Anime Primer: Sword Art Online

What would you do if you suddenly discovered that your favorite video game – normally an avenue for escapism and cathartic release – had real-world consequences for each of your actions? What if it’s your own life on the line, and if you die in-game, your real life is...

Anime Primer: Bodacious Space Pirates

They are known by many names: Pirates, Buccaneers, Privateers, Corsairs, Raiders, Filibusters, Freebooters. Their modus operandi is pretty much the same across the board: independent acts of robbery or violence, typically taking place on the sea, committed by one...

Review of Michael Avon Oeming’s “Victories” No. 1

Oeming, Michael Avon.  Victories, no. 1.  Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, Inc., August 2012.  22pp.  $3.50.  Minor spoilers. Oeming paints a portrait of a dystopian future where the hero takes upon himself a simultaneous attempt to redeem himself and his city.  The...