Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Spitballing - Green Lantern


Ever since Green Lantern came out in 2011, I've heard conflicting reports about the film's quality.  No one thinks it's actually GOOD, mind you, but there are some people who think it's halfway decent and not nearly so bad as many others suggest.  Upon finally watching the film for myself, I'd say it's somewhere between those two opinions, but leaning more towards the "it stinks" side.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Iron Man #313

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was planning on reviewing a Batman comic for Christmas this year.  Unfortunately, the comic I had in mind wasn’t quite as holiday-themed as I thought, so you get Iron Man instead.  Whatever, they’re both emotionally stunted playboys with dead parents and too much time on their hands.  I’m sure nobody’ll notice the difference.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Avengerous Tales 1.4 - Avengers #7-#8

To read Avengerous Tales 1.3, go here!
Hey all!  Yet again, I’m going to provide you with some backstory before we start the official review so that everything will make more sense.

In Tales of Suspense #56, Tony had a bit of a midlife crisis and decided to quit being Iron Man and start having fun with his life instead.  (For what it’s worth, ‘having fun’ largely consisted of being a jerk to his friends.)  The other Avengers tried to call Iron Man to go after a new villain called the Unicorn (I’ll give you a second to stop laughing), but Tony told them that Iron Man was on “vacation” and therefore unavailable.  If you’re wondering why the other Avengers couldn’t just go after the Unicorn themselves, well… um… I don’t know, Bonanza was on?

Long story short, the Unicorn attacks Stark Industries, thus forcing Iron Man back from “vacation” and snapping Tony out of his very brief “I do what I want” phase.

Also of importance is Journey into Mystery #103.  All you need to know is that the Enchantress and the Executioner (in their very first appearance) tried to banish Thor’s love interest, Jane Foster, to limbo, and in Avengers #7, Odin exiles them to Midgard as punishment.  Not punishment for attacking Jane, mind you—Odin hates her and was totally on board with that part—but for attacking Thor.  Uh, I’m sorry, but why is Loki considered Thor’s arch-nemesis and not Odin?