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Well, almost done with the Wheel of time series, only 2 more books to get caught up on and then I'll be waiting for the next one like everyone else.

I should say this

All characters depicted are © and ™ to their respective companies. Which include, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and others.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Ghost Rider trailer for the Feb movie. looks decent, thus far.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

John Carter come to theaters in March......

John Carter, is a 19th century civil war vet who gets transported to Mars, in the middle of a civil war there.  Now get this, he was created by Edgar Rice Borroughs in 1911 as a character in a book called "A Princess of Mars".  This boy has been around a long time.
The movie is directed by Andrew Stanton, who has primarily contributed to films by  Pixar/Disney movies like Toy Story 3, Wall-E and so forth. 
The pics I have seen for the movie have been awesome, I suggest you check out the trailer on the official movie site that Disney has up.
John Carter is a classic that has lasted throughout time.
I'll post more on this soon.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Green Lantern Emerald Knights; DC animated movie

This was a pretty good watch, it gives you some of the history of a few of the Green Lanterns.  If you're unfamiliar with the Corps and are going to see the movie next week, I highly recommend it.  Also, the special features provide some insight in to the current state of the book in the DC universe.  Geoff Johns has done an incredible job, nothing short of miraculous, of bringing the Green Lantern Corps to the fore of the DC universe, with Hal Jordan as it's focal point.  So check it out, and let me know what you think.
For you Batman fans, there's a feature of Batman Year One for release this summer.  That's right, the Frank Miller mini-series that changed the way we looked at the Batman.

Friday, June 3, 2011

X-men First Class.....My thoughts

Well, just got out of the theater. It's 2:53am, Friday morning the 2nd of June.  This was the second release by Marvel Entertainment this year.  Soon Captain America will be out.  From DC, we have Green Lantern.  I think that's a record for the Comic crowd.

Anyway,  this movie was pretty good.  Like a new start.  The main story takes place in 1962.  The same year the franchise was launched by Marvel way back in the year.  Thus keeping with the ages of the characters that were in the first X-men movie released in 2000.

I loved the scene with Hugh Jackman, a cameo appearance, when Charles and Erik are out recruiting.  You'll get a laugh out of that one, I know I did.

For those of us around most of that time, there are some differences, Moria working for the CIA, and not a driven geneticist who worked with Charles and Erik, and also mother to an omega class mutant known as Proteus, Pixie, who wasn't introduced till decades later, Havok, who wasn't found till after Scott(Cyclops) was recruited in the 60's.  Darwin, another early arrival.  Banshee, a mere child, was also on the same age level as Charles and Magneto, but working for the Irish Government.  A few differences, but a good story, none the less.   We get to see Beasts transformation in his current blue furry version, which didn't take place until the 70's in Tales to Astonish, if I remember correctly. We also get to see an early version designed by Henry McCoy.....not Professor X and Magneto as alluded to in the first movies.. We also get to see glimpses of Storm and other mutants when the Professor goes tripping through cyber space with Cerebro, locating all the mutants in one sitting, or so it seems.

But this is a new age and  new generation.  Overall a very well done movie, quite entertaining and worth the fare.  The euphoria of new mutants discovering their powers carried over well.   And the growth of Magneto into his power was well done.  He was shaped by events in his life, and don't get me wrong, but He was right about the fear of mutants, or any group different from the mainstream taking a lead part in how they would be treated by flat scans.
Go see it and enjoy, and don't be overly critical of all the changes from the Marvel Universe in print.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Captain America the First Avenger toys are out!

The toys are out, and if you're a collector or just a fan, they are pretty awesome.  The hardest to find right now are the Red Skull and Cross Bones.  Go figure, huh.  There are also some other types with Cap and equipment for different missions.  Got mine at WalMart this past week.  So check them out.