Manchester is known for having the world’s most famous football team, but it’s not what I think of when I think of my home. For any comic fan who’s thinking of visiting the city then you’ll want to check out Forbidden Planet in The Northern Quarter. It has two floors of pop culture goodness that will keep you occupied for hours.
I’ve written a guest post about idealism in fantasy books over at Mightythorjrs. I haven’t seen the spirit of idealism captured more perfectly than in Sebastien De Castell’s Greatcoat series. Read the books. Seriously.
I have been running my author guest blog series for awhile now with much success! Today is the first in what I hope is many guest blog post by fellow bloggers. I am proud to present another guest blog spot. Jamie Ryder who runs a pop culture website called https://thecomicvault.wordpress.com/ and an animal protection website called https://wingsandwildhearts.wordpress.com/ I am very excited and
Hope you enjoy the guest blog and make sure you check out Jamie’s sites. And if your interested in doing a guest blog of your own, please get in touch.
Idealism And The Greatcoats
by Jamie Ryder
Fantasy literature has the power to transport readers to a new world and offers a chance to escape. Like all genres there are…
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Just over two weeks ago I started this blog and the reception has been unlike anything I imagined. I’ve hit 100 followers and been nominated for two blogging awards. To thank everyone for the support I’ve decided to share something deeply personal about myself as a way of really understanding me. I’ve suffered from anxiety and low self-esteem for the past ten years or so. It’s made it hard for me to meet new people, believe in myself and to form a lasting relationship with someone.
Growing up in the 90s I remember cartoons being a massive part of my childhood. Cartoon Network, Toonami, Disney and Nickelodeon were the only channels I paid attention to. One of the shows that stood out the most was Dragon Ball Z. Goku was the big, powerful hero who saved the day. But I always found Vegeta far more entertaining, and I’m going to examine why he is the better character in my opinion.
Since the introduction of Pokémon Go, the app has been downloaded over 75 million times across iOS and Android and earned the record of being most downloaded app during a launch week. The app owes its success to a mix of nostalgia, ease of use and addictive incentives, e.g. levelling up as you capture and evolve more Pokémon.
Ten years ago, the radio industry was on the decline, with marketers focused on engaging their customers with text, bright colours and eye-catching graphics. Radio hosts seemed to be clinging to an outdated medium while everyone was glued to a screen, but all that has changed with the resurgence of podcasts. Where once they were hard to find and follow, podcasts have been on the rise for the past few years, thanks to the introduction of Apple’s podcast app in 2012 and the full time integration into iOS in 2015.
We remember TV shows for different reasons: they’re well written, they have compelling characters and the stakes are high. One of the best shows in recent years is Sons Of Anarchy. Created by Kurt Sutter, the show focused on California based motorcycle club Sons Of Anarchy in the town of Charming. It followed Jax Teller, the president of the club as he struggled to balance his family life with his outlaw lifestyle. The show ended in 2014 and here I’ll examine some of the themes that made it so captivating to watch.
All I can say is I’m blown away by the reaction I’ve got for this blog so far. The surprises keep on coming with being nominated for a One Lovely Blog Award by Michel over at Raistlin0903. Thanks for nominating me and I’ve really enjoyed reading your movie reviews. My favourites have been on Batman: The Killing Joke and Doctor Strange, so keep it up!
Receiving praise is something I struggle with. Probably because of my bad habit of being a perfectionist, but when someone surprises me with any kind of recognition I’m extremely grateful. It came as a big surprise to be nominated for a blog award as I’m still new to the blogging world, and I only started The Comic Vault 8 days ago. In that time I’ve already come across amazing websites and people who are far better at sharing their passions than I’ll ever be. But it does feel great to be part of that crowd.
The idea of the vampire has developed considerably since the days of Stoker, whether through the medium of television or film. In recent years comics and graphic novels have served as a popular method to introducing the supernatural. One of the most enduring comic vampires is Blade The Vampire Hunter, a character who has transcended into film and TV.