Tag Archives: Marvel Comics

RIP Neal Adams

Yet another sad passing I found out later, thanks a lot New York Times! But, better late than never. The legendary comic-book artist Neal Adams died last Saturday at age 80 and for us nerds, he was a big deal. Back … Continue reading

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MCU Recap 3:What If…?

Thanks to Loki opening up and preparing audiences for the canonization of MCU having a multiverse, What If…? utilizes animation to explore the possibilities about their various movies having key plot points take a different direction and let them lead to varying outcomes … Continue reading

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Black Widow: Worth Seeing (MCU Recap 2)

I wanted to see this movie not to just be an MCU completist (I’ve only missed one MCU movie in a theater) but as a show of support to Scarlett. The actress was a trooper in a male-dominated genre and … Continue reading

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MCU Recap 1: Loki and Modok

We’re about six weeks away from Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and I sat on my ass, failing to blather on about the latest MCU crap and whatever else came out in the meantime. Sure there’s spoilers by now … Continue reading

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Danny DeVito is closer to the real character’s height

OK, I was wrong, according to imdb.com, Danny is 4′ 10″ (1.47 m) and what I remember from the Marvel Universe comics, Wolverine (aka Logan) is 5′ 2″ (1.58 m) but let’s face it, movies prefer the illusion of height: many … Continue reading

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MCU TV is off to a solid start with these two

Both of these original mini-series via Disney+ did a pretty great job scratching my MCU itch during the Pandemic since Black Widow and other movies were pushed back until it was safe to sit in a theater. I also think the … Continue reading

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RIP Chadwick Boseman

Such a damned shame too. I was really looking for to the Black Panther sequel and more Avengers movies because when I was a kid, he rescued them in the Seventies from some gravity-based villain (I guess Magneto was busy). He was young, … Continue reading

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RIP Denny O’Neil

Another legendary person who helped mold modern comic books passed away peacefully in his sleep. Denny was a vanguard when it came to writing. Unlike many of his contemporaries at DC Comics, he was a journalist before contributing to Green Lantern … Continue reading

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My contribution to this year’s Teddy Bear toss

One upside to having all those Pinballz points is that I often have enough to score a toy for the Stars’ charity thingy. Last year it was Rick & Morty, this time I figured a kid would love to have … Continue reading

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RIP Ernie Colón

Another great guy who worked in Comic Books passed away last week. I never gave his heritage any thought because he went by the Anglo version of Ernesto, ergo, he was an American like Jack “The King” Kirby (Jewish) or … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Far From Home: Worth Seeing

After a huge event movie (Aftermath) bringing 11 years of story to a close, one would think the trivial adventures and personal life of Spider-Man would be a letdown. Not so, Kevin Feige brilliantly found a way to give the … Continue reading

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Avengers: Endgame: Must See

It’s safe to finally discuss Endgame since I think the Spider-Man: Far from Home trailer revealed a major spoiler. So far I have to say, it was quite a perfect, climatic ending to a string of 20-plus movies spanning over 11 years; even bigger … Continue reading

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Captain Marvel (Marvel): Worth Seeing

MCU gambles on an obscure character again but doubles down on setting the story in the recent past, probably to match the soundtrack filled with overplayed crap better. Cynical jab aside, Marvel succeeded again in making an excellent film centered around a … Continue reading

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Farewell to two titles and the return of the Fantastic Four

After 40 years, Elfquest wrapped up with Cutter and his allies achieving their final quest. What that was, I have no idea, I stopped reading the comics way back in high school when issues showed up at irregular intervals and I … Continue reading

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RIP Stan Lee

I would be super negligent if I didn’t write about Stan “The Man” Lee. He was a huge part of my childhood. Every day in Macomb, IL, rushing home to catch the Spider-Man cartoon on channel 44 (Chicago) and if I … Continue reading

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