Well boys and girls if you still love Wolverine and hoping for another movie you may get your wish. New from Deadline website is that Twentieth Century Fox have started negotiations with James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman. The domestic performance of the last Wolverine movie did not do that well. The movie did do well over seas and with the combine total of 413 million Fox has decide that another maybe worth undertaking. That is enough money to make “The Wolverine” movie the second highest grossing X-Men film. So there.
Oh course I have heard many who said that it is time to either put the series to rest or get someone else to play Wolverine. HOW DARE YOU!!
Yes the movies have not been that great but they are still making money and I will still spend the cash to see it. Once they stop making money that will be the end. I am sure that soon after all the nerd boys and girls will be screaming “Why did they stop making superhero movies”. Stop your crying you nerds. Just sit back and have a fun time. Gee. Of course the ones that are tired of seeing Hugh Jackman, man your are quick to kick the man of the hill and crown a new Wolverine. Jackman is and will be the person people will see and be the one and only Wolverine. I am one of them. But if and or when he is replace I am sure that the nerds, geek and fandom boys and girls will spit on new guy just as quickly. We love to shoot down people that we praise just as quickly as we declare our love for that actor or actress.
Sorry for the rant.
But as of now one site has reported that it is a done deal. Well until I see another report saying that I am going with they are just in negotiations.
Dam, Dam, Dam
So if you haven’t heard or seen by now the first official trailer for Captain America The Winter Soldier is out and boy, oh boy is it awesome. Along with Cap we see the return of The Black Widow and also The Falcon.
“After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.”
Source: The YouTube Page Marvel UK
Yeah I know it was simple copy and paste but hey I credit the source.
So take a look and how many times will you watch it?
Hey all you cosplay lovers. Welcome back to another Cosplay Thursday. Today again I have found some great and amazing pieces done by a group of people that you can see love what they do and have fun with it. So enjoy.
Fem-Zer0 and Mordecai
Green Arrow and Black Canary
Source: Cosplay Facebook
Today Marvel unveiled the official poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The post was posted both on Twitter and Tumblr with also stating that this Thursday that a trailer will be available on iTunes Trailers. I don’t know about you but I know what I will doing on Thursday. How about you?
Source: Twitter, Tumblr
Artist: Shawn Crystal
Writer: Andrew Hope
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Editor: Jordan D. White
So boys and girls I have no idea about this character. I believed that this was a new character and I had found something new. Boy was I wrong. I did some research and found that this character was first created by Grant Morrison and Igor Kordey in August 2002. Fantomex made his first appearance in New X-Men #128 and was revealed to be a escape experiment from the Weapon Plus Program.
So I could go back and give you some back story on the character more but I am giving you a take on this book and not his past. So that being sad I did like this book. I like the writing style of Andrew Hope who had not written a comic book for almost 20 years. I have say a welcome return. His writing style has a nice easy flow to it and is not hard to read, mixing in some good humor here and there.
Now the artistic style of Shawn Crystal is different. I found his style to be very interesting. I am not sure purist would like his odd drawings of the human form. At times the characters looks like the rubber bands wrapped around a human skeleton. There are times when you can almost see the muscles stretching to what would be the snapping point.
Oh yeah the characters. We are introduce quickly to Fantomex, internationally renowned super criminal do what he does best. Stealing shit from bad people. Also special agent Rhona Flemyng, dedicated. Intense. Looks great in skintight black Kevlar. Also we meet E.V.A, Fantomex’s biological spacecraft. A living machine that has taken to Fantomex. When Flemyng fails to apprehend Fantomex the higher ups call in special agents, Stuart Stirling, Alexandra Macready and Richard Gaunt to take over. Later on you find out that these three have a plan of their own.
The book is a nice, fun read and worth a look. So I say if you have to pick up something to try pick up Fantomex #1
So in the end I give Fantomex #1 3 pops out of 5
Remember comics are to be enjoyed. Not destroyed.
Hey Popper and Thursday comes around again and I bring a feast to your eyes of Cosplayer and the work they do. If you are thinking of ever doing your own cosplay creation then find inspiration from these people.
Cyclops and Emma
Data and Spot
Mystical Night Elf Druid
Rocket Raccoon and Groot
Source: Cosplay Facebook
Artist: John Byrne
Writer: John Byrne
Colorist: Leonard O’Grady
Letterer: Robbie Robbins
Editor: Chris Ryall
John Byrne continues his creation of short arc stories for IDW with his new team series Triple Helix. This book is different as well as being the same as most books out there that are team bass. Triple Helix also has the feel and look as some other books that he has done with the same idea. What pops to mind is his work on The Uncanny X-Men. The basic 5 member team with a newbie in training. Every character is introduced in this book and all have something to do. The main villain is a skull head in cased in glass surround by what looks like acid and speaks in a German accent. The book also has it’s own Sentinels in the version of Monitors. Could Triple Helix be John Byrne’s telling of X-Men stories that he wanted to do and he never got the chance to do at Marvel? If so then I am cool with that.
I have been a fan of John Byrne’s work since his days way back when he was top dog at Marvel. I followed his work as he moved from company to company. For me it’s like going home and meeting a old friend. New readers may not like the story or older work of his but he still has some stories to tell and I am sure that there is many that still want to see his work.
The writing is nothing special and I mean by that is that no deep thinking is required. No hidden meaning shit. Just a nice simple story. As always his work is great. Now I will say that he spends more time on his characters then the backgrounds but that is fine by me. Colorist Leonard O’Grady does a great job at making the pages pop with color and has the look of coloring done back in the 80’s. Again a look of Byrne’s years on X-Men.
So is this one of the great works of comic’s, no. Is it one of the finest pieces done by John Byrne, no. What it is is a look back at the time when comics and story telling were simple but still fun to read and look at.
So in the end I give Triple Helix 3 pop’s out of 5
Remember comics are meant to be enjoyed. Not destroyed.