June 1, 2016

The Angriest: May 2016 in Review

A few years ago I started posting short reviews of my weekly comic book purchases. These "Pull List" columns have been a fairly popular part of The Angriest ever since, although occasionally one will unexpectedly spike in terms of hits. It is usually because one of the writers or artists whose book was reviewed shares a link to the column. I assume that is what happened in May, because the second "Pull List" for 18 May was this month's most popular post.

What was reviewed that time around? The main review was of Gene Ha's somewhat underwhelming Mae, followed by reviews of Aquaman, Black Road, Doctor Who, Silver Surfer and Usagi Yojimbo. Of those, Usagi Yojimbo was almost certainly the best.

Putting "The Pull List" aside, the next most popular mosts last month were for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Body Parts" (and I keep thinking people don't like Ferengi comedies) and the Ridley Scott film The Martian.

Altogether in May The Angriest reviewed nine films, 25 TV episodes, six music albums, 48 comic books, and four videogames. Thanks for reading this past month; I hope you stick around.

A full list of blog posts for May 2016 is included below.

Films reviewed:

  • The Assassin (2015) (review)
  • Braveheart (1995) (review)
  • The End of Summer (1961) (review)
  • The Martian (2015) (review)
  • Office Space (1999) (review)
  • Porco Rosso (1992) (review)
  • Running Out of Time (1999) (review)
  • 21 Jump Street (2012) (review)
  • 22 Jump Street (2014) (review)

TV episodes reviewed:

  • Crusade, "Appearances and Other Deceits" (review)
  • Crusade, "Racing the Night" (review)
  • Doctor Who, "A Change of Identity" (review)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "For the Cause" (review)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "To the Death" (review)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "The Quickening" (review)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Body Parts" (review)
  • Star Trek: Voyager, "Caretaker" (review)
  • Star Trek: Voyager, "Parallax" (review)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, "Return to the Circus" (review)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, "Tarr Tells His Story" (review)
  • Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, "Smiley Tracks the Mole" (review)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, "How It All Fits Together" (review)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, "Tinker Tailor" (review)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, "Smiley Sets a Trap" (review)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, "Flushing Out the Mole" (review)
  • Wolf Hall, "Three Card Trick" (review)
  • Wolf Hall, "Entirely Beloved" (review)
  • Wolf Hall, "Anna Regina" (review)
  • Wolf Hall, "The Devil's Spit" (review)
  • Wolf Hall, "Crows" (review)
  • Wolf Hall, "Master of Phantoms" (review)
  • The X-Files, "My Struggle" (review)
  • The X-Files, "Founder's Mutation" (review)
  • The X-Files, "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" (review)

Music reviewed:

  • Alestorm, Captain Morgan's Revenge (2008) (review)
  • The Astrocytes, Because I'm Really Not Sorry (2012) (review)
  • Banks, Goddess (2014) (review)
  • L'Arc en Ciel, Ark (1999) (review)
  • Sting, The Soul Cages (1991) (review)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Great Discovery (2011) (review)

Comic books reviewed:

  • 27 April 2016 (Part 2) (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, Batman, Ms Marvel, We Are Robin)
  • 27 April 2016 (Part 3) (Doctor Strange, Black Canary, Micronauts, Superman/Wonder Woman, 3 Devils)
  • 4 May 2016 (Part 1) (4001 AD, Amazing Forest, Dungeons & Dragons, 3 Devils)
  • 4 May 2016 (Part 2) (Black Widow, Detective Comics, Revival, The Wicked + the Divine)
  • 4 May 2016 (Part 3) (The Sheriff of Babylon, Batman/Superman, Poe Dameron, Rat Queens)
  • 11 May 2016 (review) (Satellite Falling, Action Comics, Batman, Darth Vader, Gotham Academy, Invader Zim, The Massive: Ninth Wave)
  • 18 May 2016 (Part 1) (Archangel, The Shadow Glass, Spider-Man, Superman/Wonder Woman)
  • 18 May 2016 (Part 2) (Mae, Aquaman, Black Road, Doctor Who: The 11th Doctor, Silver Surfer, Usagi Yojimbo)
  • 25 May 2016 (Part 1) (DC Universe Rebirth, The Omega Men, Superman, We Are Robin)
  • 25 May 2016 (Part 2) (Joyride, Batgirl, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Ms Marvel, Obi-Wan & Anakin)

Videogames reviewed:

  • Blast Corps (1997) (review)
  • Paper Mario (2000) (review)
  • Perfect Dark (2000) (review)
  • Super Smash Bros (1999) (review)

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