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Category Archives: Avengers

Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 5/19/18

Anybody else see Deadpool 2 this weekend? That was a fun movie! Anybody want to take bets until Firefist shows up in comics? I’d say it’s about as inevitable as Negasonic Teenage Warhead getting the movie makeover after the last Deadpool movie…

Speaking of comics, we had some fine ones this week! Power Rangers continues their big Shattered Grid event. The final issue of All-New Wolverine drops a nice little finale. And the Avengers and Justice League face off to win my favor…and Comic Book of the Week goes to the second issue of Justice League: No Justice!

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Somewhere you obviously weren’t invited

Meanwhile, I’ve decided to drop X-Men Red. It’s not what I thought it would be and, despite my being a big fan of writer Tom Taylor, I’m just not really digging it. I’d rather drop books I’m not enjoying than keep giving them crummy reviews. This week’s issue was fine, but just no what I’m looking for in an X-Men comic these days.

Also new this week, I’ve decided to start listing more creatives in the credits section of my reviews. A letterer friend of mine pointed out that reviewers should credit everybody, and he’s right. The only reason I wasn’t was because I’m lazy. So from now on, inkers, colorists and letterers!

Comic Reviews: All-New Wolverine #35, Avengers #2, Batman #47, Justice League: No Justice #2 and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27.

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There’s Gonna Be a New West Coast Avengers!

This is some great comic book news! Writer Kelly Thompson is going to write a new West Coast Avengers comic, starring Hawkeye, America Chavez, Gwenpool, Quentin Quire, Hawkeye, and that guy who was hurriedly revealed to have super-powers at the end of Thompson’s Hawkeye comic!

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This has me really excited. Thompson is phenomenal on comics. I’ve loved both her Hawkeye and her Rogue & Gambit comics. So I think a team of awesome Thompson-esque characters trying to play at being the West Coast Avengers sounds like fun to me!

I definitely have to finish reading all the Gwenpool comics before this comes out.

Also, this may just be me, but I find it slightly silly that Johnny is part of the team. He’s a Thompson-created character, so she’s more than welcome to use him, but he was a little silly in the Hawkeye series. Basically, the comic got cancelled before Thompson really had a chance to play up the romance subplots she was working on. So in the last couple of issues, she not only quickly hooked up Kate and Johnny with, like, a single kiss. But she also introduced the idea that Johnny could turn into rocks or something. She was forced to rush through everything she wanted to do with Johnny in, like, the last issue. It was funny.

And now he’s back! So good for Thompson and Johnny!

The first issue comes out at the end of August!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 5/5/18

A new age of comics is upon us! The Avengers is getting a more back-to-basics relaunch this week, and it ain’t half bad. And Justice League is do for a crazy wild relaunch in a couple weeks. That should also be fun.

Honestly, I think The Avengers #1 is Comic Book of the Week. It’s a pretty momentous issue, finally re-uniting Captain America, Iron Man and Thor at the core of the team. That’s pretty neat. And, like I said, Jason Aaron does a solid, exciting job.

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Nike’s new slogan

Meanwhile, the Rogue & Gambit mini-series came to an end and it was delightful! I want Kelly Thompson on more X-Men stuff! Any fan of the two characters, especially as a couple, need to read that comic!

Comic Reviews: The Avengers #1, Batman #46 and Go Go Power Rangers #9.

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6 Thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War

My advice for seeing Avengers: Infinity War: See it twice, and make sure you have a good seat. The first time I saw the film, on opening night, I was low and slightly to the left. And I really do think my askew view of the big screen kept me from fully meshing with the large-scale, bombastic superhero action. I came away from Avengers: Infinity War with slight hesitation.

Then I saw it a second time two days later, with a perfect seat, and the movie was even better!

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Movie Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.

I think I’m allowing myself to get too hyped up for these new Marvel movies. I was giddy all day on Thursday, just counting down the hours until I got to take my place in the theater and watch Avengers 3. I wasn’t blown away by the film that first time…nor the second time, I’ll admit. Avengers: Infinity War is not a perfect movie. But it’s a damn good one, and hugely entertaining.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts and a full review of Avengers: Infinity War! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie!

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Reminds Us That There is Still Joy in the World

Part of me was curious why we didn’t get a new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer to go before Avengers: Infinity War. Then I remembered that Marvel doesn’t want to take attention away from their current awesome movie release by focusing too much on their next awesome movie release.

So I think this fun and hilarious trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer is a nice palate cleanser from the ending of Infinity War this past weekend.

Looks awesome! Ant-Man is my favorite hero in the MCU and I’m excited that he’s getting a full-on sequel, perhaps even a trilogy if this one does well. I think this movie could be a really fun thrill ride of superheroics and special effects. And giving the Wasp a big role will be great. Michael Peña is also hilarious in this trailer.

The villain, The Ghost, looks damn cool, too. And I’m glad to see Scott’s daughter coming back big time. She was a great part of the first film.

I think this is going to be set before Infinity War. And maybe the post-credits stinger will be Captain America showing up to recruit Scott and Hope for Infinity War 2.

Here’s to getting the Ant-Man gang back together on July 6!

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