Ugh. Just like, ugh. I know that it makes sense for Marvel to run a “Civil War” event next year, during the time that the movie of the same name will drop. But man, as a reader, it just doesn’t do much for me. I understand that the comic books are an idea-factory to come up with concepts for the movies, but sometimes you just don’t want to see the machinery in such stark relief.
Mary Jane Watson is joining the pages of…Invincible Iron Man? Hey. I don’t know. It could be cool. Marvel certainly seems to be shuffling around the status quo post-Secret Wars, and there’s every chance the new deck (is this metaphor crumbling?) could be dope. What do you think.
Lots of restructuring going around in Marvel Studios this week. First it was announced that Kevin Feige more/less seized complete control of Marvel Studios from Isaac Perlmutter. Perlmutter being known for, you know, saying women don’t enjoy superhero flicks or need action figures. So I was like, okay, cool. And now comes news that Marvel Studios’ “Creative Committee” is being disbanded. Initial thoughts? I don’t really fucking care. At this point (seven years in), I’m willing to accept whatever Shepherd Feige has in mind for the MCU. He’s earned enough goodwill to buy my good faith thrice over, especially if reports of the “Creative Committee” was more a source of frustration for the minds behind than MCU than anything else. TL;DR – I trust Feige, let him have the MCU.
Oh shit! Miles Morales! Spider-Man. Maybe not in the movies, but the web slinger is headlining a Spider-Title in the comics this Fall.
A bunch of panels from tomorrow’s All-New X-Men have leaked, and revealed that Marvel’s Bobby Drake is gay. It’s a pretty rad development, though I have to say the writing behind the reveal is pretty ass.
Old Man Logan. Like, the last thing I enjoyed from Mark Millar. Didn’t really need any additional mythos added after its coda, but apparently we are getting a new tale anyways.
Brian Michael Bendis is leaving Uncanny X-Men and All-New X-Men. Which is no big whoop to me, because I didn’t dig Uncanny and All-New went stale potato chip over the course of twenty issues or so. However, I do give a big whoop about the creator signing a new exclusive contract with Marvel. It’s uh, big news or something?
We have crossed the SUPERHERO TEAM RUBICON. Proudly charging into OMEGA LEVELS of absurdity. Riffing on the insane popularity (understandably, you pig fucks) of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel is teaming them up with others. YO DAWG I HEARD YOU LIKE TEAM-UPS WITH YOUR TEAMS.
Miles Morales – my one and true Spider-Man – is somehow joining the All-New X-Men. Which answers the question, “What could finally get Caff-Pow to read All-New X-Men?” In truth, our own Johnny Hotsauce has finally shoved me onto the precipice of reading it anyways. But now, I’m diving off the ledge! I’m not particularly certain of the mechanics that’ll bring Morales to the proper Marvel Universe. I also don’t particularly care.
Well then. Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Oeming’s original comic Powers is finally coming to flat screens around the world. It’s been talked about for ages, and well fuck my greasy knobs!, it’s coming. But here’s the interesting thing. The son of a bitch is coming courtesy of PlayStation. Yep.