We’ve all heard the hype about Marvel Comics next big event, a sequel to the acclaimed mini-series that inspired the biggest movie of the year so far, yeah, I’m talking about Marvel’s Civil War II. It began at the start of this month with a Free Comic Book Day special, and then this past week with a zero issue. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the prelude to Civil War II.
Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we continue our special one hundredth episode celebration, plus two, we’ll be answering the final batch of questions in our own little Ask Me (Us) Anything. See and hear more after the jump.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens tonight across America, and has been out in most of the world for a week now. Not only the Avengers, but also their adversary Ultron, are everywhere, but what do we really know about Ultron? Who is he, what is he? Ultron has been called the Avengers’ greatest enemy, and he is, because it’s personal, he’s family. Meet me after the jump for the meltdown on Marvel’s malevolent machine messiah, Ultron!
Marvel Comics released an original graphic novel this week, Avengers: Rage of Ultron, written by Rick Remender and illustrated by Jerome Opena, with Pepe Larraz, and additional inks by Mark Morales. Supposedly in continuity the story pits the Avengers of today and yesterday against the threat of Ultron, ending with mind-boggling circumstances and an insubstantial cliffhanger. The title nails it – rage, which is what I felt while reading it. Be prepared for spoilers, and meet me after the time jump for my angry thoughts about Rage of Ultron.
To paraphrase Forbes Magazine, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is about to become the show everyone wanted it to be. In an article last week they talked about how people wanted a superhero show, and Joss Whedon gave them an espionage show. Now, things are changing, and this week, in the second part of the “Uprising” event, we get Lady Sif and Lorelei from the Thor mythos. Meet me after the jump for my review of “Yes Men.”
Last week’s episode was a real character study on the people surrounding Grayson/Dracula. Best friends are not always best friends, boyfriends can’t be trusted, and you never ever want to piss off Lady Jayne. While Mina was attacked by henchmen from the Order of the Dragon, Jonathan was fooling around with Lucy. Davenport’s been shot and Browning’s children are missing. The war is on between the merry men of the Order and Grayson/Dracula. When push comes to shove, who will Mina chose? Find out after the jump.
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.
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.