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A Snake Eyes Movie Defeats the Point

Snake Eyes is my favorite G.I. Joe, which is not some shocking revelation. Isn’t Snake Eyes everybody’s favorite G.I. Joe? The point is, part of me is excited about this movie. While another part of me will rightfully point out that Snake Eyes was cool because he was this silent, faceless, mystery ninja! That was his whole deal, and he stood out in the crowded Joe field.

But for reasons known only to the franchise gods, we’re getting Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.

This teaser trailer looks coolish. Could be fun some fight scenes. Henry Golding is a cool guy. A couple other classic Joe characters will be appearing. And they’re following the tradition of mixing martial arts with hip hop. Good stuff.

But the sheer lunacy of this movie existing is really something to think about. The first two G.I. Joe movies didn’t exactly set the world on fire, and they had their own Snake Eyes. Is this movie a prequel to those movies? I don’t think so and I hope not. But then is this movie going to spark a whole new franchise of G.I. Joe films? Are we going to get “Origins” movies for Bazooka and Duke and Falcon and Tunnel Rat and Tollbooth and Chuckles and Lady Jaye? Honestly, I would be completely in favor of this, especially if Hollywood then teams them all up for an Avengers-style film.

Whatever the future brings, we are getting a movie about Snake Eyes’ no-longer-mysterious origin on July 23.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 5/15/21

It’s the week I’ve been waiting nearly a year for! X-Corp has finally been released and Multiple Man, my favorite comic book character, is back in regular comics! What a joyous day! Too bad it had to go up against a new issue of Mighty Morphin. That comic can’t be beat!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin #7 for another jam-packed issue full of neat characters, great story twists and the new Green Ranger!

Tommy once again fighting a Green Ranger

Meanwhile, I’m still reading and skimming through the new Heroes Reborn big event from Marvel and I’m really digging it! The comics feel like a spiritual sequel to Amalgam Comics. They’re based on the lighter, more chipper tone of comics from the Amalgam era, and they’ve even got callbacks and references to “other” comics from the “canon”, like Amalgam used to do! For example, one of the comics features what is supposed to be a preview for a new Starjammers comic “coming soon”. And these comics are full of cute crossover/merged character appearances and cameos, like Johnny Storm of the Nova Corps! So yeah, I’m having fun with Heroes Reborn so far!

Comic Reviews: Children of the Atom #3, Mighty Morphin #7, X-Corp #1 and X-Factor #9.

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Enjoy Another Funny CEO Video

College Humor is kinda, sorta clawing its way back! I was a big fan of the sketch comedy crew before they all got unceremoniously fired at the start of 2020. And I’m still subscribed to their Dropout streaming service, because I like what they’re putting out. Well, slowly but surely, College Humor is coming out with fun new videos. Mostly in their popular CEO running gag from Brennan Lee Mulligan.

They’re funny, and there’s a new one based on a hardware store. I’m all about sharing funny things!

And if that isn’t enough, here’s one they did last month about the CEO of Oreo.

Good comedy is good comedy and should always be shared. If you’ve never seen these videos before, there’s a whole bunch of CEO sketches from over the years. It’s a fun gag.

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The Multiple Man Mystery Has Been Solved!

Last July, I set a task to solve a mystery about my favorite comic book character of all time, Multiple Man. Basically, with Multiple Man alive and well again on Krakoa, was he back to the regular, classic Jamie Madrox? Or was he going to operate under the new rules established for dupes while he was dead? When Marvel put out a “Multiple Man” comic starring a dupe, while the real Madrox was dead, they changed the rules so that duplicates could no longer make their own duplicates.

It was a dumb retcon and really grinded my gears.

So I’m very pleased to reveal that the retcon has been done away with in the first issue of X-Corp! Multiple Man is back, and his dupes can make more dupes!

She’s super strong though!

I’ve never been so happy to see Multiple Man get punched in the gun by Monet!

His role in X-Corp is fun and I’m very glad that he’s back in regular ongoing comics again. I very much look forward to his continuing adventures. And I’m very pleased to say that the Multiple Man Mystery I set up for myself has already been solved!

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The 6 Most Interesting Dupes of Jamie Madrox The Multiple Man

The day has finally arrived that we fans of Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man have long been waiting for! He’s back in regular, ongoing comics! This day marks the first issue of the new X-Corp series by Tini Howard and Alberto Foche, a series I have long been anticipating as Multiple Man’s proper debut in the Dawn of X-era of X-Men comics!

Here’s that gorgeous David Aja cover again!

Multiple Man is my all-time favorite comic book character. And it has been a long many years since he appeared regularly in ongoing comics — since the end of Peter David’s X-Factor in September 2013, in fact. And then he’s been dead for a good long while. But Dawn of X and the Krakoa-era are all about resurrection! Madrox has made multiple appearances here and there over the past two or so years, but X-Corp is now his time to shine! And I’m going to honor his return with a List of Six dedicated to Multiple Man!

Specifically, we’re going to look at some of the more interesting dupes to ever pop out of Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man! Join me after the jump!

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