Monday, July 28, 2014

Fanholes Mobile Suit Mondays Episode #8: Gundam Build Fighters "A Reason To Battle"

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Join the Fanholes as they discuss the brand new anime, Gundam Build Fighters in the sixth episode of what is now Fanholes tradition, Mobile Suit Mondays!

Fanholes Mobile Suit Mondays Episode #8: Gundam Build Fighters "A Reason To Battle"

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fanholes Sentai Saturdays Episode 5: Dairanger "Attama Kitā"

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Join the Fanholes, and special guest Jan Christophersen from the CAN-AM Infection Wrestling Podcast, as they discuss the Japanese television series that inspired Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Dairanger in the fifth episode of what is now Fanholes tradition, Sentai Saturdays!

Fanholes Sentai Saturdays Episode 5: Dairanger "Attama Kitā"

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fanholes Side Story #21 Ape Prison Break


Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes is a four part mini-series from Boom! Studios which takes place twenty years before the original film. In this mini we see General Aleron accused of breaking the most sacred law handed down by the Lawgiver...that ape shall never kill ape.


Aleron is placed on trial for killing a fellow soldier and convicted. He is sentenced to an ape prison island...which is an interesting concept. Apes do not have the death penalty but there are apes who break the law...just as we humans do. Thrown into the mix is a novice Dr. Zaius. Just recently placed on the council, he is drawn into the web of intrigue and conspiracy that surrounds Aleron.


This story fits in quite nicely with the continuity of the original movies. It's also nice to see Dr. Zaius in his early days, before he became the person we see in the first movie. Boom! Studios is also producing an ongoing Apes title, simply called Planet of the Apes, and there is another mini called Exile on the Planet of the Apes.


Unlike Revolution on the Planet of the Apes, which I covered in a previous Side Story, this series manages to tell an original story without having to fall back on any 'fanwank' moments. It can allude to events we know will happen in the films without it feeling forced or hokey.