The Secret Wars version of Infinity Gauntlet has pretty much nothing to do with the original series from 1991. It has Thanos and Infinity Stones and multiple Infinity Gauntlets, but that is where the similarities end. Not that that is a bad thing, just a public service message that you don’t need to read the original to read this. (Though you should, as it is a classic.)
The Secret Wars version of Infinity Gauntlet also has pretty much nothing to do with Secret Wars. I know Ryan, in particular, really dug the disconnected, What If?-ness of most of the tie-ins, but as a sucker for chronology, they really bugged me. Why couldn’t this series tie into the main book? Thanos is one of the key characters there…this book takes place South of The Shield…where Thanos is banished to at one point, etc.
Ah well, I need to let it go. That said, this is a great stand alone little mini-series. I previously looked at issues #1 and #2, so after the cut I will finish my look at this series with Infinity Gauntlet #3, Infinity Gauntlet #4 and Infinity Gauntlet #5.
Marvel mastermind Kevin Feige has been open about his love of Star Wars and revealed years ago his secret Easter Egg nod to Empire Strikes Back in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just like Luke Skywalker famously lost hold of his father’s lightsaber when his dad cut off his hand, every movie in the second phase of the MCU has had someone losing their hand or arm. Now that Phase 2 is complete with the release of Ant-Man, we can prevent the final list of every Empire-based Marvel severed appendage! The list even includes all the Marvel TV properties as well!
Jump after the break to see them all, but since the last one is from the recently released Ant-Man then BE WARNED THE REST OF THIS POST CONTAINS ANT-MAN SPOILERS!
WOWZERS! You’ve got to check out makeup artist Natasha Morley (@chibinat) and how she can transform herself into some of our favorite heroes, villains, and monsters! If I had half of these skills I don’t think I would take so long to get ready in the morning – I hate how I always poke my eye out with mascara. AmIRight ladies? I don’t know how she has the patience to sit there and do this to herself, but we’re sure glad she does, because it’s absolutely stunning. Click after the break to see some of our favorite transformations like GROOT, ULTRON, and so much more.
San Diego Comic Con is is full swing – and that means COSPLAY! Hundreds and Hundreds of awesome cosplay. There is so much cosplay in fact, that we truly cannot cover it all – but that being said, Business Insider had a wonderful library to share, and we picked out a few of our favorite. Check them all out after the break:
I have no words for all this cute that is going on in one photo! Squuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! It’s a baby cosplaying as baby groot! I wonder if his first words were “I Am Groot”? … you are little buddy, yes you are!
Netflix recently dropped the first of five superhero series for its subscribers to enjoy. Daredevil is quite good, though to be honest as of this typing I’ve only seen the first five or so episodes. Charlie Cox makes a good superhero. Vincent D’Onofrio is an excellent Kingpin. There was much rejoicing.
Now, I’m not here to review the series. Better reviewers than I have or will do so, and I have other things to do. Instead, I want to discuss tone and how it applies to superheroes on TV and to a lesser extent in the movies.
The Brotherhood Workshop does it again with a Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Marvel mashup, in which our three favorite taciturn sidekicks are allowed to express how they really feel. Check out this charming LEGO based video after the break.
Of all the things Super-Fan Build has constructed, this is the one that has the biggest mass market appeal. A Groot swing set? I’d buy this in a second. I might even let my boys use it. Check out the video after the break. Continue reading Super-Fan Build: Groot Swing Set