For a character that’s been dead since 1973 and outside of some clone shenanigans has never been resurrected, Gwen Stacy sure is popular these days. Probably much to known hater Tom Kelly’s chagrin, Gwen just launched a second title that she is headlining. After the break, a brief history of Gwen and a look (with possible spoilers) at Unbelievable Gwenpool #1.
Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season for you folks in the US isn’t it? So it’s only fitting that we start this collection of Spider-Man cameos with a Marvel holiday special. After the break, more from this issue and other cameos that don’t quite make the cut to be included in the Spider-Man Complete Chronology.
The juggling act between Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man and Marvel Team-Up continues. It’s been mostly straight forward with a few little anomalies. For this update I’ll look at issues that land between Spectacular Spider-Man #11 and Spectacular Spider-Man #20.
I also need to go back and insert Howard The Duck #1 into the chronology. I only recently acquired and read it. While it is mostly a glorified cameo, with Spidey likely only appearing to boost sales, it is a bit of fun.
There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.
Comic Book movies have the power to thrill, excite, and inspire. They also have the power to make you face palm. Here are 16 of the most ridiculous, ludicrous, and awful moments in comic book movie history:
Well, it wasn’t. Calm down.
But the good folks at Vulture pieced together a trailer for said character joining the MCU. See it after the cut.
While Iron Man was the first film of what we now know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was far from the first Marvel film. That distinction belongs to…ugh…Howard The Duck. But they followed that up with The Punisher…starring Dolph Lundgren. And then Captain America and Fantastic Four films so bad they never received theatrical release. Marvel was really not off to a good start.
But starting in 1998, though there would still be some bumps in the road going forward, Wesley Snipes came along and saved the day. Yes, Wesley Snipes.
Read more about Blade and all the other Marvel movies on the infographic from shirts.com after the break.
This week on the podcast, the podcast was late and I did not get to listen to it until Monday. My non-geek wife wanted to spend the extended holiday weekend down the Jersey shore, which is not that much like that awful MTV show depicted it to be. We go to a nice, working class vacation town, whereas that show was filmed in a place my wife has been calling “Sleezeside” since well before anyone with a stupid nickname, no discernible talent, and a camera crew ever stepped foot in the place.
But, my parents’ tiny house down there has terrible internet connections, so while I was able to download the podcast, listening to it while trying to do stuff with the missus wasn’t in the bag, and there was a good chance any attempt to post anything here would have been a disaster when the connection cut in the middle of the write up. So, I gave the show a listen this morning and now, well, now I need to react because it is my (self appointed) job.
In fact, my parents’ unreliable wi-fi connection there means I am a bit behind on my DCAU rewatch and don’t know if Jimmy and I will get through our required three episode discussion before the week is out.
What will I react to? The fact I probably would have lost that trivia game badly, too? Or something else?
So we needed content today and I’ve read a couple of Secret Wars books, so I put two and two together and came up with one. (Column that is. #jennymath.)
After the break, a quick spoilery look at A-Force #1 and Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1. And if you guys behave yourselves, maybe a little bonus book thrown in for your reading pleasure.
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: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six and Part Seven.
I wrote last week in my unofficial “comic book character who died and sometimes got better” weekly column about Drax the Destoryer. I mentioned that Drax died in a place called “the Cancerverse” but didn’t go into great detail on what that was.
You know what? That storyline provides some good fodder for one of the few deaths Marvel Comics just will not reverse: Mar-vell, Kree captain and champion of the living and the original opponent to all things Thanos.
As we trek ever closer to the big 2015 events for Marvel and DC (editor’s note: do not call them reboots!), more and more pieces are falling into place and coming into focus.
Up first, CBR has released a nicely compiled Guide to Understanding DC Comics’ Convergence. Including background on the three main time periods that the event will be revisting: Crisis, Zero Hour and Flashpoint. DC has set up each week of this event to focus on one of those time periods so you can pick your favorite and roll with it. They finish by touching on what everyone is wondering…what happens after this event? Is it a
reboot (editor’s note: hey! What did I just tell you!?!) or is it back to status quo of the New 52?
Switching over to Marvel, they started filling in some of the blanks on their Secret Wars Battleworld Interactive Map. (The map is very cool. Be sure to click through to it.)