If our weekly Ask Chris column isn't enough of definitive comic book (and pro wrestling) opinions for you, good news: ComicsAlliance is proud to present Here's The Thing, a series of videos where you can join our own extremely opinionated senior writer, Chris Sims, as he dives into comics history to explain why you're wrong and he's right.
This week, Chris marks the start of back-to-school season by rolling out of bed at three in the afternoon to talk about all the things you can learn from the extremely educational medium of comic books. Specifically, what you can learn about the ancient art of ninjutsu.
The new "Initiation" DLC joins up with Bruce Wayne before he became Batman, as he travels through the Paektu-San Mountains of North Korea and tries out his martial arts moves in a bamboo forest, a monastery and two other new challenge maps. It looks about as close as fans can get to playing the League of Shadows scenes from Batman Begins, even if it's storyline is more akin to Batman's comics continuity.
You know, I really expected Wolverine to kill more ninjas.
That's not being unrealistic, is it? I mean, when you hear that there's going to be a Wolverine movie based, however loosely, on the 1982 Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, you go into the theater expecting a few things to happen. I wasn't really looking for a specific number or anything, but if you'd asked me going in, I would've told you that my most important expectation for this movie was that Wolverine was going to kill a number of ninjas that was greater than zero. when the ninjas actually do show up about 20 minutes before the end, I figured it was finally time to pay off, but nope. Never happened. In that respect, I'm sorry to tell you that The Wolverine did not meet my expectations.
Nothing quite says Christmas like Santa Claus battling against an ancient order of Japanese assassins!
At least, that's the premise behind this month's Twitter Art Jam theme, as suggested by Rusty Shackles (former artist of ComicsAlliance's own Great Comics That Never Happened), and while it might not be quite as traditional
As anyone who grew up watching and reading "GI Joe" knows, Australians have been living for decades under a reign of terror, held in the iron grip of fear of the Dreadnoks. A biker gang led by master of disguise and identity thief Zartan that also functions as low-rent mercenaries for the terrorist organization known as Cobra, the Dreadnoks are little more than thugs, and fortunately, they've been defeated time and time again by, among others, an elite force of Aarashikage Ninjas led by Snake-Eyes
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