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Random Marvel Thoughts of the Week

May 17, 2010

Here’s my take on some various Marvel news from the past week. If you don’t agree then comment!

1. Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull. So, Hugo Weaving was officially cast last week to play the Red Skull. Great choice! I think he’s going bring all kinds of evil to the Cap villain. I thought it might be hard to portray a fictional nazi bad guy with a bright red dome, but if anyone can do it it’s Hugo. I’m liking the casting of this movie, Evans as Cap and Hugo as Red Skull. I’m looking forward to seeing this, I’ve always been a huge Captain America fan.

2. My thoughts on Iron Man 2. Okay, so I’m pretty much the last one to write or review this movie. So I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’ll say I was hoping for great things from the sequel and for the most part it delivered. It’s hard to really expand the Marvel Universe in film without losing some of the lead characters. I did really like Nick Fury, and War Machine. On the other hand, I thought that Don Cheadle was kinda soft and wussy as Rhodey. He needed to be more badass! Also, I had a nerdgasm about the scene after the credits. Thor!

3.The End of Siege. So, Marvel wrapped up its final arch of Siege last week. From reading what Bendis is saying this will be the end of the huge crossover storylines that ruled Marvel for the last ten years. I have to say it’s been a great run. House of M, Skrull Invasion, Civil War, and Siege have all been awesome. I was drawn back to comics because of the House of M storyline, and have stayed a dedicated reader since. As The Heroic Age begins for Marvel starting this week with the relaunch of The Avengers, I for one have truly enjoyed what Marvel has given its fans in the last ten years. Thank you for all the great stories Marvel!

So until they recast Captain America as the guy from The Office, make mine Marvel.


Back Issues to Pick up Now- Iron Man#118 & #282

April 5, 2010

With the release of IRON MAN 2 only weeks away, these two back issues of Iron Man will be on the rise. These two issues have already begun to trend higher in value as both books saw an increase in the last few weeks.

Iron Man #118 features the first appearance of Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes into the Iron Man Universe. Originally this issue booked at less than $ 4, but its value for a near mint copy can now fetch $ 20 or more. Released in 1979, Iron Man #118 is a great issue for those collectors interested in Iron Man. Story by David Micheline, and art by John Byrne and Bob Layton. As we get closer to the release of IRON MAN 2 this book may continue to increase in value.

Iron Man#282 features the first appearance of War Machine. Booked last year at $ 5, its value for a near mint copy is now in the $25 range. With Don Cheadle set to suit up as War Machine in IRON MAN 2 this book is hot! Released in 1992, Iron Man #282 is written by Len Kaminski and pencilled by Kevin Hopgood.  A must have issue for any Marvel Comics’ collector.

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