Posts filed under Comics

Guardians of the Galaxy Secret Origin

I was already hyped to see the soon to be released Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 in theaters and then I heard the news that...

Cable (The Most Complicated Mutant of All Times)

It was announced last week that actor Josh Brolin would portray the time traveling future soldier/hero Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2 movie. 

Who is this mystery figure with one of the most complicated backstories in the Marvel Universe?

Venom (Lethal Protector)

Rumors have been floating around the internet for the last few days that Sony is taking the first steps towards their own R rated Venom movie. 

So this may mean that Venom will NOT interact with Spider-Man.  If this is the case, WHO will be the host to the alien symbiote.

Posted on March 28, 2017 and filed under Comic Books, Comics, Marvel Comics, Superheroes.

Legion (Most Dangerous Mutant Alive?)

While most of the general public may be unfamiliar with the character of David Haller aka Legion, he is one of the most powerful and dangerous mutants in the Marvel Universe. 

Are you watching the Legion TV show on FX and feeling a little lost? This should fill in some blanks (SPOILERS AHEAD).

Posted on March 13, 2017 and filed under Comic Books, Comics, Marvel Comics.

Captain America Mood Swings

We got our first sneak peek today at Steve Rogers as the head of the new Secret Empire. 

While some fans have been upset with the “Steve as Hydra Cap” events put in motion by Kobik, the evolved cosmic cube that thinks it is a four year old girl, Captain America has been the victim of mental manipulation and altered realities several times before.

Posted on February 20, 2017 and filed under Comic Books, Comics, Marvel Comics, Superheroes.

Amazing and Spectacular

Some of the characters from one of Spider-Man’s greatest eras are back! 

Fans like their Iconic characters as mature, married people. 

Wolverine: The Best There Is

The two would battle off and on for years no matter what changes either went through. 

The lesson of the day: There is always someone bigger and stronger.

Posted on February 9, 2017 and filed under Comic Books, Comics, Marvel Comics, Superheroes.

Marvel M.I.A.

Many great new characters and new versions of older characters have debuted in the last few years in Marvel Comics. 

While these characters are strong additions to the Marvel Universe, there are also a few older characters I would like to see return in their own series.

Posted on January 24, 2017 and filed under Superheroes, Marvel Comics, Comics, Comic Books.

Deadpool (Merc with a Mouth or Cosmic Manipulator)

Is Deadpool the simple, crazy sword swinging and gun toting madman he appears to be, or is he more of a cosmic player than he lets on? 

Does he possess a form of cosmic awareness greater than any other Marvel character?

Posted on January 9, 2017 and filed under Marvel Comics, Comics, Comic Books.

X-Factor (Return the Fun, Action, and Comedy)

In my opinion, this is the perfect time to bring back another classic version of a beloved X-team, X-Factor, as they were written by Peter David.

Of course it wouldn’t be a Peter David written series without jokes and humor. 

Posted on January 2, 2017 and filed under Comics, Comic Books, Marvel Comics, Superheroes.

Marvel's Best of 2016

For my last Marvel blog of 2016 i thought I would list some of the best books I read from Marvel this year. 

If you’re a newbie looking to get into Marvel Comics or an old school fan, none of these titles will disappoint.

Ben Reilly (Return of a Brother)

All long term Spider-Man fans sat up and took notice last week: Ben Reilly, the first stable clone of Peter Parker who operated as Spider-Man for a time in the 1990’s was revealed to be alive again in the final pages of Clone Conspiracy #3. 

This is my plea for current Spider-Man writer Dan Slott to make Ben a hero once again and not make him an adversary, mind controlled or otherwise.

Spider-Man Upgrades (The best and Worst dressed superhero)

Mechanical web shooters, a signal belt, and web foils under the arms were all part of the original Spider-Man costume. 

A device that Spider-Man has used almost since the beginning and has been improved upon and even used to this day is the Spider-Tracer.

The Good, The Bad, and The Infamous

 Is Doom’s rehabilitation real, or a trick to lower the guard of Earth’s heroes?

Can Victor Von Doom find redemption for his various sins?

Posted on October 17, 2016 and filed under Comic Books, Comics, Marvel Comics, Superheroes.

Captain America No More?

Most hardcore Marvel Comics fans suspected this after the events of Captain America: Civil War.

A literal and symbolic action, it begs the question:

Who is Mary Jane Watson?

Formerly announced actress Zendaya is now rumored to be playing long time Peter Parker love interest Mary Jane Watson.

Why is Mary Jane such an important part of not just the Spider-Man mythos, but the larger Marvel Universe as well? 

Where is Quasar? (The Universe Needs It's Protector)

Long time Marvel fans know there is a long legacy behind Quasar. 

 It is implied at the end of the storyline that a now powerless Wendell Vaughn would act as a mentor and guide for Avril Kincaid, the new Quasar. 

Captain Marvel and Brie Larson (Heroes of the Marvel Universe)

Brie Larson has been chosen for this important role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   

I believe her place in the Marvel Universe is so important she now holds a place in pop culture that I can only compare to Wonder Woman over in the DC Universe.

Hawkeye: to kill or not to kill

 I think this portrayal goes against all previous history of the character. 

Maybe Clint was altered after he was resurrected in the aftermath of the House of M event, or maybe the shapeshifting alien Skrulls are back.

Cosmic Cubes (talk about an identity crisis)

After it matured, The Shaper sought to create life, not destroy it.

The Cosmic Cube that would later evolve into Kosmos was formed by the merging of The Molecule Man and The Beyonder.