In good news for today, the TV show Agents of SHIELD is coming back on Friday, Dec. 1! I really like that show! Glad to know it’s still going strong.
This time, they’re gonna be in space! That should be neat. I’m definitely going to watch!
Speaking of Marvel shows, I finished The Punisher last night and it’s good…it’s just not a show about the Punisher. I’ll have a list/review up next week!
Hear me out on this one. I’m not a toy critic. This isn’t a review. I’m just a guy who likes giggling at the weird details of the world. And the Detroit Steel LEGO set definitely counts. I’ve been obsessing about this toy since it was first announced, and since I had the day off from work on Monday, I decided to go out and pick it up at Walmart. Wasn’t too expensive, and it actually adds to the collection of LEGO superhero mech-suits I’ve been putting together.
So it’s a fine LEGO set. No complaints. Fun to build. Nice to have.
But the devil is in the details. I would love to know the thought process that went into putting this LEGO set together and picking out all the individual elements. None of them go together, either in comic, film or television. It’s a weird mishmash of ideas. How does that get designed?
Granted, none of this matters and I’m only poking at air. Who cares that the new LEGO set doesn’t hold up to rigorous comic book scrutiny? I can almost guarantee this article will not have any significant bearing on your day. There are probably a million better things I could be doing with my day and/or life.
But I can promise that this will be the greatest, most intense critique of the LEGO Detroit Steel Strikes! playset that you’re ever going to read! Join me after the jump!
Holy New Year, comic book fans! Not only were there five Wednesdays in December, but the last one fell on New Year’s Eve, which apparently means that both DC and Marvel decided that nobody was going to bother buying comics. Both companies released less than a handful of comics this week, knocking my review pile down to a total of two comics!
The first is the latest issue of Batman Eternal, because DC decided to keep to that weekly schedule of theirs. It’s not as bad as previous issues, but it’s still not the breakthrough we’re all hoping for here at the end. Marvel released the first issue of their new SHIELD series, introducing characters from the TV show into the comic book Marvel Universe. It’s actually very good, and wins Comic Book of the Week with ease!
Since it’s such a slow week, I also decided to finally read and review The Valiant #1 from a few weeks ago. Some of you have no doubt heard of Valiant Comics. It’s always been in the back of my mind, and someone recently recommended to me that I start picking up some of their comics. I’m always trying to stretch beyond Marvel and DC, so why not?
But was it worth the cost? Read on!
Comic Reviews: Batman Eternal #39, SHIELD #1 and The Valiant #1.
No sooner did Marvel announced that Mockingbird would be joining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. then they’ve also revealed that Absorbing Man, a pretty major comic book bad guy, will be in the season premiere on Sept. 23. Crusher Creel will be played by actor Brian Patrick Wade, and here is a pic of him from the set.
That’s pretty awesome news! One of the things we all wanted from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was more comic book connections. They didn’t even get around to bringing Graviton back in the first season! Granted, Absorbing Man, Graviton and Blizzard aren’t exactly A-list bad guys, but they are a million times better than that random, no-named fire-guy, right?
What other comic book villains would you like to see in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. wasn’t a perfect sure, but you better believe I’m coming back for Season 2! And Marvel is gearing up with a ton of new characters and plots. So far, the only new character directly from the comics is Mockingbird! She’s going to be played by Adrianne Palicki, who was almost Wonder Woman in a TV show that never made it past the pilot.
The Hollywood Reporter announced the casting today.
Mockingbird, real name Bobbi Morse, is a secret agent and Avenger from the comic books. She hasn’t been around very much in recent years, but was pretty important back in the 70s and 80s, when she was Hawkeye’s wife. So this is a pretty big coup for the show. I doubt Mockingbird was ever going to make it into the movies, but she’d be pretty perfect on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
She could possibly also guest star in the Netflicks Defenders!