The subtitle of this miniseries could really be "Screwed by the System", because that's what most of the important characters and even a few minor ones have in common with each other. From Sam to Bucky to Sharon to Zemo to Walker to Isaiah to the Flag Smashers, they've all been done dirty in one … Continue reading Deeper Thoughts on Falcon and Winter Soldier
The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on every aspect of our society, and the movie business is no exception. Since it flat out isn't safe to go to a theater right now and it will be some time before people safe to go to one in large numbers pretty much every major release has been pushed … Continue reading Magic Marvel Movie Moments
This is kinda spoilery so proceed with caution if you haven't seen it yet. You cannot talk about any of this without giving the highest of praise to Robert Downey Jr. His portrayal of Tony Stark in Iron Man is what got the ball rolling and was so off the charts great that it got … Continue reading Avengers Endgame Thoughts
This really isn't just one movie. It's the culmination of a 10 year endeavor that began with a gamble on a troubled Hollywood actor in Robert Downey Jr. and that making good movies that people enjoyed would overcome having to rely on B and C list characters from the Marvel Comics roster. It's also the … Continue reading Movie Review – Avengers: Infinity War
It's been a rough year or so on the internet for two titans of entertainment, WWE and Marvel comics. In both cases the temperature of a lot of takes has gone up and up while the logic of said takes has plummented. It's at the point now where people are posting pictures of empty arenas … Continue reading What Secret Empire and WWE have in common
First up, logistical kudos go out to everyone involved. Every issue came out on time, and they kept it to the number of issues that were announced. No adding on 'unplanned extra' issues after it started like Civil War 2 or Secret Wars. And because there were no delays we don't have the awkward situation … Continue reading Final thoughts on Secret Empire
We have another cancellation, this time Black Panther and the Crew. After all of two issues Marvel decided it was time to pull the plug, with the upcoming sixth issue being it's last. This is on the heels of BP: World of Wakanda getting cancelled after four issues, and Nighthawk meeting it's fate pretty quickly … Continue reading Do you even buy comics, bro?
Secret Empire is here, and so far so good. The opening issue set the table really well for what's to come while not shooting too many shots early. Writer Nick Spencer has already made me feel more at ease with what's going to happen here storywise than I was at any point during last year's … Continue reading Secret Empire Kicks Off
As the discussion continued about the reasons for Marvel's sales drop as last year closed out a popular culprit was event fatigue, that some people are just tired of all the events that seem to be popping up one after another, and now we're on the verge of the next event starting up, Marvel's Secret … Continue reading Is Event Fatigue Real?
I wrote a few weeks back on Civil War 2 and where I thought it went wrong, but after reading DC's Injustice story, I've become convinced that these large scale heroes divided stories need to go away and never come back. In each case you can read comments and reviews that say the story started … Continue reading No more Civil Wars or Injustices