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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Well this was just plain fun. I had a smile on my face through almost the entire movie. And if you want a TLDR for this review, then fun pretty much sums it all up. Certainly this isn’t an intel­lec­tu­ally chal­lenging movie but I think I can safely say that you’ll enjoy every moment of it. When Marvel Studios announced they were making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie there was a lot of doubt online (where everyone thinks they are an expert) about the viability of taking a bunch of char­ac­ters that prob­ably wouldn’t even be described as D-list and making a movie based on them. Shows what the internet knows. Mix, Match and Magic [amazon template=image&asin=B00N1JQ2UO]If I was to describe Guardians of the Galaxy I’d prob­ably say that it’s Star Wars meets The Italian Job with a bit of Dirty Dozen thrown in there as well. There’s a lot of familiar imagery and tropes in play with this movie.

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12 Characters Marvel Should Put In Their Movies

Marvel enter­tain­ment have announced the third phase of their epic and impres­sive movie plans.  And if you thought Guardians of the Galaxy was a risky move they’ve shown they have no such worries with movies based on Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel all in the lineup. So with Marvel clearly happy to mine even C or D list char­ac­ters at this point I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the ten char­ac­ters I would really like to see in Marvel’s movies. Since I’m a major comic book fan… I ended up with 12. Of course the licensing rights to Marvels char­ac­ters are a bit twisted up, so some of these may not actu­ally be avail­able to Marvel right now. Anni­hilus Anni­hilus is a warlord/rule of the Nega­tive zone and was tradi­tion­ally seen as a Fantastic Four char­acter due to his origin. This means that it’s possible he’s not avail­able to Marvel right now since Fox has the license for the Fantastic Four family of characters.

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Marvel Fan Art — Hulk vs. Thing

Perhaps one of the longest running rival­ries in Marvel Comics… in super­hero comics as a whole, is The Incred­ible Hulk vs. The Thing. Going all the way back to Fantastic Four #12 and perhaps more signif­i­cantly their full on battle in Fantastic Four #25. Hulk is clearly the stronger of the two (by a log way) … Continue reading Marvel Fan Art — Hulk vs. Thing

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LEGO Superheroes — Green Arrow

Obvi­ously LEGO have been selling a variety of super­hero sets for some time now under license from both DC Comics and Marvel Comics. But this build by Nicolas Picot is some­thing very different and oh so impres­sive. For a start it’s about 20 inches in height and if that’s not enough there are 44 points of artic­u­la­tion which is more than many action figures have. Yes, this is a posable LEGO figure of Green Arrow. And from the lack of hood and yellow fuzz on the chin I’d guess this is the comic book version rather than the WB’s Arrow (though I like that version just fine too). Nicolas Picot actu­ally has several photos up on his Flickr account showing this LEGO Green Arrow in different posi­tions. If this picture alone doesn’t impress you then surely that will. Source:

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Marvel Fan Art — Captain America: Buy War Bonds

Another themat­i­cally appro­priate post from me today. This fan art of Captain America by jiuge was done a couple of years ago but it’s new to me. The good Captain is an obvious subject for a July 4th piece and this one certainly amps up the patri­otic symbolism with the flag and eagle in the … Continue reading Marvel Fan Art — Captain America: Buy War Bonds

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Marvel Comics Fan Art — The Original X-Men

So I have to admit to a bias in that I am very fond of the orig­inal X-Men team. More so than any line-up since then including Clare­mont and Byrne’s “All New X-Men”. But what really appeals to me about this image by Don Davis is that it has such an old school feel to it. From the poses, to the expres­sions on their faces to the bright color that Davis has used, this is the sort of image I can completely see appearing on the cover of a 1960s X-Men comic book. Old school is not neces­sarily a bad thing. Source: Deviantart — The Orig­inal X-Men by Don Davis

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Star Wars Cover Art — X-Wing Rogue Squadron #22

John Nadeau did a lot of pencil and cover artwork for Dark Horse Comics Star Wars comics in the 90s. This is a copy of the painted cover for Star Was: X-Wing Rogue Squadron #22 without all the text getting in the way of the gorgeous visuals. That partic­ular issue was released back in September … Continue reading Star Wars Cover Art — X-Wing Rogue Squadron #22

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