Category Archives: Marvel

Comics Cosmos – Battle for Infinity

Now that we’ve finally seen the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and geeked out about the sheer number of heroes we’ll be seeing on the big screen, it’s time to step back and see where the plot comes from. The Infinity War comic was a six-issue series published by Marvel in 1992. So the movie is based on that series, right? Well no, not really.  Continue reading Comics Cosmos – Battle for Infinity

She Geek Critique – Why Marvel Rules the Box Office

Brace yourselves – this week I’m going flat out Marvel vs. DC. Yes, I’m a Marvel chick, but to reiterate what I’ve stated in past posts, I do not hate DC. The majority of the characters and plots in its comics simply don’t do it for me. Marvel just does a better job of satisfying my tastes. But there is one area where DC really does take a backseat, even with the general public: movies.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Why Marvel Rules the Box Office

Best Geeky Finds – Baymax Returns with Power

His story may have been a bit like Batman, but the story was all Marvel. After Hiro Hamada’s brother Tadashi dies in an explosion caused by an evil scientific mastermind, he uses his brother’s large inflatable health aid and his friends to fight crime and find the kabuki mask-wearing villain. That’s what happened in 2014 in Disney’s blockbuster Big Hero 6. Now, in the semi-minimalist animation style of their recent movie and series comebacks, Disney XD brings back these familiar characters.  Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Baymax Returns with Power

Comics Cosmos – Make Them Pay, Frank

If you’re into comics, especially of the street level, not necessarily super hero variety, you’ve heard of Punisher. You may even have watched some (or all) of the new Netflix series. Everyone knows the storyline is dark and full of violence, but not everyone knows the character or motivations that, even though in a comic book setting, make some kind of sense.  Continue reading Comics Cosmos – Make Them Pay, Frank

She Geek Critique – Bam! Pow! Splat!

Whether you’re a fan of the tv shows, the movies or the comic books themselves, you know about the decades-long rivalry between Marvel and DC. Yes, they are obviously competitors in the same market, but it’s always been a little bit more than that. The products they sell may be the same on a basic level, but there’s always been a “mine is better than yours” attitude between the companies and the fans of their work. And for the fans who, like me, love finding out about behind the scenes details, there’s a great new book on the history of these two comic book giants.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Bam! Pow! Splat!