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Comic Reviews: Tony Stark, Iron Man and Lost City Explorers!

COMIC REVIEWS!

APR180665_1024x1024Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

He’s been dead, then an AI program, but now Tony Stark, the Invincible Iron Man is back in the land of the living, and that mean’s it’s time for a brand new #1 issue! Yes, Tony Stark: Invincible Iron Man is another part of the Marvel “Fresh Start” initiative, but with Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti on the writing and art duties, the time is right for the Iron Avenger to make a new lease on life, and with an opening issue like this one, we’re in good hands. Read the rest of this entry

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The Evolution of Tony Stark

024b71bcd146eeeed10410d1c8906b6aI’ve recently begun the massive undertaking of rewatching the Marvel Studios releases in preparation for Infinity War, and while I’m only three movies in, that’s still enough to make me take pause and recognize one of the coolest aspects of the MCU: the gradual evolution of Tony Stark. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Infamous Iron Man and Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

doomInfamous Iron Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

Once again, a major Marvel event has been delayed. But it’s still business as usual for Marvel, as they’re releasing Infamous Iron Man this week. The first of two series spinning out of the end of Civil War II, this series finds Victor Von Doom taking the mantle of the Armored Avenger and dishing out his own brand of justice. Yes, it’s a pain that the Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev series is going to spoil the events of Civil War II, but at this point it’s not even that surprising that Marvel would let this be released before the event wrapped up. In fact, it would be more surprising if they actually finished the event first. Despite being a victim of Civil War II’s near constant delays, Infamous Iron Man serves as a solid, if slow, look into the new Victor Von Doom. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War

Civil_War_Final_Poster.jpgCaptain America: Civil War (2016)

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Bruhl

Directed by: Joe and Anthony Russo

MILD SPOILERS

I always find myself going into a new Marvel movie with the thought that there’s no way they’ll surprise me anymore. At this point, I’ve pretty much seen everything there is to see from Marvel studios. Thor fighting Loki on the Bifrost? Check. Captain America taking on the Red Skull? Check. The Avengers assembling? Check. The Hulkbuster taking on the Hulk? Check. Tony Stark drinking? Double check. And yet time and time again, Marvel Studios keeps finding ways to surprise me with things that I never expected to see in a superhero movie, and their most recent release, Captain America: Civil War, is no exception. There are moments in this film, which arguably stands as one of their strongest features to date, that nearly moved me to tears of joy as the little comic book loving nerd inside of me saw things that I didn’t think possible before, and not just because of studio contracts. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: International Iron Man and Extraordinary X-Men!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

International-Iron-ManInternational Iron Man #1(Marvel Comics)

Spin-off series are always a bit of a hard sell. Sure, when you have one or two series for a character like Spider-Man or Batman it makes sense, since other series can cover more aspects of the character, but most times the spin-offs don’t really justify their existence, which is definitely the case for International Iron Man, the new Iron Man series from Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. Read the rest of this entry

J. Jonah Gordon and the Spectacular Civil War

12803206_10153489823331452_7400272199164835450_nMan, what a week to be a nerd. We unexpectedly have our new Commissioner Gordon, AND a new trailer for Captain America: Civil War. I’ll get to the Team Cap and Team Iron Man showcase later, but first let’s talk about our new Commissioner for Gotham City: J.K. Simmons is James Gordon. Read the rest of this entry

Batman V Superman: Civil War

ImageWell, it’s certainly been a pretty busy two weeks, hasn’t it? With the Captain America: Civil War trailer and the latest Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, we’ve had plenty of nerdy cinematic goodness to feast on. Naturally though, we nerds have to decide which trailer was better. Hitting just a week apart (and both premiering on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel), and featuring two major superheroes battling, it’s almost impossible not to compare Civil War and Batman V Superman’s latest sneak peaks. Right now, it seems like Civil War has the upper hand, but why is that, exactly? Read the rest of this entry

Tony Hits The Jackpot?

55f2ee5f5fb32-151034Marvel has been saying since the announcement of the “All-New, All-Different” relaunch that things were going to be a little different. And after Friday’s announcement that Mary Jane Watson is joining the cast of Brian Michael Bendis’ Invincible Iron Man, Marvel’s definitely living up to the “Different” aspect of the name. Of course, being the huge Spider-Man fan that I am, I have a few opinions on this news. Read the rest of this entry

All-New, All-Different!

allnewalldifferentmarvel-138578-ede6fAs expected, Marvel has started to reveal what their universe will look like after Secret Wars wraps, and while it would be nice to finally get through an event without having what’s coming next spoiled, that’s clearly not the name of the game for the House of Ideas. However, the two images Marvel has released for their “All-New, All-Different Marvel” not-a-reboot do bring up a lot of questions, and actually lives up the title of “All-Different”. 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