Holy Thanksgiving, Batman!

I’m posting this article out of order (it’s actually the twelfth Examiner.com article I posted), but since it’s a Thanksgiving article, the reasoning for this should be obvious–since today is Thanksgiving. I don’t know what originally gave me the idea to write a Batman article for Thanksgiving, though I think it was probably because IContinue reading “Holy Thanksgiving, Batman!”

Alan Moore No More

Alan Moore is literally no more.  Well, not so much literally as literarily.  In 2016, Moore revealed to The Guardian that he intended to retire from writing comic books with the end of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  And that last issue was published July 17, 2019.  The end.  I hate to have to do this, but I must challengeContinue reading “Alan Moore No More”

Es-Cape Plan Episode Three: Kozmo

Why I’m doing this…Previously on The Cape… All our major characters were detailed in the intro to the last article so we won’t do it again. The only thing of note is that I’ve decided that I’m going to going to go ahead and spoil the Trip and Dana stuff at the beginning, and byContinue reading “Es-Cape Plan Episode Three: Kozmo”

Chasing Amelia Earhart

Famed aviator Amelia Earhart (39 years old), flight navigator Fred Noonan, and their Lockheed Electra airplane disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean on the morning of July 2, 1937 on her planned round-the-world flight.  Her intended destination was Howland Island (which was about halfway between Hawaii and Australia).  The U.S. Coast Guard had sent the cutterContinue reading “Chasing Amelia Earhart”

Offensive Stereotypes? In my classic games?! It’s more likely than you think!

The story that starts this second Throwback Thursday Examiner.com article is 100% true.  At the time, I thought the guy was insane for placing Italians above…well, above every other “minority” currently competing in the Oppression Olympics.  Little has changed over the last ten years (fourteen or fifteen if I consider the time since I trulyContinue reading “Offensive Stereotypes? In my classic games?! It’s more likely than you think!”

Classic Gaming 101: Where can I buy classic games in Cleveland?

This first Throwback Thursday entry, another article written for Examiner.com, came about after I received an email (a form email sent to all writers, not a personalized email indicating that anyone on staff had any actual notion or knowledge of my work) mentioning that I might get more readers if I did something with aContinue reading “Classic Gaming 101: Where can I buy classic games in Cleveland?”

Announcing 25 Days of Cheapmas

We’re pleased to announce our latest attempt at drawing in readers and viewers event, 25 Days of Cheapmas! What is this, you ask? It’s quite simple! From December 1st until December 25th, Mikenificent is going to obtain a video game costing at most $5 and then play it for exactly one hour while he triesContinue reading “Announcing 25 Days of Cheapmas”

Es-Cape Plan Episode Two: Tarot

Why I’m doing this…Previously on The Cape… Before we begin this week’s review, let’s quickly review our major characters: Vince Faraday (David Lyons) is the bearer of the titular Cape, which also serves as his super-hero name. He was framed for crimes he didn’t commit, left for dead, and rescued by some carnival workers whoContinue reading “Es-Cape Plan Episode Two: Tarot”

Overlooked & Underrated: The Loose Trilogy of The Terminator (1984), Terminator Salvation (2009), & Terminator Genisys (2015)

At the very beginning of this month, audiences witnessed a rather ironic/curious occurrence in the history of film franchises: a sequel’s subtitle describing the ultimate fate of its franchise as a whole. I’m speaking, of course, of Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), the sixth film in the Terminator Franchise, & to date the lowest grossing/most heavilyContinue reading “Overlooked & Underrated: The Loose Trilogy of The Terminator (1984), Terminator Salvation (2009), & Terminator Genisys (2015)”

Es-Cape Plan Episode One: Pilot

Here’s what this is. Pilots are an odd bit of television, as they have to juggle introducing most of their principle cast members along with setting up the rest of the series and endeavoring to tell a decent narrative along the way. Did The Cape succeed in this, at least? We shall see. As theContinue reading “Es-Cape Plan Episode One: Pilot”