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Heroes and Villains: Reviewing The Week’s Marvels 4-19-2017

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This week in Heroes and Villains our selection of new Marvel Comics include a new espionage series, a Hulk in space, and the opening salvos of Marvel’s next big event. Meet me after the jump for my reviews of Nick Fury #1, The Totally Awesome Hulk #18, Captain America: Steve Rogers #16, and Secret Empire #0… be warned, there be spoilers…

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Comics

ag1While we’re on Election Week break with the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, I thought I’d take a peek at the ongoing Marvel comic of the same name. I wrote about S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 about a year ago here, but a lot has happened since then, including this ongoing series. The Agents have become firmly rooted in the Marvel Universe of the comics, and even embroiled in Civil War II. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – the comic series.

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Celebrate Captain America’s 75th Anniversary With the Oversized CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #7

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Marvel Comics continues to recognize the 75th anniversary of Captain America this March as superstar creators unite to celebrate the sentinel of liberty in CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #7! Meet me after the jump for your first look!

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Herb Trimpe 1939-2015

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Yesterday we lost one of the true legends of the comics world, artist-inker-writer Herb Trimpe. Sometimes an artist does a character so well that the definitive version of that character is theirs; in Trimpe’s case, that would be the Incredible Hulk.  More after the jump.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Two Mission Status

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The first season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” ended just over four months ago, and it was a hell of a ride. It began as most comic book superhero TV shows do, with lots of hope, hype, and enthusiasm. When it did not deliver what most of the audience wanted, they fell away, but those that stayed away missed the magic trick of the year. The series proved itself more than anyone thought, pulling off a coup crossover with Captain America The Winter Soldier and proving they knew what they were doing all along. Meet me after the jump for a quick primer on last season, and what to expect this season on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01 E13: T.R.A.C.K.S.

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In the time since we last talked, there’s been lots of news about “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Whether we’re talking about Bill Paxton, Stan Lee, Lady Sif, or Steranko, or the same old ratings hubbub, people are talking about “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” This week, we have more fun with anagrams, the hunt for the Clairvoyant, and a guest appearance by the king of Marvel Comics, and the king of Marvel cameos, Stan Lee. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “T.R.A.C.K.S.”

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01 E06: F.Z.Z.T.

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After a two-week hiatus, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is back with a new episode, and I’m back to rant about fan feedback on the show, as well as a recap and review of “F.Z.Z.T.” I didn’t watch this one live, but DVR-delayed by a half-hour. All I know is that at nine o’clock a friend texted me to say, “Best. Episode. Ever.” Hmmm. I guess we’ll see, after the jump.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Primer

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In just less than two hours ABC will premiere the first episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” It is one of the most anticipated television series this season. Why? Well, besides being the television anchor to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being helmed by entertainment wizard Joss Whedon, and just being so darned cool – well, join me after the jump, and I’ll fill you in on everything you need to know about S.H.I.E.L.D. Read the rest of this entry

Mighty Marvel March: Age of Ultron Book Two

age1Age of Ultron is writer Brian Michael Bendis’ swan song on the Avengers franchise. Ultron is the ultimate archenemy of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Beside their destruction all it wants is the eradication of mankind and the coming of a machine age. The story so far – Ultron has won. We all woke up one morning and everything was different – we were living, dying, or worse, in the Age of Ultron. Check out last week’s review here for the details. See my new review of Book Two, and more, after the jump.

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