Poképrotagonists: A Bunch of Twerps

The definition of twerp is “a silly or annoying person” and I’ve been, and possibly still am and someday will again be, a twerp. I’m therefore highly qualified to recognize and judge other twerps and that’s why we’re here today, and in this case the twerps are every single default male protagonist in the mainlineContinue reading “Poképrotagonists: A Bunch of Twerps”

A Smash of Brothers: Ranking the DLC Characters of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

Super Smash Brothers has had a long and storied history, with each game introducing at least one character that made most of its fans fairly confused. In Super Smash Brothers, Ness filled that role. Melee saw not only the Ice Climbers but also Doctor Mario and Mister Game & Watch. Brawl introduced characters from otherContinue reading “A Smash of Brothers: Ranking the DLC Characters of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate”

Drac Attack: Universal’s Contribution to the Legend of the Vampire Lord

Dracula, as you well know, is considered one of the major monsters of the modern world, his rule over the vampires nigh-indisputable and influence over the others strong enough for him to gather about him a coterie of the mightiest monsters to defend castles for him. The question, then, is when did Dracula become suchContinue reading “Drac Attack: Universal’s Contribution to the Legend of the Vampire Lord”

Steve from Minecraft: History’s Greatest Monster?

Steve from Minecraft was announced as a character in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate earlier today and since I am on record as being against his inclusion I felt it only fitting that I say a few words about my feelings on the matter. In short, were 2020 not an atypically horrible span of time whichContinue reading “Steve from Minecraft: History’s Greatest Monster?”

Toho’s Successful Kong Attempt: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Toho wanted nothing more than to make movies with King Kong in them… In 1966, King Kong received that which every franchise dreams of: an animated series. This particular series was spear-headed by Rankin/Bass (which you may remember from every holiday special ever) who commissioned Toei Animation (whom you may recognize as the studio behindContinue reading “Toho’s Successful Kong Attempt: King Kong Escapes (1967)”

A Clash of Kings: King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962)

Toho Studios made two attempts at making a film featuring King Kong. This was the first. The genesis of King Kong Vs. Godzilla was simplicity itself: Willis O’Brien (animator for the original King Kong) wanted to make another movie featuring his beloved giant ape and this time, Kong would battle a Frankenstein-type monster. He tookContinue reading “A Clash of Kings: King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962)”

The Animated Adventures of Godzilla

Godzilla has been around for over half a century and, appropriately, always has something new looming on the horizon. Most of the time it’s a new movie or toy, occasionally it’s a video game or in the pages of a comic book. There’s even been novels that took place in Godzilla’s world, complete with epicContinue reading “The Animated Adventures of Godzilla”

Crazy Redd: Video Gaming’s Greatest Monster

Like many of you, I’ve been playing Animal Crossing so much during this pandemic that my villager (a young lady named Xen, as per usual) has changed her clothes far more often than I have and I’ve seen things progress from Lord of the Flies to something more akin to the Village, with Tom NookContinue reading “Crazy Redd: Video Gaming’s Greatest Monster”

The Sins of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation

Let’s talk about the black sheep of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, though that’s a loaded statement because depending on who you talk to the culprit might be any number of things. Someone deeply enamored with the original Mirage series might claim that the original cartoon is a bastardization of the characters, while othersContinue reading “The Sins of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation”

Mikenificent’s Final Sprite Comic: How Mike P Stole Easter

After last time, I was fairly shook. Ice Climbers Do Whatever, a comic I made in high school at the turn of the millennium, didn’t hold up as well as I thought it did! I was able to pin-point the exact moment that things went from being fun to sort of a slog and itContinue reading “Mikenificent’s Final Sprite Comic: How Mike P Stole Easter”