The Manhattan Projects
The Manhattan Projects has some of the best issue covers.
This past Free Comic Book Day, I picked up The Manhattan Projects, Vol. 1 because I’ve heard so many good things about the series and because I find it difficult to immerse myself in the short issue format of comic books. However, I’m crazy about its cover art, and I’m considering picking up the individual issues for that reason alone.
Thankfully, I finished Vol. 1 today and love both the art and the story, so stocking up on the issues won’t be entirely superficial.
And while we’re doling out kudos, I have to thank Tyler Anderson for introducing me to the series. I’ll be happily following it for sure.
“We, all of us, are what happens when a primordial mixture of hydrogen and helium evolves for so long that it begins to ask where it came from.”
Fresh as hell Pokémon X/Y boxarts
The designs are essentially the same for North America and Europe, aside from the local ratings boxes. Which one do you intend to pick up — Pokémon ElkSwag or Pokémon Come At Me Bro?
This week has me super pumped for the next generation of Pokémon titles. The gameplay trailer looks like a mix between Pokémon Black/White and Animal Crossing, which just may be the new coat of paint the franchise needs. And judging by the above box art designs, Pokémon X all the way. I’m still not sure about a starter though, which is of absolutely no surprise.
“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader, not the fact that it’s raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
As I flipped through the channels trying to find something worthwhile to watch, I stopped short on PBS after seeing dinosaurs flash across the screen. It was a NOVA episode called “Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Monsters,” and as I watched, I became flooded with memories of an old PC game I used to play as a kid.
I couldn’t recall its name, but I remembered the game vividly. After some digging in the dusty archives of the Internet, I found it: Dinosaur Safari. The idea of the game was to go back in time to the Mesozoic era to photograph various dinos for National Chronographic magazine. I played this game to death on our old ATC desktop behemoth. My parents even got into it. It was fantastic.
While researching, I also stumbled upon another gem that I played ceaselessly: 3D Dinosaur Adventure. This one was made up of several mini-games, and by the looks of this Let’s Play video on YouTube, I think the graphics and soundtrack are still quite enjoyable. (Or is that just the nostalgia talking?)
It’s fascinating what can trigger a seemingly insignificant yet evocative memory that could have been at the precipice of forgetfulness.
Three cheers for nostalgia. And four for dinosaurs.