Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #48: The Sentry

"Look, up in the sky! It's an expy of Superman!"
“Look, up in the sky! It’s an expy of Superman!”

Writer Paul Jenkins and artist Jae Lee had a surprise hit with an Inhumans mini-series when the “Marvel Knights” line launched, so there was some anticipation for their follow-up.

That would have been a character they said was a long forgotten Marvel hero that predated the Fantastic Four.  They said his name was the Sentry.

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Ares 3: The Crew Prepares For Their Mission To Mars

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If you haven’t read The Martian yet, what are you waiting for?  Go do it right now.  We’ll wait.

You’re back!  Great.  After the break, check out two viral videos that have begun to make the rounds in promotion of the movie.  Both are from the perspective of the Ares crew as they prepare for their journey to Mars.

No real spoilers for those that still haven’t read the book (tsk tsk) but the clips are sure to elicit a few smiles from those that have.  They give me renewed faith that Ridley Scott is going to pull this off successfully.

The Martian is due in theaters in 56 sols.  (Or October 2nd for those still on Earth.)

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(Over)Kill Of A God: Marvel Comics And Ares, Greek God Of War

I suspect this is worse than drinking and driving.
I suspect this is worse than drinking and driving.

Marvel Comics has famously mined Norse mythology for a few of its better known superheroes.  However, Marvel has also mined Greek myth, using Hercules as a sometime rival, often good friend, of the mighty Thor.  And while Wonder Woman has most famously been pitted against the DC version of Ares, the Greek God of War, Marvel hasn’t been shy about using the character either as a foe of his half-brother the Lion of Olympus.

The biggest difference may be Marvel later turned Ares into a good guy.  Mostly.

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Gabbing Geek 24: Martian Reading Rainbow

Episode 24.  Or as Jenny likes to call it...the number after 16.
Episode 24. Or as Jenny likes to call it…the number after 16.

Episode 24 of the Gabbing Geek podcast is live.  You should listen to it right now! Continue reading Gabbing Geek 24: Martian Reading Rainbow