Category Archives: Marvel

Renew your love of the New Mutants with a new Epic Collection

One of my favourite comic books growing up in the 80s was The New Mutants. As a very young kid who fell in love with the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde thanks to Marvel’s Secret Wars II and Uncanny X-Men 196 (“What Was That?”), I loved seeing how the two teams interacted with one another, and reading about a team of teenagers who were older than me, but somehow still relatable. And when (SPOILER) The Beyonder killed them off in issue 37, it actually scared the hell out of me.

Co-created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, the New Mutants was an easy access point for young mutant lovers, especially as the original X-Men were growing up, marrying and having children. When Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the original series, Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast, Angel and Iceman were teens themselves, while the All-New, All-Different line-up was full of older and, in some case, most battle-hardened characters.  With the New Mutants, Claremont and McLeod were able to bring being a teenage mutant into the 1980s, exploring all the angst that came along with it.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Season Two Animated Shorts

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Just as the first season of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series began with a gauntlet of shorts on Disney X-D, so does the second season. Come on, with a movie sequel coming, you knew a second animated season was coming as well, right? Meet me after the jump for my thoughts…

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X-MEN PRIME #1 Sets The Stage For A New Beginning – Your First Look!

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New York, NY – March 1st, 2017 – The RessurXion begins here! In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, the Children of the Atom pick up the pieces and charge headlong into tomorrow! And it’s all kicking off in March’s can’t-miss X-MEN PRIME #1! Featuring a collection of blockbuster creators, the next chapter of the X-Men’s saga begins in this oversized one-shot!

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing The Week’s Marvels 3-1-2017

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This week in Heroes and Villains our selection of new Marvel Comics includes new beginnings and continuations. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Avengers #5, Monsters Unleashed #4, The Unstoppable Wasp #3, America #1, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude #1… beware, spoilers ahead…

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S04 E15: ‘Self Control’

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In the last episode, in perhaps one of the most frightening cliffhangers in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. history, five of our team have been replaced by LMDs – everyone but Fitz and Simmons as a matter of fact – and the bad guys are looking for a full set. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Self Control.”

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing The Week’s Marvels 2-23-2017

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This week in Heroes and Villains our selection of new Marvel Comics includes some very precise distinctions of heroes and villains, folks who cross that line between the two. Meet me after the jump for my reviews of Captain America: Steve Rogers #12, Infamous Iron Man #5, Scarlet Witch #15, Thunderbolts #10, and Avengers #4.1… and beware, spoilers abound…

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Avengers: Ultron Revolution S03 E26: ‘Civil War, Part Four: Avengers Revolution’

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For the third season finale of Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution, all Avengers assemble to fight Ultron and find a way to free the Inhumans and the world from his control. Can they do it? Find out after the jump in my review of “Civil War, Part 4: Avengers Revolution.”

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S04 E14: ‘The Man Behind the Shield’

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After the fun episode with Patton Oswalt and the Koenigs, and a run-in with a Nitro wannabe, it looks like it’s back to the grind for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Mace has been captured by the Superior, who is hunting Agent Coulson. Meet me after the jump for my review of “The Man with the Shield.”

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Avengers: Ultron Revolution S03 E25: ‘Civil War, Part Three: The Drums of War’

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The animated Civil War continues on Avengers: Ultron Revolution. With the original Avengers and Songbird in prison, the Black Widow on the run, and Captain America blasted – who will save us all when the Inhumans, mind-controlled by evil forces, attack? Meet me after the jump for the answer and my thoughts on “Civil War, Part 3: The Drums of War.”

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing The Week’s Marvels 2-15-2017

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This week in Heroes and Villains our selection of new Marvel Comics includes a grounded space hero, a legacy hero with a familiar name, new origins for an old hero, and one of my absolute favorite super-heroines who is one of Marvel’s oldest. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Star-Lord #3, Invincible Iron Man #4, Daredevil #17, and Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #15…

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