There’s been quite a few short stories during these last few months of Secret Wars. I’ve liked a handful of them, but a lot of them have missed the mark badly. (Ryan would beg to differ, but we all know what Ryan’s like.)
I’ve already looked at Secret Wars Battleworld1 and 2 and Secret Wars Journal Parts 1-3 in some detail. After the cut I will finish those series with Secret Wars Battleworld #3, Secret Wars Battleworld #4, Secret Wars Journal #4 and Secret Wars Journal #5. As well, I’ll also look at the equally unimpressive Secret Wars Secret Love #1.
Our latest episode of the Gabbing Geek podcast has MCU movie news, Ready Player One movie news, the Fangirl Geek Book Club, and a riveting discussion on what makes geek content in the first place. And Watson introduces what might be the world’s worst convention ever. You can give the episode a listen right now or jump after the break to read more!
Marvel and DC both have many characters that share strong similarities with their cross-company rival. Sometimes it is a coincidence. Two people have the same idea, no matter how novel, independent of each other. Sometimes it is just because there are only so many archetypes. Of course there is going to be some nearly identical characters. Sometimes they aren’t even that similar. We just want to make this list longer. Other times, they are 100%, complete rip offs. When DC/Marvel did the Amalgamation back in the 90’s, they could have just used the original.
I don’t have the guts or knowledge or care enough to put myself out there like Ryan and predict the top ten grossing films of 2015. But one thing I’ve steadfast to in the Gabbing Geek Bullpen has been that I thought Ant-Man would end Marvel’s blockbuster roll. And it turns out I was right. (What a different time we live in when an opening of 58 million dollars is considered a disappointment.) Besting only The Incredible Hulk‘s opening weekend (and finishing dead last if you adjust Incredible Hulk for inflation).
I just never thought Ant-Man on his own would be a draw. He was not one of the Marvel big hitters, and he never stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with a trailer like other B-Listers Guardians of the Galaxy.
But does any of that mean it was any good? If you are not tired of reading Ant-Man reviews from Ryan, Watson, Jenny and Tom, I share my thoughts after the break. Be warned, there will be spoilers.
By now, you may have seen how both Ryan and Watson weighed in on spoiler-free reviews for Ant-Man. Well, they aren’t the only folks who work here, and they aren’t the only folks who have seen it. Tom lives in another state. Jenny wasn’t invited on their playdate to see the movie, possibly due to Ryan and Watson’s longstanding membership in the He-Man Woman Haterz Club.
However, this is Gabbing Geek, and not the All Ant-Man Report, so Tom and Jenny are sharing their thoughts on the movie in a single post. See it behind the cut. May be SPOILERS. You’ve been warned.
Ant-Man – oh Ant-Man, you are the tiniest, and yet coolest man of all mans (men). And to celebrate your journey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we present you with this evolution of every and all Ant-Mans (men) ever. YES, EVER!
Check out Ant-Man’s debut in “Man In The Ant Hill” (1962) all the way to “Current Ant-Man” (2015) in this awesome technicolor dream extravaganza infographic: