If you’re one of the readers of the website who enjoys everything about the Pokemon franchise, let me be one of the first to wish you a “Happy Pokemon Day” as believe it or not, today is the 25th Anniversary of the property. Nintendo launched this game in February 1996 and since then its become an almost indelible part of the Pop Culture of Gaming. Now I must admit that gaming is not my strongest point but I am still quite the geek since I am all about the comic books, monster movies and assorted superhero anything. I am happy to find a property such as Pokemon reaching this milestone and think its pretty darned cool for anyone who enjoys its universe.
As I don’t have the expertise to overview the franchises background, I’ll direct you to the official Wikipedia entry for them so you can be properly schooled and also to their own website because there is a ton of stuff being lined out in celebration. There’s even a virtual concert with Post Malone happening later on today but since I am watching something from Japan tonight at 10PM, I need to use the time to get the other stuff on the website happening. Suffice it to say there is a ton of Pokemon stuff out there for the interested consumer. From cartoon adaptations to toys, to plush dolls to puzzles and even costumes. I’ve met my fair share of Pokemon characters at the New York Comic Con over the years for sure and I always enjoy seeing the work that has gone into the costumes. Are you fans of the game? Did you ever try to catch them all? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time.
I’ve already discussed the film “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” over on my Lifestyle Entertainment website “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” by sharing its first two trailers (seen HERE and HERE) and if you haven’t yet enjoyed that weirdness I cannot stress it any more emphatically that you do since its some wild stuff. Today, the film opens up in theaters everywhere and I think that this is going to be one crazy ride. Let’s review the premise and casting after the theatrical poster.
The Premise: In the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman is a former Pokémon Trainer and the son of prominent detective Harry Goodman. When his father disappears in a car crash, Tim arrives in Ryme City and ends up meeting Detective Pikachu who was Harry’s former Pokémon partner. Tim is somehow able to understand the Detective, and they reluctantly team up to find Harry and uncover the mystery surrounding his disappearance. Chasing clues through the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo soon discover a devious plot that poses a threat to the Pokémon universe. Continue reading Now Playing: “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” in Theaters Everywhere (5/10/2019)→
Today was the first Saturday in May and that is a great day for fans of the comic book medium because its “Free Comic Book Day” and that means that participating retailers give their loyal customers a batch of comic books for nothing. I headed to my neighborhood comic shop of Galaxy Comics to see what was going on and it was nice to see the patrons picking up additional titles along with the free ones. Take a look at the shop from the entrance.
I snagged photos of some of the titles that were on the shelves for the sake of this post. There was a lot of great stuff for the taking that’s for sure. Every shop that participates does this differently and some places have a better selection than others but I am happy to report that the folks at Galaxy are on top of their game and have a whole lot for their patrons to choose from. Take a look at a few.