TweetThe Rock’s been making suggestions on Twitter again.
The AGE OF ULTRON crossover anchored Marvel’s line in April, with tie-in issues spreading across a range of titles. As often happens when event titles are underway, it’s a quiet month for new releases, with the notable exception of the THANOS RISING origin mini. And of course, as the months roll on, we’re getting an increasingly clear picture of how the assorted Marvel Now launches and relaunches are working out.
TweetSome spoilers I’ve never liked Captain Britain. For a country which pours scorn on anybody (Stephen Fry aside) with power, he seems like a weird addition to the national psyche. He’s a ticklist of irritating pieces – like all British characters during the 1980s, he’s got a drinking problem; he wears a Union Jack on his shirt; [...]
Tweet So Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air Tuesdays at 8, anchoring an all-new night of programming for ABC — that’s confidence. Meanwhile, new sleuthing suggests it’s Rage of the New Warriors, not Cage in the promo: Marvel bumper always has clues. It’s not Power Man, it’s Rage of New Warriors fame. #coulsonlives @agentsofshield twitter.com/radtke327/stat… — [...]
TweetMarvel have released Joe Quesada’s redesign for Angela, the Neil Gaiman character who is going to be involved in the big twist ending of Age of Ultron. As seen via Entertainment Weekly, Angela has Psylocke’s little ribbons, armour protecting her ankles and elbows, and a ribbon connecting her neck to her sword. We still don’t [...]
Tweet I finally got to see Iron Man 3 yesterday after a series of mishaps, and it was great fun, totally entertaining, and hurrah for Shane Black who gets to make movies again, and sometime Beat penpal Drew Pearce, who also gets to make more movies, and hooray for Robert Downey Jr. for being able [...]
TweetThe first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding [...]
Tweet Even as IRON MAN 3 is a record setting triumph for Marvel, as I hinted the other day, Marvel Studios’ stinginess over signing deals with talent is leading to a titans clash battle over AVENGERS 2. Nikki Finke has the lowdown and it’s yet another takedown on Ike Perlmutter—a man who is so cheap [...]
TweetMarvel’s female characters do tend to be their very best, so here at The Beat we’ve been following Will Sliney (at a distance, so he doesn’t suspect) as he helps set up the all-female Fearless Defenders team. Whenever a new character joins the team, Will very kindly talks a little about them, and how he [...]
Iron Man 3 weighed in with the second biggest movie opening of all times, but since it was right behind The Avengers, you could say it was all in the family still. The third movie staring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark opened with $175.3 million for the weekend (the Avengers did $207.4 mil) and has already raced to $680.1 million globally. That is a lot of cheddar.
Tweet[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 - The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 - Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 - The Twilight of Eclipse] In February 1992 Todd McFarlane, along with six others, announced the founding of Image Comics, after having failed to negotiate more favourable terms for themselves at Marvel [...]
Tweet The fact that both the Iron Man character and the Avengers team has reached their 50th anniversary since creation hasn’t received a lot of attention in the press, and this could be because the immense success of the IRON MAN and AVENGERS films means that the powers that be don’t particularly want the public [...]
Tweet At C2E2 the sad, event-born death of longtime Marvel character Luke Cage was reported on by Patrick Reed and worth quoting at length: The audience began with some lightweight questions about Deadpool appearing in Thunderbolts, the new role of The Sentry / The Void in the Marvel Universe, and the relationship between The Scarlet [...]