Wednesday, June 6, 2018

AVENGERS #1 brings the excitement back to comics...big time!

AVENGERS #1 (May Cover Date)
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Ed McGuinness 

In a nod to the recent Infinity War movie, Avengers #1 posits our heroes in smaller groups to confront an all encompassing villain (s). The story begins with a stirring prologue at the dawn of time with the prehistoric Avengers led by All-Father Odin (yes Thor's dad), the first Black Panther, The Phoenix, Amagotto (the first Sorceror Supreme) and gigantic Stone Age Hulk. They take on a truly large scale villain in the opening pages which then flash forwards to the present day.

Now our trio of Thor, Iron Man and Captain America are having drinks in a New York bar, contemplating getting the band back together before they are interrupted by massive sounds of destruction and away they ago. Meanwhile in space right above Earth, Captain Marvel (yay!) sees the action first hand and zooms into this worm hole to see what the fracas is.

Meanwhile back in Wakanda, T'Challa and Dr. Strange investigate strange occurrences underneath the fabled nation which leads to some crisp and funny dialogue.

Across the world Ghost Rider in his spiffy new Black Charger, gone is the motorcycle, tries to save his young nephew from some demons that start materializing out of thin air. Finally back in New York, Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk is just jogging along in Central Park when things get real.

Whats the commotion you say..freaking Celestials falling from the sky, pretty much dead. Now Celestials are some heavy duty dudes and for someone or something to take them out is definitely someone not to be trifled with (yep borrowed that line from The Dark Knight Rises).

Iron Man, Cap, and Thor meet up with Captain Marvel and things are quickly explained. A lot of exposition is needed to set up this exciting new series and some cool action set pieces are filtered through-out. The writing is witty and engaging by Aaron and the art by McGuinness is fantastic!

Welcome back Avengers. I'll post another review soon of the second issue.

Rating: B+

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Talk Nerdy With Me is so cool!

I just recently started following this channel on You Tube called Talk Nerdy with Me. The host is a wonderful woman named Payton, who knocks it out of the park with every single video she makes. Her movie reviews are so entertaining and well done you can feel the sheer joy just coming from Payton. She is engaging, friendly, beautiful and all-around hell of a nice person. She knows her facts and is by far one of my favorite you tubers. Check out her amazing channel by clicking on this link:

Thursday, May 10, 2018

My review for Avengers Infinity War (spoiler free)'s beyond awesome!

After 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have arrived at this..the moment we have waited for...the arrival of Thanos, the Mad Titan, who is on a quest to gather all six Infinity stones to place in his mighty gauntlet. His goal, to reduce the overpopulation in the universe, he plans to wipe out half it's inhabitants with the snap of his fingers, so that the universe can prosper again. Standing in his way are the mighty Avengers, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and any other heroes that happen to be around. As voiced by Josh Brolin, Thanos is a marvel creation of CG who looks amazing. Brolin delivers a truly terrifying but also sympathetic performance. His daughters Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillian) are at odds with him and try their best to stop him. The Avengers enter the film first with Thor and Hulk meeting Thanos in space, then the arrival of Thanos Black Order on Earth, first in New York, where they tangle with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Then a throwdown in Wakanda where Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and company team up with Cap (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). All these moments are fun, exciting and will get your heart pumping. But for my money, my favorite scene has to be the battle on Thanos home planet Titan, between him, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Spider-Man and some of the Guardians of the Galaxy. It is a sight to behold as the gloves come off..literally. One of the fun things to see in this film is the interaction between characters we had never had the chance to see. Iron Man and Dr. Strange trade quips and logic faster than you shake a repulsor blast at. Iron Man also has moments with Star Lord (the lovable Chris Pratt) who also has some funny moments with Thor (Chris Hemsworth). There is so much going on in this film but it never gets too much to handle and it is very well paced. Truly one of the best comic book movies ever made. I've seen it 3 times already :)
My rating: 9.5 out of 10