Avengers: ENDGAME Spoiler-FREE Review POWkabam has to give the ultimate culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe a 10/10 score, or hell, make it an 11 out of 10!
This “Avengers: ENDGAME Spoiler-FREE Review POWkabam” will talk about the feelings and the power of the flick.
And I vow to do my best to not even hint at a possible outcome of the movie’s events.
As a lifelong comic books fan, with a favorite of Thanos from the time when TheInfinity Gauntlet dropped, the use of the title Avengers: Infinity War brought about conflicting feelings.
That was before seeing the Russo brothers’ film.
I was conflicted because I knew that the writing of genius Jim Starlin and the character he created was not going to be portrayed with much from the Thanos Quest, TheInfinity Gauntlet, and The Infinity War books.
There are mild Spoilers* to Avengers: Infinity War.
Well guess what: the MCU has done nothing short of a remarkable job with nearly all of their comic book adaptations and as much it is its own thing, it kept the spirit of Starlin’s opus intact and brought audiences an awesome ruthless tyrant in Thanos on screen.
The movie had so many surprises and showed off the big purple chin’s intelligence, resolve, and triumph.
And so I loved it.
I did not expect to, but I did all the same.
And so with the finale I went in with less expectations.
Anything could happen in Avengers: ENDGAME.
I had one guess only, which I will not utter here, as to an outcome of the plot, but otherwise was really enamored with the infinite (pun intended) possibilities of Avengers: ENDGAME.
I had no idea where they were going, what they were going to try and pull off, or how ambitious it might be.
It is so damn good that I would compare its predecessor with the Babe pointing his finger into the stands and then with Avengers: ENDGAME being the point where he hit the ball out of the park!
The film is one of the funnier of the MCU assembly, and it is so so very moving.
Emotions run high, low, and everywhere in between after the snap of Thanos’ finger in the Infinity Gauntlet turns half of the universe, including earth and its web-head Spider-man, into dust.
But this is only the setup to Avengers: ENDGAME.
Surprises in the character arcs, the lines, and the plot seize the audience and play on foreshadowing, false foreshadowing, and plot points from more than a dozen films.
It all comes to a head.
And it has to be one of the most impactful and rewarding super hero movie experiences of a lifetime.
POWKABAM Score For Avengers: ENDGAME = 10/10
“Avengers: ENDGAME Spoiler-FREE POWkabam Review” was written by R.J. Huneke.
Honor And Curse #1 Haunted Shinobi Slices Deep | 10/10 rating stands tall for this innovative new look into feudal Japan and the strange powers of an orphan turned ninja.
The tale of Genshi is an intriguing new take on a genre.
The team from Mad Cave Studios, Inc. has done a remarkable job with this debut issue from their series Honor And Curse:
MARK LONDON WRITER | NICOLÁS SALAMANCA ARTIST|CoVER | TEKINO COLORs|Cover | GIOVANNA T. OROZCO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | MIGUEL ÁNGEL ZAPATA LOGO & LETTERS
London’s writing is tight, there are warm feelings to the characters, and some starkly funny lines where you least expect it, and the story grabs the reader from the get-go and does not relent.
Salamanca’s art is a sharp and refreshing style that combines a vivid sense of imagery, with poignant details and gorgeous landscapes that, along with Tekino’s brilliant colors, reflects the mood of the scene and the situation.
The following review of Honor And Curse #1 contains *SPOILERS.
The thrilling tale opens outside Iga, a snowy village in 14th century Japan where ninjas chase the protagonist Genshi.
He is clearly talking to some invisible force from within his head and is at odds with it.
The voice calls him an “ungrateful shinobi” as he stabs himself with his katanna.
The dramatic panel bottoming the page goes totally white with he, his blood splatter, and his sword becoming one big red silhouette.
He stabbed himself.
The book goes back in time.
Genshi dreams of his parents’ murder, and then an extremely entertaining sequence of his training to become a shinobi – eventually their leader – takes place.
While this training portion is a fun staple of many ninja and samurai stories, this one differs in the failures it focuses on, as well as a secret love affair between the town leader’s daughter and Genshi.
I particularly love the scene where the training shinobis must stand in their kicking pose atop wooden platforms in a waterfall, while freezing water is pouring onto them.
There is even a great wise-crack there that catches the reader off guard for a hearty laugh (read the book to see it).
The nightmares start to take a toll on Genshi in his waking moments costing him a firm grasp on his sanity.
A demonic-like figure appears to have partially possessed him, while also empowers him to recover from a near fatal blow to pass his final shinobi test.
Genshi is a torn figure inside and yet outside is a top notch ninja put in charge of the graduates.
Yet the town leader reveals to the shinobi teacher, their master, at the close of the book that Genshi must die.
The riveting tale packs quite a punch visually and story-telling-wise!
POWKABAM Score For Honor And Curse #1 = 10/10
“Honor And Curse #1 Haunted Shinobi Slices Deep | 10/10” was written by R.J. Huneke.