Sam and Max

I’m sure you have seen some iteration of Sam and Max, be it a game, cartoon, or even a comic, and I am sure this duo can make most anyone laugh with their dark yet smart humor. It takes a unique talent to write something like Sam and Max and that unique talent comes from none other than their creator Steve Purcell, kind of hard to believe he works for Disney and Pixar now especially with what Sam and Max are known for. Sam and Max was the idea of a detective dog and his bunny partner/best pal that is slightly psychotic in nature, how can this not lead to dark comedy, and I love every minute of it.

My first introduction to Sam and Max was that of the cartoon in the nineties called Sam and Max Freelance Police, this series was geared towards children and man was it a barrel of laughs. To this day I know of adults who will still watch this cartoon and laugh as if they were children and this was their the first time watching the show again, proof that good writing and comedy can surpass the ages. The show sadly only lasted one season, but there are a lot of great moments in that season and if you find the DVD box set I recommend picking it up, maybe with enough support these characters may return to another television slot and in my opinion they totally deserve it.

The Sam and Max property still has its many fans though and Tell Tale Games did even release some adventure games starring our heroes, in the same moniker as the Lucas Arts game Sam and Max Hit the Road or Freelance Police (too bad these never got a remake, I know I’d be on that). The Tell Tale games started with the Sam and Max Save the World and this really stuck with the old point and click adventure game formula, I loved it because the characters were back and it had been forever since I played an adventure game so nostalgia really kicked in for me that day. This game was later followed by Sam and Max Beyond Space and Time and then Sam and Max Devils Playhouse, there has even been rumor of a fourth game in the works and I will gladly be watching out for it.

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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

well I’m sure if you have been paying attention Avengers has come out today, and yes I picked up my copy. It’s an amazing movie experience and you should totally watch it if you haven’t, Now this is the 90’s Nerd so your probably asking yourselves “what does this have to do with the nineties?’ watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLD1yq7eVoY.

Yes the Avengers were in the nineties too under the name Avengers: United They Stand, now I’ll be honest I was not a comic book fan while I was a child in the nineties, but I did watch this show and well let’s say that it didn’t hold up. A few of the things that really stand out in this series that were major differences compared to the regular Avengers team Ant-man is the leader, everyone armors up and the big three Ironman, Thor and Captain America aren’t on the team. To add injury to insult though the big three do actually show up at the end of the intro as if to say “yep we still exist.”

Anyway to be fair I did enjoy this series as a child, but when i grew up and started reading comics and watching superior marvel cartoons and movies you realize this is the one that may not hold up, due to animation that is okay at best, story being some what interesting but never great, and lastly the armor up thing was a little silly, but hey I love super heroes so who am I to argue about silly. Anyway I’m sure there were fans of the series and power to you people, honestly there were some cool things here.

Since I did mention that there are some cool things in the series I will step forward and list them in point form

1.The Team – This series may have not had the big three but it did have some awesome characters. The team consisted of Ant-man, Wasp, Tigra, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Falcon and Wonderman. For the people not comic savvy some of these guys are great in tech and hand to hand combat, search any of these characters up online if you are interested.

2. Cameos  – Now all the three did not make it into the series but Ironman and Captain America both had their own guest episodes helping the Avengers team with specific enemies respectfully.

3. The art – I may have hated the armor up thing but I will not deny the fact that the art was pretty cool and the designs were pretty solid. Sadly this can ‘t be said for the animation though.

Well I don’t remember everything for this series but I think I remembered enough to get this post up and I think I’ll enjoy myself later by watching the new Avengers movie which I recommend you buy if you are a super hero fan.

Avengers Assemble

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It was not said in the new movie and that still makes me said

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