Currently Reading and Enjoying….Damage!

So DC Comcs launched a new set of comics following their last big crossover event called Dark Metal. Well it was Batman driven and I’m not a big fan of the Dark Knight, but a new initiative introducing new characters and their various series spun out of it. My favorite of these is Damage.

The story and gimmick of Damage is a super soldier turned monster. I know it’s borrowed heavy from Captain America and the Incredible Hulk. The series throws a gimmick that Ethan Avery, the soldier that became Damage, can only become him for one hour every 24 hours. As the action unfolds through the comic we get a counter in panel.

Avery and Damage are portrayed as two separate consciousnesses that can communicate with each other. The dynamic has unfolded since issue one and develops more each issue. The action in the series really sets it apart from everything else. The action and pacing is fantastic and a big drawl. In just 7 issues Damage has taken down the Suicide Squad, fought Wonder Woman and had a huge fight in New Orleans with Poison Ivy and Swamp Thing.

The hero initiative began by DC Comics back in the early Spring of this year hasn’t fared particularly well sales numbers wise. The Immortal Men has already been marked for cancellation. I don’t feel DC has particularly advertised the line very well and has lacked overall support. Damage sold 17,000 plus copies in June, not setting the world on fire but the ax hasn’t swung yet. Hopefully positive word of mouth will get more people to give the series a try, I really like it. It’s the only series I’m up to date on at this point.

Well have a great weekend and stick with Mid American Culture for fresh content daily.

Was Astroworld Really the Best Album that Dropped Last Week?

Hello everybody and welcome back to my the Mid-American page. I know some of you are looking at the title and thinking, “Is this guy serious?” Well just stay tuned and look at this mini review I give of two albums that dropped last week.

Last Friday, the long awaited Astroworld album dropped last week. Travis Scott has been working on this for quiet some time and many people, myself included, have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for this bad boy to come out. I saw the track list and features and instantly got excited.

I did enjoy the entire album, but the more and more I listen I feel like this could have been better. Now I can’t put a finger on it, but there is something missing. My personal favorites from the album are “Carousel”, “Wake Up”, “NC-17”, and “Yosemite”. Personally, I did not go crazy for “Sicko Mode”, but the I do love the best drop it. The Astroworld merch was amazing. It was a lot better than the album. I could help but cop two shirts.. However, I do give the album a 8/10.

Now, the second album that dropped that day completely stole the spotlight from Travis (for me, at least) was Mac Miller’s Swimming.

Mac has been through some shit from losing his girl to a DUI charge. It makes me extremely happy that he has come back swinging and I think he knocked it out of the park. The best way for me to describe this album is that old Mac and new Mac had a love child. This album has amazing bars, a good flow, and just a very mellow vibe. Personal favorites from this album are “Self Care”, “Dunno”, “2009”, and “So It Goes”. This is the first Mac Miller album I’m going to give a 10/10.

What did you think of the albums that were dropped last week? Let us know in the comments! As always thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew.

Check out this awesome YouTube Channel!!!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will be unable to upload an article containing my usual wit and Pop-Cultural expertise. Therefore, I hope to make up for it by plugging an awesome YouTube channel I stumbled upon a few weeks ago. The channel is called Rock Reacts. The premise of the channel is that two guys, neither of which are heavily involved in hip-hop culture, react to some of the biggest hits of hip-hop and R&B. I find their reactions immensely entertaining and their takes on the music to be very interesting. I would recommend watching their videos in chronological order, so as to experience the evolution of their opinions and reactions to the music! Instead of reading whatever I would normally be talking about this week, check out their channel and some of the other great content here on Mid-American Culture! I’ll see you next Wednesday!

Check out Rock Reacts here!

A Must-Watch YouTube Series: Defunctland

I’m sure most of us have fond memories of amusement parks, whether it be at the Happiest Place on Earth, school field trips to Camden Park, or thrilling visits to Cedar Point or Kings Island. Recently, my brother and fellow Mid-American Culture contributor Chase introduced me to a YouTube channel that produces videos about various amusement park attractions that are no longer in operation, or cease to exist entirely. That channel is called Defunctland, ran by Kevin Perjurer, and I’ve been watching tons of those videos lately, so I thought I’d share some of them with you all today.

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M-AC Storytelling Presents: Sweet Seduction (Part II)

I invite you all to read this short story written by Blake Ashworth and listen to some dope music, enjoy. [If you didn’t read Part I you can find it here, M-AC Storytelling Presents: Sweet Seduction (Part 1)]

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