Sunday, December 28, 2014

Re: Easy's Bio-Revelation Review

Master Wolf here! So all of you may have remember my previous review of Easy's comic 'Bio-Revelation'. Well since she is redoing the series, I decided to redo my review on it and see what have change and see if its for the best. So lets take a look at 'Bio-Revelation' redo by Easy!

So what is different in this redo? how about the beginning where we get a rather interesting news report about a situation (this serve as an interesting setup to what is about to come, but doesn't go into too much detail about it) We then go back before the situation to see a rather grim reminder of the 1960's where segregation was at its worst, however like before Easy tackle the topic about cloning and the way we respond to it... also one can spot a sign of a lab selling... clones... okay forget the 1960's reference, this is pre-Civil War era mix with the 1960's era! My god, I can't imagine how the United Nations will react to this... anyway, getting off track.

This redo does things way different as we get to see more back story to the Watson Brothers and Jer's struggle to trying to balance his own life and being with the (extremely racist) Friends of Humanity (or rather Enemy of Humanity), trust me; you'll see why I said in my previous review they are more of a terrorist group with the amount of things they get away with. (then again, that what's happen when you have PMC's to be your main police force... which is a stupid move.)

Not only we get a back story to the Watson Brothers, but we do get a back story to Lance; who (I am totally shock about) was a former member of... you know what, I don't want to spoil it, so I will let you readers see what I am talking about.

Dmitri is still an asshole and a bad guy with what I can gather a secret agenda giving what he does in the comic, which means we have are official antagonist with perhaps a motive. Also it would seems that there is a riff slowly growing with the F.O.H. from one part of the comic of the ethics of their treatments.

So far, the Redo is worth a read and does things a lot better that the original hasn't touched on. I praised Easy for doing this redo as it brings much more emotions and leave the readers to wonder what will happen next in the series. Here's to Easy to continue such a great work!

Re: Bio-Revelation Verdict: 5/5

My Thoughts on Inkblazers Shutting Down

Master Wolf here! So some of you may have notices this already, but to others who don't is that Inkblazers (or MangaMagazine) a comic/manga sharing website is shutting down next year due to money issues. So my response to the whole thing is 'meh'

Now before anyone bash me for my response (I know some friends who are comic artists and was using this site for almost everything), here is the reason why I went 'meh' at the news of the website shutting down; it wasn't really that good of a website.

So why do I think that InkBlazers/MangaMagazine isn't that great to begin with? Well lets get started on the way the website is laid out; which is bad in my opinion.

DeviantArt, FurAffinity, and other websites I am apart of have user friendly layouts that users can use with ease, from search engines to dashboards. Inkblazers on the other hand has a complicated layout that sometimes doesn't even work that great at all. The only friendly layout that does work was the bookshelf that will let you know which comic has be updated with a new page, but that is just the only good thing it has. You can delete past comments on your dashboards nor clean up unwanted junk that plagues your dashboards. Sure you can select which type of messages you want to see, but that should not be the case. So that is one thing I have a problem with and from hearing others I talked about this, I am not the only one.

The second one is the way it was managed. From the Email I have received from a friend of mine explaining why the site is closing, which brings a lot of questionable things that have been made before the announcement. One of this questionable move was the whole 'Preview Program' while the idea is really great, pays comic artists for every page they release, it does have a lot of flaws; even with the tight on budget as the email said. So why would you put something like 'Preview Program' when you don't have the money? Like my father have said, 'Don't spend when you don't have the money to spend with.' a logical saying, but it seems that the owner didn't think it thought. Another thing I notice in the Email is that the owner didn't even thought about using ads or other advertising to get more people to come and read, but it would seem those advise had fallen on deaf ears and that is why the website is shutting down, because the owner seem to have little care for it.

While the website does help raising comic artists to get notice, there are better comic sharing sites out there that does the concept better that InkBlazers has fallen short on. Its surprising seeing my friends panic when they first heard the news then suddenly calm down when they found other sites or have already accounts on those sites yet never used it until now. So is this the end of the artists on InkBlazers? No.

They have already found other websites even created a group to keep in touch with each other. So it's not the end, it's just a beginning of something better.

I'm Master Wolf, and I will be seeing you later!