I still don't know how I'm feeling about this X-Men thing. The X-Men really need a shake-up (a good one, not the half-measures we've seen over the last few years), and Secret Wars showed what skills Hickman has at big sweeping stories, but I just don't know.
As Secret Wars winds to a close, we're beginning to see hints of what's to come.
What's up, what are you looking forward to, what are you going to avoid?
Can the Marvel Universe handle becoming less meat and potatoes and a little more arty?
Definitely on my list:
Angela - Queen of Hel
All-New All-Different Avengers
After seeing good reviews, I picked up Dr. Strange #1. It's fabulous.
I think this is the right release year. There's nothing official, but a bunch of casting news has started dropping.
First it was Donald Glover as Simba, and just a few seconds ago, Jon Favreau dropped a comment on Twitter that James Earl Jones will again be Mufasa.
Am I incredibly excited about this? Yes I am.
I honestly adore the personalized prizes in the bonus round. I mean, I don't know if I'd want to be Michael Bolton's tour bus for a week, but I think it's really cool they'd make that happen for someone.
I wonder if he might have been annoyed by the contestants. The male contestant of the first pair was far too...I don't even know. The gay guy from the first episode was really extra, but he did seem to be amusing everyone.
I'm not even entirely sure you could do it as a movie series at all, at least not to have it be emotionally satisfying. X-Men: TAS knew to do it in two chunks (although even that was missing an episode that was supposed to go between the two, which ended up airing way out of order), but they'd also been building up their characters for two years before they tried. I don't think there's a way to do that even in multiple movies, not when they have to juggle so many characters. You'd need at least one movie that's primarily ABOUT Jean before getting possessed by the Phoenix Force (maybe that's the climax of that movie) and one about her as Good Phoenix before you can bring it home in any meaningful way. And Fox, at least, was never going to focus on a character who's name doesn't rhyme with Schmulvarine.
It doesn't help that the only character who was ignored more than Jean in both X-Men trilogies was Cyclops.
While I didn't feel it was disappointing as the meat in an Avengers sandwich, I absolutely agree that it's a solid watch among the Marvel origins, and Citizen Fucking Kane compared to female-led superhero movies not named Wonder Woman.
Square announced a remaster of FFVIII. I am insanely excited about that, far more than VII.
I’ve also been surprised by the number of games that have been announced that are going to be released on Stadia in addition to consoles. It eases my worry about the level of commitment that Google has in the service.
Although they probably said that about Google Wave.
He says the future of the time traveler's reality doesn't change. The Ancient One then reveals that a change to the past causes a new timeline to branch off.
ETA: Time travel in Marvel Comics has always worked like that. The best example I can give is of the seminal X-Men story, Days of Future Past, where Kitty Pryde travels back in time for the then-future (2013) where the mutants live under the dystopian thumb of the Sentinels. Future Kitty's warnings prevent "our" universe from following the same path, but it's shown later that the future for her still happened. Rachel Summers, the daughter of Cyclops from that future, ends up coming back in time and joining the contemporary X-Men.