Supposedly this is the one. The producers are saying that tonight’s “The Bridge” is the episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that puts it all together, all the subplots that have been running throughout start to make sense. Did they pull it off? We’ll see tonight as Agent Coulson recruits Mike Peterson, from the series pilot, to take on the evil mystery of Centipede. Join me, after the jump, for my thoughts on “The Bridge,” the show’s mid-season finale.
Death. Destruction. Time travel. A rip in the space-time continuum. You can find it all in the gorgeous Age of Ultron Deluxe Hardcover edition from our friends at Marvel. Read on as to why this massive tome is ideal for the comic fan in your life this holiday season.
The Avengers are no strangers to time travel or timeborn threats, but this time they face not only the might of the sinister Doctor Doom, but also a timeline tampered with to make Doom master of the world, and the Avengers never formed. Find out what happens, along with me, when I review this week’s episode of “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” – “Planet Doom,” after the jump.
For the last five months or so, Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers-focused mega-event Infinity has been the talk of the Marvel Comics Universe. This week it comes to an end as the Avengers fight Thanos and his Black Order, and the winner takes the Earth. Get ready, and meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Infinity #6 and New Avengers #12.
The Hulk crash lands from space with amnesia and a message of doom. The Avengers must help the bruised and confused Hulk piece together his previous day to find out how to prepare for this threat to Earth. Wait a second, isn’t this the plot to Dude, Where’s My Car?? Check me after the jump for my thoughts on “Hulk’s Day Out.”
We have been waiting for this for a long time, since the beginning of Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity actually, this is it – the Avengers vs. the forces of Thanos to take back the Earth! First, however, they must break through the blockade that surrounds their home, and The Peak, the armed space station the enemy has made their own. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Avengers #23!
Earlier this year, when the first trailer to Thor: The Dark World was released, I found myself surprisingly excited. Here was what looked to be a bit of a throw back film; a bit of a Marvel Studios homage to the those great swashbuckling sword and sorcery movies of the early 1980’s: Conan, The Sword and the Sorcerer, The Beastmaster and Krull. Those were movies that I loved as a kid – and love even more now.
With Thor: The Dark World, it seemed liked the eightification of comic book films was upon us. And in this particular case, I was ok with that. There was no better decade for this kind of genre than the decade that spawned all of those cool movies of my youth, happily spent at the video rental store.
Thor: The Dark World, was more than that, though. It was a movie that combined muscular heroes and dreaded villains with big-budget sets and fantastic special effects with well-known actors, working inside a shared fictional universe, playing well with at least three other important film franchises. A truly twenty-first century aesthetic.
It’s Saturday. Let me tell you more about the movie, Thor: The Dark World after the jump.
It was another big weekend for Marvel Studios, as their latest release did some big box office business. Here’s what went down.
Thor: The Dark World had a stellar opening weekend, bringing in $86 million for the fourth biggest opening of the year, and a good chunk more than the original film’s $65 million. The franchise has grown, as has the character’s popularity, and the second instalment should manage to get close to the $200 million mark.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
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