Total Reroll High Water: Episode 6 – Dry Zoo

Welcome to the new season of our Dungeons and Dragons podcast, Total Reroll High Water. This is a new campaign set in a drowned world, with a set of new characters.

We are on our third ship, and it is only episode 6! Join us for the brand new adventures of the crew of The Sultan’s Daughter, as we try to actually make it to a town.

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Our intro and outro music is ‘SeaScape’ by Ed Curry.

The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 141 – Oh Jeffrey

Welcome back to The Weekly Rapture, our fortnightly pop culture news and reviews podcast!

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Big News
This week we chat about the trailers for Birds of Prey, The Expanse Season 4 and Rick and Morty Season 4, and the Playstation 5 announcement.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing
Adam – Maskerade (Discworld 18) by Terry Pratchett and The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza/The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix/The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake on Nintendo Switch

Ian – Rosewater by Tade Thompson and The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker/Fleabag (National Theatre live version)/Untitled Goose Game and Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast on Nintendo Switch

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Total Reroll High Water: Episode 5 – The Sultan’s Daughter

Welcome to the new season of our Dungeons and Dragons podcast, Total Reroll High Water. This is a new campaign set in a drowned world, with a set of new characters.

We are on our second ship, and it is only episode 5. Join us for the new adventures of the crew of The Good Spoon.

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New episodes are out every other week on alternate Fridays to The Weekly Rapture pop culture podcast. If you enjoy the episode, please let us know on our new Total Reroll Twitter or Facebook, give us a 5* rating on itunes, or share with anyone you think may enjoy it!

Our intro and outro music is ‘SeaScape’ by Ed Curry.

The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 140 – Does Blood Bounce on Ice?

Welcome back to The Weekly Rapture, our fortnightly pop culture news and reviews podcast!

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Big News
This week we chat about Spaceforce, the El Camino and Bojack Horseman final season trailers, Spider-Man being back in the MCU (for now) and The Last of Us Part II footage and release date.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing
Adam – Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy Book 2) by Robin Hobb and We Eat Our Own by Kea Wilson/Disenchantment Season 2 and the end of Orange is the New Black on Netflix/Untitled Goose Game on Nintendo Switch

Ian – The Forever War by Joe Haldeman and Boundless (The Legend of Drizzt Book 32) by R.A. Salvatore/Crawl/The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the SNES Nintendo Switch Online and Overcooked 2 on the Nintendo Switch

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Total Reroll High Water: Episode 4 – The Good Spoon

Welcome to the new season of our Dungeons and Dragons podcast, Total Reroll High Water. This is a new campaign set in a drowned world, with a set of new characters.

Last week, we made it out of a whirlpool. But did our ship? Did our Captain and First Mate? Let’s find out!

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New episodes are out every other week on alternate Fridays to The Weekly Rapture pop culture podcast. If you enjoy the episode, please let us know on our new Total Reroll Twitter or Facebook, give us a 5* rating on itunes, or share with anyone you think may enjoy it!

Our intro and outro music is ‘SeaScape’ by Ed Curry.

Comic Review – Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

Our pal Kit reviews comics for us! This is one of those reviews.

Warning: minor spoilers.

“… You’ll find what you need” – Aunt May

Marvel have released a new series of Spider-Man written by J. J. Abrams and his son and it came out today. I was curious to see what kind of spin they put on the character and what new telling of the Spider-Man story they could manage. This first issue goes in big and early to really shake up the Spider-Man formula. There is a major character death early on in the issue (bail out now if you’d rather not know who) and a significant time skip to show a very different Spider-Man to the one we know and love.

This comic was bought to us by:

  • Writer – J.J. Abrams and Henry Abrams
  • Artist – Sara Pichelli
  • Ink Artist – Elisabetta D’Amico
  • Colour Artist – Dave Stewart
  • Letterer – VC’s Joe Caramagna

Spoilers from here on! The issue begins with a new foe – Cadaverous – and Spidey duking it out. During the battle however, Mary Jane is brutally murdered by this new villain. Peter is traumatised by the events and twelve years in the future he is a distant father to his son Ben. Ben lives with May and struggles to stay out of trouble in school. He fights, he wins, and he protects the weaker kids a lot like a certain hero. I have read, watched and played more than my fair share of Spider-Man media in my time and this is the first time I have seen such a pessimistic variant of Peter Parker. I’ve seen him met with mixed reviews online, though to me as this has a very ‘alternate universe’ or ‘what if?’ feeling to me I would like to see where they go with the character. The arc they are setting up is for Ben to pick up the mantle and Peter to be dragged back into the crime fighting lifestyle and rebuild his relationship with his son. Whether or not this happens I’ll be sure to find out.

Pichelli’s art excels at set piece character conversations where emotion and detail is clearly communicated through expression and body language. On the other side however while the combat set pieces are aesthetically very impressive, this certainly felt like of the least dynamic/acrobatic Spider-Man (Spider-Men? Spider-Mans?) I have come across. With the passing of the torch I would like to see a more flexible and inventive Spidey in battle

D’Amico’s inks and Stewart’s colours bring the tone of the comic to life, providing an atmosphere of apprehension and dread early on and calm or distance and tension later in the issue.

Final Verdict

I liked this issue, I can see why I have seen a mixed response to it in places, however I try to be open to new tellings and approaches to a hero. While this is not the Peter I know and love there is plenty of time for him to return and it’s not like the shock of the death in the issue wouldn’t impact any one of us in his shoes.

Score: 7.75 Freaky Dreams out of 10

The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 139 – A Bit Elrondy

Welcome back to The Weekly Rapture, our fortnightly pop culture news and reviews podcast!

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Big News
This week we chat about the rave reviews of The Joker, Apple Arcade, I Love You Colonel Sanders, the planned Face Off reboot, the trailers for Bad Boys for Life and Doctor Sleep, and the September Nintendo Direct, including announcements of Switch versions of Return of the Obra Dinn and Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, the new Switch exercise peripheral, further details for Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Little Town Hero.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing
Adam – Out by Natsuo Kirino/GLOW Season 3 on Netflix/The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the SNES Nintendo Switch Online

Ian – The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks/Wu Assassins on Netflix/Final Fantasy VIII Remaster on Nintendo Switch and PUBG on iOS

You can as always get in touch through Facebook or on Twitter @lost_lighthouse, email us at thelostlighthouse@live.co.uk or sound off in the ‘leave a reply’ box at the bottom of the podcast page on the website. Fancy supporting our site? Head on over to our Paypal donation page! It’s completely optional, set your own price! Even £1 helps us with hosting costs and we’d really appreciate it! Cheers!