Every month, we’re spoiled by just so much… STUFF! News, comics, movies, TV, streaming, games, and everything in between. In this article, Fanboy Lu takes a look back at the month past and shares his thoughts on what was good, the bad, and all the meh in between!
To help organize my thoughts, items will fall under one of the following three categories:
Lu’s Dues – the good stuff! Fanboy Luis gives the good things in pop their due
Lu’s Boos – Oof. The doldrums of fandom. Not all parts of geekdom are smiles and sunshine, sometimes it’s frowns and creepy clowns.
Lu’s Snooze – Creators make things to incite some kind of reaction. So what’s worse than a bad reaction? No reaction.
Let’s take a look back at the month of September 2019!
DUES: The Wicked + The Divine
One of my favorite comic runs ended this month, and I can’t be happier. Wic+Div has been a personal favorite for a long time, from creators Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. It’s a story about divinity, popular media, mortality and our roles in the world. In the world of The Wicked + The Divine, gods and deities exist and appear on earth every 90 years in resurrected bodies, but these bodies only last for two years until they die and the cycle starts again in 90 years’ time. There’s twists and turns, deaths and resurrections in a very well written and plotted out world. I’m sad to see it go, but happy it happened the way the creators wanted it to
BOOS: Not My Kinda Fantasy
I’m not the biggest NFL fan. I wasn’t raised in American so I don’t have the same nostalgic connection to the game a lot of people do. I grew up in the Valley when LA had no team, so I had nobody local to root for. Recently I’ve gotten into Fantasy Football because of friends. And lemme tell ya! I hate it! Every year; I think I draft well, then first week comes and BOOM. Huge L. Ugh. Sticking to basketball.
DUES: Demon Hunter: Kimetsu no Yaiba
So yeah. Again, the filthiest of filthy casuals here. I recently got turned on to Demon Hunter (first two seasons streaming on Hulu now) and I couldn’t get enough of it. It’s the adventures of a young man Tanjiro, thrust into the underground world of slaying demons when his family is slaughtered by one. As he navigates all that nastiness, he’s also looking for a cure for his sister, Nezuko, the lone survivor of the attack, after being turned into a demon herself. The animation, action and characters are all top notch, but I have to give the opening theme song a lotta love. If you’re not hyped to slay some demons after hearing it, you might be a demon yourself.
DUES: A Nint-ember to Remember
Nintendo dropped some exclusive content this past month and I’d say they went and scored 100 on this. They released The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remastered, Super Nintendo online, and Mario Kart Tour for mobile! Three great games at three different price points, different difficulty levels, all targeted at different demographics. I don’t think we appreciate enough how Nintendo really tries to serve the best interest of gamers of every corner.
DUES: Spidey Comes Home. Again. Maybe?
After a whole month of rumors, articles, hot takes and podcasts about the newest version of Spider-Man leaving the MCU fold, he’s back! Hooray? In the end; the two multi-billion dollar mega studios decided that making ALL the money instead of just MOST of the money was better and have now made amends. If anything, I guess every
WHYS: Kentucky Fried Daaaamn
Released on Steam this month is a new dating simulation called “I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator. ” Like, who asked for this? What braintrust or marketing team dreamed this up? Anyway. It’s a thing that exists. So enjoy your finger lickin’ gamin’.