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…
I woke up this morning expecting the big comics news to be the fallout from DC Universe Rebirth #1, ably summed up here by Biff Bam Pop’s own JP Fallavollita, and reviewed by me here, but it wasn’t. Marvel Comics managed to trump DC’s big universal reboot with a shattering revelation, one that has destroyed almost any joy I might ever have reading another Marvel Comic. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Captain America: Steve Rogers #1
While “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is on hiatus, we’re getting “Agent Carter,” a flashback-prequel companion series that will be telling some of the stories that fill in background and hopefully secrets going on in the background this season. A lot of folks are excited about this series, especially people who aren’t watching “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” so hopefully this will refuel the viewership. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the pilot episode of “Agent Carter.”
When the commercials for this sequel to Captain America The First Avenger, and the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, started showing up on TV, the blurb that kept coming up was “better than the Avengers.” Honestly, on a superhero movie scale, I didn’t think that was possible, and I didn’t believe the hype, but after seeing the film… I have to say… wow, it’s not hype, and yes, it may well be better than The Avengers. Find out why, spoiler warning, after the jump.
Just as last week’s episode promised answers about Agent Coulson’s secrets, this week’s claims the same about super-hacker Skye. We’ll see if it actually delivers, or it just whets out appetites for more with even more mysteries. And oh yeah, special bonus tonight – the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Iron Man super-villain, the Blizzard! Meet me after the jump for more of my thoughts on “Seeds.”