The only Avengers book I’ve been reading regularly since the end of Secret Wars is All-New All-Different Avengers. That is mostly because of the presence of Miles Morales. (I read Uncanny Avengers for about 5 minutes before Peter Parker/Spider-Man left the team.) And much like I mentioned in my Spider-Women Alpha review, I’m a sucker for crossovers, especially those that interrupt my regular monthly readings with tie-ins. As such, I’ve been reading the Avengers Standoff event. Some spoilers and thoughts on the latest chapter, Uncanny Avengers #8, after the break.
The Death of Captain Marvel is one of those stories that routinely show up on critics “best of” lists, but that you never get around to reading. Well, it has been that way for me anyway. But I recently remedied that as I had to read it to see if it fit in with the Spider-Man Complete Chronology. Given I’m writing about it in this column series and not in a Chronology update, I think reveals the answer to that.
More about The Death of Captain Marvel and it’s place in Spider-Man lore after the break.
Oustide of The Last Stand , I’ve been a big fan of the X-Men movies. Old and new…though the new ones are techinically older than the old ones in terms of timeline. *Scratches head*
Anywho, this new film is really not grabbing me. From the horrible look of Apocalypse himself to the so-so trailers, I haven’t seen much yet that has piqued my interest. After the phenomenal Days of Future Past, I fear this one is primed to disappoint. I hope I’m wrong.
Let us know what you think of the new trailer. You can watch it after the break.
If you are old like me you probably remember Marvel Super Hero Contest Of Champions. It’s a series with a backstory perhaps more interesting than the series itself. It also paved the way for all those mega crossovers you love/loathe today.
Contest was Marvel’s first limited series. It was also the first time that one of the big two had all of their heroes come together to battle a single threat. And while it had no endless amount of tie-in books, it clearly set the stage for the original Secret Wars and DC’s Crisis On Infinite Earth’s, which would appear not long after.
Well, it is finally over! Ok, it was finally over back in the beginning of January, but I’ve finally finished my write ups. With that done, after the break check out our (well, mostly my) final rankings for all the Secret Wars series.
It was a huge event and most will not be insane enough to read it all. If you are interested in the main story, you can mostly get by with just reading the main series. Very few of the other series tie into the main event, and those that do are recapped as needed in the lead book.
Outside of that, I’d recommend giving any of the top 15 a shot. As for the rest, you can likely just pick and choose the series that interest you. As said, most have no ties to the core book outside of Doom being God and the story taking place in a domain of Battleworld. And some barely bother with that.
Extremely late, but I am contractually obligated to bring you the penultimate post in my Secret Wars read through. In this installment we’ll turn the clocks back to 2005 and visit a domain based on the mega House of M event.
Have you seen Deadpool? If you’re reading a blog called Gabbing Geek then you probably have. If not…what is wrong with you? Go see it right now! It is funny and action packed and…don’t take the kids. It is R rated for a reason.
If you have seen Deadpool, did you stay for the post credit scene? I hope so. It may be a little low key as far as post credit scenes go, but it is really smart in terms of references. After the break, check out a video that does a great job breaking down the post credit scene as well as giving viewers that may not be familiar with the comic X-Universe some information about a character you may be seeing in Deadpool 2.
The video has no real Deadpool movie spoilers, but does show the end credit scene.
Ok, ok, it is Ryan Reynolds interviewing Hugh Jackman during the press junket for Jackman’s new film Eddie The Eagle. And it is exactly what you expect, if you are expecting hilarity. See the interview after the cut.