Daily Archives: October 10, 2013
So, as I said before, a TON of info has been out and about since the leaked copies of Pokémon X & Y, which I have chosen not to reveal. However, as some information has been officially unveiled on Serebii.net and Bulbapedia, I think it’s fair game to talk about six Pokémon shown off in CoroCoro!
The final evolved form of Chespin, Chesnaught is a Grass/Fighting-type. It definitely doesn’t look like it’s all that quick, but I’d hate to be staring it down in a dark alley. Also, I’ve heard rumours that it knows an attack that may make up for its probable lack of speed, as well as its x4 weakness to Flying-type Pokémon. Overall, I think I should be satisfied with this being the last evolution of my starter in Pokémon X. ^_^
Fennekin’s final evolved form, Delphox, is a Fire/Psychic-type. This was probably the single hardest Pokémon to NOT TALK ABOUT on here, as most people who read my stuff and talk to me know that I have prayed we did not get ANOTHER Fire/Fighting-type as a starter. And judging from appearance and theme, I’d say Delphox is the special attacker, Chesnaught is the behemoth, and the next on this list is the speedster.
Greninja is a Water/Dark-type, and the final evolution of Froakie. With this, we can safely confirm the Warrior/Wizard/Rogue theme present with the Kalos Region Starter Pokémon. Also, I find it interesting that the three are Fighting, Psychic, and Dark, as there was a rumour that the Sinnoh Region Starters were going to be those types, and they further the rock, paper, scissors game played with the three.
Mega Gengar is one Mega Evolution I DID know about for sure, but again, couldn’t talk about. And frankly, it’s creepier-looking than ever. Just that one eye in the centre of its forehead, creep the heck outta me. It doesn’t change its typing at all, though given the newfound advantage Poison-types have against Faeries, that might be a blessing. It DOES, however, gain a new Ability in Shadow Tag.
Mega Aggron is a Mega Pokémon I’d heard rumours about, but wasn’t sure existed. Mega Aggron looks like a freaking tank, and I expect it to function like one, too. Upon Mega Evolving, Aggron becomes a pure Steel-type, and gains the Ability called Filter. Also, I should note that, according to Serebii.net, Aggron and its family are exclusive to Pokémon X Version, while the next Pokémon and its family are exclusive to Pokémon Y Version.
Mega Tyranitar is a Mega Evolved Pokémon that I honestly knew NOTHING about. lol Also, I swear, it looks even more like a monster that would attack a Japanese harbour now than it ever did! Its typing and Ability do not change, meaning it is a Rock/Dark-type that knows Sand Stream. Speaking of, word is that Abilities that change the weather now only do so for 5 turns, not permanently. Some fans are mixed about that, but given that it still changes as soon as they come out, with no moves wasted, there’s still a pretty big advantage there.
Anyway, that’s it for the new Pokémon revealed in CoroCoro, but Serebii.net has a lot more info regarding new Pokémon, attacks, Abilities, Gym Leaders, and so on. I’ll cover some of this tomorrow, and once the game is officially available in North America. Ja né!
- Pokemon X and Y Starters’ Final Evolutions Revealed (escapistmagazine.com)
- New Pokemon X and Y Details – Plus More On Mega Evolutions (reecewhiskey.wordpress.com)
- Pokemon X and Y: It’s the Final Countdown! (seesamwrite.wordpress.com)
- Pokemon X and Y. October CoroCoro details (gamedopers.wordpress.com)
- Aggron: The Iron Armor Pokemon (gaming.answers.com)
- Pokemon X and Y Starters’ Middle Evolutions Are Revealed (escapistmagazine.com)
- Some Pokemon X and Y news. (edclarke115.wordpress.com)
- Geek Wednesday: Pokémon X and Y (jereanthenat.wordpress.com)
- Nerd Wars! Are You Getting Pokemon X or Y? (whatsyourtagblog.com)
- Mega Charizard X Revealed in Pokémon X (ukrockers.com)
So, other than Batman #24, I did get some other comics, so let’s once again check out…
So, to start with, let’s talk about The Fearless Defenders #10!
Before I start, I should note that this is technically a tie-in to an event going on in Marvel entitled Infinity. And I’m just gonna say this right now: I know precisely jack squat about what’s going on in Infinity. I know it has to do with an invasion by Thanos, and that the Avengers are otherwise occupied, and that tons of characters are involved so we see the various perspectives as the invasion occurs, but I honestly don’t know much else. In fact, this is the second time this has happened recently, as Adjectiveless X-Men is currently involved in a crossover with the other X-Men books. Maybe I’ll pick up the trade if it turns out to be any good, but for now, I have no idea. Otherwise, I just wanna say, DC and Marvel really need to hold back on major crossover events until a comic has at least hit 12 issues. Seriously, this keeps happening. You need to actually have a status quo BEFORE you can shake it up. lol
Thankfully, you don’t really need to know too many details of Infinity, as the opening narration gives just enough that you get the jist of what’s going on in this issue at least: During Thanos’ invasion, Attilan, home of the Inhumans, has blown up in the skies over Manhattan, and now people are turning into cocoons. One such individual is a girl named Ren Kimura, a young girl who has issues with her parents over her love of dance and lesbian lifestyle. Hatching from the cocoon, however, she finds her hands being covered in razor-sharp ribbons that are as strong as steel. Long story short, she gets attacked by one of the Wardogs of Thanos while his buddies are Caroline LeFay’s Doom Maidens, but is saved by the Defenders. LeFay wants the people in the cocoons for herself and tries to take Ren by force, but apparently she can launch out more ribbons at long-range, and using her various dance techniques, she’s able to defeat Scorpia and Shriek, while the Defenders send the rest packing too. Thus, the comic ends with Valkyrie becoming Annabelle, who convinces Ren to join the team, and it seems the two may be somewhat smitten with each other. Overall, fun comic as always, and Ren is a very welcome addition to the team.
Nightwing #24 picks up where the last one ended, with Tony Zucco offering to help. Apparently, Prankster‘s father, Harold Loomis, was the electrical engineer of a train line project the now-Mayor and his brother convinced City Hall to go through with, but Loomis died on Halloween in an accident, and Cole’s brother, William, took the fall for it. Wallace Cole never actually stole any money, and Prankster killing criminals was to make it so that when he told the people of Chicago that Mayor Cole stole $52,000,000.00, they believed him. All he’s really after is revenge for the death of his father. Prankster’s also planted enough explosives in Pilsen Station to cause Chicago’s entire south end to collapse in on itself. Luckily, with a little help from Zucco, Nightwing is able to save the Mayor, send the bombs into the lake to explode harmlessly, and bring Prankster in, Zucco deciding to let himself be apprehended as well. He doesn’t want to run anymore, and wants his son to know he took responsibility for his actions, but it seems it’s too little, too late: Zucco’s wife and son have left him, leaving him with the choice of beating the charges against him and going back to his old life, or going to jail and being a martyr for a life that doesn’t exist anymore…Also, that guy Maxwell is a super-villain.
Red Sonja #4…Seriously, if you love Gail Simone‘s writing but are not getting this book, there’s something wrong with you. We see that Annisia is kinda completely butt-fucking INSANE, as a farmer who tries to break quarantine insists that no one has died of the plague since the king was killed and Sonja was sent away, but Annisia talks to her invisible friends, I-I mean the souls of the dead, if she should offer him mercy, and then proceeds to cut his head off. Ayla and Nias, the twins assigned by King Dimath to be Sonja’s bodyguards, give her some of the elixer created by the king’s son, Timath, and tell her that if they can get her home, Timath can cure her…and Sonja, being Sonja, is more concerned with whether or not they brought alcohol. XD
Anyway, they begin their trek back to the quarantined kingdom as Sonja has flashbacks to her time with Annisia in the colosseum, where the two fought as sisters for their survival. However, along the way, Ayla and Nias are attacked by men of the deep (basically fishmen), led by Toda the Tormentor, a slave-driver. Toda’s men are about to kill Ayla, but Sonja recovers enough of her strength to take them all down, despite having to be blindfolded earlier to keep her eyes from being harmed by the sun. And so, the comic ends with Sonja removing the blindfold and declaring that she’s coming for Annisia. Again, GREAT issue. 🙂
So, that’s it for this week’s comics. Now, as you all know, I have a certain purchase to make this weekend. However, instead of a What I Bought Today, I will instead be giving updates on my Twitter, as well as talking about information officially unveiled upon the game’s release, and giving an overview after I’ve defeated the Elite Four. I might do day-end updates on my progress in the game on here, too, haven’t decided yet. In the meantime, though, check in next week when I look at Batman and Robin #24 and Supergirl #24. Ja né!
- Red Sonja and Conan Crossover Coming From Dynamite and Dark Horse (dorkland.blogspot.com)
- Red Sonja #4 – A continuation of origin, and a build-up to a huge battle. (whatchareading.com)
- Comic Book Storytelling: Red Sonja (nerditis.com)
- Cullen Bunn talks Fearless Defenders [Interview] (bigcomicpage.com)
- Fearless Defenders 008 (4colorfashion.wordpress.com)
- Diametrically Opposed: Nightwing / Deathstroke (modernmythologies.com)
- Gail Simone talks ‘Batgirl,’ ‘The Movement,’ ‘fierce’ women in comics (herocomplex.latimes.com)
- Comic Releases for October 9, 2013 (comicbooked.com)
- This Week’s Essential Comics: 10/7/13 (comicvine.com)
- Female Power Fantasy: Fearless Defenders #9 (marvelousmaraw.wordpress.com)