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.
It started off with a bang – both Iron Man 3 and the 2013 summer movie season. The third instalment in the Iron Man series hit the big time whether anyone thought it was good or not, but unlike a Black Friday line-up, it was worth the time and effort to fight the crowd to get in. Here’s a look back at what worked in the biggest movie of the year.
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Fifty years ago today President John F. Kennedy was taken from us by an assassin’s bullet. On this tragic anniversary, we’re going to take a look at the novel 11/22/63 by master storyteller Stephen King. In this tale of time travel, it poses the question that if you could, would you go back in time and save JFK? And if it was possible, would you be able to pull it off and how? Meet me after the jump, for my thoughts on the multiple award winning 11/22/63.
Everyone knows that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby revolutionized comic books in 1961 with the Fantastic Four bringing on the Marvel Age of comics. Most comics readers know that both men were instrumental back in the 1940s Golden Age as well working on characters like Captain America. But do you know what they were up to in the 1950s? They were makin’ monsters. Join me after the jump to learn more about the Atlas monsters!
In the last issue of Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity, one of Marvel Comics’ current ongoing crossover events, we were promised that the mighty Thor, founding Avenger and Norse god of thunder, would have a reckoning against The Builders. Let’s just say, promises have been fulfilled. The details, and my thoughts on Infinity #4 and more, after the jump.
Warrior, Defender & Marketer Of Ideas–BBP! Speaks With Independent Comics Creator Onrie Kompan On The Process & Business Of Indie Comics
Just over a year ago, Biff Bam Pop reviewed an independently produced compilation graphic novel called Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender. You can read that review here. The story behind the process of putting that book together was a fascinating one. In a time where more and more comics are produced by smaller publishers or by writers and artists themselves, either online or in print form, the making of Yi Soon Shin is a noteworthy tale.
JP Fallavollita got a chance to speak with Onrie Kompan, the writer, producer and business force behind Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender and is sequel, Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger via email. In the interview, they talk about the history behind the creation of the graphic novel, the role of online publications and comic book conventions for marketing independently-produced works, as well as Kompan’s new venture, Freedable Comics, a free and non-exclusive platform meant to help market the works of independent writers and artists.
There was no new episode of “Avengers Assemble” this week, just a rerun of the clash with the Space Phantoms in the “Ghost of a Chance” episode, but that doesn’t mean that Disney XD and The Disney Channel had a lack of animated Avengers this weekend. Join me after the jump for my reviews of “Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel” and this week’s “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” guest-starring Iron Man.
Coming to Disney XD this Sunday is the newest of the new Marvel Universe animated series – “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” Now I don’t know what S.M.A.S.H. stands for, but I did get a chance to see the first episode, the first part of a story called “Doorway to Destruction” which airs on Disney XD this Sunday. Check out my review, right after the jump.