Episode 35 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

I’m not going to fully attribute the seeming upswing in the stylings of Legend of the Galactic Heroes to this episode’s opening showcase of the Rosen Ritter just going to town on Imperial forces with their axes, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Doesn’t hurt me, that is, for the Imperials it almost certainly stings a … Read more

ALMOST REAL, CULT HEROES and 3 more campaigns we love

Welcome to this week’s installment of The Beat‘s Comics Crowdfunding Round-Up! This week we’ve got five high-quality projects from well-known creators, the fifth volume of a zine on speculative biology, and a book that offers insight into the beginning of the healthy food industry—um, apparently, a cult is behind it? Let’s get right into it! … Read more

Episode 33 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

In an episode of Legend of the Galactic Heroes that opens with the entire Geiersberg Fortress having warped its way in front of the folks at Iserlohn, it’s perhaps only a little surprising that the real spectacle is in seeing Yang work his way out of dealing with that pesky government inquiry. The fact that … Read more

Episode 32 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

Legend of the Galactic Heroes isn’t exactly known for not being a wordy series. Still, it might come across as more self-aware than usual when, early on in this episode, Yang spends several minutes on end discussing the implications of the differences in the current political situations of the Alliance immediately and the Empire, only … Read more

Episode 31 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

As anyone who follows Legend of the Galactic Heroes knows, Reinhard von Lohengramm and Siegfried Kircheis were really, really good friends. We know it, and everyone in the show knows it, since an understanding of it upon Kircheis’s untimely demise was the major catalyst for the final power upheaval in Reinhard’s favor at the end … Read more

Episodes 28-29 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

After a pair of mostly-flashback episodes focused on everyone’s favorite battle bros, it’s time for Legend of the Galactic Heroes to get back to what it’s more known for: Politicking! Four weeks might seem like a while to take to show the effects of the societal upheavals brought about by the resolution of the previous … Read more

Episodes 25-27 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

My thoughts on the opening episode of Collision were covered back at the beginning of the preview guide, and as well, that one was effectively a thematic opener for this season, less connected to the expectedly-dense plotting we all really keep coming back to Legend of the Galactic Heroes for. It also might have served … Read more

Batman x FaZe Clan: Matching the FaZe Pros to DC’s Greatest Heroes

“If you need to stop an asteroid,” Gail Simone once wrote, “You call Superman. If you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. If you need to end a war, you call Wonder Woman.” But who do you call when the world is held hostage by an unbeatable video game? Batman doesn’t have a … Read more

Unsung Heroes: Spotlighting the Black Supporting Players of the DCU

This Black History Month, we’ve looked at and discussed iconic Black superheroes like Luke Fox, Vixen, the Blood Syndicate and the entire Pierce family, but today we’re doing something a little different. For the DC Universe to truly look like the world outside our doors, compelling Black characters of all types must exist at all … Read more