Tag Archives: Marvel Comics

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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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Worth Seeing

The last Marvel movie for 2018 and it had its work cut out given the monumental events from Infinity War. In short, Ant-Man 2 delivered. It was also the second part of my birthday double feature! We return to the misadventures of … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Ditko

Steve Ditko is another famous artist who helped make Marvel Comics a big deal, namely through his co-creation/drawing of Spider-Man. If I recall correctly (and I hope my friend who actually draws comics can chime in), Stan Lee chose Ditko … Continue reading

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Deadpool 2: Rental or Streaming

Mostly everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, fourth-wall breaking hero returns and this time he has to save a mutant teenager from himself and time-traveling anti-hero Cable. It falls into the same trap all sequels do by adding more characters but thankfully, half … Continue reading

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Avengers: Infinity War: Must See*

* Must See for us who are fans of superheroes; other it’s Worth Seeing. Infinity isn’t exclusively an Avengers movie, it’s the ten-year culmination of what Marvel Studios has been working on since 2008’s Iron Man and hinted at with the … Continue reading

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Black Panther: Must See

The next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on Black Panther and the hidden nation of Wakanda. If you recall two years ago, Black Panther made his debut in Captain America: Civil War as he sided with Iron Man’s team … Continue reading

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