Super Street Fighter comic by UDON coming soon!

I don’t know about you, but I’m freaking out! I really enjoy the way they handled the Street Fighter comic series over at UDON. Actually I was into all the CAPCOM based comics that the UDON crew put together. So at  Comic con International 2012, UDON announced that they will be releasing a comic series …

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Flash reviews: One-shots and First Issues!

All right, this week we hit up the #1s, whether they be first issues of series, mini-series, or just plain ol’ one-shots. Again, you’re not here for me to run down every bit of the plot, so we’ll just give my quick impressions. Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch: This one-shot from Evan Dorkin and Jill …

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The return of He-Man and an Avengers TV show?!

Yup, they’re trying to revive the “most powerful man in the universe” again. Unlike “Masters” 80’s companions, Tranformers, G. I. Joe and Thundercats, He-Man and the gang have been out of the lime light for more than a decade. With the exception of Thundrcats, Transformers and G. I. Joe have both made it to the …

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The convention that was Otakon 2012!!!

  Otakon. It’s the second largest anime convention in the United States. Bringing thousands upon thousands of people to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, it’s one of the most aniticipated events that anime fans, cosplayers, and ravers alike mark down on their calendars. Going into it’s 19th year, this installment of Otakon was one not …

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Reprint: LGBT characters in mainstream comics

Knowing that among the J1 extended family and fandom in general there are a lot of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, I thought this article from a Cleveland LGBT newspaper might be nice to run. Last issue saw the review of two independent gay-themed comic books or graphic novels. However, the majority of …

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It’s a bird!! It’s a plane!! It’s….still a plane.

From above the world of “Cars” comes a new adventure from Disney, “Planes”. Pixar is not behind this direct-to-DVD, but rather by the other production team Disney Toon Studios. The studios was originally named Walt Disney Animation Australia before the Aussie branch company was closed in 2005. They arre responsible for releasing several DTV movies …

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Jed Henry Strikes again!

Artist Jed Henry continues his series of Japanese-style woodblock video game prints with new pieces from Pokemon, Zelda, and Starfox. Check them out on his blog: http://jedart.blogspot.com/

Inverse Phase: Chiptune Hits and Originals

After meeting him at his booth in the Otakon game room, I have found new respect in the art of Chiptune Remixing. Inverse Phase covers music from 80’s titles such as “Eye of the Tiger” and “Send me an angel”, to todays hits from artists Weezer and Trent Reznor. He’s even done a whole 8-Bit …

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A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XIV

On 27 Aug, the first trailer for the much anticipated re-production of Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG was released. Following the 10 year success of Final Fantasy XI, XIV was Square-Enix’ attempt to bring modern graphics to the MMO following. After a rather shaky start and nearly 2 years of constant improvements and fix-actions, Version 2.0, …

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Devil May Cry Anthology Pt. 1

I want to do something different. We at J1 Studios usually review current or upcoming game titles but let’s take a moment to look back at a popular franchise. This series has become the game against which other 3-D action games are measured, with comparisons in reviews of games including “God of War”, “Chaos Legion”, …

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