Happy New Daredevil Season Weekend, everybody! I’m up to my eyeballs in new Daredevil episodes, and it’s pretty grand. I’ll try to get a review post up next week. But until then, how about some comics? Not many this week, or at least, not as many as I should have read.
We’ve got new Batman, new Runaways and new Mr. & Mrs. X, but Comic Book of the Week goes to the return of Unstoppable Wasp! Love me some Unstoppable Wasp!
Meanwhile, I continue to flake out on reading Thor. I dunno what’s happened! I’ve loved Jason Aaron’s Thor since the beginning, but I think the art and the weak storyline of the revived series turned me off, and then we’ve got this current far-in-the-future storyline. I’ll try to read them someday. I also keep failing at reading Nightwing’s new status quo. I should get into that too.
Comic Reviews: Batman #57, Mr. & Mrs. X #4, Runaways #14 and The Unstoppable Wasp #1.
The How It Should Have Ended people have finally come out with their Ant-Man and the Wasp cartoon, which should have come out on Tuesday! What the heck, guys? You gotta be quicker on the SEO draw! Anyway, watch and enjoy.
Though I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that there are valid reasons why Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t rush off to help out at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. I mentioned them before, but you gotta remember, the alien attack on New York City lasted all of a half an hour, and then Tony Stark went missing. Then everything else happened in secret in Wakanda.
There’s no way Hank and Hope would let Scott run off chasing alien rumors, and there’s no way Scott would just take the suit and run off again without permission. So it’s perfectly reasonable that Scott and Hope didn’t rush off to help. How would they even get to New York City or Wakanda?
I hadn’t heard of this movie/book until the trailer arrived earlier this week. The Kid Who Would Be King is about some modern day ragamuffin finding Excalibur and needing to go all King Arthur on some evil death knights.
Personally, I’m a little tired of ‘chosen one’ stories, but this trailer won me over as the heroic king stuff started to include the kid’s entire class. That was neat. Also, it’s from the same writer/director of Attack the Block, Joe Cornish. Attack the Block is a brilliant take on the alien invasion movie, so I have nothing but faith in this guy. Maybe this will be good!
The Kid Who Would Be King comes out on Feb. 15.
One of the fun bits of Marvel Cinematic Universe news to come out of New York Comic-Con was that Marvel has commissioned a script for a Dark Avengers movie. That sounds good to me! They’ve got to try new and interesting things in Phase 4, and a team-up movie about a bad guy Avengers sounds as good as anything.
Technically speaking, the Dark Avengers from the comics were a team of villains put together to operate as the real Avengers under the dark reign of Norman Osborn. As far as the public knew, Osborn was a good guy, and the Avengers were the Avengers, even though he had Bullseye posing as Hawkeye, Venom posing as Spider-Man, Moonstone posing as Ms. Marvel and Daken posing as Wolverine, among other notable members like Ares and Sentry. So we’ve got villains posing as classic heroes to the public.
I doubt any of that is going to happen in the MCU. None of those characters are set up and sticking to the comics would make no sense. So if we had to put together a Dark Avengers based on the existing MCU, who should we put on the team? I have some ideas!
Predictably, I expected the various YouTube parody videos to make their rounds today celebrating Ant-Man and the Wasp. I have been partially correct so far, at lest.
Enjoy the Honest Trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp!
Love me some Honest Trailers!
If and when the How It Should Have Ended video drops today, I’ll add that to this post!