Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars XXXVIII (One Shot Edition)


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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???

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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Robot Chicken Asks The Question We All Wonder About With Shared Universes

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“So I says, ‘Coulson, I’m sure your group of non-powered agents can handle it. We’re pretty busy over here fighting Galactus!’ Haha! And he fell for it! Everyone knows Galactus is over in the Fox Cinematic Universe.”

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..

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars XXX (Siege Edition)


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I’ve never read the 2009/2010 Siege from Marvel.  Which really doesn’t matter since that Norman Osborn/Loki/Asgard story has nothing to do with the current Secret Wars mini-series of the same name.  While many other series have only “borrowed” the name of a previous event, they are at least usually related in some way.  Infinity Gauntlet for example.  But in this case, Siege is the story about the men and women who defend Battleworld from the horrors on the other side of The Shield.

After the cut I will look at the excellent series containing Siege #1, Siege #2, Siege #3 and Siege #4.  If you are only reading the main series or are picky about the tie-ins you are reading because only an insane person would read them all, I’d recommend moving Siege onto your buy list.  It is one of the few that is heavily integrated into the main story, and you will get a lot more out of Secret Wars #6 in particular after reading this series.  (Note, I kinda spoil the end of Inferno, so if you care, make sure you are finished that as well.)

(And I’m sure there is a Watson joke in the title of this post somewhere…)

Related links:
Secret Wars Power Rankings
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.
Other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 1617, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

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Game Review: Legendary

legendaryDeck building games are one of my favorite board game genres and Legendary has earned a spot as one of my favorites in this category. Find out why after the break.

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Spiders, Spiders Everywhere Part 5

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Fear not true believers, my obsession with the Spider-Man Complete Chronology and posts you won’t read has not wavered, just been waylayed by Convergence and Secret Wars.

After the break, check out some cameos that Spidey has made in the Marvel Universe over the years that are not significant enough to include in the reading order.

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Afternoon Funnies- It Get’s a Bit Dark Sometimes

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Also known as “Watson Didn’t Want to Write an Article today and Just Dumped a Bunch of Pictures Off His Phone”.  Click on for a mild chuckle. Continue reading Afternoon Funnies- It Get’s a Bit Dark Sometimes

LEGO Marvel Avengers Video Game Trailer!

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LEGOS Marvel’s Avengers is here!!! At least the trailer is – and it’s awesome. And in case you forgot, this game is on top of Lego Jurassic World, Lego Worlds and Lego Dimensions, all of which are either currently available or coming soon. Though we haven’t had a Lego Marvel game since Lego Marvel Super Heroes in 2013, we have had one of the biggest Marvel movies of all time release this year. So saddle up – because you’ll definitely want to grab this while it’s hot!

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ICYMI- Ten Movies to Watch in 2015

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2014 is behind us, so enough jabber about last year’s movies.  2015 is here.What are the 10 tentpoles movies that pique my curiosity in the New?  Let’s take a look.

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Behind The Mask: The Avengers Personality Chart

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Generally, with larger-than-life superpowers come larger-than-life personalities. How each hero deals with problems is hugely representative of who they are as people. They are each complex individuals with different ways of tackling everything from their world-threatening enemies to their personal demons. Over at Fanpup, they’ve taken a crack at sorting them by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). If you don’t know your type but want to see which of The Avengers you’re most like, you can take the test here. – So Jenny is an ENFP – which one do you most identify with?

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Captain America Costume Changes Over Time In This Awesome Infographic

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Does this target…I mean star in the center of my chest make me look buff?

Captain America first popped up in 1940s comic books and he’s gone through a number of costume changes to his current look.  MTV News created this awesome infographic showing the evolving costumes of Cap, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Falcon and even Bucky over the past 75 years.  Seriously, what was that thing on the original Black Widow’s head?  Check out the full infographic after the break.

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