This year was a trash fire of epic proportions. If I have to spell it out for you, let me just say it starts with T and ends with Rump. However, despite all of the horrors we witnessed, all was not lost on the pop culture front. I’m sure I’m not the only one to find solace in art this year.
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Oh 2017, what happened? I remember looking forward to ’16 ending, with high hopes for the coming year, but then Trump shat all over the country and… no, positivity only here. Only the best stuff of the last year!
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So Deadpool was apparently a big learning experience for all the companies building their own Cinematic Universes. Apparently the main lesson they learned was that an R-Rated genre film could, in fact, succeed at the box office. So yay for that! I look forward to a Restricted Transformers film being released and I not having to attend it.
But that’s not the main lesson that should be learned from Deadpool’s success.
There are actually two lessons that people should take away from it, located after this cut.
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.
We have been waiting for this for a long time, since the beginning of Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity actually, this is it – the Avengers vs. the forces of Thanos to take back the Earth! First, however, they must break through the blockade that surrounds their home, and The Peak, the armed space station the enemy has made their own. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Avengers #23!
‘Avengers World,’ or ‘Avengers Universe,’ are terms that have been bandied about since Jonathan Hickman started working on the franchise. Now it looks like we might be finding out what that really means. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Infinity #5, Avengers #22, and Guardians of the Galaxy #8.
In Marvel Comics current big event, Infinity by Jonathan Hickman, the Avengers are in deep space fighting a losing battle along with the Galactic Council against the mysterious and powerful Builders. Meanwhile the Earth is undefended, and at the mercy of the mad Titan called Thanos, and things are about to get worse. Meet me after the jump for reviews of Avengers #19, Mighty Avengers #1, and Infinity The Hunt #1.
A wise man once said, “Time travel makes my head hurt.” After reading the first two chapters of Marvel Comics new X-Men crossover event, Battle of the Atom, I think it may have been one of those uncanny mutant superheroes. The X-Men of the past are living in the now with the present day X-Men and now they don’t want to become them. The X-Men of the future show up and they’re sorry they were ever either of them. Confused? Me too, but only just a little, so meet me after the jump for my review of Battle of the Atom.
The Avengers have journeyed into deep space to join the Galactic Council against the powerful, mysterious invaders known as The Builders. As they reel from an overwhelming defeat at the hands of this new enemy, the Avengers’ home, Earth is in graver danger. The mad Titan known as Thanos has attacked and is seeking the last Infinity Gem. Join me after the jump for my review of Infinity #2.
David Haller is a young boy trapped in the body of a man and lost in a maelstrom of emotions he can’t understand. He’s been described as autistic and schizophrenic. However, based on the documented evidence, he suffers from a multiple personality disorder. What makes this case so unusual and interesting is that David is a mutant and can spontaneously generate and associate powers with these personalities.