Game play is nothing but button mashing and hoping for the best, so it’s another game where I would benefit from five minutes with the instructions. But that said, I don’t know if I would enjoy it more if I was doing things right.

It was another one of those games I could not enjoy by myself, another player was needed to even test it out so I recruited my buddy Ray, whose first remarks were about the introductory artwork on the Marvel characters, “worse than Liefield.” Now while I don’t share his thoughts on Rob Liefield, I have to admit the art is not great. Even the anime representations in the game itself are not so hot.

This was really not as much fun as it could have been, especially considering it was such a limited demo. But then even if it was the full version, featuring twenty-eight different Marvel characters, there really aren’t any that jump out at me to make me want to play. Maybe I’m just hard to please, but how about the Vision, Hellcat, Moon Knight, or the Human Torch as playable characters? With an entire universe to pick from, really, these are the best you got?