Tag Archives: Avengers

Franchising Wolverine

For some time, the X-Men comics were in an odd place because the Chairman of Marvel Entertainment hated the idea of providing Fox more content to adapt for films and TV. Disney’s purchase of Fox eliminates that concern, so one … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Book Pitches, Marvel Comics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Other Comic Books Read In July 2013

I read The Ultimates #1-13 on the Fourth of July. It’s still great, a bit like League of Extraordinary Gentleman as the government assembles a team of flawed iconic figures, with a clash of personalities. It might have been short … Continue reading

Posted in DC Comics, Marvel Comics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

End of June Round-Up

Baldwin A reporter accused Alec Baldwin’s wife of tweeting at James Gandolfini’s funeral. Baldwin’s response is arguably homophobic. Andrew Sullivan is upset about it. I’m conflicted. Even the Mail says the reporter was wrong, so Baldwin has a right to … Continue reading

Posted in DC Comics, Film, Funny, List, Literature, Marvel Comics, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Comics Read in May 2013 Part 1

With Iron Man 3 coming out, I sought out two of the most acclaimed stories featuring the Mandarin. Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #1-6 is a solid Year One type story, notable mainly for the inventive art of Eric Canete. Iron Man … Continue reading

Posted in Marvel Comics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Comic Books Read in April 2013

It seems certain I’ll finish my goal of reading 2013 comic books in 2013. The Grendel: Hunter Rose Omnibus included the one-shot Devil by the Deed, the two anthology mini-series Black, White and Red #1-4 and Grendel: Red, White & Black #1-4, and … Continue reading

Posted in DC Comics, Marvel Comics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man and the Word of Mouth Cliffhanger

There’s a trend in comic book adaptations of ending the movies with cliffhangers that only some members of the audience will appreciate. With the success of the Avengers super-franchise, as well as the development of superhero films almost guaranteed to … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Marvel Comics, Pop-Culture Trends, Spider-Man | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marvel VS DC Part 7: The First Adventures

This probably also ties into my Stan Lee VS the Patchwork Universe explanation, but a major difference between Marvel and DC is how they reconcile the departures from the first storylines of the major franchises to the current comics. With … Continue reading

Posted in DC Comics, Doctor Who, Marvel Comics, Spider-Man | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment