Spoilers After The Break: Uncanny Avengers #8 Review

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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.

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Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #60: Ronin

You'll never guess who's behind the mask. Seriously. Even I'm not sure here.
You’ll never guess who’s behind the mask. Seriously. Even I’m not sure here.

When Brian Michael Bendis took over the Avengers titles, he decided to blow up the team.  That was literal in more than a few cases, like Jack of Hearts.  Hawkeye, who Bendis claimed was his favorite character, died in another massive explosion but emerged later thanks to House of M.  These things happen.

But Bendis then brought in a new team that he saw as a chance to do an all-star team like the original Avengers line-up was, but with the all-stars that existed then.  Not all of them made sense, and some of them were questionable picks.  But among the promotional art was a “new” character called Ronin.  Who was Ronin?  Well, that depended on what comic you were reading.

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Marvel’s Birthday Gift To Me: Spider-Man In New Civil War Trailer!

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Expect to see this picture a lot. Spider-Man!

I’m too excited to even look too closely at the suit yet.  Classic Spidey, not sure what I think about the flairs.  I like that his eye slots are animated…which make no sense “real life” wise, but is typical Spidey.

Oh, yeah, the new trailer itself is awesome and you can check it out after the cut.

Spider-Man!

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A Rarity In Comics These Days Courtesy of Pleasant Hill: An Actual Surprise

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Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in!  After reading all of DC’s Convergence and Marvel’s Secret Wars (final updates coming soon!) last year, I’m definitely suffering from “event fatigue”.  Yet, here I am once again reading the first issue in the next Avengers event, Avengers Standoff: Welcome To Pleasant Hill #1.  Yes, I am a sucker for punishment.

Some spoiler free comments on the best Marvel twist since the late 90’s after the break.

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Happy Friends Day Captain America

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Enjoy your buddies while you can Steve, not all friendships are built to last…(see more after the cut).

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Spiders, Spiders Everywhere Part 8 (Avengers Edition)

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As discussed in part three of this series, in his 50+ years of continuity, it has only been the last decade or so that Spider-Man has been a full fledged Avenger.  He was always too much of a loner or often times viewed as a criminal.  It never stopped the Avengers from trying to recruit him though.

After the break, we’ll look at a bunch of cameos from our webbed wonder in the main Avengers book that didn’t make it into the  Spider-Man Complete Chronology.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars 52 (Hail Hydra Edition)

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I haven’t read Rick Remender’s Captain America run, so I felt a little lost to begin this series.  I knew that Ian Rogers was the son of Arnim Zola who was raised by Cap while he was stuck in Dimension Z for over a decade (while little time passed in the “real world”).  Beyond that, the issues summary page tells me that Ian aka Nomad was now the partner of new Cap Sam Wilson and was believed dead when he was trapped in Baron Zemo’s exploding base.

But did Ian take something called the Infinite Elevator all the way to Battleworld?  Find out after the cut as I look at Hail Hydra #1-4.

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Honest Trailer For Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D

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I haven’t given up on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D yet like many have.  I know the first half of season one was a bit weak, but they really hit it out of the ballpark post Captain America: Winter Soldier.  As for the current Inhumans storyline…well…like I said, I haven’t given up on it, but I do have a backlog of episodes on my DVR that I never seem in any rush to watch.  I’m sure I will…eventually.

In the meantime, get a taste for what you’ve been missing when Honest Trailers turns their sights from the usual blockbusters to the small screen and cover this black sheep of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Ryan’s 2015 Movie Rankings

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Yes, we’re already three weeks into 2016 but I finally managed to put together my movie rankings for 2015.  Because life.  I only managed to see 51 films this year, a paltry sum compared to Watson when he isn’t even trying. And eight of those were on a plane to or from China, making the theater total even lower.  Definitely a busy year, but overall a great one for movies.  Head after the jump to see how I ranked all 51!

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Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Case Files#50: Feral

Just try and put your body into this position and see how benevolent you are afterwards.
Just try and put your body into this position and see how benevolent you are afterwards.

There was a time when Marvel’s X-Force was one of its hottest properties.  As drawn by Rob Liefeld, the book chronicled a group of hard-hitting mutants who believed in preemptive strikes against the bad mutants of the world, and likewise for not being so gentle and leaving them to walk away.  The original line-up has gotten a lot of mileage at Marvel, with many of the characters appearing in various X-books since the team first premiered in 1991.

So, what went wrong with Feral?

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