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.
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.
Extremely late, but I am contractually obligated to bring you the penultimate post in my Secret Wars read through. In this installment we’ll turn the clocks back to 2005 and visit a domain based on the mega House of M event.
In a bit of a surprise last night, the Captain America: Civil War trailer debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live. I think the smart money was on it debuting with the release of something called The Force Awakens: Corporate Synergy, but Disney/Marvel decided to let Kimmel get the glory. (And probably feared a leak in the near future regardless.)
It’s an interesting trailer with definitely a dark, brooding feel to it. We get our first look at Black Panther, but no Spider-Man as of yet. I’m sure they will keep him under wraps for as long as they possibly can. I still have a gut feeling that his role in the movie is not going to be all that big.
View the trailer after the cut and let us know what you think. And I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, but catch Civil War in theaters on May 5th, 2016.
One of the biggest problems with shared universes in any medium, especially when it comes to super heroes, is where is everybody when you need them? How come Iron Man or Thor never showed up to help Cap in Captain America: Winter Soldier? Whenever the Joker shows up to taunt Batman, why can’t he call Superman to take care of him in seconds? It’s one of those things that Tom Kelly would tell us all to not think about too much.
After the cut, Robot Chicken tackles this subject with an eye to skewing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..