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This podcast will be discussing plot points of comics and movies which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
In which, Dude and Becky fill in for Andrew & Tracy due to unforeseen circumstances and cover the premiere of Captain America: Civil War. Dude, in a moment that surprises literally no one, hated the movie, while Becky actually liked it. They discuss awkward closeups, the implosion of Marvel’s greatest bromance, and wonder why the female superheroes do not get the same treatment as the males.
Gail Simone, the outspoken writer of Batgirl has started a new Tumblr page dedicated to giving advice to people who want to get into the comics industry. Even though it just started the page already contains several good articles covering a wide variety of topics from experts. I’d once heard someone likening breaking into the comics industry to breaking out of jail, in that once someone accomplishes it, their route is closed up behind them. Hopefully this page will take away some the mystery and help some creative folks get into the industry.
I’ve also heard other things compared to prison life, but they shouldn’t be repeated in polite company.
A little less than 10 months separates us from Avengers: Age of Ultron and although we haven’t seen much in the way of stills (and no trailers yet) fans were treated to a little preview thanks to Avengers director Joss Whedon. Joss states that both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be fighting with Ultron and that we will be introduced to Vision. Whedon wouldn’t go into details of course, but just that little bit has already sparked my curiosity.
For now, I’ll just keep calm and count down to Guardians of the Galaxy.
Finally here is an opinion piece from Comics Alliance about the wave of announcements that came out of Marvel this week. Starting with a female Thor and then Falcon taking up the mantle of Captain America, the internet has been abuzz with activity and rumors. I’ve go no issue with a new, black Cap, though I think the article’s author has a point that a new Falcon book would have been a better idea. What I’d really like to know is who the female Thor is. At first there were rumors it would be Angela, which I feel works out just fine, since she was still pretty out of place, but later images released show Angela and Fem Thor on the same Avengers team. So unless their screwing with us, I’ve got nothing.
I really hope we’re being screwed with.
Over the past couple months, we’ve had several requests from readers who are interested in comics, but would like to know about some black heroes. So in order to help our friends out, I’ve gone through and come up with a few of my favorites and some of the more popular ones. This is by no means an all inclusive list, but instead a good place to start.
One of the four Green Lanterns from Earth, John Stewart has been guarding Sector 2814 since the early 70’s. Stewart is the by far the most stable and reliable of Earth’s Green Lanterns, providing a grounded perspective, especially when compared to fellow Lanterns Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner. After the launch of DC’s New 52 Stewart took over the star role in Green Lantern Corps.
Victor Stone became Cyborg when he was seriously injured by a creature from an extra dimensional experiment gone wrong. Initially a member of the Teen Titans, Cyborg has earned himself a place as a fan favorite. Cyborg has taken an interesting turn in the last few years. There has been a serious push to make him more of a big deal since the start of the New 52. This has included making Cyborg a founding member of the Justice League, giving him a leading role in Teen Titans Go! and a rumored appearance in the new Superman-Batman movie. Continue reading
***** SPOILER ALERT *****
This review will be discussing plot points which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
It’s no secret that I’m a Marvel guy. However, although I love the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Avengers and even Guardians of the Galaxy, aside from a short run by Rick Remender, I’ve never been much of a Captain America fan. I enjoyed the first Captain America movie, but I wasn’t blown away by it, and it didn’t really do anything to spark my interest in the character. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, on the other hand, has started to change my mind. Continue reading