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Greetings Misfits, from a galaxy far far away… well not really more like from an office chair in a dark room but greetings all the same. It’s a good time to be a T.V. junkie and not just because there so many good shows on air right now but also because there are a ton a potentially great shows in the works.

The Lord of The Rings is one of the most popular movie franchises ever and for good reason. It looks like Amazon is now going to be capitalizing on the rabid enthusiasm of the LOTR fans by creating a T.V. series. The series will appear on Amazon Prime T.V. and will take place some time before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. There have been no announcements about casting as of yet but Amazon did confirm that there will be multiple seasons and a possible spin-off. If done correctly Amazon may have a smash hit on their hands with a world as lore rich as Middle Earth but LOTR isn’t the only major franchise getting a T.V.  series.

A Star Wars live action television show is also rumored to be in the works. Disney appears to be cutting ties with Netflix and plans on starting its own streaming service so it’s likely that the show will appear on Disney’s new platform. No official announcements have been made regarding the show and it is likely still in the planning phase but the news is still exciting. Star Wars has stories that span across such a vast time span that you could provide content on an indefinite bases. But there has been some concern the Disney may be overstating the market with Star Wars content. There are already several more movies planned for release not to mention Star Wars video games. In order to keep things fresh Disney should pick a point in the Star Wars time-line that has yet to be explored in great detail.

With that bein said I am still excited for both shows I think they have the potential to be amazing but that potential carries with it the opportunity to disappoint a countless number of fans if things don’t go well but as the saying goes nothing risked nothing gained.

Let us know what you think , are you excited for these shows or do you think Star Wars and LOTR belong only on the movie screen. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook or email us at, catch you Later Misfits.







Need to Know: Black Friday

Happy Monday Misfits!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I sure did by starting the remake of the .hack//G.U. game series, which I got for my partner as an early Christmas gift. He has played the entire game series and based off his thoughts, I decided to give it a test run. While I’m not super far into the game, I find myself wanting to play hours upon hours of it. It’s so immersive that sometimes when I go to check my email in the game, I find myself forgetting that I’m in the game. Be on the look out in the future for full play posts about it once I’ve done some advancing!

Speaking about the holidays, since they just around the corner, I find myself wondering what I’m going to be doing in terms of gifts for my friends, my animals, my partner and others in my life. I also find myself trying to figure out where all the best sales are – especially for games and systems! While we have a PS4 at our home, it’s a little hard when you both want to play your games for the same system. Usually I’ve got to kick him off so I can some in before I go to bed! Today I’d like to share some of the notable sales happening during Black Friday and going into Cyber Monday.


According to the blog post, their sales will go from November 19 Novemeber 27th, lasting an entire week. Starting with the VR systems, there are two bundles: Playstation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle at $299.99 (MSRP) and the Playstation VR Skyrim Bundle at $349.99. These bundles include the PS VR system, Playstation camera, a copy of the games as well as 13 PS VR demo titles for you to try! The Skyrim bundles comes with two Playstation move controllers, which are vital to gameplay. For the Playstation 4, the 1TB Slim system is only going to be $199.99, which is a great price to get it at, especially for the gamer in your life. DualShock 4 controllers are also at a low price as well, only $39.99! They just released a bunch of translucent colors as well so now is the time hop on those deals! Some of the best deals come in the form of games with deals up to 40% off popular titles starting on November 17th if you’re a PS Plus member, November 21st if you aren’t but the deals go until November 28th so there will be enough time to browse these titles.


While Xbox is also having a week long Black Friday, this is only open to Xbox Live Gold members starting November 17th through November 27th. The deals for the public start November 23rd, so it won’t be too long for a wait. While all of the deals will become public knowledge on the 23rd, some deals have been presented by Xbox. The Xbox One S 500GB is only $189 with a free game of your choice, one month Xbox game pass and 14 day Xbox Gold subscription trial. Certain retailers will be doing the free game while others won’t so check with the retailer to see if that will be offered with your bundle. Games are going to be up to 65% off their MSRP, with Gold members getting an extra 10% off. Gold members will have early access to this deal, starting November 17th with general access on November 21. In the Design Lab, where you can design your own controllers, you get $15 off the price, which starts at $64.99, with free shipping starting on November 21st. 

This is a developing story so as soon as I know more about the deals, I will be updating this post or making a separate post with the update so be on the lookout! The sales which I want to go out on Black Friday for are the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One S offers, but I don’t know what to choose. Like I said earlier, I am leaning more towards the PS4 because all of my games are for that and I really enjoy the system, however I know that I never really gave the Xbox a chance and with everything it comes with, it’s a very enticing offer. I didn’t get a chance to cover all of the offers but there will be links below which have the full press releases from Microsoft and Sony.

That’s all I’ve got for this week! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, all of which are linked on the side! Our podcast will be premiering here November 20th so be on the look out for that!

And as always, stay odd!


(Source: Sony and Microsoft)

What exactly is Ragnarok?



Hello Misfits, with the newest installment of the Thor saga making its way into theaters there is plenty of excitement from both casual Marvel movie fans and hard-core comic book geeks.  The former however may be a little curious about where the name of the new Thor movie came from and what it means. Ragnarok is here and I’m going to explain exactly what that is and what it means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Some of you may be thinking “Ragnarok” sounds like some sort of Norwegian hair metal band and…. your probably right but in terms of what it means in the comic book and cinematic universe it’s a little more complex than that. You see Thor is from a place called Asgard which is home to the Asgardians; a race of powerful beings that often act as galactic peace keepers,the Asgardians are so powerful that many other races see them as gods.

Although the Asgardians are powerful they are not immortal in fact their home land is stuck in a cycle of life and death that causes the destruction of Asgard and the death of almost all of the Asgardians. The process of this cataclysm taking place is referred to as Ragnarok. Usually some super powerful evil deity leads an invasion of evil beings into Asgard, the Asgardian ruler is killed  and everything is destroyed. Eventually Life finds its way back to Asgard and the cycle begins again.

So basically Ragnarok is the Agardian apocalypse that brings about suffering and death but is also the beginning of a new cycle, at least that’s what it means in the comic books anyway. In the new Thor movie it seems like they combined elements of Ragnarok from the Thor comics and elements of Planet Hulk. While there is a giant battle and an overpowered evil doer that leads an invasion, the movie steers clear of many of the apocalyptic elements that are in the comics. This is good news for the Avengers franchise because it means they may be getting their two heaviest hitters back sooner than we thought.

With that said the Thor movie is doing well in theaters so regardless of what interpretation was used, this film is still and action packed entertaining block buster.

Feel free to let us know what you thought of the movie in the comments or drop us a line on social media. Catch you later misfits.







Happy Monday Misfits!

I hope everyone is having a not too dreary Monday. I know my day started off with a lot of rain!

This past weekend, Thor: Ragnarok just premiered! I know I’m really looking forward to seeing it in theaters tonight. Something that stood out to me was that the Thor fanbase has grown immensely, bringing him to the level of Superman, Batman, and other famous heroes.

While I’m not trying to bring Thor down, I find myself wondering why he’s such a popular hero and if his movie persona is truly that of a hero.

Traditionally, Marvel heroes are made to be imperfect, as a step away from DC characters but Thor was the direct opposite of that. Out of all of the other heroes in the MCU, he is the only one who doesn’t really fit into the mold that the heroes like Spiderman did, that they were just like you. His lack of humanity literally put him a step above. Even with their attempts to humanize him, they weren’t able to bring down that much. He has family and love troubles but something that really put him to the side was the fact that all the other heroes in MC universe end up overcoming their problems, whereas his problem is his lack of humility, which a lot of humans still don’t understand the concept. He resembles the jock stereotype more than other heroes which he overcomes in later comics and movies. He also has a secret identity by the name of Donald Blake, a human medical student, which he doesn’t really use as much as the other characters in the Marvel universe, but utilizing his alter ego when necessary.

In his origin story in the comics, Thor is a headstrong and proud boy which his father sees and decides that he needs a lesson in humility. His memory is erased and he truly believes that he is human, before coming across the Mjolnir in Norway while still without his memory. Eventually, it is revealed that Blake has been Thor this entire time and he regains his memories. Throughout the comic book series, he grows as a character, falling in love with Jane Foster, becoming more human with each variation. Continuing with his affinity towards Earth, he starts to regard himself as a superhero when he starts to work with the Avengers. 

When it comes to movie persona, Thor has the same problem, acting like a boy gone wild and was subsequently banished from Asgard to learn how to become worthy. Just like in the comics, he’s extremely brash and believes that he is entitled to rule Asgard. Due to him starting a war against the Frost Giants, his father concludes that he is vain and needs to be taught a lesson. Stripped of his mighty hammer, which is where a good amount of his strength comes from, he ends up being tasered and the movie continues on. They follow the Jane Foster route and through her, he learns compassion and humility which is apparent at the end of the first movie. While in both the comics and the movies, Thor seems to grow in the way that his father wanted him to, even he knows when to admit defeat, which is a part of what led Jane Foster to become the New Thor. When you follow the just the comic persona, he is no longer worthy of the titles he has earned and does fight the change of hands, asking Jane for the Hammer back, even though he knew he couldn’t weld it. After a while, he accepts this new Thor, not knowing it’s Jane, and gives her the Thor name, changing his name to Odinson. While the movie persona hasn’t gotten to that point, I would be very interested to see how they handled it, considering Jane is still a big part of Thor’s life.

If you haven’t seen it by now, I’d suggest watching all of the movies, including Ragnarok one right after the other. That’s all I have this week! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and on here! Be on the lookout for the premiere of our podcast coming later in November!

Have a good one misfits!


The Spooktastic Top 5 comic’s for the Halloween Spirit


The spookiest day of the year has officially passed but let’s face it, we still have a little bit of Halloween left in us. Maybe it’s our love for scaring the hell out of ourselves, or just the fact that we are twisted little misfits who just love great stories. Whatever your reason, sit back eat some candy and check this list of my Top 5 Scary comics, you should be reading!


5. American Vampire (Scott Snyder)

Though this is not traditionally not very scary it is nonetheless an incredible story surrounding two main characters at two separate timelines, Pearl Jones and the infamous Skinner Sweet. Neither character is the perfect protagonists set to the backdrop of important times in human history these two anti-heroes have very different motivations but without getting into spoilers their paths of destruction create a beautifully weaved story worth a read.


The Vertigo Comic was first launched in 2010, and written by Scott Snyder from issue 1 and the king of thrillers himself Stephen King. Though Stephen would stop writing the story after Issue 5, Scott Snyder has gone on to take the series a lengthy 7 years and will be returning in 2018. The Period Comic, is both hard hitting and a complete gem in its genre.


4. Batman’s Arkham Asylum: A serious House on Serious Earth (Grant Morrison)


Written By the Legendary Grant Morrison this tale marked his first step into the world of Batman. A fantastic read seeing Batman thrust into a psychological game of escape, as the prisoners riot and begin to literally run the asylum. This book gives a revealing look at the history of both Arkham Asylum but more importantly Amadeus Arkham the founder of the famous asylum. It is dark and honestly a little spooky.


Most people know Arkham Asylum title as the video game series, but contrary to popular belief this comic is the where it all got its start. The comic has inspired both the video game and the backdrop for the movie Batman Begins. It even inspired some of the stories in Batman the animated series. It is a fantastic read and a bit chilling!


3. The Walking Dead (Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore)


Originally this classic was pitched to be a sequel to George Romero’s cult classic Night of the Living dead. Though Image Comics powers that be loved the idea they suggested that they rework it and make it an original piece so they could have 100 percent of the rights. This decision gave birth to the famous Walking Dead we know and love today. The story follows former Sheriff’s Deputy and comatose patient Rick Grimes and his not so merry Band of survivors, struggling to not only survive the zombie apocalypse but also each other.


It originally debuted in 2003 before spawning its critically acclaimed TV series in 2010. Although the TV show is a instant classic, it’s slightly watered down in quality compared to the comic books. What both show and Comic do that makes my insides jiggle, is the “no one is exempt from death” Concept it employs. It is still ongoing and begs a read whether you are a fan of the series or not.


2. Preacher (Garth Ennis)


This Vertigo Comics rooted piece of fiction is both thrilling and a little weird, it centers on preacher Jesse Custer.  Who after being “Bonded” with a supernatural infant source known as Genesis a product of a unholy shag fest between an angel and Demon. It ends up giving Jesse unbelievable abilities making him arguably one of the most powerful beings in the universe. He sets out on a Cross country journey in search of God who has abandoned heaven upon Genesis’ birth. Jesse does so with his Ex-girlfriend Tulip, and his Irish Vampire sidekick Cassidy. The three meet incredible foes that both shape and destabilize the very fabric of Jesse’s world.


Though this show had a few attempted Adaptations, it ultimately found its footing on AMC with the Preacher series in 2015 with a Pilot Co-written by Seth Rogen. It has inspired other concepts, such as Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger born. It is a terrifying, and often humorous ride, that redefines both good, bad and ultimate power.


1.  The Crow (James O’barr)


This is my number one pick, for the unfamiliar comic book fan this character is The Punisher meets Batman. Though that is probably a gross misrepresentation, it’s as close to the tone that I can get. The story is about Eric, a young man who is brought back by this supernatural crow who resurrects victims of murder to exact revenge on their murderers. Eric Was killed by a group of gang members while his fiancé was raped in front of his paralyzed eyes before she was killed as well. Eric returns to the land of the living and hunts down his Murderers. The Gothic and dark tone sets the comic apart from other Thrillers as it beautifully seams psychological thrilling with creative Violence.


It was later adapted to a couple of movies, the first and most famous starred the Late Brandon Lee, who unfortunately died while filming the movie during a set accident. Its dark tone, and vengeful motivations creates a both spooky but thrilling adventure.

So there you have it! My List for a Spooktastic post Halloween Follow up. Let me know your thoughts below, and share your own favorite comics in the comment section. Until next time, this is Jared signing off.

Have You Ever Heard Of Candyman?

Happy Almost All Hallow’s Eve Misfits!

We’re almost there!

Even though it lands on a Tuesday, it doesn’t mean we can’t be spooky! Of course, I’ve already got my outfit picked out for it and everything. I usually celebrate Halloween for the entire month and this year was no exception. While I try to devour as much horror related content as I can year round, with the influx of sketches, indie games and horror films gracing our screens, I find myself in heaven.

I’ve been watching horror films since I was 8, starting with “Child’s Play”. While my mom was asleep, I decided to watch some T.V. with the volume low and subtitles on. I was aimless flicking through channels when I stumbled upon it. Assuming it was a kid’s movie, I watched the entire thing. I had nightmares for weeks AND I got in trouble for watching the movie. It didn’t stop me from watching them though. By the time I was 15, I had seen all the classics: Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Night of the Living Dead, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby. The list goes on and eventually the love grew to shows and games. Today I’m going to share one of my favorite horror films: Candyman.

This slasher movie is based off a short story named “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker who also produced this movie in the franchise. Based in Chicago, it follows Helen Lyle, a graduate student who studies urban legends. She stumbles upon his story, which says that if you say his name five times while looking a mirror, he will come and kill you. Throughout the movie, his presence is bolstered by the people who live in those projects, due to a string of murders that have occurred with a similar modus operandi (m.o.). Helen uncovers his history and confronts him multiple times. If you haven’t seen the movie, I won’t spoil it too much for you. Needless to say, it’s a chilling and slightly gory film that spoke to me.

One of the topics that was prevalent throughout the movie dealt with social issues, specifically racial issues. Helen Lyle, the protagonist, is a member of the white middle class, working towards her doctorate and living in downtown Chicago with her husband, who is a professor at the same university. Helen is completely unaware of Candyman until it’s brought to her attention by two women who work at the university, both of whom are African American. She decides to do more research, which leads her to the Cabrini Green projects. While doing some research, she’s attacked by a gang leader, who had taken Candyman nickname as his own. Despite the homicides that had been happening in that area, the police only came out when Helen was attacked and they quickly figured out what happened. There are many other moments I could point out in this movie, but I would be giving away the entire story if I did that. I touch on this moment because when I first watched this movie, it was the first movie I had seen that touched on these issues in horror. To me, it was crazy and bold but it also showed the versatility of horror. You can touch on so many topics while also scaring the crap out of people and I would love to see more films that did that. Maybe I should just write one.

Candyman is a true slasher flick, with a good bit of gore to go along with the story. T In a turn away from how gore is usually done, while it is a good amount, it isn’t over done. What I’ve seen with a lot of horror films that have gore in them is that they rely on the gore to keep everyone watching. While tons of gore might be the way for some people, I prefer a little less. One of my favorite scenes with gore occurs in the Cabrini Green projects. Candyman gets ahold of Helen, and let’s just say – it isn’t pretty. It’s presumed that he controls Helen during this scene in order to make her believe in his existence. Despite this, she doesn’t quite believe and he continues trying to make her believe. The gore, while it is prevalent, isn’t overdone, with some of the murders happening off screen and the aftermath being shown. Instead of relying on long death scenes, which when used in the right places can make a great performance, they continue to move forward with the story which meant I could see more fantastic death scenes. There was no need for blood to be everywhere, but where it would be if these deaths actually happened.

If you haven’t seen Candyman, I highly recommend that you do. It will keep the wheels in your mind turning as you try to figure out who will die next. With an interesting storyline, gore and a chilling lead played by Tony Todd, I’ve got a feeling you won’t be saying his name five times.


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And remember misfits: stay spooky!







5 old games that deserve a re-boot

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Microsoft recently announced backward compatibility for some titles from the original Xbox, and it made me think about how much fun it would be to play a modern version of  older games. But which titles would be best suited for a re-boot? While there are probably hundreds of games that would make great current generation titles, I’ve managed to narrow it down to the 5 games I would like to see most.


1. The Bouncer (2001):

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This beat’ em up was co developed by SquarseSoft and Dream Factory for the PlayStation 2, it’s fast paced action packed and forces you to make decisions that matter. The decisions you make are influenced by which of the three main characters you are playing as so the story plays out differently based on which character you choose which gives the game very good re playabilty. This is why this title would lend itself well to today’s gamer.

2. Blood Omen 2 (2002):

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Blood Omen 2 follows a Vampire named Kain who seeks revenge for crimes committed against him. The creative story line, unique main character, and creatively designed weapons made it one of my favorite games to play on PlayStation 2 and I would love to see it make a return.

3. Star Wars Jedi Knight-Jedi Academy(2003):

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This game lets you play as a Jedi in training (think K.O.T.O.R meets Harry Potter) and even lets you play as human or an alien race of your choosing. Under the tutelage of Master Skywalker you embark on various missions to maintain peace across the galaxy. This game offered an experience that really made you feel as if you were a unique part of the Star Wars universe and would make a great candidate for a remastering.

4. Jade Empire (2005):

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Jade Empire takes place in Imperial China and allows you to play as a martial artist who is tasked with rescuing their instructor from an evil emperor. This is a well written action role-player that is a graphics upgrade away from being a modern-day best seller.

5. The Legend of Dragoon (1999): 

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This turn based single-player RPG is very similar to final fantasy in its play style but the story differs greatly. This game was considered challenging due to its complex attack combinations and difficult enemies but allowed players to feel accomplished as they progressed. I would love to see this game brought into current gen with a re boot or even a squeal.


Well that’s my list, let us know what games you think should be revived, and don’t forget to follow our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates and announcements.


Catch you Later Misfits,