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The Sandman TV Show is Closer Than Ever

Another Comic Con trailer we got this past weekend was a big, beefy trailer for the Sandman TV show coming to Netflix. I read all of Sandman back in the day and it was as great a story as everybody says. The TV show looks like a damn fine adaptation.

There seems to be a real focus on The Corinthian being the big bad of the show. Was he that big of a deal in the comics? I know he’s got that freaky look, but I don’t remember him being the major villain of the series. The Sandman comic wasn’t about that. So hopefully we get more of the cool, dreamy stuff instead of the straight villain fight stuff. Still looks great!

The Sandman comes to Netflix on Aug. 5.

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Marvel Studios Bring the Awesome!

Marvel Studios returned to San Diego Comic Con for the first time in years last night, and they brought the power. They outline the ending of Phase 4 and all of Phase 5, with a hint at Phase 6 even, stretching out into 2025. It all looks pretty great to me!

Specifically, we got some great trailers. Like this first look at the next movie, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

That is a damn powerful trailer. I am perfectly fine with the idea of not casting the late Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa. It would have been very simple to just recast him and tell another story where Black Panther fights a new bad guy. But it’s a real creative challenge for everybody else to come together and come up with a great new story that pays respect to his death and legacy. I’m excited!

We also got a new trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. I’m excited for this show, and this trailer looks good.

Some of the CGI looks wonky still, and some looks better. The whole thing overall looks like a great watch. She-Hulk is a fun character, and I really want a procedural law show starring She-Hulk and a bunch of comic book stuff. Should be fun!

Those were the only trailers we got, though the people at Comic Con got some exclusive footage from a bunch of other projects. Good for them.

We got a few new projects revealed last night, all of which sound great.

Out of those, I’m definitely looking forward to what they end up doing with Thunderbolts. And new Avengers movies sound great to me! We have three whole years for them to put together a new Avengers team to star in Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars. And new Daredevil and Captain America stuff should be a hoot!

Marvel Studios had a great night at Comic-Con and I’m looking forward to all of these things! Gonna be a fun three years, as always.

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Groot Is Adorable As Ever in I Am Groot Cartoons

Groot is awesome. We can all agree on that. Well he’s going to star in his own series of animated shorts this fall, called I Am Groot. We’re known about the show for a while, and no we’ve got the first trailer, courtesy of San Diego Comic Con.

And I think it looks great. I’m no elitist. I will gladly accept any and all content Marvel wishes to give me. It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy when it comes to this stuff. And this looks adorable and fun. My life can support watching a couple of neat little cartoon shorts about Groot. Bring them on!

Five original shorts are going to start up on Disney+ on Aug. 10.

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House of the Dragon is Also Trying Really Hard

We got a full trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off called House of Dragons. It’s a big, epic adventure trailer full of dragons and knights and all sorts of madness. And I think this trailer and this entire show is trying too hard.

Honestly, I consider House of the Dragon the same way I consider The Rings of Power: some TV studio is clinging to a popular franchise too hard and is hoping desperately they can somehow make a successful prequel spin-off show by throwing money at it. But neither trailer has provided much of a look at the actual story or what we’re supposed to care about. Why are they prequels? How is that going to be a good idea?

Can money make a show? Look. I am one of the few people in the world who liked and is content with the Game of Thrones finale. Come at me. But as much as we all enjoyed that show, do any of us really care about this prequel series? About the ancient history of the Targaryen family and their dragons?

I think both House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power are both going to equally and simultaneously crash and burn.

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6 Thoughts on Ms. Marvel (Review)

Kamala Khan has arrived on our television screens and the Ms. Marvel show was everything I could have wanted and more! I’ve been a champion of the character since she was first announced in comics, and I couldn’t be happier at how well this character was actually received and how popular she’s become. And I’m so glad her TV show was amazing.

TV Show Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic

This might be my new favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe TV show. Pretty much every aspect of this show was perfect — and a perfect translation from the comics. The showrunners captured that wonderful Kamala Khan dynamic directly from the page, and infused the series with joy, energy and wonderful character development. They got the family right. They got the religion right. They may have crammed a bit too much into just six episodes, but that’s not a dealbreaker.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts and full review of the Ms. Marvel TV show! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the show. And feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments!

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