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Best two issues I’ve read in awhile

April 6, 2011

Here’s the best two issues of Marvel Comics I’ve read in awhile, NUFF said.

1) Future Foundation #1- Great first issue! Loved the writing by Hickman, and Steve Epting is one of my favorite Marvel artists. So, Johnny is dead, and the FF need to move on. Will he stay dead? Who knows, however, for the time being this book looks like it going to be great ride.  Also, the ending to the first issue was a shocker….. check it out now.

2) Avengers # 11- Man, this book has been awesome since issue #1. Love the Bendis/Romita team, and now the Infinity Gems have been in play for the last five or six issues. I don’t get to read as many Marvel titles as I used to, but  I gladly dole out my $3.99 every month for this Marvel title.  In addition, just like the FF book, there is a welcome return of an old “friend” at the end of this issue, I can’t wait to see read more.

Buy these books NOW!!!

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Random Marvel Thoughts 2011…. so far.

January 19, 2011

Hello fellow comic book and Marvel lovers,

I hope 2011 has been good too you.. so far that is. I’ve haven’t posted anything on Mostly Marvel in a while, so I figured it was time.

1. Andrew Garfield as Spiderman. Hmmm, interesting choice to play everyone’s favorite wall-crawler. At first I thought this was a lame decision, but after viewing the latest picture of him in the suit, I think he may be better than Tobey Maguire. I haven’t seen The Social Network yet; however, his performance, from what I’ve heard, was great. I’ll hold any further comments until I see some more pics or videos of the yet to be named new Spidey flick. Here’s a pic if you haven’t seen it yet.

http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MovieAddict/news/?a=27886

2. Thor, Captain America, and X-Men First Class.  I’m really looking forward to seeing all these movies this coming summer. Fox released a picture today of the new X-Men movie. Hard to tell from the picture, but I like that they are finally giving the mutants some costumes, instead of black Matrix leather. Click the link below to view the pic.

http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=28247

  3. The Marvel world of comics. I must admit I’ve limited the amount of comics I’m reading and buying in the last few months. That’s probably why I haven’t posted as much if anything. So right now I’m reading: Amazing Spidey (which has been great), Secret Warriors ( I just want this book to end), Shield (an interesting story and genre than the regular Marvel superhero stuff), Nemesis ( just ended: I loved the art, violence, and freshness of this book), Wolverine ( Goes to hell, great stuff! Logan atones for all his previous sins), and Superior (another Miller gem, and great art by Yu).

After the Siege storyline and crossovers, I began to get tired of some titles, plus it’s really expensive to read so many titles in a month. I stopped reading Thor, Hulk, Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Deadpool, and some others. It’s not like they weren’t great books, well some of them at least, but I think I was tired of all the tie-ins, and stories. 

So, that’s my random Marvel thoughts for the month of January 2011. I hope you enjoyed this post, and keep on reading. Until they make a Dazzler movie.. make mine Marvel!

An Unfrozen Marvel Fan

November 8, 2010

 

Wow, it’s really been 4 months since I posted anything on this amazing bit of time-waster? Well, I guess it has. I feel like Captain America thawed from his icy grave only to awake to a whole new era. Okay, that’s stretching it a bit, but here’s some thoughts on all things Marvel.

1. The End of Brand New Day. Since Amazing Spiderman begun its Brand New Day storyline, I have loved almost every story the Spidey Brain Trust has conceived. Grim Hunt was amazing, Character Assassination was great, One Moment in Time incredible. Sadly, this week we see the end of BND. A new team takes over the beloved wall crawler. Let’s hope it’s as good as the last one.  

2. Images of the Captain America movie. First off, I’d like to say that I’m really looking forward to this one. Not only am I a huge Cap fan, but this movie feels like the lynch pin in the entire Marvel Universe on film. I really hope they get it right and do Cap justice, or the Avengers movie planned post release of Thor and Cap might sink. Let’s hope not.

3. Secret Warriors. Okay, I’ve been reading this book since issue number 1, and I can honestly why am I still reading this book? It was really good at the beginning,but then it kinda lost its steam. Apparently, we’re at the end of the book with the last story arch arriving shortly, however, I’m not sure anything has happened. To be fair, I can’t put it down because I’m waiting for something to happen…… still waiting.  

4. The new Wolverine book. Love It! Jason Aaron is great, and this book has not disappointed. Having Logan in hell to atone for his past sins is an interesting and satisfying read. Keep it coming.

5. Hulk. Meh, I kinda stop caring about Red Hulk, and Green Hulk, and She-Hulk, and Betty Hulk, and Rick Hulk, and everybody Hulk Hulk. Seriously, too many Hulks!

6 Martin Sheen= Uncle Ben!?!. Yeah, Martin Sheen’s been cast as Spidey’s beloved and usually dead, Uncle Ben. Good choice, I’d say. Next, I hope they cast Charlie Sheen as the villainous Hotel Smasher. That would be entertaining and informative.

Well, until the next time, make mine Marvel!

A Weekly Review and Rant

July 27, 2010

Okay, some new developments have come down the Marvel pipeline in the past few days, so I felt it was time for a new entry! Here’s my thoughts on all things Marvel for the week.

1. The Avengers cast. So, they fired Ed Norton and officially hired Mark Ruffalo to play Bruce Banner/Hulk for The Avengers flick. I’m thinking Norton got screwed out of a potential blockbuster, as well as some sweet bragging rights about playing The Hulk for The Avengers movie. Oh well, I’m sure Ruffalo will do a great job, but I don’t really care about who they get at this point.In addition, with Marvel Studios trying to build a universe it doesn’t seem right to keep replacing The Hulk with various actors. Dear Marvel Studios, pick your actors and stay with them! Anyways, check out this picture courtesy of www.comicbookmovie.com, click the link below to view, It’s going to be epic!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/14663/avengers%20sdcc%20official.jpg

2. ONE MOMENT IN TIME. It’s finally here! Hot off the heels of the GRIM HUNT storyline, Spidey swings into ONE MOMENT IN TIME. The first issue, released last week, was great. I loved the way the writers wove in previous storylines into the recent Spidey saga of BRAND NEW DAY. If you’re not reading Spidey right now, then you shouldn’t be reading comics at all. Okay, I know I sound a little bias, but these stories have been great. I can understand some long-time fanboys getting upset about the continuity changes that have come Spidey’s way since BRAND NEW DAY, but seriously get over it!  These changes have kept AMAZING SPIDERMAN fresh after years of dull and predictable stories. If I stopped reading Marvel Comics all together, this would be the only book I would still read, NUFF SAID!

 That about wraps up this rant. So, until they remake the Electra movie… Make Mine Marvel!

It’s Been Too Long! Random Marvel Thoughts of the Month!

July 12, 2010

Dear Mostly Marvel Readers,

I would like to start this post ( holy s$&* a new post!) by saying I suck! I haven’t been around in a while to write anything new, or share my enlightened thoughts about what’s going on in Marvel Comics for the past month. While I’m here now, so let’s enjoy our time together, shall we?

1. A New Spidey is cast- Meh, who cares? Everyone knows this will be Marvel’s version of the Twilight angst. I’m not going to give up completely, but when the director states that this reboot is going to focus more on the characters and less on the effects I begin to wonder if it’s Spideylight 90210. Urggggggg please don’t let that happen Sony!

2. Grim Hunt – This has been epic! I’ve loved almost every story since Brand New Day was introduced to Amazing Spiderman two years ago, and this story has got to be one of the best so far. The return of Kraven, and others has got me reading the book more than once before I hermetically seal each issue. On a side note, One Moment In Time storyline right after this means Spidey has some great stories through the summer!

3. The Thanos Imperative-Great stuff, can’t wait for issue #2.

4. The Avengers Relaunch-Love it, Romita Jr has never drawn better. It’s good to see Kang back, and the new team assembled.

5.The Red Hulk is revealed- Okay, so it was General Ross, that kinda makes sense. However, Red She-Hulk was Betty, WTF!

6. Spidey/Wolverine Team-Up- Great stuff, loved the first issue. Second Issue please.

7. Nemesis Issue 2- Not sure what to think about the second issue of Nemesis. This book has so much promise, however, I didn’t really care all that much about the second issue. Oh well, it still looks great, and oozes with graphic violence. Who doesn’t like that?

8. No Ed Norton back as Banner- Marvel announced recently that Norton would not be returning for the role of Bruce Banner in the new Avengers flick. I must say, bad move Marvel Studios. Norton brings some street cred to the cast of The Avengers, and was much better than the first Banner, Eric Bana. I thought they were trying to keep the continuity of the Marvel Universe in film? I guess if money involved that can change visions. Still, pretty lame Marvel Studios, pretty lame.

Well, I think that about wraps up this rant on Mostly Marvel. So, until they bring back David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury, make mine Marvel!

The Thanos Imperative is Here

June 6, 2010

 

So, I just finished reading the first issue of The Thanos Imperative released last week. First off, I would like say that I love Thanos. He’s one of my all-time favorite Marvel villains. However, he’s rarely seen, mostly because he’s been dead for some time. His Infinity Gauntlet storyline is a classic. Another good read is the Infinity War which features Thanos heavily. Anyways, last week I picked up The Thanos Imperative as I was excited to see him back in the pages of Marvel. For the record, it took my awhile to track down this issue as my usual comic book store sold out of the issue. I did manage to find it, and I must admit I’ve haven’t followed or read the Guardians of the Galaxy stuff, however, I really enjoyed reading this first issue. Drawn by Miguel Sepulveda and written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the Thanos Imperative was great. I admit I don’t know much of the back stories before this series, for example the Annihilation and War of Kings storylines, as I generally stay away from the cosmic universe of Marvel, however, this book was a confusing but enjoyable read. If you can find it, buy it now and enjoy! One question though… what’s with the talking racoon?

Image taken from:

http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/107/1074427/the-thanos-imperative-20100304024544223_640w.jpg

The Heroic Age is Here

May 26, 2010

 

After recently reading the new Avengers title rolled out this past week I declare.. The Heroic Age is here! Marvel reintroduced The Avengers last week under the Heroic Age banner. With the end of the Siege storyline, we get a new look Avengers team, and some previous faces return to the Marvel super team. In the first issue, Steve Rogers gathers a “new” team to make sure the world is safe once again. Drawn by John Romita Jr and written by Brian Michael Bendis, The Avengers has never looked better. This book promises to be a great ride. Check this issue out now, and enjoy.

Image taken from:

http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/reviews/archives/12238