Bulletin: A Return to the Superversive Livestream!

Yesterday I joined Anthony Marchetta on the Superversive Livestream to discuss anime, the Pulp Revolution, and the pulp tales of yore. We spoke about many other topics as well. It was a fun two hours, readers! There were some technical difficulties with the stream, and we went silent or at least too low to hear … Continue reading Bulletin: A Return to the Superversive Livestream!

The #ReturnoftheZoids Has Begun

Zoids Wild Zero – It Has Begun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-H8_WqBM9w It looks like Japan’s artists may have beaten this author to the punch on #ReturnoftheZoids. For the twentieth anniversary of the franchise, two new Zoids series were released in 2018 and 2019. The first of these, titled Zoids Wild, did not seem to really fit the mold … Continue reading The #ReturnoftheZoids Has Begun

Build. Customize. Mobilize! – The Inspiration to Be Found in Zoids: Chaotic Century

“Build. Customize. Mobilize!” That was the tag line for advertisements featuring toys from two anime series I loved and watched regularly when they were on television. The first of these was Zoids: New Century Zero, the sequel to Zoids: Chaotic Century. Somehow Zero played in the U.S. ahead of Century; I have no idea how … Continue reading Build. Customize. Mobilize! – The Inspiration to Be Found in Zoids: Chaotic Century

Conflict – How I Learned the Art of Combat in Fiction from Hasbro’s/Takara Tomy’s ZOIDS

Clint Eastwood once said that you cannot have a story without conflict. Whether your tale has the hero fighting to survive in a hurricane or trying to master his passion for a married woman doesn’t matter. Whether he is dueling with his arch-nemesis or being fired upon by alien crabs intent on turning humans into … Continue reading Conflict – How I Learned the Art of Combat in Fiction from Hasbro’s/Takara Tomy’s ZOIDS