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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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First Trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp!

Ant-Man is one of my favorite Marvel superhero movies, and is probably my favorite character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I like his ‘Average Joe’ style, and Paul Rudd is charmingly ordinary as he dives into the crazy world of superheroes.

So I’m thrilled that there’s a sequel in Ant-Man and the Wasp!

Looks great! Lots of action, some humor, and a really cool focus on Evangeline Lily’s Wasp! I liked the little bit about Scott not asking her to help out in Captain America: Civil War.

And the brief glimpse we get of the Ghost is pretty cool. I’m really looking forward to another solid and enjoyable Marvel superhero movie!

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Check Out The Wasp!

In honor of Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, actor Evangeline Lilly shared the first picture of her in costume as the Wasp for the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp sequel! She looks pretty great!

Wasp Picture 01

I like the costume, though I think it could use a bit more color. Ant-Man is probably my favorite movie superhero costume, and its red coloring really helps it to stand out. Wasp is just black with some tiny bits of color and piping. The costume could use a touch more pizzazz, you know what I’m saying?

Still, looks great! Can’t wait for Ant-Man and the Wasp!

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The 6 Characters On My Defenders Team

Welcome to San Diego Comic-Con Week! It’s the biggest week in comics, and I’m excited for all the news and trailers and awesomeness bound to arrive this weekend! An expected highlight this year will be The Defenders from Marvel! They’ve got a new comic book, a new action figure line and their Netflix show arrives in one month! I can’t wait!

Defenders Team List 01

Only 50% of superheroes wear costumes anymore

As has become a tradition here at Henchman-4-Hire, I like to spend Comic-Con Week playing fantasy superhero draft. Superhero team rosters change all the time. Every new X-Men reboot results in several different team lineups. The Avengers or New Avengers or Champions are always changing! This year, I’m going to pitch you my Defenders lineup. If Marvel hired me to write a Defenders comic, these are the characters I’d put on the team!

In the past, I’ve dreamed up rosters for the Avengers, the Justice League, the Fantastic Four,  the Teen Titans, the X-Men, X-Force and the Sinister Six!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 10/22/16

Comics! We love them! And some more of them came out this week. I read a bunch and wrote some reviews, that I hope you’ll enjoy. We’ve got Squirrel Girl, we’ve got Doctor Doom, we’ve got Zephyr and we’ve got the Porcupine, among others. A whole cornucopia of fun comics!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Astonishing Ant-Man #13, the final issue of this wonderful series. It’s not the highest rated comic this week, and it still kind of annoys me with how poorly writer Nick Spencer handles his courtroom scenes, but gorram does this creative team have a lot of fun with their final issue.

It's like reading a movie!

It’s like reading a movie!

Meanwhile, The Mighty Thor gave us the origin of Mjolnir! It’s really neat, but I decided to pass on reviewing the issue. Jason Aaron writes some great side stories.

Comic Reviews: Astonishing Ant-Man #13, Faith #4, Harley Quinn #6, Infamous Iron Man #1, Nightwing #7, Spider-Woman #12 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #13.

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