Talion Is the Villain of His Own Story

The not-so-heroic figure of Monolith’s Middle Earth franchise.

As widely beloved as Tolkien’s Middle-earth universe is, one can’t help but wonder what happened to it since the Peter Jackson directed movie trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”. It seemed like the value of the IP was on the upswing, and it looked for a second like every product of pop culture associated to it from toys, video games, to comics and otherwise, were going to catch fire from the overabundance of heat riding behind — all of that was more or less brought…