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 …Read more  »

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 …Read more  »

The Avengers — The Invasion Of The Lava Men

This is a pen and ink of the cover for Avengers Classic #5 by Art Adams. Which was itself a reprint of the original Avengers Vol 1 #5 which featured the original Avengers lineup going up against Molto, Supreme Warrior of the Lava Men. Not perhaps one of their stronger outings. It's probably unfair to directly compare the two given the difference in publishing practices and art styles in the intervening forty years, but I know which I prefer. Source: ComicArtFans - Avengers Classic #5 

Review: The Avengers

I've been looking forward to this movie since Iron Man was released. But I had my doubts about whether it could work. Even the addition of Joss Whedon as writer/director didn't entirely reassure me since I've found his recent work very hit or miss. The Avengers though is pure hit from beginning to end. It's exactly what it should be. A giant, action packed, summer blockbuster of a movie. But more than that, it gives each of it's heroes a little time to breathe and show depth. It's also packed with Whedonesque quips as well, which doesn't hurt either. Although there are a few elements of the movie which benefit …Read more  »