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Squirrel Girl Has Been Cast!

Attention, attention, all ye geeks everywhere! Marvel has cast Squirrel Girl for their extended Cinematic Universe! She’s gonna appear on a New Warriors TV show on Freeform, but let’s not hold that against her!

Squirrel Girl will be played by actor Milana Vayntrub. I have no idea who that is.

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Vayntrub has starred in a ton of stuff, according to IMDB. Most recently, she was in This Is Us, which I haven’t seen. But I bet I’ve seen her on College Humor!

So bully on her. Squirrel Girl is awesome and I hope the show can do her justice.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, all the other roles have been cast as well. There’s Derek Theler as Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Callum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii. Good on them!

The show will last 10 episodes and is about a bunch of young people coping with young people life and super-powers. Here’s hoping it’s a good show!


Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 9/13/14

A week after my birthday and I get all my presents! How else do you explain new issues of Hawkeye, Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel all arriving in the same week? I would be hard-pressed to name three other comics I enjoy reading more these days. So thank you, Marvel, for the belated birthday present. I understand you need to stick to Wednesdays.

And lucky for us, they’re all pretty good!

Though having to choose between Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel for Comic Book of the Week is tough. I think I’m going to have to give the edge to Hawkeye for another Kate Bishop issue by Matt Fraction and Annie Wu. It was the battle of the adorable protagonists, and Kate Bishop won by a nose.

Kate Bishop knows a good blog when she sees one

Kate and Kamala are both cutie pies.

Speaking of cutie pies, I decided to pay a visit to New Warriors again before the end, because it’s an issue that serves as a would-be epilogue to Scarlet Spider. Does it live up to that previous series? No. Is it still fun? I suppose.

And anyone who is interested can read my review of Death of Wolverine #2 over at Word of the Nerd. I’ve decided to review all four issues of that weekly series, and it hasn’t been too bad so far.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #6, Batman Eternal #23, Captain Marvel #7, Hawkeye #20, Magneto #9, Ms. Marvel #8 and New Warriors #9.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/8/14

The new Marvel #1 issues keep pouring in! This week we’ve got Magneto, Moon Knight and the new relaunch of Wolverine and the X-Men. Personally, I have been super satisfied with the All-New Marvel NOW! campaign. It has produced some wonderful books – and some real stinkers. Fortunately, the releases this week are all mostly good.

I was very tempted to give Uncanny X-Men the gold star this week. I’ve ranted and raved before about how much I’m loving Cyclops these days, and the new issue is all about Cyclops! But then I got to thinking…we’re 18 issues into Uncanny X-Men, but has Brian Michael Bendis even gotten around to starting this ‘Mutant Revolution’ of his? The Uncanny X-Men have mostly just swirled around themselves this whole time, accomplishing little. And that kind of bummed me out. Fortunately, a new issue of She-Hulk came along to warm my heart and win Comic Book of the Week!

I hope there are some Patsy Walker fans in the audience!

Not only is Charles Soule going to be writing about legal logic, but he’s a master of drunk logic as well!

Comic Reviews: Forever Evil #6, Green Lantern #29, Magneto #1, Moon Knight #1, New Warriors #2, She-Hulk #2, Uncanny X-Men #18 and Wolverine and the X-Men #1.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/22/14

We have arrive at another round of comic book reviews, but sadly, none of them feature LEGOs or the Guardians of the Galaxy. What a week though, right? Is anybody else still buzzing about that trailer? The more times I watch it, the more confident I become in that movie. But enough about them, on with the reviews! We’ve got stellar issues of Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman this week, and mediocre issues of Punisher, Uncanny X-Men and the brand new New Warriors. Only Batwoman was the real standout, which pleases me beyond measure. Batwoman wins Comic Book of the Week!

Cape Grab to Pool Table Flip

Comic Reviews: Batwoman #28, Harley Quinn #3, New Warriors #1, The Punisher #2, Uncanny X-Men #17 and Wonder Woman #28.

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Scarlet Spider to Return in New Warriors!

Scarlet Spider may be getting cancelled in December, but Marvel has revealed that the character will continue on in a brand new New Warriors series in February! The announcement was made today at New York City Comic-Con. The book will be written by Chris Yost, who wrote Scarlet Spider, with art by Marcus To!

Now that’s a team!

And yes, that’s Aracely! Looks like she’s going to become a real superhero!

The new team is going to focus on Justice, Speedball and the new Nova, and along with Kaine and Aracely, there will be Sun Girl, Haechi and Water Snake. I think those three are brand new characters.

I don’t know much about the new team at this point, other than it sounds like it’ll be some pretty standard superheroics, New Warriors style. In this interview with Newsamara, Yost is promising big action, big superheroics and important stories to the Marvel Universe. I wish him all the best, and I know I’ll be reading, if only for more Scarlet Spider action. Though why Kaine would join a team is beyond me.

There is a ton of news coming out of Marvel this Comic-Con. So far, I’ve only mentioned the series that my blog focuses on, but tomorrow I’ll do a round-up of all the new comics. There are soooo many, and they all look good!

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