Episode 26: BOOYAKASHA!

SHOW NOTES

This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Robin Williams (1951-2014). Thanks for the laughs.

THE STACK

Rocket Raccoon #2, Marvel Comics

The most notorious Raccoon in the galaxy has been arrested and falsely accused of murder! The real killer? An imposter procyon that seems to be one step ahead of Rocket at every turn. Now, it’s up to Rocket and a certain someone from Planet X to find the truth!

THE GOOD: Pacing is still fast and exciting, and it's nice to still be engaged as we go into an issue two, which is usually the drop-off mark for most new comic series. The artwork and coloring continues to blow our minds and is very reminiscent of Saturday morning cartoons.

THE BAD: Again, the only thing that bugs us is the ads in this. Typical of something from The Big Two. But on the flip side, since this is a Marvel Now! title, you get a digital version of the comic absolutely free... and ad-fee!

FINAL RATING: 5 PEWS

Big Trouble In Little China #3, BOOM! Studios

Charging down the Black Road of Hell in the Pork Chop Express, Egg, Pete and ol' Jack Burton are facing off against the mythical past of China. Demon thugs and the bulbous Seven-Faced Widow may stand in their way, but you know what ol' Jack Burton says at a time like this? 'Have ya paid your dues, Jack?' 'Yessir, the check is in the mail.'

THE GOOD: If you're a fan of the original movie, this comic series is right up your alley. It's over-the-top in hilarity and deliciously campy. John Carpenter is involved, and it's very apparent.

THE BAD: As great as it's over-the-top, sometimes it's kinda ridiculous, and it feels a bit as though we're stopping with the pacing to watch this crazy scene play out.

FINAL RATING: 3 PEWS

WARP ZONE

The Last of US Remastered, Sony Games

THE GOOD: This game looked gorgeous before, and it looks even better in the Remastered edition. The storyline has some surprising plot points and starts out very strong.

THE BAD: Gameplay is predictable and storyline becomes pretty standard towards the end. None of the original glitches of the game were fixed either.

FINAL RATING: 4 PEWS

OMGTV

Black Jesus, Adult Swim

Get ready to feel The Spirt of the The Most High -- Black Jesus -- a new comedy from the creator of The Boondocks.

THE GOOD: Slink Johnson is one of the most hilarious people, sometimes without even trying. He did amazing skits years ago on YouTube, and voiced the equally hilarious Lamar in Grand Theft Auto V. This show was ridiculously funny and never faltered in it's pacing.

THE BAD: They didn't really explain how Jesus came back, and why exactly he was in the projects? But honestly... who cares!?

FINAL RATING: 5 PEWS

KEEPIN' IT REEL

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paramount Studios

A group of mutated warriors face off against an evil kingpin who wants to take over New York.

THE GOOD: The turtles personality writing is the shining achievement in this film. If you dig the new Nickelodeon turtles, you'll love these guys because it feels very similar. Anytime the turtles were on-screen, it was hilarious and exciting.

THE BAD: Obviously it's campy and the plot is pretty bad, but what really hurts this movie is too much exposition. They felt the need to explain every single thing in a movie everyone came to watch about giant turtles that practice Ninjutsu... we definitely didn't need so much explaining. 4DX was also massively jarring!

FINAL RATING: 3 PEWS

PLUGS

Check out the newly remastered single "My Famed Disappearing Act" from Thank You Scientist below! The remixed and remastered album Maps of Non-Existent Places will release 9/30 as a double vinyl album from Evil Ink Records!

And check out Soldat Renard's review of Powerstar Golf!