Tag: pop culture

[REVIEW] Knights of Pen & Paper

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If you’re like me, you may enjoy playing video games but can’t make a whole lot of time for them. Since my schedule doesn’t allow for me to get involved in blockbuster A-list role-playing games like Skyrim anymore, I was looking for a casual game to pass the time on my phone for whenever I had a spare moment. I discovered Knights of Pen & Paper on iOS randomly a few weeks ago and downloaded it on a whim. If you’re looking for a light RPG that delivers on the go, then look no further.
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Editorial: An American Perspective on Tintin

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I recently took a trip to Europe. My three big stops were in London, Paris, and Prague. One of the things I noticed was the prevalence of marketing for the film “The Adventures of Tintin” already released in most of Europe but coming to the United States this December. At the time, the film was two months away for us Americans, so we hadn’t seen the same sort of widespread advertising for it. However, seeing it advertised in Europe got me thinking about how Americans would react to a character and a story that for the most part is beloved to a characteristically European audience.
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Comics: The New 52 – First Impressions

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Last night, I read Flashpoint #5 to prepare me for the transition to the new 52’s first release Justice League #1. Flashpoint #5 provided a plausible explanation for the reboot (plausible by comic book standards, anyway) that was actually, despite my limited comic book background, really interesting and engaging. In so many words, the Flash – arguably DC’s most powerful superhero – resets the entire timeline of the DC universe and we are dropped into the reboot of the new 52.
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Comics: The New 52 – DC’s Ambitious Reboot

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Reboots are becoming a frequent occurrence in franchises. This year in the film industry we’ve seen the success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and we have The Amazing Spiderman to look forward to next year. However, one of the biggest reboots of all time is actually beginning today with DC’s new 52, transitioning from the end of summer story arc Flashpoint #5 to the new Justice League #1. Every single DC character is getting rebooted, starting at issue #1. For a character as storied as Superman, whose comics number in the 700s, this is a pretty big deal.
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