7 Best Video Games Based on Comic Books

by on May 30, 2017

9The video game industry has always taken inspiration from books and movies turning their storyline into highly successful franchises, such as the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Transformers series and so on. However, comic book inspired video-games and many apps in android and seem to have had the most success because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love playing their favorite superhero?

Here is a list of the 7 best video games based on comic books:

7. Spider-Man (2000)

Developed by Neversoft in 2000, this game was especially important because it let you play your friendly-neighborhood superhero for the first time in 3D. Although it had a few problems concerning the plot, the reasons for which you were being targeted by villains being confusing at best, the beautiful world that Neversoft managed to build and the engaging action make it worthy of its place on our list.

Spiderman Comic

6. Alien vs. Predator (1999)

In 1999, Rebellion released a game unique in its approach as it let you play as either an Alien, a Predator or just a lone unlucky sod, with perfectly tailored campaigns for each of them.. This actually meant that Rebellion managed to cram three separate games into a single one, turning into an absorbing and interesting experience.

5. Batman: Arkham City (2011)

Although the newer Arkham Knight is better looking and, perhaps, more action packed, its predecessor is actually the jewel of Rocksteady’s development as it managed to improve upon Arkham Asylum without losing the atmosphere and feeling which make it the best Batman game to this day.

4. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Regarded today as one of the best adaptations of a comic-book character in a game, Spider-Man 2 managed to combine the open-world of the GTA franchise with the action-packed story that we are used to from this title. Activision managed to perfectly capture and build the world of Peter Parker in order for us to enjoy it.

3. Injustice: Gods Among Us

Perhaps the most appreciated DC fighting game to date and also the most recent, Injustice: Gods Among Us manages to flawlessly balance fighters, such as Batman and Superman, in a way that it does not seem that one has all the advantages. The game’s feeling and aesthetic also make it seem as though it was targeted for mature audiences. This certainly has to be one of my all time favorite games and it looks outstanding if you have a high-end graphics card and a good gaming monitor.

2. The Punisher (2005)

In perhaps one of the most violent games out there, letting you torture and execute enemies in ways you could not even think possible, Volition managed to perfectly capture Frank Castle’s essence making you understand the motivations behind our beloved anti-hero.

Punisher Comic

1. Deadpool

Deadpool, the hero every comic book fan knows and loves, especially for breaking the fourth wall, is, perhaps, the funniest videogame out there. The action, saturated with one-liners and amusing situations turn this into a game which does not take itself seriously (similarly to Deadpool) but does it with impeccably and with style.

5 Best 144Hz Gaming Monitors You Can Buy Today

by on May 30, 2017

There are different gaming monitors today out there. They vary in terms of features and cost. Due to this, it may not be easy picking the best one that fits your budget and specific requirements. In this guide, we present you the top 5 best 144Hz gaming monitors you can buy today based on their specifications and price:

1. ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27-inch Monitor

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q

This prides itself as the world’s first gaming monitor with G-Sync technology. It has the NVIDIA G-Sync technology, plus 144hz refresh rate together with 1 ms response time, all these providing the fastest and smoothest gaming experience. It’s one of the best gaming monitors right now on the market. Period.

Its features also include:

  • Turbo Key that allows the refresh rate to 120, 60, or 144hz
  • 2 inputs which can be made from a dual USB 3.0 ports, and a display port.
  • Eye Care Technology plus UTV anti-flicker technology to provide you improved gaming experience.

2. BENQ XL2730Z 27-INCH Monitor

BENQ XL2730Z

The reduced width and depth of this gaming monitor gives you a closer gaming experience than ever before. This monitor has a quicker 1 ms Gray to Gray (GTG) response time to offer you improved gameplay. It boasts the G-Sync technology. For more information on this adaptive sync technology, read this article: Does AMD Freesync work with Nvidia? It should give you a better understanding between the two top sync technologies on gaming monitors.

Other features include:

  • Motion Blur Reduction Technology provides a blur-free and ultra-smooth gaming.
  • The Adaptive sync technology, Quad HD (QHD) resolution plus 144hz refresh rate offers smoothest and finest display performance
  • The monitor’s color vibration settings, of up to 20 levels, to satisfy your particular viewing experience
  • You are also going to receive more visual clarity in the dark scenes with the Black eQualizer technology

3. ASUS VG248QE 24-INCHES FULL HD Monitor

ASUS VG248QE

ASUS VG248QE

This is the best budget 24-inch gaming monitor possessing 144hz refresh rate. The monitor has a full HD LED backlit and 1920×1080 screen resolution to provide in 2D and 3D brilliant HD visuals.

Other features include:

  • An ergonomic design having adjustment stand plus wall mount capability which offers you a comfortable viewing experience
  • 2 built-in speakers that offers immersive sound experience when gaming
  • You are going to receive the smoothest and quickest visuals with 1 ms Gray to Gray response time and 144hz refresh rate.
  • Capability of connecting multi-device with its dual link HDMI ports, DVI-D, and a DisplayPort

4. ACER GN246HL Bbid 24 Inches 3D Gaming Display

ACER GN246H

This gaming display, from Acer, is considered the company’s best 144hz gaming monitor. It has a super slim profile together with an x–shaped stand. It’s also eco-friendly and quite affordable.

Other features include:

  • It’s built with 1920×1080 screen resolution that provides perfect details for a full HD gaming
  • Its 1 ms rapid response time provides some immersive graphic experience
  • You may extend your gaming enjoyment with your tablet and smartphone by connecting them via the VGA, HDMI and DVI inputs

5. BenQ ZOWIE 24-inch LED Gaming Monitor

BenQ ZOWIE 24-inch Monitor

This is the first choice for most e-Sport tournament players. Its Black eQualizer technology enhances the visual capability even in the darkest scenes of the game.

Other features include:

  • A stand with height adjustments which lets you set viewing angle as per your comfort
  • Its ZeroFlicker technology permits playing games for some extended time through reducing eye strain
  • It has a response time of 1ms, which offers very fast and smooth visuals
  • It has different input connectors such as headphone jack, HDMI, D-sub, and DVI-DL

Wrapping it Up

The above are some of the best 144HZ monitors you can purchase today, in terms of their different features. While cost is also a determining factor when purchasing a display monitor, what everyone needs is an exciting gaming experience, that the above monitors provide.

Top 10 Harley Quinn Facts You Should Know

by on May 30, 2017

The fictional character Harleen Quinzel appearing in the American comic books is one the most popular characters in the Batman animated series. In the comic books published by Dc comics; Harley Quinn is featured commonly as the adversary of the superhero Batman. Here are some of the interesting facts you probably didn’t know about her.

Harley Quinn

1. She appeared for the first time in Batman animated series; Joker’s Favor episode. She also appeared on the latest Suicide Squad movie which had a whooping budget of $175 million. I watched it on ShowBox for PC a while ago, and it was totally worth it.

2. Harley Quinn is a shorten form of Harleen Frances Quinzel which is a fictional character created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini.

3. Harley Quinn character was originally voiced by actor Arleen Sorkin in most tie-ins to the Dc-animated universe. The character has also been voiced by Tara strong and Hynden Walch in various video games and DC-animated showcases.

4. Arleen Sorkin was the first inspiration of the character after she appeared in the dream sequence of the series wearing a jester costume. Arleen is the former star of the renowned soap opera; Days of Our Lives. Paul Dini then picked the scene and this inspired the creation of a fictional character, Harley Quinn.

5. Harley Quinn appeared in the world’s finest; Superman/Batman movie as a foil and rival for Lex Luthor’s assistant Graves. Each of the characters takes an instant dislike for the other and at some point engages in a brutal fight when Lex Luthor & the Joker had a business meeting.

6. She is shown to be quite talented with a variety of weapons; especially those with her trademarks. An example is a large mallet she wields with expertise and skills despite its unwieldy appearance and size.

7. Harley is an Olympic level athlete with extraordinary gymnastics skills rivaling those of Nightwing and Catwoman.

Cat Woman
8. Harley Quinn can jump quite high & perform scary acrobatic moves with less of a hassle. She is an impressive fighter utilizing her gymnastic skills in every fighting style.

9. After the success of Batman animated series, Harley proved to be so popular and she was then added to the Batman book canon

10. Harley Quinn eventually joins forces with Catwoman and Poison Ivy in the Gotham City Sirens series.

Spiderman vs. Hulk Comic: Which One is Better?

by on May 22, 2017

If you are a comics enthusiast, especially marvel heroes, comparing two heroes is an unacceptable thing to do. But have you wondered who is better, Spiderman or Hulk?

Spidey VS Hulk

Let’s break down each of those heroes first

First is spiderman. Personally, I love this dude. Known as Peter Parker to most of his loved ones. Bitten by a species of a spider and TADAH! He got some amazing powers. But what is Spidey’s advantage against the big guy?

Peter’s power includes clinging to most surfaces and of course producing spider webs like a regular spider. He also has an amazing spider sense and superhuman abilities. Using his acrobatic abilities he can transfer from one place to another. Plus of course, he can outsmart most of his enemies. Peter is an accomplished scientist, inventor, and photographer which is normal since Peter is a smart ass.

Spiderman Comic

Now, for the big guy. I’ve known him being the green hero. Born to be Robert Bruce Banner, an intelligent scientist, he became a lab rat of his very own experiment. The Hulk has an incredible strength, his power is limitless. Robert’s anger and stress can awake hulk inside him. Hulk is known to travel extra miles with just a single jump and can pound things and even the solid earth and can create a shock wave that can destroy a lot of properties. If spidey owns the air, hulk is the master of the solid earth.

Even though they are both incredible heroes we can’t ignore the fact that they are both have an interesting love story Spidey or Peter saw his love of his life falling in love and getting married to his cousin while The Hulk has a wife making her his weak spot. With her voice, hulk became Robert again.

Now, who is better?

In my opinion, if this world is really in danger, we both need the smart ass spider and the hero with an anger management issue. How about you? Who is better for you?

Who are the Superheroes in Deadpool?

by on May 21, 2017

Marvel’s new R-rated superhero movie, Deadpool, is finally out and it has some great superhero characters. The movie is adapted from the comic by the same name. But who are these people that gave life to these favorite characters? We take a look at who the superheroes in this film are.

Wade Wilson aka Deadpool

The main superhero character is played by Ryan Reynolds. He also played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine version. Reynolds says that this film is closer to the comic version itself.

Deadpool

Vanessa

She is Wilson’s fiancé and an escort. The role is acted by Morena Baccarin who describes the role as that of a crappy girl who is a damsel in distress.

Francis Freeman aka Ajax

This is an artificially mutated member of Weapon X acted by Ed Skrein. In the film, he has great reflexes and he is immune to pain.

Weasel

This is Wilson’s best friend and the owner of a bar where Deadpool frequents. The character is acted by T.J Miller. He may not be a superhero but he plays an important role in the film.

Angel Dust

She is also a member of Weapon X and has superhuman strength, speed and stamina. Gina Carano plays the part.

Blind Al

This is an elderly blind woman who lives with Deadpool. She once has her sight and went through a lot. She loves Deadpool’s double life and the danger that lurks near him. The character is played by Leslie Uggams.

Blind Al

Negasonic Teenage Warhead

This is a teenage X-men trainee who has powers to detonate atomic bursts on her body. The part is played by Brianna Hildebrand.

Piotr Rasputin aka Colossus

Also an X-men member he can transform his body into organic steel. The character is played by Stefan Kapicic.

All these superhero characters come together to make Deadpool one of the best Superhero movies of all times.

5 Martian Manhunter Facts you probably didn’t know!

by on May 20, 2017

Despite being one of the original seven members of the Justice League, the alien J’onn J’onzz, popularly known as the Martian Manhunter has been greatly underrated. Here are some 5 facts that you probably didn’t know about this DC Comics superhero:

Martian-Manhunter-Explained-Facts

1.) His Origins

J’onn J’onzz, who is the last surviving Martian, has been around for the past sixty two years having made his debut in DC Detective Comics #255 in 1955. Over, the years, he has made numerous appearances in television screens, animated films and video games that have endeared him more to the masses.

2.) He is the most powerful superhero ever.

A closer look at the Martian Manhunter reveals that he is in fact of the strongest superheroes of all time. He has super strength, regenerative healing and flight capabilities just like Superman. Similar to Batman, J’onn J’onzz possesses advanced detective skills and usually goes by the name ‘John Jones’ when on detective duties. He is therefore as a blend of both Batman and Superman.

He also has unique superpowers that are unlike any other superhero. He is a shape shifter who can go invisible and go through objects. His mind is however his most impressive arsenal providing him with a genius intellect which some people fail to recognize it as a superpower! He is also capable of moving objects through telekinesis and is capable of mind reading and mind control through telepathy.

3.) Superman is afraid of him.

Widely considered by most to be the strongest superhero, Superman actually admits to being afraid to face J’onn J’onzz in open combat! He even calls him ‘the most powerful being on the face of the earth.’

Manhunter VS Superman

4.) His only weakness is fire.

Every superhero has a weakness, and fire makes the most powerful being on the face of the earth literally melt. When the Martian is exposed to fire, he goes into a mental frenzy and melts down into pools of liquid.

5.) He is the only person to actually cure The Joker’s insanity.

As a testament to his advanced mind control powers, he actually cured The Joker’s insanity albeit temporarily and made him remorseful for his evil deeds.

Who is Deathstroke? 5 Things You Need to Know!

by on May 19, 2017

Even some of you avid DC fans can be forgiven for not knowing who Deathstroke is, but fret not, in this article we’re going to tell you who Deathstroke is and provide you with the most important information you need to know about him.

DeathStroke

Who Is Deathstroke?

1) Deathstroke (real name Slade Wilson) is a DC comics supervillain created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is both a mercenary and an assassin (an understandably deadly combination) and made his first appearance in The New Teen Titans (Volume 1 #2) in 1980.

2) Wilson was initially a member of the US Army, serving in both Korea and Vietnam. He was chosen for a secret military experiment with the aim of creating metahuman soldiers and gained his powers (discussed below) as a result of the experiment.

3) On the super-villain scale, he ranks pretty highly. For example, Wizard magazine recently rated him as the 24th greatest super villain of all time. Pretty impressive.

4) When Deathstroke first came onto the scene all the way back in 1980 he was initially just an archenemy of the Teen Titans but over time writers have evolved his story and he is now an adversary of a whole bunch of superheroes.

What Powers Does He Have?

5) Deathstroke has enhanced strength, durability, speed and agility all given to him as a result of an experimental serum. The comics portray him as having the strength of ten men. Additionally, Deathstroke is capable of using 90% of his brain at one time which makes him a tactical genius. So he is very much brain as well as brawn.

Further, Deathstroke possesses amazing healing powers, enabling him to recover from physical injuries much faster than normal people. But it’s crucial to note that these healing powers have limitations. They were not enough to repair his missing eye or regenerate entire limbs.

Red Sonja Comic Book Heroine: Everything You Need to Know!

by on May 17, 2017

Red Sonja was a warlike woman who used to live in a Harbour era, a Marvel Comics’s and Dynamite Entertainment’s comic character. The image of Red Sonja was first created by the American comics creator Roy Thomas and an artist Barry Windsor-Smith.

Red Sonja

The name Red Sonja was taken from Robert E. Howard narrative, the main character of which was also named precisely as Red Sonya (in the case of Roy Thomas the letter Y turned into J). In the aforementioned short novel, it is referred to Cossacks fighting with Turkish domination and its main female character was a Ukrainian Cossack-girl accordingly. The main character is originally from Rogatin as well as her main competitress and sister Roksolana, who is a real historical character and sultan Suleyman’s wife so far.

Speaking about the Roy Thomas hero, he created an archetypic image of a warrior woman in a jacketed bikini who became both an example to follow and a figure of fun and mockery. It is also twice told that Roy Thomas chose another red-haired female character Agnes de Castillo by Robert Hogward as Sonja’s prototype.

Paradox Company owning Hogwards legacy rights in 2007 put the matter of paternity rights point-blank. Paradox brought Red Sonja LLC’s case to court for using the name of Hogwards book hero. The case ended with the settlement agreement, upon which Paradox recognized the right of its competitors for trading name Red Sonja.

Sonja first appeared in Marvel comics as a secondary character in 1973. Later on, Marvel launched series of comics about Sonja itself. In 2005 Marvel sold a license for the edition of a graphic novel about Sonja to Dynamite Entertainment, which launched its extensive range of cartoons about the hero.Eventually, Dynamite Entertainment was given a Diamond Comics Distributors award as the best publishing house.

4 Best Comic Reader Apps for iPhone and iPad (iOS)

by on May 16, 2017

The variety of reading material available online is huge these days leading to an increase in the online reading community, full of readers that demand and read materials of their liking consistently and continuously. The majority of smartphone owners use their apps as a source of reading material online thus the demand for user-friendly and content full apps has increased. Here’s a list of the top four iOS apps (iphone&ipad) for comic readers;

1. Comics by comiXology

This is a cloud-based digital comics platform that acquires content from over over 100 known publishers such as Marvel, DC Comics and even much more from independent creators all over the world. The app is known for its top two significant features;

-Guided View Technology: It allows users to view the comic on panel by panel basis instead of turning pages and once done it shows the page as a whole enabling the reader to have an immersive reading experience
-Unlimited Mode: Is a form of subscription based unlimited service that will allow the user to access a regularly updated library of comics that are either classic or new at the time.

2. Marvel Unlimited

An excellent app for marvel comics and video games fans out there since this app caters to most of their needs as users are able to access an immense library of over 15,000 marvel comics cataloged for 70 years. Once users are subscribed, they can read as much as they want in any given time of the day as long as they are online thus unlimited.The great futures of this app include;

-Comics load faster and you can read them while they are still loading.
-A marvel unlimited account can be shared between spouses and friends thus you can choose which subscriptions you want to pay for.
-The user can download and store 12 comics on his/her device if there’s going to be no wifi or mobile data.

3. iComics

For users who love apps that meet their demands, iComics is suitable for them as it is the only app present supporting a large number of document formats than any other reader. Readers looking for a versatile and convenient app will love iComics as it boasts customised features for the convenience of the users. It’s highly impressive features include;

– Readers support for right-to-left reading.
– The ability to share over email and printing of individual comic pages.
– Smooth scrolling that allows you to jump comic from comic and scroll pages easily
– Special zoom in feature that allows users to view extra wide layouts as two pages instead of one.

4. Comic Zeal

This app enables users to make their comic reading experience smooth and fast . It excels in enhancing display options for the reader giving him/her the ability to organize comics as wanted and even creating the reading list from the app itself.The most notable features that will amp up your reading experience include;

– Ability to import already digitized files to read in the app (sync PDF, CBR/RAR, or CBZ/ZIP files straight over to Comic Zeal)
– Has an innovative slider, that acts as a pointer, a container, and a toolbox.
-A variety of additional settings for brightness, navigation, and reading

6 Best Comic Book Apps for Android in 2017

by on May 14, 2017

Like most businesses, comics are another market that has changed significantly in the course of recent years on account of the advanced upset. In spite of the fact that there is in no way like a physical comic book in your grasp, the advanced side of the comic turns out to be a valuable sidekick for the ownership of comic books and comic books. It could be said, it includes aptitude, offering a unified and simple to-explore and deal with the online accumulation, and also some components that enhance perusing when all is said in done. The following are six best comic book apps for Android.

iPhone Joke Comic

Marvel Comics

With regards to comics, perusers have their inclinations. If you are more persuaded of Marvel, then this might be an application that merits looking at. Wonder Comics resembles a one-time Marvel application with access to more than 13,500 comic books and from all the typical suspects, including Iron Man, Spiderman, Thor et cetera.

CLZ Comics – Comic Database

If you are a more genuine gatherer of comics, CLZ Comics is a fascinating application. This will help you keep the computerized comics track that you have, and compose it. Accordingly, you can enter your comics by name or essentially tie a standardized identification picture. From that point forward, the application will download every one of the spreads, distributer data, and so on. An incredible approach to efficiently track your comic book gathering.

 

DC Comics

Dialog DC/Marvel, in all likelihood, will proceed regarding the major difference between the primary characters of each camp. If you read more DC comics and incline toward all the more effective or powerful characters, then DC Comics can be your application. Here you will locate a vast choice of comics on Superman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern and numerous others. Also, this is another application displayed by ComiXology.

LINE WEBTOON – FREE Comics

If you are searching for something somewhat different, then LINE Webtoon is constantly worth looking at. This application offers perusers a considerably more assorted determination of comics and those that you are probably not going to discover in the more famous comic applications. Also, the way that here the attention is on free substance.

Astonishing Comic Reader

Next, comes the “Astonishing Comic Reader,” and this is the uncommon Comic Book Reader (CBR), which trusts that you will have the capacity to peruse every one of your comics all around and dependably. The application consequently checks your gadget to discover every one of the comics put away locally, and sort out them searchable. It also accompanies some fascinating extra elements, for example, the capacity to share backdrop that you can use on your gadget.

DC All Access

We as of now have one DC comics on this rundown and this one for the individuals who are occupied with the more extensive DC world. Notwithstanding content on the comic side, this application will give all of you the most recent news about DC all in all. Counting forthcoming motion picture adjustments, amusements and even adaptable substance, for example, a dc console and smiley.