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NetherRealm Studio is back with another fighting game and this time is has nothing to do with Mortal Kombat. The last fighting game they made was Mortal Kombat 9 otherwise known as just Mortal Kombat. This is my first fighting game which was not Street fighter or Cell shaded like Blaze Blu or King of Fighters. Since it is based on the DC universe, you  would know how excited I am then. The game poses the ultimate question; What happens when Superman goes evil? Who is going to stop him if he does? 


The Dark Knight Rises

Posted: September 17, 2012 by solidjackal in Batman, Movie
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Editor Note:I know this is late but hey better late than never. Also there will be SPOILERS in the “review” if you have not seen it for the tenth time so be warned. 

 The last movie in the trilogy and the last one Christoper Nolan (he has done an amazing job) is directing, is the movie going to end with a bang or poof. After 8 years in hiding, Bruce wayne needs to don the suit again to save the people of Gotham from a new enemy that rose out of the darkness. Sometimes legends must die.


Neverland is part of the Grimm’s Fairytale universe, but it fits well as a standalone story.

This dark rendition of Peter Pan is an absolute fun read in a swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean kind of way.

The story is about one fighting over past demons and coming to terms oneself, in the quest of good versus evil.


Book Review: Pride of Baghdad

Posted: June 7, 2012 by VerryJerry in Book reviews, Comics, Novels

Brain K.Vaughan knows how to pull emotional strings of people. The author of Y, The Last Man and Ex-Machinma is one of those simple but brilliant writers of our generation.

Loosely based off a true story, Pride of Baghdad is a very fictionalized account of a group of lions who escape from their zoo during the bombing of Iraq.

During the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, when the bombs were high and mighty, 4 lions did escape from a local zoo when the zoo got attacked.

Brian K. Vaughan and artist Niko Hendrichon puts the emotional bonds on the plot when they give the animals a voice, to attach to the reader.

This is no Lion King. More like a dark tragedy about society and family. A beautiful and necessary story that may be to surreal for many.

The book begins in the Baghdad zoo where life is easy for Zill a male lion, his two mates Noor and Safa and Noor’ son Ali. While Zill and Ali seem content with their zoo life, Noor dreams of escape while Safa has mood swings about their lives, silently missing the attention Zill used to give her .

Then the bombs start to fall an opportunity is at hand and naturally the next thing you know four are out of the zoo and into the streets.

Freedom won; but at what cost?where to go? and what is there to eat? Especially in war-torn Iraq where bullets, tanks and landmines all around. More challenges soon face them and the questions begging to be answered.

The story is played out very with simple expressive art, the book is very straightforward. This is a not a kid read but at the same time it’s definitely worth telling to a kid.

In Iraq war, there are no happy endings. The true strength of the book lies in the thought-provoking ideals and the simplicity of the nature of the animals that questions our humanity.

Review Rating: Off the chain! 5/5

Arkham Asylum

Posted: April 25, 2012 by solidjackal in Batman, Book reviews
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Arkham Asylum, a mental asylum for the various villains in the Batman universe. Basically the ones he fights, catches and hands over to the police.

Welcome to the Mad House!  


This weeks issue of the weekly review is big! The Night is here, How is Batman going to handle the Court of Owls and its many Talons? We learn more about Dick and his connection to Talon. The war between Xmen vs the Avengers still rages on and it is starting to pick up steam, Green Arrow is trying to join the Justice League. And we also get a glimpse into the future of Batman, Superman and the Justice League in Batman Beyond Unlimited.  Because I missed last week issue, I also have Green Lantern with Hal Jordan and Sinestro’s  fight against the Indigo Tribe. I am adding scores to the reviews now!


In this issue I review the weekly Fairy Tail Manga, One piece has the week off. In comics we have, Action comics (the end of the first arc), Batwing (in gotham) and the very first Marvel comic review, Avengers vs Xmen! (as well as a few new interesting things involving this comic) stay tuned for the action!

This week in Issue #6, we have Aquaman, Flash, Fairy Tail and One piece along with big news for the upcoming Weekly Reviews. We have two big comic book crossover events happening, one in DC with The Court Of Owls and in Marvel with Avengers Vs the Xmen. The court of Owls begins in Batman and Nightwing #8 and then continue with #9 in Batman, Nightwing, Red Hood, Batman & Robin, Catwoman, Birds Of Prey, Batgirl, Batwing, Batman: The Dark Knight and All star Western. I am really thinking about picking up most of those but we will see. Then you have the Avengers Vs Xmen going head to head, that will be an interesting fight and will be a good change of pace since I only review DC comics as well as the Avengers movie coming up.


Wow. What an amazing issue 5 this is going to be, we have Green Lantern (this is late by a week because I wanted to add it in here), Batman!, Batman Beyond Unlimited, Justice League and of course One piece and Fairy Tail.


Issue #4: This week One Piece, Fairy Tail, Batwing and Action comics.This weeks comics have a few shocking reveals here and there, really worth reading before you read the reviews. Also it looks like with all the issue #7 we get the new DC logo on the comics book which was shown 2-3 months ago. It is okay not really a big fan of them.