Man, I love solicitations. They’re like those trailers that run right before a movie but with no movie and there’s no cool voice-over guy and… this metaphor just isn’t working, is it? Anyway, here are the things I’m looking forward to from Marvel based on their April 2014 solicitations, including Deadpool’s wedding! (Also, click on the images to view the full covers.)
Superior Spider-Man #31
Superior Spider-Man #31
It’s the series finale of a title I really like. It was such a joy seeing Doctor Octopus inside Peter Parker’s body and just trolling the entire Marvel Universe. But I guess it’s good to step down while you’re on the top of your game rather than wait for the whole thing to just turn into a sad, tired gimmick. It’s 64 pages of Spidey goodness!
I started my all-digital comic book-reading life last week with a haul that includes the first issues of all three new Marvel NOW! titles: Black Widow #1, All-New X-Factor #1, and Avengers World #1. I figured this is a great time to start reviewing comics again on a regular basis like I did before. Let’s start with Avengers World #1 by writers Jonathan Hickman and Nick Spencer, and artist Stefano Caselli.
What do you do if you go to the moon and you see a dead giant toga-wearing bald dude? And what if (heh, a little Uatu the Watcher humor there) this dead dude was the keeper everyone’s deepest, darkest secrets which are now in danger of being exposed? You panic — you panic like hell. That’s the premise of Marvel’s 2014 event, Original Sin by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato Jr.
Who watches the Watcher? Seriously, you guys. Stop staring. It’s not polite.
Once again, I’m battling SDCC envy. For the past 5 days, like thousands of geeks around the world, I’ve been living vicariously through the army of weirdos who have descended upon San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con International aka San Diego Comic-Con aka Geek Heaven.
But while I may not have experienced the magical — and I imagine very smelly — congregation of pop culture fans, creators, and retailers, the Internet was there to keep me updated on what went down. There were a few things that caught my attention and got me genuinely excited — and some made me totally anxious. Here are my thoughts on SDCC things:
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Good News: The sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers will not be based on the recently concluded Age of Ultron event. I read the mini-series and most of the tie-ins and honestly, it was one big stinking pile of meh. Besides, there’s a whole bunch of reasons why the event would not translate well to the big screen, including the fact that it sucks. Joss Whedon and Marvel are aiming for an Ultron origin story and I guess that’s the best way to bring in the character into Marvel’s cinematic universe. This brings us to the bad news.
Maggie bought me Avengers shirts from Paper Toss Designs and they are awesome! I picked the Agent Coulson shirt and two Hulk shirts. Let me show you it.
Sorry about the face. And the vintage effect cliché.