Marvel Hires Genius To Write Black Panther

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This news has been out for a while now, but I just read Between the World and Me, so it’s fresh in my head.

Yeah, Marvel hired Ta-Nehisi Coates to write the upcoming Black Panther monthly.

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Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally

Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally
Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally

Our latest episode of the Gabbing Geek podcast has MCU movie news, Ready Player One movie news, the Fangirl Geek Book Club, and a riveting discussion on what makes geek content in the first place.  And Watson introduces what might be the world’s worst convention ever.  You can give the episode a listen right now or jump after the break to read more!

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Secret Wars #7 Cover Who’s Who?

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I was recently writing up my walk through for Secret Wars #6 and when I reached the end I flipped the page to see a preview of the cover for issue #7.  I had seen it before.  But as it sat there before my eyes, the longer I looked at it, the cooler I realized it was.  “Is that the Lou Ferrigno Hulk?  Forbush Man??  Goose Rider???”  What was going on with this cover?

It seems the Marvel multiverse is back and they are not happy with one Victor Von Doom.  After the cut, check out the full cover and our best guesses at who’s who.  We’ve identified must, but there are a couple we need your help with.  So get your Marvel dukes shined up and have a look…

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars XXIX


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So, not unexpectedly I’m way behind in going through all of Secret Wars.  But give me a break, there are over 200 issues and counting to this event.  At least the Secret Wars main series being so extremely late and now extended an issue gives me until at least December, if not 2016, to finish up “on time”.

After the cut I’ll take a spoiler filled look at the latest issue of the main series: Secret Wars #6.  As well, I’ll finish off my review of the series Old Man Logan.  I previously looked at Parts 1 and 2 and in this post I’ll examine Old Man Logan #3, Old Man Logan #4 and Old Man Logan #5.  I’ll save spoilers until after the cut, but let’s just say, we have another disappointing ending to add to the pile.

Related links:
Secret Wars Power Rankings
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.
Other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 1617, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

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Furious 8 Lands Director Straight Outta Award Season

StraightOuttaSomewhereF Gary Gray, already on the short list for numerous awards this year after helming Straight Outta Compton, has just signed on to direct Furious 8.  The movie is still set to be released on April 17, 2017.  Gray had been considered a frontrunner to direct Marvel’s Black Panther, but since that’s now been set for a 2018 release that may be too close to Furious 8 for that to be true.  T’Challa’s loss is my favorite car-based-over-the-top-heist franchise’s gain!

Ant-Man Sequel Announced

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Did you enjoy this past summer’s Ant-Man?

Well, good news for you after the cut, assuming you for some reason skipped the headline.

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Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #32: Rage

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“I have complete confidence in my deodorant!”

I picked up my first comic books in 1990.  There was an Amazing Spider-Man drawn by future Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen; an issue of Detective Comics written by one of my favorite comics writers, John Ostrander; and an issue of Avengers written by Larry Hama and drawn by Paul Ryan.  The story in question there would introduce such classic Avengers foes as the Tetrarchs of Entropy and a hallucinating Russian cosmonaut called Surge, but only on the cover of the next issue.

Never heard of them?  Never mind that.  We also got Rage.  He stuck around for a while.

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Marvel Comics Superhero Portrait Gallery

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Wonderful artist Mike Mitchell imagines numerous Marvel characters in GIF-like portrait paintings.  I like how all of the characters are captured in profile perspective…except for one uncooperative character… Some really talented work here.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars XXI (Master Of Kung Fu Edition)

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As I’ve made my way through reading all the Secret Wars tie-ins, some titles naturally gravitated to the bottom of my “to read” pile for some reason or another.  Upon agreeing to work on the Power Rankings, I had to catch up on those “bottom of the pile” reads, and quick.  Some turned out to be true gems (Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos, Inhumans: Attilan Rising) while others turned out to be better than expected (M.O.D.O.K. Assassin, Master Of Kung-Fu).  (Where Monsters Dwell was in that list too.  While not a true gem, it is definitely better than expected and in the second tier of titles in the rankings.)

One of those titles has come to completion, and after the break we will look at the drunken adventures of Shang-Chi, the Master Of Kung-Fu.

Related links:
Secret Wars Power Rankings
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.
Other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 1617, 18, 19, 20

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The Evolution Of The Avengers Infographic!

 

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We’re having infographic wars over here at Gabbing Geek (I may or may not have made that up) – but what that does for you guys is give you lots of awesome information without any effort. So you’re welcome! In other news – HEY LOOK – An evolution infographic of the Avengers! Check out the original over at The Costume Discounters. 

See the full version after the break:

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