The movie Confucius is obviously based on the historical person of the same name, founder of the philosophical movement of Confucianism. Personally, I know a little about Confucianism but really less than I’d like to. Therefore, this movie appeals to someone like me. However, I must admit, beyond a simple Wikipedia search, I don’t really know how much of the movie is autobiographically accurate and how many liberties were taken. Based on my meager prior knowledge and the wiki-gods, the movie seems to draw on true events and stories. I’m sure others will disagree. Having said all that, I really learned a lot.
This year at New York Comic Con I think I spent more time in panels than I ever had before. Part of that is because I was usually standing in line for sometimes up to 3 hours to get into a the panel which caused me to miss out on other interesting panels my line wait conflicted with. This year the max I waited for anything was about an hour, and I think I got into everything I actually wanted to.
Marvel has released the first image of what Daredevil’s costume will look like in the upcoming Netflix series.
Black suit and bloody fists, looks very reminiscent of a combination of the black Daredevil costume from his first live action appearance in the TV movie Trial of the Incredible Hulk and Marvel’s Noir series.
(This will be updated later when they release the actual image.)
*******UPDATE!! THE FIRST OFFICIAL IMAGE HAS BEEN RELEASED!!*******
Shonen Jump has announced that after 15 years in publication, the world-famous Naruto manga is coming to an end with its last chapter (supposedly #699, but hopefully #700 because…because it has to be even. That’s why.) being released on November 10th. Continue reading
It seems like there have been several issues with NYCC this year, starting with ticket issues, where 3 and 4 day passes sold out in record time, only to be sold by scalpers on eBay later. For the most part I don’t have a huge issues with this. It’s a difficult situation to manage because scalpers have pretty much ruined any event the same way, unless they take draconian steps like San Diego comic con has, which is also extremely hard to get tickets to. NYCC has made some pretty big changes this year, and some decisions we can’t really judge until the convention is over with, but one thing I’m against is NY Super Week. On the surface NY Super Week seemed like a potentially good idea, but now it feels like a scam.