Category: Marvel

Upcoming Comic Releases Include Han Solo Miniseries, The Force Awakens Adaptation

Han Solo MiniseriesJune will hold the start of two upcoming Marvel Star Wars comics, one a Han Solo miniseries set between Ep. IV and V and the other an adaptation of The Force Awakens. Details for both projects below, including a look at the story and new alien created for the Solo miniseries. Continue reading “Upcoming Comic Releases Include Han Solo Miniseries, The Force Awakens Adaptation”

Poe Dameron Headlines New On-Going Comic Series

Poe Dameron Comic LogoOne the galaxy’s best pilots, and originally scheduled to die in The Force Awakens, Poe Dameron’s short but memorable appearance in the film has endeared him to Star Wars fans just as much as Rey and Finn (and given ‘shippers a field day thanks to his bromance with Finn). And if you felt you didn’t get enough screentime to stare at Oscar Isaac’s handsomeness, then the upcoming on-going Poe Dameron comic debuting in April might just be the fix you need. That’s right, Marvel is diving into the sequel trilogy era by following the antics of Resistance fighter Poe leading up to the events of the film (and maybe beyond). Continue reading “Poe Dameron Headlines New On-Going Comic Series”

Marvel’s Back: Star Wars Comics 2015 Year-in-Review

Marvel Star Wars Comics 2015In 2015 Marvel returned to Star Wars comics, wrestling control from Dark Horse after its nearly 25 year run. Unlike its first go-around, every tale Marvel planned on telling would be canon, supervised much more carefully by the Lucasfilm Story Group, as well as scrutinized by fans of Dark Horse’s work and Star Wars fans in general. As Marvel’s first year back comes to a close, 58 issues later (all pictured above!), how has their return to Star Wars comics fared? In my Star Wars Comics 2015 Year-In-Review, I look back at what did (there’s a lot) and didn’t work (there’s not too much), name my top 5 favorite moments, and share a few of my thoughts (i.e. hopes, fears, and possible fixes) for 2016’s comics.

Mild spoilers for all the comics released in 2015 —

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Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Premiere “Laws of Nature” Review

Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Premiere Laws of Nature

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After Agents of SHIELD shrugged off it’s freshman season woes in the ever increasingly well-done second season, my hopes and expectations were high for the Season Three premiere, “Laws of Nature.” From the first shot of Skye Daisy kicking butt to the gasp inducing after-credits sequence, Agents of SHIELD has a very promising start for the new season. Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Premiere “Laws of Nature” Review”

The Force Awakens Soundtrack Pre-Order, C-3PO’s Red Arm Gets Comics Backstory

The Force AwakensWhile we’re all out buying merchandise like there are holes in our wallets (it certainly felt like there was one in mine afterwards), the Star Wars official site has been busy announcing both The Force Awakens soundtrack and Marvel’s C-3PO centric one-shot comic. Continue reading “The Force Awakens Soundtrack Pre-Order, C-3PO’s Red Arm Gets Comics Backstory”

New “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Shattered Empire Details Emerge, Stars New Characters

Shattered Empire

Over at the Star Wars official site, Dan Brooks has an interview with Star Wars: Shattered Empire writer Greg Rucka, who reveals plot details, the series’ new main characters, whether we’ll see Luke, Han, and Leia, and hints at how different the new canon’s take on post-Return of the Jedi material will be (something we saw already in the Aftermath excerpt recently released). Continue reading “New “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Shattered Empire Details Emerge, Stars New Characters”

Movie Review: Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Spoiler Review –

Marvel’s smallest hero comes to the biggest screens in Ant-Man, the origin story of Scott Lang’s character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also the final Phase 2 film. Taking advantage of its difference in tone and scale from previous MCU films, Ant-Man is an enjoyable stand-alone film supported by great performances with humor peppered throughout, but it has issues with a rather stereotypical villain and by-the-numbers origin story (while sneaking in some concepts which may play much bigger roles in the MCU to come); Overall, it’s definitely another solid notch in Marvel’s belt. Continue reading “Movie Review: Ant-Man”

SDCC 2015: Marvel’s Chewbacca Series, Vader Down Crossover Event Announced

Chewbacca and Vader Down Series

Marvel’s Star Wars comics, outside of Kanan – The Last Padawan, have stayed in the nice little comfort zone of between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. While they have some “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” material coming (Shattered Empire and a C-3P0 series), they announced at SDCC 2015 they’ll stay within their comfort era awhile longer with a Chewbacca mini-series and the “Vader Down” crossover event (Update: Reviews for “Vader Down” begin!). Continue reading “SDCC 2015: Marvel’s Chewbacca Series, Vader Down Crossover Event Announced”

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Finale Review: “S.O.S.”

Agents of SHIELD

Spoiler Review –

While the first half might drag a little, the two-part Agents of SHIELD season finale “S.O.S.,” where the fight between SHIELD and the Inhumans reaches a tipping point no-one can completely turn back from, pays-off the much improved sophomore season in many obvious and subtle ways, while setting up for a potentially even more rewarding third season. Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Finale Review: “S.O.S.””

Agents of SHIELD Review: “Scars”

Agents of SHIELD

Spoiler Review

“Scars” sets up a season finale for Agents of SHIELD that could possibly make it more important for the Marvel Cinematic Universe than the latest Avengers film. A newly united SHIELD becomes aware of the Inhuman’s home and offers to sit down with the group to discuss terms and hopefully to avoid another war, but as one can guess, nothing can ever just go smoothly. Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD Review: “Scars””