One of my favorite things to see since starting Comic Book Herald has been how many new fans are getting into Marvel Comics due to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The success of Marvel’s movies means a lot of new interest in the comics that inspired them, although it’s often difficult to navigate that central question: Where the heck do I start? [Read more…] about The Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Watching Order
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Avengers 2 is a big, bold, fascinating mess, and it feels the most like the experience of reading marvel comics so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What does it say about the state of Marvel Studios that the movie most immersed in Marvel lore is pretty easily the most disposable of the last three years? [Read more…] about Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron Review – Putting the Comic Book in Comic Book Movies
After a rocky start of seemingly more of the same, Agents of SHIELD delivered the goods last night with what I would consider one of the finest episodes in the show’s history. If there was any doubt, Agent Carter’s impending 8 episode miniseries has breathed life into this plodding master class in disappointment. Last night that meant Agent Carter appearing mid-episode to launch the story into the next gear, and forcing Agents of SHIELD to prepare for a midseason finale that actually delivers some Marvel Universe goods! [Read more…] about Agents of SHIELD Episode 8 (S2) Review! We’re Going Somewhere!
Unlike Gotham which debuted to a fresh, adoring public this week, Agents of SHIELD season two aired last night with a lot of baggage. Season one certainly has its fans, but the general consensus seems to be: Not a very good show, but it got a LOT better after Captain America 2 and the dissolution of SHIELD at the hands of Hydra. I tend to agree, and although I have my own plan for the Season 2 I want to see, I think Agents of SHIELD S2 episode one was able to match the potential exhibited by Gotham in its pilot. So far these are both comic book TV shows defined by potential, and with an entire season under its belt AoS certainly has a shorter forgiveness-leash. Nonetheless, episode one puts season two on the right track. [Read more…] about Agents of SHIELD S2 E1 Review! This Time With Meaning