This Sunday, June 26, MARVEL’S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS. THE SINISTER SIX returns with an all-new episode airing at – 9:00am/8:00c on Disney X-D. Tune in for the new episode “Agent Web” where Spidey and the Inhuman, Triton, band together to save Nick Fury! Check out the sneak peek after the jump.
One of the biggest surprises for me at the end of the second season of “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” was the inclusion of one of the dangerous new villain groups in recent comics memory, the Black Order, from Infinity, and now they come to “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.” Meet me after the hyperspatial jump my thoughts as our heroes infiltrate the Black Order in “Undercover Angle.”
With the rising popularity of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series (wha-hoo!) and the anticipation mounting for the next Avengers film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, released next year, it’s a great time to revisit that stable of characters.
Of course, it’s also a perfect time of year to do that.
For those of you looking for a stocking stuffer, follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you why Avengers NOW! #1 makes for the perfect comic to fill that sock hanging off the mantle!
Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favourite things. Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years. Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too. Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on…something they love.
For something so important, so inspiring in a young boy’s life, it’s a little strange that I can’t quite pin down the exact date. I can only say that sometime in the late 1970’s or, at the very latest, the early 1980’s, I found myself compelled to run home every weekday after school and turn on the television.
There was no horsing around in the schoolyard for me after 3:30 in the afternoon, no visiting friends houses to play board games and street hockey games would have to wait till a later in the day. No. A new cartoon with an animation style and real-time, mature storyline, that incorporated action, adventure, love, sorrow and joy had captivated me.
I had fallen for the 1970’s Japanese import anime science fiction series called Star Blazers.
The film, Guardians of the Galaxy, is less than a month away, and the promotion engines at Marvel are going full blast. First there’s the amazing faux travel site, Galaxy Getaways, which if you haven’t seen it, go now. And earlier this week, Marvel released three major new comics featuring characters from the film, and now this morning, Disney XD broadcast a triple shot of the animated Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out my thoughts after the jump.
There’s no episode of “Avengers Assemble” this week but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any animated Marvel Comics superheroes on the TV this week. Today’s episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” offers up a nice holiday selection of monstrous Marvel. Join me after the jump for my spoiler-filled thoughts on “Blade and the Howling Commandos.”
Grim and gritty.
That’s comic books these days, isn’t it? And, while I’m on a bit of a soapbox, the business we love seems to be all multiple covers, crossover titles, sweeping story arcs, limited edition print runs, character deaths – and a heaping spoonful of that grim and gritty. Blame the 1980’s. We invited those years into our homes and the latter half of that decade never left. But there are great comics being published today that demand reading; fantastic genre fiction that can’t be put down!
Remember those early days when you, as a kid, opened the cover to your first comic book – when the magic of sequential art, pictures and words, took you over and never let you go?
With Nova, those days have returned!