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Back Issues [Daredevil’s Debut]: Daredevil #1

Blind lawyer Matt Murdock first made his debut in Daredevil #1 in April of 1964 and was co-created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with input from the legendary Jack Kirby. While perhaps not as mainstream as characters like Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Daredevil has become one of Marvel Comics’ greatest creations and has featured … Continue reading Back Issues [Daredevil’s Debut]: Daredevil #1

Game Corner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)

Released: 3 March 2017Developer: Nintendo EPD The Background:As I detailed in my review of the first game, The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo EAD, 1986) was an extremely popular title when it released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and sold over 6.5 million copies. This, of course, was only the beginning for the series, which … Continue reading Game Corner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)

Game Corner [National Pokémon Day]: Pokémon Shield (Nintendo Switch)

Upon the release of Pokémon: Blue Version and Pokémon: Red Version (Game Freak, 1996), a new craze swept through playgrounds across the world. An entire generation grew up either playing Pokémon, watching the anime, playing the trading card game, and watching the feature-length movies as clever marketing and a co-ordinated release and multimedia strategy saw … Continue reading Game Corner [National Pokémon Day]: Pokémon Shield (Nintendo Switch)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Released: 29 October 2020Originally Released: 30 October 1998Developer: Double Fine ProductionsOriginal Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: Mobile, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita A Brief Background:Grim Fandango was the brainchild of noted creator Tim Schafer, whose success with Full Throttle (LucasArts, 1995) allowed him to pitch a surreal, Day of the Dead-inspired concept that LucasArts … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

“COUGAR” HEAD HONCHO JAILED

Source Tuesday, March 25, 2003By B. Jeffers Balamb Parkway was the site of a violent break-in and robbery late last night as a number of Teamos employees were left traumatised when a gang of masked individuals forced their way into the Teamos Superstore, erected some five years ago during the supermarket giant’s expansion across the … Continue reading “COUGAR” HEAD HONCHO JAILED

Game Corner: The Punisher (Arcade)

Released: 1993Developer: CapcomAlso Available For: Mega Drive The Background:Frank Castle, Marvel’s resident one-man army, first debuted in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #129. Though originally depicted as an assassin with a specific code of honour, the character went on to become one of Marvel’s most popular anti-heroes; thanks to his tragic backstory and unwavering … Continue reading Game Corner: The Punisher (Arcade)

Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS)

On 21 February 1986, The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo EAD, 1986) was first released in Japan. The creation of legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, The Legend of Zelda launched one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, with its silent protagonist, Link, and his vast fantasy world of sword and sorcery not only enduring … Continue reading Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS)

What’s on the Box?: Pokémon Origins

Air Date: 2 October 2013Worldwide Network: Pokémon TV Original Network: TV TokyoStars: Bryce Papenbrook, Lucien Dodge, Jamieson Price, Kirk Thornton, and Kyle Hebert The Background:The brainchild of executive director Satoshi Tajiri, Pokémon began life as Capsule Monsters (later changed to Pocket Monsters and rebranded as Pokémon for the games’ worldwide release), a role-playing game inspired by … Continue reading What’s on the Box?: Pokémon Origins

Back Issues [The Punisher’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #129

Back in February 1974, Spider-Man/Peter Parker faced a new enemy in the form of Frank Castle, the Punisher, a veteran of the Vietnam War turned bloodthirsty vigilante. The Punisher separated himself from other, traditional costumed heroes by his willingness to kill and uncompromising, suicidal one-man war on crime and what better way to celebrate the … Continue reading Back Issues [The Punisher’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #129

LOCAL TEEN MAKES GOOD

Source Wednesday, June 06, 2001By B. Jeffers The landscape of Westbridge town centre was forever changed yesterday morning with the official opening of “Cocked ‘n Loaded”, a gymnasium and fitness centre located in prime position on Williamson Memorial Park. The gymnasium is the brainchild of Sean Hitchcock, son of local business magnate Dyson Hitchcock, whose … Continue reading LOCAL TEEN MAKES GOOD

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