Created by John Byrne in 1989 in the West Coast Avengers comics series as comic relief, the Great Lakes Avengers have bounced around the Marvel Universe in different forms ever since. From emulating other teams like the Thunderbolts and the X-Men to eventually becoming a government-sanctioned superhero team after the first Civil War, the Great Lakes Avengers have always been great fun, and now they’re getting their shot at being real Avengers. More after the jump!
In the last episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” our team was on the run after being outted by hidden Hydra leader Gideon Malick as being Hydra at the ‘Symposium on the Alien Contagion, despite it sooo not being true. Meanwhile, future stars of “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” Mockingbird and Hunter, are hot on Malick’s trail. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Parting Shot.”
One of the things I have loved about “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is its ability to present two or more different storylines, seemingly unrelated, and then crash them in a logical collision that we were not expecting. I have always loved the show when it dives into the espionage genre that it was birthed in, and of course, in any media, I love being surprised. In this episode, I get everything I like, love, and want. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Among Us Hide…”
Tonight on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” it might appear like it’s run of the mill espionage fare, but for anyone familiar with Marvel Comics, and especially the Avengers, this episode was much, much more. While it seemed like the agents merely had to rescue a kidnapped scientist from an opportunistic industrialist, what we were really witnessing was the secret origin of a super-villain. Join me after the jump for my review of “The Asset.”
Marvel Comics’ ten-issue maxi-series Age of Ultron is over by a few weeks. The massive time travel epic that had the Avengers’ greatest enemy finally winning has come and gone – but what has really changed? And will there really be any change? You can read my thoughts after the jump.
Age 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.