Halloween Week Day 2 Creepy Comic Book Characters

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s time for us to take a look at some creepy comic book characters. I hope you guys are ready for a scare! Now, let’s begin!

  • Vermin Real Name: Edward Whelan Status: Genetically Altered Human (Villain turned into Flawed Hero) Ht: 6’0” Wt: 220 lbs First Appeared: Captain America #272 (August 1st, 1982) Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, and agility, Heightened sense of smell, Claws and razor-sharp teeth, Mentally controls small animals

Edward was horribly abused by his father as a child. Fortunately for him, suppressing the torment melded the young kid into a incredibly successful genetic researcher. As an adult, he worked with the villainous geneticist, Armin Zola. Everything was going well, until he found out that Zola was using humans as test subjects. In an act of horrific experimentation Edward was transformed into a hideous Rat-Human hybrid called Vermin. Vermin fought with Spider-Man, and would’ve killed him if Kraven didn’t send him back to the sewers. Upon the second fight with the Web-Slinger, Edward was beaten, and sent to the Ravencroft Institute, a mental institution for the criminally insane. He soon was cured of his mental stability by the brilliant Ashley Kafka. Vermin then defeated Zemo, and now has joined the hero team known as the Thunderbolts.

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  • Doctor Destiny Real Name: John Dee Status: Supervillain First Appeared: Justice League of America #5 (June-July 1961) Creator: DC Power/Weapons: Dreamstone which brings people’s nightmares to life

John was a genius and frequent foe of the Justice League. During his time in prison Destiny invented the Materioptkion, a stone that has the power to manipulate nightmares. Before this invention, he created a chemical with the power to make dreams come true. Unfortunately, all of his test subjects died, so he decided to use the chemical on himself. He was soon thwarted again by the Justice League, who decided to hire a psychiatrist to stop his criminal activities. This seemed to work at first, but Destiny then lost his ability to dream. Upon leaving prison, his body was white and closely resembled a walking skeleton. Destiny then made it his goal to destroy the Justice League. He recreated the Dreamstone once again, and used it on the team to bring their nightmares to life. Despite these new powers, he was thwarted one more time by the team, and seemingly died at the hands of Darkseid.

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Halloween Week! Creepy Paintings

Hello guys and ghouls! Welcome to the holiday special! Every day this week, I will be posting a new creepy topic. Now, let’s start this ghoulish week with some creepy paintings!

  • Anatomical Pieces by Theodore Gericault 1819 Oil on canvas 

This is a very visceral work by “French Realist”, Gericault. It’s a “Still-Life piece which depicts many human body parts. The heavily detailed and realistic-looking parts give the viewer a sense of dread. However, I find this piece to be morbidly gorgeous in its own way. The severed arm has its bones intact, and the meticulous preservation of them makes it a true sight to behold.

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  • The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch 1480-1505 Oil on 3 oak panels

This incredible piece was made over the course of 20 years, and the insane detail definitely shows Bosch’s talents. The work is supposed to depict life’s greatest pleasures including; sex, lust, wrath, sin, and leisure. The first panel portrays 3 fleshy, nude figures in a beautiful green garden with a phallic, pink fountain. The second panel portrays more nude figures and some absolutely gorgeous flora and fauna. Some of the people are having sex, and floating across a giant river in apple-shaped boats. Then, we get to the third panel, and them mood changes dramatically! I believe it to be Bosch’s depiction of Hell, due to the many demonic creatures, and tortured human souls. Some figures are bound by chains, and others are actually used as instruments! I have always loved this painting, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

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Extremely Powerful Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more awesome cards. Now, let’s Duel!

  • Gravity Blaster Type: Equip Spell Appearance: A very cool and futuristic gun that’s firing a miniature sun. Effect: Equip only to a Machine-Type monster. Once per turn: You can activate this effect: it permanent gains 400 ATK. (This ATK gain remains even if this card leaves the field or the monster becomes unaffected by card effects.) If it battles an opponent’s monster, that monster’s effect is negated during the Battle Phase only.

This card is a Morphtronic player’s wet dream! Not only does it permanently increase a monster’s attack, but it has built in effect negation. If you can keep that monster alive, it will become an absolute powerhouse, and nearly indestructible. If you run any type of Machine deck, add 3 copies of this, and you won’t be sorry.

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  • Number 81: Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Super Dora Type: XYZ/Machine/Effect Attribute: Earth Rank 10 ATK/ 3200 DEF/ 4000 Appearance: An ultra cool train with futuristic weaponry. Effect: Requires 2 Level 10 Monsters. Once per turn, during either player’s turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up monster on the field; that target is unaffected by card effects, except for its own effects, until the end of this turn. 

Well, Rank 10 Yu-Gi-Oh (Rata) has discussed the usefulness of this card many times before, so I want to do it justice. Running a “Trains” themed deck is extremely fun to do and can combo with many other Archetypes. This specific card is considered to be the “Boss Monster” of Train decks. It has more than 3K attack, so it can body Blue Eyes, and the turn immunity effect is absolutely fantastic. The only problem is that Kaijus completely break Trains.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Banana Nut Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Frangelico® hazelnut liqueur
  • 2 tsp banana liqueur
  • 1 oz pineapple juice

Directions: Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.

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  • Geisha Alcoholic Shot

Ingredients

  • 1 part Crown Royal® Canadian whiskey
  • 2 parts Midori® melon liqueur
  • fill with pineapple juice

Directions: Mix first two ingredients; fill with pineapple juice.

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Ridiculous Book Covers (Wednesdays)

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy book covers. Now, let’s begin!

  • The Goblin and a Lucky Adventure (Tales from the Forest of the Hooting Owl) by Juliet Boyd Release Date: August 2nd, 2018 30 Pages Genres: Short Story, Kids 

This is a recent book that’s about a goblin that goes on a journey. Unfortunately, the cover is absolute rubbish! It actually looks like somebody vomited the contents of a paint can onto the paper. I’m a big fan of abstract art, but this is so half-assed, it makes me angry. Put more effort into your covers, it’s not that hard!

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  • Gubble Bubble Kingdom by Denise McCabe and Illustrated by Da’an Yahya Release Date: February 21st, 2015 36 Pages Genre: Picture Book

I don’t really need to explain the synopsis of this do I? It apparently is a children’s picture book that was well received on Amazon. The cover is “interesting” to say the least, and could easily give people nightmares. The cover is like a giant LSD trip with an overly happy jester and two kids trapped in a bubble. The jester appears to be pouring a douche filled with water into a green field. I don’t like this cover because it edges way too close to the uncanny valley.

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Asher’s Video Game Reviews (One Every 2 Months)

Hello fellow gamers, and welcome to a new game review! I am really looking forward to reviewing this particular game, and I hope that you guys will enjoy it. Now, let’s begin!

Dead Cells Release Date: August 7, 2018 Platforms: PC,PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One Rated T for Teen (Gore, Violence, Blood, Language) Developed by Motion Twin Composer: Yoann Laulan Genres: Metroidvania and Roguelike 

Dead Cells is a game that I wanted the second I saw Tear of Grace playing it. It essentially is what would happen if Dark Souls was an Action Platformer. You take control of a humanoid creature that doesn’t have a head. It’s known as The Prisoner or The Beheaded. You start the game in a prison where you’re told by a guard that you can’t die. Instead of having a Game Over, you get transformed into this green slime, and possess a corpse to take control of it. The object of the game is to presumably escape the prison, and find out why you were captured to begin with. It won’t be easy, however, as there’s tons of enemies and traps in your way. Each time you start a run, you a randomly given two weapons in the form of a sword and a shield. You also collect 2 extremely important items throughout your journey. Whenever you kill an enemy, they will drop money, and may have a chance to drop a glowing blue orb known as a cell. Cells are used to upgrade your arsenal of weapons, and to increase drops in the dungeons. The difficulty comes in the gameplay, as when you “die”, you will drop all of the cells you currently are holding. The good news, is that the cells that you use to upgrade weapons are permeant, so the weapons will stay unlocked. Each enemy has a special type of attack that can massively drain your health, however, there’s an easy cue whenever they perform it. Your weapons range from awesome swords that cause the enemies to bleed, to freaking sandals that allow you to kick your way through huge mobs. The faster and quicker your reaction time is, the better you’ll do in the game. I also have gotta say, the music is absolutely perfect, as it embodies every situation that you run into. The game isn’t complete yet, but you’re guaranteed to have a great time playing it, as the rewards are random with every run. I highly recommend this game to lovers of The Binding Of Isaac and Platforming fans in general. Posted below is Sethorven playing Dead Cells, so if it interests you, buy the game, and you won’t be disappointed. Final Rating: 9.6/10 (Incredibly Fun)

 

More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Glacialynx (The Lynx Pokemon) #082 Ice/Electric Type Possible Abilities: Volt Absorb (Absorbs electric attacks and converts them into HP) or Adaptability (STAB moves have a 2x bonus) Evolves from Caracold at Level 31 Ht: 3’03” Wt: 70.5 lbs Gender Ratio: 50% Male to 50% Female Appearance: A blue and yellow lynx with bright yellow eyes. Base Stats: HP: 60, Attack: 55, Defense: 50, Sp. Atk: 110, Sp. Def: 70, Speed: 101 Base Stat Total: 446 (Very high Special Attack and Speed) Weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Fire.

Entry: This Pokemon can find others of its kind during blizzards by emitting lights caused by its Electric attacks.

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  • Pikotton (The Cotton Mouse Pokemon) #025 Electric/Fairy Type Appearance: An inbred mixture of Swirlix and Pikachu. Possible Abilities: Static (Paralyzes on physical contact) or Cute Charm (30% infatuation effect on contact) Doesn’t Evolve Ht: 1’04” Wt: 7.7 lbs Gender Ratio: 50% male to 50% female Base Stats: HP: 55, Attack: 40, Defense: 85, Sp. Atk: 90,  Sp. Def: 75, Speed: 75 Base Stat Total: 420 (Ok, I guess) Immune to Dragon and Weak to Poison and Ground.

Entry: Pikotton is rumored to have been created by Swirlix and Pikachu inbreeding for many generations.

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