Some of you might already be neck-deep in celebrating cultural festivities, but there’s probably ample opportunity for you, regardless of the holiday you observe, to still be out there amongst the masses, shopping for gifts.
You know. Shop to shop. Elbow-to-elbow. Debit card to debit card.
And I’m certain, with you being a regular, casual, or happenchance purveyor of this fine pop culture site, that you’re into comic books. And so are your friends!
A few weeks ago, regular Biff Bam Pop! contributor (and comic book aficionado), E. A. Henson gave his list of comic book compilations to give as gifts, which you can find right here. A fine list it is, too.
Here, then, is another: the first of three parts over the next few days, all showcasing 2017 comic book compilations worthy as giving as gifts to a friend or loved one.
Or to yourself.
Let’s start off with the most expensive, while you still have money in your bank account!
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 crossover event from a simpler time when Loki and Dormammu manipulated the Avengers and the Defenders to go to war against each other.
It’s Halloween (yes, in April) on “Avengers: Ultron Revolution,” and Doctor Strange drops by to ask Earth’s mightiest heroes for help against his archenemy the dread Dormammu. Get ready for sorcery supreme and meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Into the Dark Dimension.”
In the last episode of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” a war between Asgard and Spartax, that was built largely on manipulation, accusation, and a tragic comedy of errors, was ended abruptly by the presence of the cosmic death-worshipping super-villain Thanos. We know whose side he’s on… Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Asgard War, Part Two: Rescue Me.”
Whether it’s over the Cosmic Seed, or through the deceptions and manipulations of Loki, J’Son, or even Thanos – the war between Spartax and Asgard is on, and Star-Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy are right in the middle of it. Can they stop it before it’s too late? Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Asgard War, Part One: Lightnin’ Strikes.”
We have all had problems with exes in the past, but for Star-Lord of the Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems to be his kryptonite and a recurring problem. But what does one do when your exes gang up to get you? To find out, meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Come and Gut My Love.”
This is a special episode of the animated “Guardians of the Galaxy” series in that the team not only discovers the Asgardian Destroyer armor leading to an inevitable throwdown, but it also features new music by nerdcore champions Kirby Krackle… or does it? Meet me after the Moomba-fueled hyperspace jump for my thoughts on “Stuck in the Metal with You.”
Born: February 9, 1981 in Westminster, London, England, UK
“To have compassion for a character is no different from having compassion for another human being.”
Did You Know?
Was in the same class as both Prince William and Eddie Redmayne at the boarding school Eton College.
Despite such episodes not being the jewels of the “Avengers Assemble” series, Loki is back, so Thor and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are headed once again to Asgard. So far, the animated Golden Realm hasn’t compared to that of the comics or films, but perhaps this will be different. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Back to the Learning Hall.”
Even though “Avengers Assemble” has not always made the best of it, I see Thor and the Hulk being buddies a natural thing. Honestly I see a Sean Thornton/Will Danaher vibe from The Quiet Man between them – mortal enemies, but best buds after a few punches and drinks. Now, it looks like we’re finally getting our Thor/Hulk buddy episode – meet me after the jump, for my thoughts on “Valhalla Can Wait.”