Despite their status as founding Avengers, Ant-Man and Wasp remain the perpetual underdogs of Marvel heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This claim could have gone to the Guardians of the Galaxy, but due to a critically acclaimed modern run (the 2008 to 2010 era written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning), and one of the better MCU franchises, the oddest MCU inclusions remain the size-shifters. [Read more…] about Best Ant-Man & Wasp Comics To Read With The MCU
Over the years, as I’ve continued to assert Avengers is the best movie in the MCU, I’ve held that nothing could surmount the film’s delivery on expectations. Everything in the nascent MCU from 2008 to 2012 built to that moment of the Avengers coming together for the first time to save New York. The film’s ability to turn all that hype and world-building into a genuinely thrilling, humorous, compelling story is the reason we still even have the MCU. What could be bigger?
The answer, of course, came at the end of that same Avengers, as the budding Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced Thanos and his quest to collect the infinity stones for himself. That introduction has led to an often tangential throughline for Marvel movies from 2012 to 2018, all building to the release of Avengers: Infinity War. [Read more…] about Avengers: Infinity War Review — Oh Snap!
So you like the MCU but don’t have a clue in Ass-berg where to start with Marvel Comics. Don’t worry, I get it; comics are confusing sometimes! [Read more…] about Modern Marvel Starting Places For MCU Fans!
Thor wastes absolutely no time in teaching you how to watch.
Whereas most action movies would spend a full two hours building to a confrontation between the God of Thunder and Surtur (aka Asgard’s DOOM!), Ragnarok barely wastes five minutes. Even then, Surtur’s realm-conquering monologing is record-scratched over and over by some semi-predictable gags.
At the end of the day, that’s the magic of Thor: Ragnarok. Even in a land replete with gods, absolutely nothing is sacred. [Read more…] about Thor Ragnarok Review: Hey Man, It’s The Best Marvel Movie This Year
There’s not much use fighting it anymore – Marvel’s Netflix and ABC TV output has hit a serious creative rut, and is frankly stuck in an unfamiliar realm of mediocrity. [Read more…] about Marvel’s Defenders Review! Marvel TV Is Stuck