As a comic geek it is probably a bit surprising that I never read the original Age of Apocalypse when itcame out in 1995-1996. That was a time period where I had started to move away from comics. Partly because of other interests and partly financially, my time and money was getting funneled into girls, university, girls, music, food, transportation, girls and did I mention girls?
To this day I still haven’t read it, but I have read the Secret Wars version of Age Of Apocalypse which I will take a spoilery look at after the break.
Because Secret Wars clearly didn’t have enough tie-ins, Marvel went and added some one shots.
Ant-Man: Last Days, was basically the last issue of the 616 Ant-Man series and I’m not sure besides the almighty dollar why it was a #1 and not just the next numbered issue.
Secret Wars Secret Love, was basically a sister of the other two anthology books Secret Wars Battleworld and Secret Wars Journal. Besides the love theme, there’s no reason the stories couldn’t have been incorporated into one of those books.
After the cut I’ll look at the remaining one shots: Howard The Human #1, Hank Johnson Agent Of Hydra #1, Secret Wars Agents Of Atlas #1 and…Secret Wars Too???
There is a common title that pops up during Marvel events that tries to give a “view from the common man”. These books tend to revolve around a newspaper and their staff as they cover the events of the, uh, event. And they generally manage to get into some hi-jinx of their own. You might notice a common theme with the naming of these books: Civil War Front Line, Secret Invasion Front Line, World War Hulk Front Line and…Siege Embedded.
In this mixed up, messed up planet that is Battleworld, there really isn’t an opportunity for Marvel to roll out a Front Line-esque tie-in. Instead they’ve given us not one, but two short story anthology books: Secret Wars Battleworld and Secret Wars Journal.
I’ve looked at the first two issues of Battleworld in Part Four and Part Five respectively. After the break I’ll have a spoilery look at Secret Wars Journal #1, Secret Wars Journal #2 and Secret Wars Journal #3.
Episode 34 of your favorite weekly geek podcast is live and spectacular! Trailers, hijinks, explanations, and a fantastic Daredevil discussion (at the end so you can safely skip if you aren’t done). Take a listen now or read more about it after the break!
EEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR-MMMMAAAAGAAAWWWD!!! I just cannot stand the cuteness that is this little Baby Daredevil. It’s just too much! Say hello to Parker, he’s 3 years old, like juice boxes, and being taken tot he park (two of those facts may be false). He may look familiar to you, because we’ve seen him as Finn, Tony Stark, and that too cute for Hyrule Link. Now he’s Daredevil from the new Netflix series. You can thank John of City Light Cosplay, who is a huge fan of the series and photographs all his son’s cosplay. Want to see more adorableness? Check out more pics after the break:
Like any self-respecting Geek-Girl, I totally binged watched Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix this past weekend. Don’t judge! I’m not ashamed – I love comics, I love Marvel, and I love TV, so this was a win-win for me. But I was weary, yes dear readers, I was weary of how it would all pan out. So the question is, did Daredevil live up to the advertising hype? Spoiler alert: IT DID! And I’ll tell you why it’s changing the future for superhero stories on TV.