The Chief Editor is Out! Huzzah!

No more reviews for a while! Doctor’s orders! Just kidding—that doctor’s a quack. But seriously. No more reviews for a hot minute. The site’s going quiet for a month or two. But…


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Transformers: War for Cybertron Chapter 1 Review

The Transformers franchise has never worried about canon. “Reboots” and “retcons” are rarely mentioned. Rather, stories refresh as part of arcs, and a good idea will always be…


The Moon Knight Compendium Part III

To Part ITo Part IIMoon Knight was on a roll, both as a comic series and a protagonist. But changes were coming to Marvel. In 1981, Stan Lee relocated to Los Angeles to manage the television shows…


The Moon Knight Compendium Part II

To Part ITo Part IIIWith his origin story in place, something clicked for the Moon Knight. A pervading sense of completion gave writers the themes and concepts needed to start expanding on White…


The Moon Knight Compendium Part I

To Part IITo Part IIIWith the upcoming MCU projects on Disney+, it’s a fine time to discuss one of the most anticipated: Moon Knight. Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Moon Knight is…


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How to Read & Review a Multi-Author Anthology

Today, I want to take a minute to discuss how to read a multi-author anthology. It’s strange to say, but reading can be like breathing. Many think the “how” is obvious, and take…


5 Board Games to Convert Snobs

Board games have come a long way since Parcheesi. When it comes to entertaining, few options are as awesome. Hosting anywhere two players to the entire room (Masquerade can be played by 13 people!),…


Death Stranding, An In-Depth Analysis

A conversation with a coworker last week invoked an interesting way to look at Hideo Kojima‘s latest game. We were discussing the Coronavirus. Born and raised in China, she remarked how America…


Photo by Chuttersnap on Unsplash, used in San Cicaro Pulse Anthology Acceptances 10/5.

After much discussion, debate, and soul searching, acceptances for the San Cicaro anthology are finally sent. We here at Thunderbird Studios want to give a huge shout of appreciation for everyone who…

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San Cicaro Pulse – Anthology News and Updates for 8/24

San Cicaro is now closed. We’re heads down, working our way through a slush pile of more than fifty submissions. Diving into these tales, Andrew and I find a number of intriguing patterns…