DareDevil Season 3 Half Review (Episode 1-6)

The long awaited DareDevil Season 3 is finally here! This season is everything everyone has asked for and more. Marvel Netflix fans have been waiting to see the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen back in action since the Defenders has been released. Since then we’ve been treated with a handful of other street level heroes. But nothing compares to the beloved Catholic Lawyer Matt Murdock.

One of the best things this season does is take it back to basics. They explore new routes but at the same time keep to the basics of this hero which is a nice change of pace. It picks after the events of the Defenders so you see how he survived the building falling apart and what he’s been up to since then. Although he does survive and heal from the wounds suffered against the hand. While his inner demons still eat at him.

Not allowing him to even look at the ones he loves in fear that he’ll hurt them in some way. Which this alone is one of the main things that makes Murdock so great, out of all the Netflix heros he’s one of the only ones that is constantly struggling with looking out for the ones he loves. Making him a little more relatable seeing him trying to protect the ones he holds close to him.

Another great thing they do this season is bring back the classic all black suit with the half mask from season one. In this season he’s stripped away from everything that makes him Daredevil. He doesn’t have the suit that’ll protect him from bullets, the baton that can be shot at from great distance. He has nothing expect for his fighting skills to keep him alive. Even then it’s not always the best as you see him getting smacked down again and again. You see him struggle with getting back into the shape that were used to seeing him in. Making you question if he’ll even survive the fight that he’s in.

But it isn’t just Murdock that makes his season so great it’s also the villain Wilson Fisk A.K.A. Kingpin. Bringing such a beloved villain back into the spotlight was probably the best move they could of done so far. You’re reminded of how smart this man is. Always 3 steps ahead of the game. Playing everyone so he can get what he wants. He’ll even fool the audience sometimes to making you think that he is doing a good thing. It brings him back to his roots of being a master manipulator.

A man super well connected to pretty much make the smallest thing happen and make it look like it was all by chance. His drive to get out of prison as well is almost admirable. You can’t help but relate to the man and give in a little to his needs. He has kind of a noble cost but is willing to do whatever it takes to get it making him that much more dangerous.

The feud between Fisk and Daredevil is everything you’d want it to be. It’s a constant game of cat and mouse of who will come out on top this time. Fisk has became such a threat to where Matt begins to lose his mind a little. Thinking that he’s talking to him when he’s really not. But it’s not just with Matt as well you see his two best friends Karen and Foggy really step up to the plate as well in regards to taking down Fisk. With Karen putting her life on the line to do whatever she can to expose him. While Foggy takes the political route to take him down.

In the background of all of this you see the birth of a new villain. One called Bullseye in the comics. His story is heartbreaking a man that was troubled his whole life just looking to be accepted by anyone who’ll take him. It shines a light on what could happen if people who have are troubled mentally could take extreme routes to be accepted.

When he’s first introduced you could tell right off the bat he’s someone who you don’t want to get on there bad side. With him just gunning down people left and right to a point where he is enjoying it. Which makes his fight with Murdock that much better when it plays out. Two men who are extremely talented in combat fight it out was definitely one of the best fight scenes this far.

So far the season is more than I expected giving it a 9.5/10

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Did Downey High Class Of 2015 Help Create A Killer

Full disclaimer: murder is never okay no matter what you’re going through.

Joseph Ramirez Perez was recently arrested for stabbing a man on a park bench. Unfortunately the man who was stabbed didn’t survive the attack and he died shortly after he was taken to the hospital. There is no motive to why Joseph stabbed and killed this unknown man.

After hearing this news my heart had been broken, because I knew this guy. We went to highschool together and I would even go as far as calling him a friend. It got me thinking a little bit more to why he may have done it. Joseph, who we’d call “Jessie” back in high school, had a few flaws.

He was a little bit on the heavy side, short, walked with a limp, and always had the same expression on his face. All of these made him an easy target to pick on in high school. Jessie was bullied heavily and he turned to drugs to cope, falling down a rabbit hole of bad decisions. He was always known as a weirdo or a creep who would look at you funny, and no one really gave him the time or day. He would be mocked before he had a chance to speak, even I followed the trend to made fun of him. I was just as guilty as anyone of my peers who had done the same.

Near the end of our high school careers I had realized what I was doing was wrong, and befriended him but at the end of the day it didn’t change what I did. He had started taking a therapy class and it seemed to have a positive effect on him. I remember him coming to me and some teachers saying things like “thank you!” and ”you guys are really helping me out, I actually enjoy coming to school now” or even ”I’m actually thinking of going to college now and can’t wait to start my life”.

But even though he was starting to have a positive output in life the bullying still continued. People kept picking on him and it only got worse. It was high school kids at their worst, picking on Jessie because they knew they would get away with it. No one really knew what he was going through at home, myself included, but what he was facing at school didn’t help him at all.

So when he was on the news for killing someone, the bullying didn’t stop there. People actually picked up where they left off saying horrible things about him. Granted, some people didn’t say bad things at all, but there were a lot more negative comments than positive. I strongly believe that the bullying and hazing he was put through in highschool carried on with him. That every name he was called, every look he was given, and pushes and shoves helped create this murderer. That the Downey High School Class of 2015 helped create this man that killed a stranger on a park bench.

This is why bullying is never okay. Picking on someone for how they look or whatever it may be that makes them different is not acceptable. You don’t know what they’re going through or who they are. Not to mention these actions stick with a person and sometimes turns them into something that no one would have ever wanted to be.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Break Down

Saddle up outlaws because October 26 can’t come here fast enough! RockStar the company behind the massive hit of GTA, Max Payne, and Red Dead 1 are finally giving us another great treat. That being the long awaited Red Dead Redemption 2, a prequel to the 1st Red Dead. It’s been 8 years since the first one came out and people have been begging for the second, well now we’re about to have it.

One important thing to add before we dive into the trailer is that the game is a prequel set before the events of the first one. Although John Marston will not be a playable character, he still will be in the game.

The trailer opens up with a cinematic fight that just looks beautiful. Shortly after a narrator describing how much work has been put into this game. From the looks of it most missions will be very fast pace/ action packed for pretty the whole time.

The game will move pretty natural, leading you from one problem to another. Without feeling rushed or cheated, which is nice because when most games do this it feels like a waste of time. It looks like they’ve learned from GTA 5 adding more heist missions to this game. Adding more high stakes ones as well. You could pretty much do anything a outlaw during the western times would want to do and more!

If you choose to go and explore although it may be fun it could come at a risk. If you go into other places that are new they may be in control of another gang looking to take your life. And if you have a bounty on your head people will come after you to collect the money.

The dead eye is coming back as well. A system that would let you slow down time and get that perfect shot on your enemies. It’ll come in pieces and upgrade as you progress through the game.

This game will be very choice based as well. Almost everything you do will affect the gameplay. You can also decide what you want to eat, horse to ride, guns to hold. As well as what to even eat,clothes to wear, shave, and shower! If you don’t do the last two it’ll show in the game and people won’t want to be anywhere near you. But just remember whatever you do people won’t forget.

The game will be full with things to do. With tons of fun features, so it’ll be awhile before you get bored of this game. It’s important to add the multiplayer won’t be out for roughly a month, so that way people can play the single player game and get a feel for it. With all that being said be ready to saddle up october 26!

Behind The Panel Inside The Mind Of A Comic Book Artist

When reading a comic it’s so easy to get lost in it, just by reading a fascinating story, or looking at the art with all the different colors and styles.It’s easy to forget that these people work day and night to meet deadline on what I can understand what a stressful yet satisfying job it can be.

I had the privilege of interviewing a renowned DC/Marvel comic book artist Dexter Soy. He originally caught my eye from his work on the series Red Hood & The Outlaws. A story that follows Jason Todd, a former Robin who trained under Batman that was killed by the Joker who was then brought back to life; just trying to fit into a world full of darkness that he and his friends can not espace.

The way he drew these characters in these comics moved me. You could see the rawness and emotions that he put into it, it almost got to a point where I would want to see the art more than the story itself. For example there are some moments with Jason Todd (Red Hood) and Artemis (One of the outlaws) have some very intimate moments. Where you can really feel the love and almost know how these fictional characters are feeling. Not to mention the final showdown between Jason and Batman the way he draws the cracks in the helmet and the way jason face reacts to the punch. The way he threw that whole fight between them made me scared based off the art itself, granted it did have some amazing dialog. Those are just a few of my favorite moments from him, I could go on and on.

He quickly became one of my favorite artists and I wanted to learn more about him. So in a Q&A that Soy put on his Instagram I asked him for an interview and he agreed. These are the questions below.

 

  1. Who did you work for first, Marvel or DC and how did you end up as a comic book artist

Marvel! My work was luckily found online by a local writer in our country and showed it to CB Cebulski if marvel! And they hired me!

  1. Did you get any kind of formal education for drawing?

Mostly self-taught. But I’m an architecture graduate, so I have a few knowledge about drawing  buildings and things.

  1. What was the biggest change in your life once you started to work for both companies?

Artistically, I can say that I learned a lot. Storytelling and drawing females are my weakness. Another change is, it’s hard to find free time since drawing pages are really time consuming.

  1. Where are you based off of? And does that become a challenge to meet deadline as opposed to artists who are more local?

I’m home based freelance artist ever since I started. Deadline is still a deadline regardless of whether you are in house or home based. Thanks to internet and it’s easier to send work nowadays.

  1. How does it feel to know that your art work is published on such a massive platform and loved by so many?

It feels great to know that it reaches the mainstream readers. But, it still feels the same as working on small publishers. It’s just that now I am able to work for a well-known publisher.

  1. Who’s your favorite character(s) to draw?

Wolverine! And random female characters

  1. I’ve noticed in your work, especially in Red Hood and The Outlaws (DC Rebirth), you pick certain scenes and pour your heart into it making it so emotional. What goes into your head when drawing those emotional scenes?

I really don’t know. I just read Scott’s description of a scene and just draw how I envision it in my head. Emotional scenes mostly because there are lots of it from the story.

  1. To piggyback off that last question, sometimes it looks like your inspired by anime. If so, would you care to share which ones?

Oh yeah! I love watching a few movies like Samurai X, Ghost in the Shell and Blame, dragonball, etc.

  1. I know your working on a new Batman Project, but are you allowed to share any other projects or future projects that you are working on.

Sorry I’m not allowed to show any art yet.

  1. What inspired you to start drawing?

My classmate when I was in grade school lol. He was really good at drawing. So I thought, that’s really cool, i’ma try to draw too!

  1. Do you remember what emotions ran through your head as soon as you got commissioned to draw for Marvel\DC

Well, I felt excited! Also pressured since this were the big publishing companies.

  1. Have you worked for any other company besides Marvel or DC?

Yes! I’ve worked for EA(electronic arts) before. I did an arc off their game turned comic Army of Two. Also did an issue of Spartacus by Devil’s Due publishing.

  1. Have you ever had a conflict of interest because you work for both Marvel and DC?

Not really. I think I’m flexible enough to work with different publishers and characters.

  1. What’s one of your favorite things about working as a comic book artist?

The journey of creating a page from nothing. It’s a different kinda nd of fulfillment

  1. What was it about Jason Todd that lured you in about him?

Honestly, I don’t know much about him before I started Arkham Knight;Genesis. But it was great to know him as I worked through his pages for the story! I like how unpredictable he is at times. He’s so honest at times that it almost hurts.

  1. There’s been a lot of rumors for a Red Hood movie, just curious who would you cast to play Jason Todd?

I have no idea atm, honestly. Hahaha. I’ll let you know if I find an actor that I think that can be Jason Todd.

 

If you want to support this fantastic artist , be sure to pick up some of his work. Alsofollow him on social media on twitter @dextersoy and instagram @death_star_soy

 

Fortnite Season 6 Is Here!

The long anticipated season 6 is finally here! There was a lot of people guess what the cube would do once it landed into Loot lake and we finally got a answer with a whole lot of new content for this season. The theme of this is a bit of a no brainer Halloween.

For starters one of the biggest changes to happen this season is the Loot Lake. Now since the cube went into the lake the house is floating in the middle of the air! It’s become a hot drop again since it is offering more chest, and a semi new spot to land. The house is surrounded by all the junk that was under the water that we couldn’t see before. With the inside staying the same as usual. There’s a few ways to get there, one you could just land, or ride the tornado up that’s keeping it a float.

Another big change is the castle near Haunted Hills. The castle is very fitting for the location right next to the graveyards so it gives it that creepy factor you’re looking for in a Halloween theme. There is a few items to grab but doesn’t offer all that much, if anything it’s just nice to look at in awe.

The last big noticeable change is where the cube left its mark. This season got introduced Shadow Stones. Pretty much what they do is make you invisible for a short amount of time, as well as run super fast and go through walls. But just because you’re invisible doesn’t mean you can’t take damage.

Those are the biggest changes to the game some there are a lot of minor things too. For one the sky is a whole lot darker now, with lighting in the sky. Also a nice little touch are some shops are costume stores, and some buildings have Halloween decorations.

Last but not least the battle pass. It’s set with tons of new skins that are worth the buy. For instance they have a more darker version of Little Red Riding Hood, and a werewolf at the very end. Those are just a few of the skins but all of them this season are on point, you could argue that it’s better than last season.

But possibly the biggest thing to happen yet is cross platform was enabled for everyone! So now you can play with your buddies on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and even your phone! This is huge for gaming everywhere, and it’s awesome that it came just in time for the new season. That alone is game changing! So hurry up we only got 9 more weeks till the season ends!

Muse Is Putting The Pressure In There New Song

The British rock band Muse has been releasing singles every, few months to build up hype for the upcoming album “Simulation Theory” that’s set to release november 8th. The whole album is a cyberpunk retro theme. Using a lot of retro sounds to give that nostalgia effect it’s working out for them too. When you listen to some songs you feel like you’re listening to a Blade Runner soundtrack.

But this new song is definitely a banger. Right off the bat you feel the energy from start to finish. Even though the full album isn’t out yet this might be one of the best songs yet. But even though the song is nothing less than amazing, that’s not even the best part of it at all.

It’s actually the music video that’s a work of art. To sum it up it’s basically Gremlins meets Ghostbusters. The video sets up a 80’s homecoming dance with Terry Crews as the principal setting the rules for the night. It’s like a typical 80’s movie with kids sneaking out causing trouble and having fun.

But things take a turn for the worst when a couple accidentally turns some animals into man eating creatures. The dance turns into a feeding ground, but terry isn’t having it. You see him suit up with a badass suit and Ghostbuster blaster and begins to defend everyone he can. At the end they seem to get a little overwhelmed with Terry and and the band surrounded by the people who are turning into zombie like creatures before it ends.

ESPN Will Have Ninja on this issue cover

Being considered a “professional gamer” usually has a funny tone to it. But now with E-Sports on the rise that has been going away. Colleges are offering scholarships to play video games on their behalf, and people are even scouted to play in pro-leagues. With huge followings and fan base.

As stated before it has been an uphill battle to be taken a little serious. But one man has helped change the mind of the general public. That man is the fortnite super star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, he did a stream with Drake a few months ago and that skyrocketed him to fame. After that he became the face of gaming and broke record after record for having so many people watch him.

With all this fame came tons of sponsorship like Redbull and even Samsung. With all these partnerships it has only helped him grow as a streamer/public figure. Almost everyone who plays fortnite knows the name Ninja and what he can do in the game.

This past tuesday (Sept 17) he had announced on twitter that he will be on the cover of ESPN. This is huge because he will be the first Pro Gamer to ever be on the cover of. It is important to add that ESPN does cover ESports but has never put anyone in the field on the cover. This issue will focus a little more on gaming, as well as an in depth story of what goes on behind the scenes as he streams. As well as what he plans to do in the future and his day to day life.

The magazine hits stores friday Sept. 21