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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Deadpool Post Credit Scene Explained In Painstaking Detail

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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.

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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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Bento Review: Youngblood Volume 1: Focus Tested

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One of the most popular articles on Gabbing Geek is Jenny’s Geek Box Rankings.  I took advantage of that to try one or two for myself, and the Comic Bento box appealed to me.

So, what did I get for my first box?  Well, four graphic novels, all tied to the theme of the past.  I’ll be reviewing them in the order the card in the box had them listed in…which is about the only way I’d ever read a Youngblood volume first…or at all.

Review after the cut.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars 43

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The end is near for Secret Wars (well, there is still a month to go), but not for my write ups.  Sigh.  So much to do.  Anyway, last week finally saw the release of Secret Wars #7 Part Two aka Secret Wars #8.  I believe that only leaves the following for this long, long event:

Ultimate End #5 – December 16th
Secret Wars #9 – January 13th, 2016

After the break I’ll take a look at that penultimate Secret Wars issue as well as play some catch-up with the following books: Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #3, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3, Red Skull #2, Silver Surfer #15 and X-Men ’92 (Infinite) #6

Be sure to check out our latest Secret Wars Power Rankings, which also features links to the other parts of my read through.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars Part Nineteen

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No theme to this edition, just trying to catch up.  After the break I’ll look at Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #2, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #1, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #2, Inferno #2 and Inferno #3

Also, if you are like me and haven’t read all of Johnathon Hickman’s Avengers run leading up to Secret Wars, be sure to take Tom’s Road To Secret Wars course at gabbinggeekuniversity.com.  The reading materials are online here: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.

And that course is a prerequisite to the other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 16, 17, 18

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars Part Sixteen (X-Men ’92 Edition)

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Much like they did with superhero movies in 2000, X-Men: The Animated Series showed that you could tell relevant and interesting stories without it being a camp fest.  (Ok, in fairness, Batman: The Animated Series began airing a month before X-Men to much critical acclaim, but that doesn’t help my intro.)

The series featured an X-Team similar in roster and look to the work Jim Lee and Chris Claremont were doing in the X-books at the time.  Namely Cyclops, Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, Beast, Gambit, Jubilee, Jean Grey and Professor X.  It featured mostly original stories, but did adapt some popular comic storylines such as “Days of Future Past” and “The Dark Phoenix Saga”.  X-Men and the also excellent Spider-Man animated series even crossed over for their own version of the original Secret Wars.

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Um…yeah…so this is the Beyonder in that story.

I previously looked at X-Men ’92 #1 in Part Seven of this series, and after the break I’ll continue with X-Men ’92 #2, X-Men ’92 #3, X-Men ’92 #4 and X-Men ’92 #5.  These are all the Infinite Comics versions of these books as the print editions are much slower to come out.

Also, if you are like me and haven’t read all of Johnathon Hickman’s Avengers run leading up to Secret Wars, be sure to take Tom’s Road To Secret Wars course at gabbinggeekuniversity.com.  The reading materials are online here: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.

And that course is a prerequisite to the other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415

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Slightly Misplaced Comics Hero Case Files #17: Maggot

"Save us, worm guy!"
“Save us, worm guy!”

Some superhero characters often give off the feeling that the rules are being made up as the creators go along.  There’s a longstanding tradition for such things.  After all, Superman in his earliest appearances could only jump long distances rather than fly, and special vision powers were out of the question.  Batman was more inclined to use lethal force, or at least not fret too much if an opponent did something that got himself killed.  But longstanding tradition is one thing.  More recent attempts to do so often look haphazard and may or may not work out.  Supposedly, all Rob Liefeld originally had in mind for Cable was a cyborg with a big gun.  Making him Cyclops’ son was nowhere near the front of his mind.

I don’t know how much of Maggot was planned out before he joined the X-Men, but there did seem to be a very much making-it-up as they went along feel for the guy.

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Is Cable Dead?

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With the launch of an HBO service not requiring cable in time for the Game of Thrones debut and the kickoff of the Daredevil series this week on Netflix, is there a worse time to be a cable outfit?  Apparently not.

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Rob Liefeld: An Unappreciated Genius Returns to Image!

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An American master is returning to the house that he built.  That’s right! Rob Liefeld coming back to Image is akin to Eddie Murphy returning to SNL for the 40th anniversary!  And it is happening!

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