Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/15/22

So many comics are coming out these days! As you all know, I only review the comics I’m actually reading and usually enjoying. And for some reason, that’s led to two weeks in a row with so many comics! It’s neat! We’re talking Batgirls, Robins, Mighty Morphin, Spider-Man; so many comics!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Robin & Batman #3 for a wonderful wrap-up to this delightful little series. I don’t think it’s anything too groundbreaking, but as a big Robin fan, I love some good, solid, entertaining Robin storytelling. I’m a sucker for classic Dynamic Duo action.

Watch out for rocks!

Meanwhile, I finished the first season of Wheel of Time and I enjoyed it. I’ve never read the books or had any clue what this story was about, but the show really grew on me across the season. I’ve also started the first season of Y: The Last Man and I’m loving this show. It’s going to be so painful when the season ends and there’s no hope for a continuation. But perhaps it will convince me to reread the graphic novels.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #85, Batgirls #2, Darkhawk #5, Mighty Morphin #15, Robin & Batman #3 and Robins #4.

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I’m on the Fence About Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Later today, Marvel is going to announce which new X-Man won the poll, and I’m gonna share that as soon as I can. Until then, how about a long gameplay trailer for the upcoming video game Pokemon Legends: Arceus? Those two things go together, right?

I’m on the fence about this game. I do finally own a Nintendo Switch, so I can play it. And I’ve played pretty much every main Pokemon game since the very beginning. But I think Arceus may be the company biting off more than they can chew. I don’t really have faith in the people who make Pokemon games to make Arceus everything they’re promising. So I’m probably gonna wait for reviews and feedback on this one before buying.

But it still looks neat! Pokemon Legends: Arceus comes out on Jan. 28.

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6 Things I Want to See in a New Spider-Man Movie Trilogy

Spider-Man: No Way Home was an awesome movie and a great origin story for actor Tom Holland to truly become a classic Spider-Man. In a perfect world, Holland would be 100% on board with keeping the character moving forward, giving us another full trilogy or series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The powers that be at Marvel and Sony have said they’re already working on a new trilogy, though Holland has been real cagey about his involvement.

I need to watch this movie again

Assuming we do get Tom Holland back in the spider-tights and we continue the story of the MCU Peter Parker, what are we going to get? The ending to Spider-Man: No Way Home is rather perfect to springboard into more movies, and there is a ton of Spider-Man content from the comics we could explore. Also in this perfect world of mine, Marvel Studios actually reads this blog and takes some of my ideas! So what do I, a major fan of the MCU and Spider-Man in general, want to see in a future Tom Holland trilogy of films?

Join me after the jump for some of my ideas. I’ll try to keep SPOILERS for No Way Home to a minimum, but definitely don’t read if you don’t want to know anything about the movie. And feel free to share your own thoughts and hopes in the comments!

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We’re Voting for the X-Men Again

It seems that Marvel is going to make it an annual event to vote for new members of the X-Men. I am 100% in favor of this idea. It’s neat, it’s interactive, and it might shine a light on new characters. I’m a little hesitant about doing it so soon. Only six issues of the X-Men comic have come out since the previous vote. That’s not a lot of time to really explore any of the characters.

The first year’s winner, Polaris, has had some standout moments in the comic so far. So perhaps there is hope.

Here are the new nominees.

Candidates: Siryn, Micromax, Firestar, Armor, Avalanche, Surge, Gorgon, Bling!, Gentle and Monet

I voted for Avalanche. I’m a big-time Brotherhood of Mutants fan, and I love the trope of villains becoming heroes. So to see a classic Brotherhood member join the X-Men in the Krakoa era would be a dream come true.

Seriously, I’ve put together fantasy rosters on this blog before for X-Teams, and I always include a classic Brotherhood member. I could go on a big rant/explanation, but why waste your time? Just go vote for Avalanche!

Voting is at Marvel.com and will run for another week or so.

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These ThunderCats Look Neato

The internet being what it is, here’s a re-animated, HD remake of the ThunderCats intro song. Apparently, YouTube creator extremee_ghost just gave themselves a project and spent two months redrawing every single frame. It’s a thing of beauty.

This is one of the good parts of the internet. All creative and fun and geeky and just awesome. And I love sharing that kind of stuff with you fine readers. Kudos to this creator for his fine works.

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