Madmikeyd Madmikeyd 6 April 2009
1

New Avengers Marvel Salutes the U.S. Military Vol 1 5

Stuart Moore wrote the fourth (and my personal favorite) issue in this series, "Letters Home." That issue must have been pretty well received, because he is the first writer to do a second issue of these specials. In this issue, we see Iron Man and Wolverine viewing videotaped messages from the dearly departed Captain America. It seems that before he died, Cap met a young Soldier, PFC Matthews, overseas. Matthews' brother is also a Soldier, working in the states on a top secret communications project. This project has gotten the attention of the evil terrorist organization A.I.M. Cap's mission for the Avengers - to protect the two young Soldiers from the terrorists. Iron Man takes Black Widow and Wonder Man to LA to look into the communica…

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Madmikeyd Madmikeyd 6 April 2009
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New Avengers Marvel Salutes the U.S. Military Vol 1 4

This is an interesting teaming of heroes. Cap is the sole Avenger, as the rest of the team is spending the holidays with loved ones. Hydra has taken over a military sattelite. Besides having a weapons system, the sattelite is also used for Soldiers and their loved ones to send e-mails to and from overseas. To stop Hydra from using the weapon, and make sure the Soldiers e-mails get through, Cap has to enlist the help of the Silver Surfer (in FF2 this summer), Ghost Rider (movie in theaters soon), and the Punisher. While this may sound as corny as #2, it is actually not, and the way the story is told is terriffic. It is actually narrated by 3 of the individual heroes 'letters home.' Each character's sub-plot is handled by a different artist …

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Madmikeyd Madmikeyd 6 April 2009
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New Avengers Marvel Salutes the U.S. Military Vol 1 3

With one winner and one loser so far, I wasn't sure what to expect with #3. This time guest starring the X-Men (X3 was on it's way to theaters), I liked this one even better than the first. Spider-Man returns to Avengers Tower to find the team gone and the place trashed. It seems Kang had controlled the X-Men and sent them to attack the Avengers. When that plot failed, Kang went back in time. The Avengers and X-Men followed him back, where he is attempting to kill Captain America before he ever gets frozen. Kang's theory is, no Cap, no Avengers, thereby making it easy for him to conquer the future earth. This one has alot of action, something the first two lacked somewhat. Great art and an interesting story for an all around great read.

GRA…

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Madmikeyd Madmikeyd 6 April 2009
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New Avengers Marvel Salutes the U.S. Military Vol 1 2

After the quality story of the first one, I was anxious to read the second when I saw it. This one, I must say, was a disappointment. The Fantastic Four are back (the DVD was about to come out), but not really neccessary this time. Captain America sends the team, and other heroes, on a goodwill mission to visit the troops around the world and deliver supplies. There is a funny sub-plot with a couple heroes giving the Sentry wrong directions. Meanwhile, the Kingpin has hired some crazy Soviet reject from the Cold War to break into AAFES vault and steal their millions. But the Soviet guy is just a ruse, because all the banking is done electronically. This plot just had me rolling my eyes. It was too silly for me, even in an AAFES give-away b…

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Madmikeyd Madmikeyd 6 April 2009
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New Avengers Marvel Salutes the U.S. Military Vol 1 1

Normally, one-shot stories, especially out-of-continuity give-away specials like these, pretty much suck. They may have a good premise, but not enough pages to really tell a good story, and the story they tell has far too many characters crammed into it. This is an exception to that rule. I'm sure the Fantastic Four were included because this issue was released just prior to their movie going to theaters (you'll notice a pattern here), but they serve the story well. The story has the US Army stumbling upon an ancient spacecraft buried in a Louisiana swamp. They call in the Avengers and FF to investigate. While it's not neccessarily a classic, the story is very well written and the art is also very good. For a give-away issue, I find this o…

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Chadlupkes Chadlupkes 3 April 2009
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Remembering Steve

I thought the 70th Anniversary Captain America story was a fantastic retelling of the origin story, with new details and art so close to the original Kirby it was amazing. Four stars! Chadlupkes 04:22, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

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Sjtaylor65 Sjtaylor65 1 April 2009
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Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness Vol 1 5

I like this part because it has the ending part with the werewolves in it eating Galactus. I like the part where Enchantress bites off Dazzler's finger with Ashley j williams and Scarlet Witch shocked to see it happen. I wonder, is there going to be a Marvel Werewolves comic book series?

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Joker man87 Joker man87 1 April 2009
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Daredevil Vol 1 169

Bullseye recovers from his injuries from his latest battle with Daredevil so he murders the hospital staff and escapes, meanwhile Daredevil discovers from the doctors that Bullseye has a brain tumor which causes him to hallucinate, Bullseye wanders the streets wearing nothing but a hospital gown and the effects of the tumor start to take place he begins to hallucinate that everyone he sees is Daredevil so he begins to murder people first he stabs a man with a lead pipe then he slams another man's head into a street light and strangles another man with his scarf. Daredevil in the meantime tries to get information on Bullseye's whereabouts, Bullseye gets his costume back and kills the tailor and he decides to go to a movie to relax soon he g…

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Nausiated Nausiated 29 March 2009
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Horrors, Surfers, and Spider-Women

I've been a busy guy the last little while, I'm sure some have noticed that my updates have been a little sparse of late. Well, what may come as a surprise is that this fellow writer has been having an active social calendar as late. Winter is over, spring is in the air, and there is much beer to drink and women to romance... Or at least hang-overs to be dolled out the next day. So I've been a little preoccupied.
Not surprisingly though, on the other hand, I've kind of detoured off my original game plan of coming updates. During the last couple of weeks I had the chance to get through the third volume of Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups, Hawkman Vol 1, AND Marvel Horror Vol 2. Not to mention going back and doing the 7th volume of Fantast…

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Darkseid01 Darkseid01 29 March 2009
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Thor Vol 1 319

God this issue was terrible. I wonder if Moench had come to hate the title by this point and actually wanted to be fired?

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Stature Stature 25 March 2009
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June 2009 comics!



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Marvel released its June 2009 solicitations. I thought it might be fun to check out the trades that are coming out, since that's how I read my comics. Maybe I'll make it a monthly feature for fun. We'll see if I get a response. I'm not talking about every book, so check out the link above if you have something to say about a book I didn't mention. They also have the monthlies if you're not a trade fan. Whatever, I'm just trying to host a chat about comics and help build a community.


ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 4 TPB Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE #30-56; CHAMBER OF CHILLS #4 and MAN-THING #4.

ESSENTIAL THOR VOL. 4 TPB Collecting THOR #167-195.

I'm not sure how these stories rate, but I've yet to meet an Essential I didn't like.

CAPTAIN AM…




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Philipe3nz Philipe3nz 23 March 2009
2

isn't arclight a girl?

commenting on the new series Wolverine and the X-Men, in episode 12 they show Arclight as a male, but if i'm not mistaken Arclight is a girl; which i learned from watching the X-men 3 movie.

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Peteparker Peteparker 21 March 2009
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Exiles 47 Review by Peteparker

While I think Namora's back-story is a little interesting, the art of this comic is really distracting from the story. Everyone looks a bit bloated.

I guess they can't all be blow-out fights with Hyperion. . . :(

— Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talk • contribs • email) 07:10, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

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Nausiated Nausiated 10 March 2009
2

Lo, There Shall Be an Ending (or How I went through the first 180 odd Amazing Spider-Man stories and kept my sanity)

Since I tasked myself with writing summaries to every comic book that I have at my disposal at the Marvel and DC Wikis, I usually had the benefit of having breaks between different titles that I was doing. You know, as I continue to collect Essential and Showcase Presents books, I'd do a book of Adam Strange, then flip over to Marvel and do some Ant Man. It wasn't very often that I'd do long runs of any particular title. To date, I think the biggest number I had gone through was the first six volumes of Fantastic Four... So I've hit a milestone today, I've finished going through the fist EIGHT Spider-Man essentials. Covering Amazing Spider-Man #1 to 183 (Plus related annuals, giant-sizes and cross over issues) It was daunting to go through…

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Comicbook kid Comicbook kid 10 March 2009
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why is stan lee so awsome

stan lee needs to go to d.c with all the other good writers when he did the just imagen series i thought it was awsome if bob kane saw that batman he would be so happy. for all those batman fan (including myself) dont come hunt me down i'm just saying bob kane would be proud the stan lee version is not better but it was good and stillhad nothing on bob kane. i think stan lee's superman is better then the one in d.c. it tells more of a origen on his home planet.

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Mekairinek Mekairinek 8 March 2009
1

Just an FYI

ETA: Well, the Beta Ray Bill fan site is back up.

Go me!

I don't think my bank account is happy about that, though...

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Nausiated Nausiated 24 February 2009
2

Wall-Crawlin' Up The Walls (Or another bunch of musings about Spider-Man)

  • sigh* Five volumes of Essential Spider-Man down three more to go. And what prospects. I'm getting to realm where Stan Lee's run on the series is about up, and there by into some dark waters. Seriously, once you get past the death of Gwen Stacy (a classic Spider-Man tale... And as an aside if there's one smart decision they made with the whole assenine Brand New Day storyline, it was keeping Gwen Stacy dead.) The stories that are featured in the next sixty or so issues of Amazing Spider-Man are.... well... less than desirable.

I'm cringing at the prospects, while there are some milestones in the bunch (Like Harry Osborn becoming the Green Goblin, and Peter's rekindled romance with Mary Jane, the first appearance of the Punisher etc.) there i…


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Lex12 Lex12 21 February 2009
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how it he relatied

to Logan ??

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Nausiated Nausiated 16 February 2009
2

Buggin' for Spider-Man

So recently I've been going through and updating Wiki summaries for Amazing Spider-Man, because I've got the first... Oh I don't know.... 10+ years of the series in trade format, and it was next on my list. Anyway, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who's been a long time reader of the ol' web-slinger, there is a LOT of continuity with Spider-Man. Tons of the stuff.
Go figure that Marvel's most iconic character is going to have a HUGE supporting cast, but it's there. And *MAN* is there a lot of stuff to watch out for, characters appearing in each issue alone is the hardest part.
That's because they've gone back and retconned so much stuff about Spider-Man's past, pretty much anyone who's appeared in a Spider-Man book can get a full arti…

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Thor2000 Thor2000 10 February 2009
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Gods in the MU

I take it this is sort of a open message post for everyone. Okay, in case some of you hadn't noticed, I was starting a lot of the bios for those gods to appear in the MU, bios I would finish later as I caught up, but two things have hampered that: one, several of those bios have been shrunk down, preventing updates, two: I've been told that real world mythology does not apply in the MU (and if you've seen the skewering and artistic license in the handbooks, you'll know what I mean). Therefore, I have no idea what applies and what doesn't apply anymore. If anyone wants to pick up where I left off by moving what probably works from my site to the database, go for it! Thor2000 17:39, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

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Mekairinek Mekairinek 4 February 2009
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Help me! (Well, sort of)

So I run an art blog where I draw a Marvel character... every other/few days (schedule/laziness permitting). So far it's going good, but I'm always at a loss for characters to draw.

Here it is, by the way: http://oldgalskuttlebutt.blogspot.com/

If anyone has any suggestions (alternate timelines count), feel free to suggest away! The more 'out there' (for my style, anyways), the better. I just think Marvel has such a diverse array of characters, they'd be fun to render.

But that's just me, of course.

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Ultimate Phoenix Ultimate Phoenix 17 January 2009
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Greetings!

Greetings!

Live long and prosper, and may the Great Bird of the Galaxy bless your planet! —ULTIMATE PHOENIX {Talk to me!} 13:49, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

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Mekairinek Mekairinek 15 January 2009
5

*sigh*

Well, it looks like I have a new "project" now: tagging/updating a lot of the images I've uploaded with the new image rule stuff.

Now don't think I'm being a whiner about it. I think it's great. The more specifics, the better (because I often see an image and wonder where it came from). I just... have a ton of images to go through! Waah!(I guess since my hours at work have been cut back for the remainder of the month and all, I shouldn't have trouble trying to find the time to update everything)

Well, considering I'm not as much of a heavy duty editor or a massive knowledge bank like others here are, I suppose I should do whatever I can to pull my weight and be helpful around here. Heh heh.

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Peteparker Peteparker 14 January 2009
1

Phillipino Super-Team: Triumph Division

So the internets are a-buzz with talk of the inception and subsequent destruction of Marvel's first Filipino Super-Team. Anyone else feel shorted by their immediate deaths?

Not that I'm all that upset about it, or that I don't fully expect them all to be back in a matter of months due to fan-boy demand, but I'd say it's fairly rare to introduce an entire team and kill them immediately. And a team that a lot of people seemed to love right away at that.

Far be it from me to criticize this team or its implementation, but I've heard from others on the interwebs that there are problems with the way the Filipino people were depicted.

  1. Skin color was a bit dark for typical Filipinos.
  2. Most people were clothed in robes in Manila, and white ones at tha…
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Mekairinek Mekairinek 8 January 2009
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Every Horse Has His Day


So Kieron Gillan of 'Phonograph' fame is set to write a one-shot (or 'special', as he calls it) about Beta Ray Bill.

No real details yet, but it looks like it's open season on the skrulls.

Words cannot describe how excited and giddy I am about this.

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M1shawhan M1shawhan 31 December 2008
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Make Mine Marvel in 2009!

Passing another Marvel era. We have the ability to blog about random schtick and actually get away with it nowadays. That being said, I would like to take this time to thank each and EVERY one of the editors/contributors/viewers/staff - EVERYONE for making a site and medium that we can do this.

This 2009 will be a year of extreme growth and wealth of knowledge for the site. Now that some of us have gotten our bots working again on the site, things will change dramatically and we can move forward on a lot of the projects that were put on the back-burner for some time. This means that Peteparker doesn't have to take the brunt of the work 'round here. It also means that you (anyone with the ability to read this) need to share your thoughts/ran…

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M1shawhan M1shawhan 31 December 2008
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Continuity!!! Marvel, why have you forsaken me?!? - Rant

Okay, I have always been one of those people to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Once, twice, even three times. It seems, however, that Marvel has created an epidemic of gigantic proportions and unleashed it upon those of us willing to shell out a few bucks (or hundreds) a month to catch up on the new happenings of our favorite books. This seemingly unstoppable plague is none other than a lack of continuity of storylines.

I somewhat expect that a character that I read in one story will at least "appear" to be the same character in another book. This makes it VERY difficult for one to distinguish that the person they are reading about is that same character they know and love. It seems that Marvel has taken a lot of us for mindless rea…

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Mekairinek Mekairinek 31 December 2008
1

Epic Fail.

So over at Marvel's website, one of the free-for-all comics is Thor #337. Yay, I thought, this is perfect to show my friends who missed out on the Photobucket spree from 2 years ago!

http://www.marvel.com/digitalcomics/titles/Thor.1966.337

But then I looked at it.

And I felt RAGE take over.

Seriously, whoever colors these things needs to either have a good lesson in HOW TO PROPERLY COLOR CHARACTERS or be slapped silly. Everything's too bright and overuse of magenta and purple. I likes me some purples and magentas, but that's overdoing it. And some spots are too pastel-y.

And then I saw this eyesore:

http://i44.tinypic.com/33kus09.jpg

WHAT THE HELL IS THAT. It's all WRONG.

Oh, OH and a few pages later...

http://i43.tinypic.com/281a1yg.jpg

Dammit Marvel,…

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Mekairinek Mekairinek 24 December 2008
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But seriously...

Having gotten a bit of fun out of the way, I figure I may as well make an "introduction" in earnest, since I just kinda snuck my way on here.

I've actually been into comics since 2006. Before that, it was mostly on/off passing knowledge of Marvel stuff in general, due in part to my love of the 90's X-Men cartoon (which doesn't hold up well over time, unsurprisingly enough) and my zealous fannishness of anything Jean Grey related. I never really liked DC outside of their cartoons, but that's neither here nor there.

To make a long story short, I came across a picture of a Beta Ray Bill action figure in a magazine one day and thought he looked cool enough to draw. I didn't know who he was or anything like that, so I did some internet research t…

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Mekairinek Mekairinek 24 December 2008
1

This is a volcano!

Hi.

I like Beta Ray Bill.

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Peteparker Peteparker 23 December 2008
1

Old Man Logan: I'll be an old man by the time they finish this story

How long do we have to wait for more Old Man Logan awesomeness?

Anyone else feel like actually building the Spider-Buggy now? I've seen a few Batmobiles here and there, but never have seen an actual Spider-Mobile. Granted, it's a bit ugly, but I'm sure the ladies would dig the feel. It was created in the 70's, after all.

I do love Spider-Bitch. How can you not love that name?

Two months between books is nuts, and an Earth Designation wouldn't kill those guys either.

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Artful Dodger Artful Dodger 23 December 2008
10

Well, well, well

So, the blogs are here. I am dying to know who reads this, so please, post something here.

Give me your thoughts, people, and I will give you mine.

Hello, Artful it seems pretty quiet around here ;) --Robert Alvarez 22:32, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

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Peteparker Peteparker 23 December 2008
0

New blog feature

Hi guys -- we just launched a brand-new feature called blogs, and we voted to try it out on this wiki on the forums!

Blogs are a new type of article with a single author -- it's a way to express yourself on the wiki without worrying that other people will edit what you write. You can use blogs to write opinions, fan fiction, community announcements, top 10 lists, questions -- anything that you want to write, but that wouldn't fit on a regular wiki article.

Admins can edit or delete blog posts and comments, so you can still guard against vandalism and make sure that everybody is using blogs the way that the community wants.

You can add blog posts to the regular categories that exist on the wiki, or create new categories for them. I'm going to …

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