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Comic Reviews: Avengers and DC Nation!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Avengers2018_001_Cvr-1-600x891Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics)

You may have heard that the Avengers have a new movie out, so unsurprisingly Marvel is putting out a brand new #1 of Avengers with a new creative team in the hopes of catching that elusive “new reader” who’s interested in checking out the comics after watching Infinity War. While a new #1 is par for the course when it comes to Marvel, the fact that Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness are the creative team for Avengers #1 is enough to make you pause and take notice, and with a team roster that includes the original “Big Three” as well as Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Ghost Rider, well, that’s just weird enough to make this title stand out. Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War!

MOVIE REVIEW!

gallery-1521208645-infinity-war-posterAvengers: Infinity War (2018)

Starring: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Anthony Mackie

Directed By: Joe and Anthony Russo

SPOILER FREE

Ten years. Ten years of movies, characters, box office records, and building a world unlike anything that has even been seen in Hollywood has finally come to this: Avengers: Infinity War. The hype surrounding this film is certainly palpable, to the point where you wouldn’t be out of line to make the claim that there’s no way this movie could possibly live up to the hype.

But in a lot of ways it does. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Mister Miracle and Avengers!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

xvai1pug76101Mister Miracle #6 (DC Comics)

I mentioned in my review of the first issue of Mister Miracle how the Tom King and Mitch Gerads series could do the impossible and give me a solid introduction to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World saga, but now six issues in (and a few Kirby trades later), I can easily say that was definitely the case. Simply put, this is one of the best series currently on the market. As the final issue of the first arc of the miniseries, Mister Miracle #6 has much of the same charm as you’d expect from King and Gerads by now, but there’s also some pretty major surprises and reveals as well. Read the rest of this entry

When Worlds Collide?

Avengers_vs._X-Men_Vol_1_0_Cheung_Variant.jpgA major bombshell has just hit the nerd community: Disney was allegedly in talks to acquire 21st Century Fox.

Now despite what all the headlines are saying, this is far from a done deal. In fact, according to Bloomberg, the talks had been on and off for the past few weeks, but are now dead. But this still means that there’s a chance, regardless of how big, that we could finally see the Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and the X-Men cross paths with the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, the talks are dead now, but now that the topic has been brought up, I can’t imagine that Disney wouldn’t try again to at least get the Fantastic Four and X-Men rights back. It would take some creative finagling, but if Marvel’s proven anything, it’s that they can get finaglin’.  Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Avengers and Unworthy Thor!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

avengers-1-post-civil-war-ii-marvel-now-spoilersAvengers #1 (Marvel Comics)

Like with any Marvel relaunch, we’re getting a new Avengers series. With the aftermath of Civil War II (which no, still hasn’t finished), Earth’s Mightiest Heroes needed a roster change, bringing in Hercules, Spider-Man, and Wasp onto the team, as well as new artist Mike Del Mundo. Thankfully Mark Waid has remained on hand to turn his former “All-New All-Different” team into a team of just “Avengers”, and with this being the start of the “Kang Wars”, it seems that we’re into some pretty interesting territory, even though the art doesn’t quite gel with what we’re used to. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill and Power Man and Iron Fist!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Avengers_Standoff_Welcome_to_Pleasant_Hill_1_Cover-600x902Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1 (Marvel Comics)

I’ll be honest. I was planning on skipping the upcoming “Avengers: Standoff” event. Call it being uninterested, not thinking that this was a “major event”, or plain old event fatigue, there just wasn’t anything that I thought was appealing about Nick Spencer’s upcoming crossover storyline.

But then I read this. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron!

10869325_591589580977275_2778898650041679518_oAvengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen

Directed By: Joss Whedon

MILD SPOILERS

To call Avengers: Age of Ultron a massive film is an understatement. Director Joss Whedon’s sequel to the megahit 2012 Avengers has to do many things: please comic fans and “normies” alike, set up the future of the Marvel Cinematic universe, and of course, serve as the follow up to arguably the biggest (and best) superhero film of all time. This is a tall order, and the hype around this film is certainly huge. After delivering one of the most entertaining films of last year with Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios has earned enough goodwill from fans that they could pretty much release a two and half hour film of the Avengers having game night and it would still make the same amount as a huge crossover come to life. So how does Age of Ultron stack up with the other Marvel films? Read the rest of this entry

All-New, All-Different Avengers!

standard_incredibleLeave it to Marvel to reveal the post-Secret Wars Avengers team months BEFORE the big mega event starts. Granted, this new Avengers roster is going to be featured in Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day issue that’s due in a few months, so them hyping it up now isn’t too crazy. However, I do think it’s a little weird that they’re going to use their FCBD issue to hype up something that will be hitting in September. At least they’re releasing a special Secret Wars comic to ensure new readers will be returning the following Wednesday for the start of the blockbuster event. Read the rest of this entry

We Live In An “Avengers” World

the-avengers-marvel-movie-image-412-11The other night I watched ABC’s Marvel: Assembling A Universe special, and was taken aback at how far we’ve come since that fateful day on May 2nd, 2008 when Iron Man first hit theaters. Back then, The Avengers was nothing more than a rumor, a pipe dream that we comic book nerds wished would happen, but tempered our expectations because it would probably never happen, and most undoubtedly suck.

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Comic Reviews: Harley Quinn and The Avengers!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

downloadHarley Quinn #0

Harley Quinn gets a brand new series, but instead of a standard #1, she’s starting with a #0.Harley Quinn #0, by writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor, features a rotating cast of artists in a tale that finds Harley breaking the fourth wall all over the place. It’s a crazy book, but thankfully, that’s what makes the book so entertaining.

I’ll start with this:  Harley Quinn #0 is a weird book. Like a female Deadpool, Harley breaks the fourth wall constantly, conversing with Palmiotti and Connor in a search to find a suitable artist for her upcoming series. That’s essentially the entire plot of this issue in a nutshell. However, this opens up the book to be as out there and hilarious as possible. With a new artist each page, you get a lot of bang for your buck, and the in jokes about books like All-Star Western and the Before Watchmen series are hilarious. Read the rest of this entry