While it has been out there in the geek ether (geether?) for a while now, the official word came down this morning that Disney shelled out a cool 52.4 BILLION dollars for FOX studios, home of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
Having caught my breath from a solid hour of geeking out and mapping out personal fan-fic scenarios uniting the characters of the two Marvel Cinematic Universes, I am now prepared to offer a short list of what I think are the five most exciting possibilities of the expanded MCU:
1. World War 2 Captain America and Wolverine
Storming the beach at Normandy side by side? Teaming up and taking down an entire Hydra unit? Maybe just Captain America being offended by the smell of Logan’s cigar… The possibilities range from the subtle to the sensational, but its a perfect way to map out a connection between the two characters. Let’s also not forget that this opens up a potential for Wolverine vs. Winter Soldier flashbacks and even Winter Soldier vs. Deadpool.
Whether its Hugh Jackman suiting up or a new, MCU proper casting for Wolverine, the stories here have my knuckles itching and “SNIKT” ringing in my ears. Read the rest of this entry
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…
Civil War II is not just happening in the core title this summer and autumn (and possibly into winter!), but also throughout the Marvel Comics line. There have been a ton of comics connected to it and talking about it, or at least pretending to. Meet me after the jump and I’ll be discussing Civil War II comics featuring Ulysses, Karnak, Doctor Doom, Nick Fury, and the Totally Awesome Hulk, among others.
When folks think of Civil War, the seven-part Marvel Comics event that inspired the new film Captain America: Civil War, they think of superhero against superhero in an all-out war. But Civil War is by no means the first time that happened. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on a Silver Age story from back in the day where the then-current Avengers fought the original Avengers.
Here at Biff Bam Pop!, we can be pretty critical of the movies, television, and comics we love. I know I’m guilty of it. It’s easy to criticize, but the question is – could I do it better? Now we present the next in our series, If I Did It, where contributors tell how they would do things differently in work they disliked.
Meet me after the jump for the next edition of If I Did It… featuring a film about which many have had their say, including our own Andy Burns right here, and Ray Cornwall and myself on The GAR! Podcast right here. Yep, I’m talking about Fantastic Four…
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’re talking about comics again (yes, it’s true, Glenn is reading comics again), along with all the usual stuff. See and hear more after the jump.
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 the topic of discussion is that pesky upcoming movie from Fox, The Fantastic Four. Ray is a huge FF fan and recent reports and rumors of what to expect in this new film version of Marvel’s First Family have him climbing the walls. See and hear more after the jump.
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 audiozine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, along with special guest Dennis Knight of the Cross comic book series, we talk about John Romita Jr.’s Superman, videogames, how we’d do our favorite comics, and Pronto Comics on Indiegogo. See and hear more after the jump.
Doctor Doom is the unparalleled big bad of the Marvel Universe, and for once, “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” agrees with comics continuity, Doom is the master villain, ‘the man,’ and one of the most powerful. Meet me after the jump for my review of “The Ambassador,” as Doom utilizes one of his most dangerous weapons – diplomatic immunity.
Those who know me, you also know that I do a weekly podcast that we’ll be featuring here at Biff Bam Pop! The GAR! Podcast is my friend Ray Cornwall and I talking unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s a nerd exploration of a nerd world, with more “Breaking Bad” and Prince references than you can shake a stick at.
This week we’re talking Super Bowl, Prince on “New Girl,” Ultimate Cataclysm, Doctor Doom, Kang, and She-Hulk. Ray tells the history of wrestling, culminating in the Daniel Bryan Royal Rumble debacle last week. All this, and “The Golden Girls” too.
Check it out here.