The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 128 – Speaking of Surrealism

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Big News

We skipped news this week!

Yearly Top 3s

This week we went through our favourite 3 films, video games, TV shows and books of 2018. Let us know your top 3s!

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam The Hole by Hye-young Pyun, Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson, Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett and The Trial by Franz Kafka/A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 and Final Space on Netflix/Call of Cthulhu and The Witcher 3 on PS4
IanKilling Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow and My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite/The Death of Stalin and Bird Box on Netflix/Firewatch and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on the Nintendo Switch

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 117 – SDCC 2018 Trailer Fest

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This week we chat about Disney firing James Gunn and Dan Harmon quitting Twitter, the potential Buffy reboot, the 2 new Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition settings, World of Warcraft’s new subscription model, the Joker movie and No Man’s Sky Next.

Screentime – SDCC 2018 Highlights

This week we go through our highlights of what was shown off at San Diego Comic Con 2018 last weekend. We talk about these trailers: ShazamGodzilla: King of the MonstersFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldDoctor Who Series 11The Steven Universe MovieThe Dragon Prince, Deadpool 2 Extended Cut, Alita: Battle AngelIron Fist Season 2TitansThe Walking Dead Season 9NightflyersAquamanGlassDeadly ClassStar Trek Discovery Season 2Young Justice: OutsidersDisenchanted, and the return of Clone Wars.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam The Last Children of Tokyo by Yoko Tawada and Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders/GLOW on Netflix/Mass Effect Andromeda on PS4
Ian – Provenance by Ann Leckie/Steven Universe on Netflix/Octopath Traveler on Nintendo Switch

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 116 – Also French

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This week we chat about the PUBG dropping their lawsuit against Epic Games, Billy Dee Williams and Skyrim ports.

Screentime – Luke Cage Season 2

This week we review Luke Cage Season 2, the latest Marvel Netflix series. Let us know what you thought about it!

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam Flights by Olga Tovarczuk/Adventure Time on Cartoon Network/God of War and Mass Effect Andromeda on PS4
Ian – My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent/GLOW Season 2 on Netflix and The Shallows/Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition on iOS

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 115 – Heaps of Magpies

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This week we chat about the temptation of World of Warcraft, Bethesda suing Warner Bros over the Westworld game, and rumours of Lucasfilm rethinking their Star Wars strategy.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam Small Gods by Terry Pratchett/Westworld Season 2 on Sky and Luke Cage on Netflix/God of War on PS4
Ian – Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock/Luke Cage on Netflix/God of War on PS4 and Pokemon Quest on Nintendo Switch

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 113 – Book Car

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This week we chat about the Fallout 76 teaserPokémon Quest, and Pokémon Lets Go Pikachu and Lets Go Eevee, the makers of Player Unknown Battlegrounds suing Fortnite, Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story and The Expanse continuing on Amazon.

Screentime – Solo: A Star Wars Story

This week we talk about the new stand-alone Star Wars film focused on the origins of Han Solo, its perceived trouble at the box office and what we thought about it! We chat for a while before going into spoilers a little, but if you’re worried about them then skip 53:41-64:38!

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam – The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami/Westworld Season 2 on Sky/God of War on PS4
Ian – The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time Book 2) by Robert Jordan/Lost in Space and Doomsday Preppers on Netflix/The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Nintendo Switch

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 112 – Snippy Snippy

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This week we chat about the Monster Hunter film announcements and some of the US TV cancellations.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett and Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress by Steven Pinker/Parks and Recreation again/Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch
Ian – The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time Book 1) by Robert Jordan/Dungeons and Dragons 2: Wrath of the Dragon God and a load of Bigfoot documentaries/God of War on PS4 and Fortnite

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 111 – Amber Lunch

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This week we chat about trailers for SoloAnt Man and The Wasp, The Meg and Venom James Cameron, and the success of Avengers Infinity War (and the apparent fallacy of superhero fatigue).

Screentime- Avengers Infinity War

In Screentime this week we review the latest Marvel film. We do go heavily into spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it yet, skip 56:35-77:19!

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead/Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 on Netflix/The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch
Ian – Strange Labyrinth by Will Ashon/Westworld Season 1/God of War and Far Cry 5 on PS4

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 91 – Freedom From the Space Boys

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This week we chat about the Black Panther trailer, the tumultuous filming of Han Solo, and the reliance in entertainment on old IPs.

Screentime – E3 2017

This week we chat about our favourite announcements and trailers from this year’s E3 video game expo. The footage we talk about includes Super Maro Odyssey, Anthem, Star Wars Battlefront II, God of War, Spider-Man, Shadow of the Colossus remake, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and  Skull & Bones.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler/Orange is the New Black Season 5 on Netflix/Marvel Heroes Omega on PS4
IanThe Hero of Ages (Mistborn Trilogy Book 3) by Brandon Sanderson/War on Everything and The Nice Guys/The Witcher 3 on PS4

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Comic Review – Wonder Woman #36

Adam reads as many comics as he can afford. Every week he is going to attempt a mini review of one of them, with potential minor spoilers.

This week saw the first issue of the new creative team on DC’s monthly Wonder Woman series, written by Meredith Finch and illustrated by her husband David Finch, inks from Richard Friend, colours by Sonia Oback and letters from Sal Cipriano. After an extremely popular 35-issue run from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang, deservedly popular I should say, a lot of people were dismayed to see that they were leaving the book and were apprehensive of what would come next.

Diana is spinning multiple very important plates right now. Queen of the Amazons, Justice League member and God of War, she’s doing well. She’s a pretty big deal. The trouble is, she feels that by having her attention divided between all of them means that it is impossible to give any role the full effort that it requires. So when some extreme environmental events lead to flash floods that cause entire villages to vanish without a trace, Wonder Woman and the Justice League head out to investigate. Diana flies off the handle, immediately attacking Swamp Thing who they find on the scene, assuming he is to blame as lush vegetation has grown quickly in place of a village and it’s populace. The situation is dissolved, with some help from Aquaman (unintentional comics pun), with both parties continuing their investigation. Diana finally heads back to Paradise Island, to check on the situation with her Amazon sisters and recently revealed brothers and to try and dissipate the tension, but the presumably supernatural water events have taken a terrible and personal toll at the island.

It is difficult to comment on this issue without comparing it to what came before, but I will try and keep the comparisons light. The story here is interesting, and doesn’t forget the events that led up to the issue, and I like the idea of Diana being torn between all of her responsibilities. The problem is she actually comes across quite weak, rather than the strong-willed Amazonian warrior we are all used to. This is an issue with the characterisation, and is a heavy juxtaposition against Azzarello’s Wonder Woman, and even the character that appears in Superman/Wonder Woman or Justice League. Hopefully this is more first issue teething problems, and Meredith Finch will get a better handle on the character as the series continues, but it isn’t there yet.

David Finch’s art varies quite a lot during the issue, with the few action pages looking great and the landscapes looking lush and full, but actual close ups and characters looking a little shaky. There is double page splash of several League members discussing the problem, and all their faces look a bit odd (with really tiny eyes). The main issue here really is how he is drawing Diana though. I know artists vary and bring their own interpretation to a character, it’s one of the most interesting parts in comics that I always enjoy. Wonder Woman here though looks like she is made out of glass, like a delicate teenager liable to shatter at any moment. This overly young appearance is most apparent in the face, where she seems to look like some sort of terrifying porcelain doll.

I’ve been very negative here, but overall I did actually enjoy this issue. It was more the story I enjoyed however, as I felt the characterisation and art wavered quite a bit. While it isn’t fair to compare it to Azzarrello and Chiang’s run on the series, it would be remiss not to do so as DC really should ensure that they follow up such a strong and beloved run with something that can rival it rather than disappoint. Their Diana was strong and stoic, uncompromising and looking like she could take on the gods, regularly demonstrating that she could do just that. This is early days for this run though, and I am keen to see where the story goes and how Diana steps up to meet the challenge. I still think it is worth checking out for yourself, so pick it up at your LCS or digital comics platform.

6 Not-Sinkholes out of 10