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The Vintage Tempest’s Emerald City Comicon 2017 Journal

16 Mar

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Last year, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) expanded to four days and I attended the full show. By day three, I was sort of bored. I checked out every aspect of the event that spanned three buildings and had the luxury of attending more than one panel. I wondered if it’s possible to attend for a day and get the most out of the con. It’s possible, but I do not recommend it.

I barely had time to look at the TCC level (the other part of the Seattle Convention Center where events were held). The LEGO exhibits were located here and what was offered was mainly for the kids in attendance. Hasbro also had a presence but what they offered was not what I expected. What I was told was that they had Beyblade demos than a full-on exposition of all this company’s many properties. Had there been Transformers and other brands they made toys for, I’d be a kid in a candy store!

Suspiciously missing in the guide is the location of where the modelling club displays their work. I could not find them last year and wondered if they were around this time. They might have been, and if they are, advertising this aspect of the show has been very low-key.

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Analyzing Ant-Man’s Entry into the MCU, A Commentary and Review

21 Jul

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

_1432865109A few big surprises are in store for true believers following the unraveling Infinity Stone story arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The latest entry, Ant-Man, may well hint at how they operate if one tiny tell-tale scene is supposed to be read that way. When the scene showed crystalline structures becoming protons and turning into quarks, just how small anyone can become begs the question of what lurks within singularity? When time and space become irrelevant, is what’s there still represented and controlled by thought (i.e. Stream of Consciousness)?

When the ideas presented in this latest film jives with what Guardians of the Galaxy unveiled about these stone’s origins, the truths revealed can be mind-boggling! When a singularity from a black holes are put into a containment system, a stone, just what kind of quantum states exist in there needs to be examined. Perhaps, when all these movies from the second phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are available to purchase, one enterprising fan will make an edit of the scenes specific to this story arc into a mini documentary about the upcoming Infinity War.

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Even Stan Lee Has His Favourite Power Ranger

10 Feb

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)


 
Everyone has their favourite Power Ranger and that can be anyone, like Amy Jo Johnson, Johnny Yong Bosch or Austin St. John. But at Wizard World New Orleans, former president and spokesman of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, let everyone know who his favourite Power Ranger is. During a Q&A panel for Jason David Frank at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Eisner Award Hall of Famer appeared and greeted the former Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cast member. Said Stan Lee, “…and I’m not about to let any time go by without saying hello to my favourite Power Ranger.”

Jason David Frank played Tommy Oliver/Green Ranger on the 1993 television series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

The Power Rangers originated from the Japanese TV Super Sentai series Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger (1992). The role of the Green Ranger (or Dragon Ranger in the Japanese series) was portrayed by Izumi Shirō (和泉 史郎). Jason is an American Karate Kung Fu Federation Hall of Famer and an accomplished MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes is Spidey-Centric!

11 Dec

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

lego-marvel-maximum-overload-castThe LEGO Marvel universe did more than explode when TT Games announced development of the game LEGO Marvel Superheroes for multiple platforms. Mini-figures began appearing since 2002 with Spiderman and ever since then, interest has been a slow burn. The video game, which released Oct 22 is only testament to the fact that Marvel’s superheroes are a hot commodity. And no sooner than Stan Lee can say, “Make Mine Marvel!” the enviable had to happen: expansion into other media. Toys and an animated series are available for fans of this comic book universe to consume.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (LMSH:MO) is a web series that can be found on Disney and Marvel Entertainment’s Youtube channel, and it’s surprisingly good. The simple reason is that it does not tickle the funny bone too much. The 3-4 minute length is perfectly suited for viewers looking for light-hearted entertainment. That’s how these LEGO videos should be constructed. Movie length LEGO films are hard to pull off. To maintain the humour needs a good wit than silly foreplay, and that’s one reason why LEGO Batman: The Movie failed.

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