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Kelly and I are back again with a podcast filled with comics, swears and this week repeated used of the word “Dick!” And we have super excited to to have wonderful G. Willow Wilson with us to talk about the wonderful Ms. Marvel.
We also review Grayson #1 and Captain Marvel #5 and BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! more dramatic readings. We also discuss some of the recent announcements from DC Comics including the new Wonder Woman team, Gotham Academy and the redesign of Batgirl.
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Sorry I missed doing this a few times this month. My job has been kind of brutal around travel. I think I’m home for at least the next three months so you’ll be seeing this weekly again. But enough about me; let’s talk comics!
I have a first issue for you of a series to jump onto this week that I think you’ll enjoy.
I enjoyed Cullen Bunn’s Fearless Defenders so I was happy to see this hitting today. Tonally the books are pretty far apart, jaunty team book vs. horror, but this also an engrossing read (and there is still enough of the back and forth banter that made FD so much fun). There’s a virus (or maybe something else) that is causing people to die in horrible ways and the FBI and CDC team up to figure out what is going on. Vanesa Del Rey is on art and her style which reminds me a bit of Paul Pope and Ming Doyle is perfect for the tone of the book. Graphic and scary, the first issue will leave you anxious for the next.
And speaking of horror we have what is technically the 8th issue of Coffin Hill but is really a good place for you to jump on to the book. You can read an interview with the author here and if you hurry you can win a chance at winning a copy of the first trade.
Catwoman shows up this week and she acts quite Catwomanly. Stephanie Brown as well (albeit doesn’t really do anything.) So that’s two things going for this issue. What didn’t work for me was the art which felt super rushed and some of the dialogue felt a little clumsy. Still they are setting up some interesting plot lines such as who Bruce orders to chase after Batgirl.
I feel like I am the only person reading this book but the combination of Royalty and al history is just a siren’s song I can’t resist.
And now on to Marvel!
I think moving Carol into outer space was very smart.
She-Hulk! So David Goyer … yeah can’t WAIT for him to write Wonder Woman. Anyways, this issue has what I assume is a fill-in artist. While I’m not a huge fan of Palido, after looking at the preview art I am really missing him. Can we get Kevin Wada who did the cover above on this book? I’m afraid the art is going to impact this book.
So I missed the first issue of this but given Misty and Colleen are on the cover of this I have to get it. MISTY AND COLLEEN!
Bendis and Oeming - I think these two are going places. I’m a huge Powers fans and enjoyed the first issue (alt-history!) which looks at organized crime being a little bit more, well, organized.
The two years have seen Image turn into one of the most prolific publishers of interesting off-beat comics. This year I think Boom! is the publisher to watch. In addition to The Empty Man, my first pick of the week, they also have two other books on my list.
The first two issues of this were great and this one continues to the trend. Sebela’s art is great.
School’s out or almost out. Parent’s here is your kids summer reading that you’ll also enjoy.
And that’s it for me this week. What’s on your list?
It’s nice, in a way, to see the meme, of “Why the hell doesn’t Wonder Woman have a movie?” be all over the place in the media. There’s big media like Time and misguided should have known better fans. While there the occasional articles over the last few years, there seems to be a few every week now. I honestly don’t expect to see a Wonder Woman movie for years but I still like to see people express the desire for a movie. The latest is Max Landis who has said in a Reddit AMA that he would like to pitch a Wonder Woman movie.
Normally I’d just roll my eyes and wish him good luck, but Landis does have some cred. He’s a Hollywood scion, wrote the well received Chronicle and is a well known comic fan. And he’s a dude who is the same age as the dudes that are a Hollywood wet dream, so there’s that, too.
Let’s all thank Gail Simone for writing this panel!
Even as Phase 2 gets under way with Iron Man 3 and sequels to Thor and Captain America, Marvel is working on Phase 3. Ant-Man, a project to be directed Edgar Wright, has a release date of Nov. 6, 2015. Beyond that, the company is tight-lipped about its plans. Marvel has a writing program it uses as a concept generator and has scripts for Blade and Ms. Marvel features, for example.
Will Marvel get a female led superhero to the screen before DC makes Wonder Woman? I’d say that’s a very real possibility. Marvel makes their standalone hero movies fairly quick and fairly cheap. (Yes, cheap. Go read the article linked above to see the way Marvel squeezes the pennies.) Carol Danvers can easily be worked into an planned movie as well (you’d think Whedon would be going with her rather than Wanda/Scarlet Witch for Avengers but that scripts till has a few spins before it’s done).
DC and Warner Bros. have had so many starts and stops on their superhero franchise let alone trying to get Wonder Woman to the screen that it will be a few years, if ever, before she’ll get a movie (even David Goyer agrees).
So now the most important question, who do you want to see play Carol Danvers?
Here’s an unlettered preview to Captain Marvel #10 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Filipe Andrade which I am running because you should buy this book and DAWWWWWWWWW to the second page.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
The first issue of Captain Marvel doesn’t drop until next week but tomorrow Avenging Spider-Man #9 features Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel and is written by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Here’s a look:
Did you listen to the interview that Kelly and I did with Kelly Sue DeConnick this week? Go give it a listen as she talks a lot about her take on Carol and what you expect to see in the first arc. Also Carol’s hair (which looks longer here than on the other covers).