I was recently writing up my walk through for Secret Wars #6 and when I reached the end I flipped the page to see a preview of the cover for issue #7. I had seen it before. But as it sat there before my eyes, the longer I looked at it, the cooler I realized it was. “Is that the Lou Ferrigno Hulk? Forbush Man?? Goose Rider???” What was going on with this cover?
It seems the Marvel multiverse is back and they are not happy with one Victor Von Doom. After the cut, check out the full cover and our best guesses at who’s who. We’ve identified must, but there are a couple we need your help with. So get your Marvel dukes shined up and have a look…
Wonderful artist Mike Mitchell imagines numerous Marvel characters in GIF-like portrait paintings. I like how all of the characters are captured in profile perspective…except for one uncooperative character… Some really talented work here.
No theme to this edition, just trying to catch up. After the break I’ll look at Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #2, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #1, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #2,Inferno #2 and Inferno #3
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: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.
If you’ve read Gabbing Geek for any more than 8 minutes you probably know that I am a big Spider-Man fan. Like, super big. Like, ridiculous levels. So it’s actually somewhat surprising it’s taken me fourteen Secret Wars posts to dedicate one to my favorite hyphen-ed hero.
After the break I’ll look at Spider-Island #1, Spider Verse #2, Spider-Verse #3 and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2. (And yes, I’m aware of the irony that Spider-Man barely appears or doesn’t appear at all or is dead in 3/4 of those books.)
I’m trying to read all the Secret Wars issues in the order they come out, but unlike what I’ve done with Convergence, I haven’t pigeon-holed myself. Hence the title of these posts is not “Week Two, Part Two” or something similar. Sometimes I just can’t resist the urge to jump ahead. Out of pure curiosity, or to avoid spoilers. It’s for that reason that this post sees a bit of a mish-mash between some of the first releases and some of the more recent.
Spoilers after the break for Planet Hulk #1, Loki: Agent of Asgard #14, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 and Secret Wars: Battleworld #2.
The interwebs are blowing up over this new short film starring geek favorite Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24) and Dawson Leery (Dawson’s Creek) (Editor’s note: Jimmy, his name is James Van Der Beek, Dawson was just a character he played. Jimmy’s note: Seriously? Are you sure?)
Holy cow, I wish I had a motorcycle so that I had a real reason to buy one of these awesome helmets. I mean, I guess I could buy one of these helmets just because they are awesome, but it would be awkward to wear this around the house. Could you imagine me walking round in my sweats and geek tee while donning the massive face of Wonder Woman? Actually, don’t picture that, spare me the humility. But honestly, how would I brush my teeth or eat pizza? I guess this means I need to bye a motorcycle. That’s the only option. Want to see more? Check out the photos after the break.
90s era Marvel comics have a reputation. The guys who founded Image Comics were cutting their teeth there, and the characters they worked on seemed to take on many of the sorts of things fans today bemoan but which must have been selling back then, hence the reason for so many of them. They were massive guys with guns, pouches, and bad-ass names and powers. Bishop. Cable. Ghost Rider. X-Force. Venom. I think the Punisher had three separate titles going at one point. Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man series showed the Hobgoblin going nuts, thinking he was a real goblin, finding religion, and ripping his own face off.