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“You Have My Word” Dark Horse Comics Will Continue Expanding Cyberpunk 2077

11 May

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Dark Horse Comics
Available now

Spoiler Alert

Cyberpunk 2077’s continuing comic book series, “You Have My Word,” has gone Hispanic in this second miniseries about life in Night City. This time, the setting is with how one particular gang is running business. To see that the Valentino’s are involved has me pulling out the Art of book from this publisher (review can be found here) to remind myself of what’s going on. The intro page has a lot to pack in. The art style from the team of Jesús Hérvas (artist) and Giulia Brusco (colourist) suggest something meso-American and ancient to come if the murals are telling.

Usually including old world folklore don’t always work with this genre. Anything mystical can be imagined through tech. All any creative hacker needs are devices to project hard light holograms to create whatever he or she imagines.

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What can go Wrong when the New Gods: Nezha Reborn Mythology Goes Cyberpunk?

27 Apr

New Gods Nezha Reborn poster.jpgBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Available to view on Netflix
Light Chaser Animation Studio

The release of Nezha Reborn in America may well be late, since the debut doesn’t coincide with any national holiday. In China, it hit theatres for Chinese New Year, and just how it fared was reasonable, raking in approximately 21 million in US dollars according to reports. This post-modern take is confusing. The visual elements are not altogether steampunk and not fully cyberpunk either. Had it been one than the other, I’d be more intrigued with the world building going on. 

Li Yunxiang (Yang Tianxiang) is a reincarnation of the god, and when compared to the other version from the Fengshen Cinematic Universe, I prefer the spunky miscreant child over this young adult. I kept on wanting to shout Kaneda! The dystopian vibe is straight out of Akira, and the plot deals with how a mega-corporation wants to control everything in Donghai city.

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Cyberpunk 2077. Welcome to Life in Night City! Trauma Team #2 Reviewed

24 Sep

Issue #2 Cover

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Release Date:
October 7, 2020

Dark Horse Comics

Potential Spoiler Alert

Parts of the West Coast of North America may seem clear of the haze from the wildfires in California, but I see the future being presented to me sooner than I realize. All those orange hues in the sky certainly put me in the mood to look at the preview of issue #2, and thankfully we are not headed to that Blade Runner 2049 universe.

Well, not yet. If corporations are truly going to take over and put in measures to that future Cullen Bunn predicts in this comic, then we’re all doomed.

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Cyberpunk 2077! On Trauma Team & Transhumanism

10 Sep

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Release Date:
September 9, 2020

Dark Horse Comics
SPOILER ALERT

The release of Cyberpunk 2077 Trauma Team does more than bring fond memories of why I love R. Talsorian’s roleplaying game of the same name. It has undergone many revisions, going from 2020 to Red (to keep the idea futuristic) and to see it finally come to a comic book is a cybernetic wet dream come true. Miguel Valderrama‘s artistic style and layouts tells long time fans of this world that he knows what fans want from a game that’s hasn’t gotten a lot of transition into other media. Jason Wordie‘s bold use of colours are exceptional. These two artists most likely examined what made collecting the books appealing before realizing Cullen Bunn’s tale to a smorgasbord of anime style action!

The video game is coming soon (November 19) and I’m ready to soak up any other material being released prior as my anticipation to ride the virtual information highway is already at an all time high!

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The Art of Cyberpunk 2077 is set for Apr 2020!

2 Dec

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

I remember the days when Cyberpunk 2020 was the definitive role playing game about a high tech dystopian future. William Gibson‘s world featuring the neuromancer was fully realized in this product and with that year right around the corner, we are not there yet. Virtual Reality ala the Matrix has not taken hold! Flash forward to now, Dark Horse Books and CD Projekt RED have advanced the time frame to look at The World of Cyberpunk 2077!

I almost have to ask myself what happened? Has some conglomerate slowed the technological efforts so all that BioWare take place much later? Technically, Mike Pondsmith (creator of the game) revealed more than a few wars happened with the game universe. Cyberpunk 203X explains what happened, and players of the pen and paper game derided the shift to using miniatures to power the imagination.

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