Agent Carter exploded off of the screen in the first Captain America movie and into comic book fan’s hearts. She has such wonderful potential that unfortunately, I think is quite squandered in this series. Still, we can move on and explore what really matters for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe sooner or later, can’t we? Please? I certainly hope so. So what’s Peggy been up to this season? Let’s take a look.
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Hey, while I’m reviewing what is essentially advertising, Marvel teamed up with some of the artists from the Adobe Behance community to produce this short comic that retells the origins of some of the best known Avengers. Black Widow, Iron Man, Falcon/Captain America and Thor all get the story of their beginnings retold by some of the best known writers and some brand new artists and frankly, this is a really cool idea.
These next two are short, and I mean short, comics that Marvel did in association with other groups. Therefore, some readers might not care about them at all and that’s fine. You’re getting 5 comic reviews in a week, nobody says you have to like them all.
This first one is part of Playmation. It’s a set of play armor that lets kids interact with characters on-screen. In other words, it’s just another electronic toy for Disney to sell to wide-eyed kids. Iron Man parts and Hulk hands. Joy. But here’s my look at the 12-page comic anyhow.
Well, I threatened it, so here it is. I realized that not only do I have a ton of one-shots to review, I have a ton of Avengers one-shots so I’m going to spend this week going through a bunch of them, although not all of them by any means. So we’ll start with a title from 2015 that deals with the Hydra problem, especially with regard to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s also got a backup story that originally appeared in Avengers #16 so if you’re into nostalgia, you’re not going to want to miss it.
So let’s jump into Operation Hydra and see how the Avengers fare.
I just stumbled onto this book through a writing podcast and thought it sounded like an interesting idea so I gave it a shot. I’m not the biggest fan of time travel stories, they tend to either be a bit ridiculous or way too overly complicated. I guess that’s a bit silly because I used to be a huge fan of Simon Hawke’s Time Wars books back in the mid 80s, so what the heck do I know?
But anyhow, I figured what the heck, I’m running low on books anyhow and I’m really glad that I did. So let’s take a look at Rewinder and see if it’s a good… time.
This isn’t exactly a one-shot, it’s a series of three interconnected one-shots featuring the Avengers, or three different Avengers team, taking part in the same story. Beginning with the Avengers, moving to the New Avengers and finishing up with the Uncanny Avengers, three issue #1s tell a single tale.
But is it a good tale? That’s always the question. So let’s take a look at these three comics and see if Ultron Forever is a champ or a flop.
I mentioned this series in passing a bit ago so it had to be the next thing we sat down to watch. It is, like the vast majority of Japanese dramas we watch, a detective series with something weird thrown in for good measure. doS Deka, also known as Ms. Sadistic Detective, aired in the first half of 2015.
Sometimes it’s kind of a shame that I wouldn’t get caught dead inside of a movie theater. I have to wait until things come out on Bluray and this is a movie that I was really looking forward to. I read and reviewed the book last year and enjoyed it and I hoped that the movie wouldn’t disappoint, although I found it hard to understand how it would translate into a film. One guy, alone on Mars for 18 months, doing science… that’s not a recipe for an exciting sci-fi movie, is it? But make a movie out of The Martian they did and now that I’ve finally seen it, what did I think?
Well what are you sitting there for? Go find out!
I’m not usually a fan of short stories, in fact, I’m usually anything but. However, having read through a lot of John Scalzi’s other material, when I came across this short story, I figured I had nothing to lose.
So even though this is a mere 50 pages long, I’m going to do a review because, it’s John Scalzi and, of course, The President’s Brain is Missing.
Sometimes there are stories that come along that are so far out of left field, you don’t know what to make of them. The X-Men aren’t traditionally known for their humor, after all, they’re the standard bearers of mutant-hating victimhood across the Marvel Universe, but sometimes they can take a turn that nobody expects.
And that brings us to a 5-issue mini-series called Worst X-Man Ever. And he is. Or the best. Take your pick after you read this review.