Saturday, May 14, 2011

Xenex in Real Life

So I've started posting a new funny title on the Xenex the Bug Man site, not that I needed to do anymore work. I will warn you, it is extremely bad humor. You have to think of it as entering my imagination and expecting to make since of it. But, if you think that it is something that would interest you, head on over to and look for it under the xenex in real life tab. I'll always display the current episode, but I have an archive button that will take you to the pasts ones. If you want, you can even comment on them. Please be nice.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A New Dose of Awesome! The new "Conan the Barbarian" trailer is out.

I have to admit that the first time I heard of a Conan the Barbarian reboot, I shuddered. All I could ask was, "Why?! Why? Oh, God, Why?!". But, now that I have seen photos, and a decent trailer, I am actually stoked about seeing this movie. I seems right up my alley (being that I am a huge sword and sorcery fan).

I hate to geek out here, but skulls; brooding barbarian; the only thing that would have made me happier is a half naked hot chick holding a cheeseburger whilst wearing He-man armor! From the interviews and reports that I have been reading on the superherohype website, I have heard an on going push to keep this Conan relaunch close to the writing of Robert E. Howard. So, with that being said, I hope that the Arnold/Conan fans can learn to love a super supernatural hack and slash sword and sorcery Conan film. I think I will.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Duke Nukem: Are we getting ANOTHER media re-boot? Should we really care?

What?! Duke Nukem is finally set with an actual release date! After 12 years (really 14 years) the Nukem intellectual property is set to release Duke Nukem Forever on the current game consoles giving a new generation a look at the over-the-top "all out of gum" a$$-kicking bad boy. But what of the original fans, the now matured (hopefully) crowd that seems to be dogging the game on message boards and comments?

As I watched this trailer for the upcoming Duke Nukem game I was slightly enticed to play it. I would almost say, that I am a little excited to play this game. It looks very silly (silly in the way of the Alphabet of Man book) and over-the-top. So, knowing this, I'm not surprised that the trailer dumbs my I.Q. down a couple of notches to middle-school boy mentality. I'm fine with dumb. I'm not expecting much from this story. But not everyone feels the same about this high octane reboot. Some people feel downright ashamed of this game, but should they? Comments ranged from, "the graphics suck", to "after a decade, who cares". Are peoples' expectations being shattered after waiting for a decade, or are people tired of the over saturation of the same thing? Is the game going to be bad because it's poorly made, or have peoples expectations of various franchises and brands skyrocketed to the impossible. If expectations are too high, will creators and studios be able to deliver a product that will wow crowds again. I know personally I'm a bit tired of the reboot plague and I mean this across the media board. Thundercats is being rebooted, Voltron too. Conan, X-men, Judge Dredd, Captain America, and the we just had a few re-boot releases recently. Many of the original comics, cartoons, and movies carry fond memory from my childhood and I've had many years to day dream about how a perfect movie interpretation would be for (insert title here), thus rising my expectations. And though Green Lantern and Thor have not had a movie made of them till now, they seem too similar to everything else out there trying to capture the attention of the fans. Is there anything that can satisfy the fanboy or fangirl? If expectations are too high, will creators and studios be able to deliver a product that will wow the fan crowds again? Honestly I believe that these movies are set up for the nostalgia in us. As fans we know the movie or game is iffy, but we'll buy into it. The truth, I believe, is that these reboots are for a new generation of fans that will be doomed to repeat what we are going through now. If we are to get through this re-boot phase, I think we are going to have to do as Nukem; dumb it up to just have fun.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Xenex Issue # 3 Available on

Just to let anyone know, my comic book, "Xenex the Bug Man", has issue  #3 listed on for print on demand purchase. It's only $2.50! That's cheap.

POD Xenex #3

If you don't want to wait for the print to come to you by mail, you can also download it digitally for your e-reader or ipad.

Digital Xenex #3

If you are interested in issue 1 and 2 for digital, hold tight. I have sent out the request to have it available on indyplanet digital, so it should be soon.

Mattel's New 2011 Hotwheels' Batmobile: Arkham Asylum

The other day I ventured out to Target and found this, the new batmobile for 2011! It's the batmobile from Arkham Asylum, the last batman video game. I'm always on the look out for the newest hotwheels batmobile, and was surprised to see this. The last released batmobile was, The Batman- batmobile. I never would have guessed that they would choose to release this particular car, but I'm not complaining at all. Right now it is not listed on the hotwheels website. If you like the batmobile series with hotwheels, I would say this is one of the best new models I've seen in a while.