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Welcome back to the second edition of The Essential Comic Collection.  This time, I will be delving deeper into one of DC’s best limited series of the 1980’s, Watchmen.  Watchmen was a twelve issue limited run comic series, written by Alan Moore (Batman: The Killing Joke, V for Vendetta, Marvelman) and drawn by Dave Gibbons (Green Lantern, Judge Dread, Captain America).  Created during the late 80s, Watchmen looks into how superheroes would actually be like in real life.  Alan Moore used the series to look deeper into the theme of “power and about the idea of the superman manifest within society”.  The famous line from the series, “who watches the watchmen?” is representative of this theme and Alan Moore’s look into the superhero mythology.

Publication History
Watchmen was published and released in September of 1986...




For the month, a single game has completely occupied my time.  I have completely ignored the newest patch of The Division, Doom has held no interest for me at all, and I haven’t even logged into World of Warcraft to do my dailies.  This new game has taken up all of my free time, and even some time that I rightly couldn’t afford to give up to it.  I have been going to bed later, getting up sooner, and have completely ignored all of my shows just to play this game.  Damn you Blizzard, you have really done it this time!
Overwatch is, at its core, a simple concept of a game.  It is a first person, objective based shooter, in the same vein as Team Fortress 2.  In fact, it is hard not to compare the two games at times, but Overwatch has its own soul, and it is beautiful.  Rising from the ashes of Blizzard’s ambitious Project Titan, Overwatch is a gorgeous game that is an absolute blast to play.

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Welcome to the first article of my new ongoing series that I have named The Essential Comic Collection.  In this series, I will be looking at what I feel to be the “must haves” in any comic collection.  These could be small run/limited run comic titles (e.g. The Watchmen), one shot graphic novels (e.g. Batman:  The Killing Joke) or story arcs in a larger run series (e.g. Iron Man:  Demon in a Bottle).  With each article, I will be speaking about that particular work of art’s Publication History, Plot Summary, and Why It Is Essential.  If you are concerned about spoilers, feel free to read the first two sections without worry, but stay away from the last one, that’s where I will be discussing the impact of that title on comics as a whole.  
The first title I will be looking at is the longest run in terms of issues published on my list and, in my opinion, the greatest example...




     There are some video games out there that just finishing the game is a huge accomplishment.  These games go down in history of being the hardest games to complete, and to finish one was a badge of honor.  Being of the older generation of gamers (not saying how old mind you), my earliest accomplishments of beating NES classics such as Mega Man, Contra, Battletoads, and Ninja Gaiden still fill me with pride.  However, we lost some of this pride as games progressed.  Developers started putting in multiple lives, save points, or just made the games easier to beat in order to reach a wider audience.  That was, until From Software and Namco Bandai released their version of pain and suffering in the form of Demon Souls.  Demon Souls, and the Dark Souls games that followed, turned up the heat on gamers everywhere.  I have friends that either love or are absolutely afraid of these games, there isn't an in-between.  When I beat D...