Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Captain Marvel Returns!


I haven't been terribly impressed with the Marvel crossover "events" the last few years. But, now that I've admitted I have a problem I can move on to the next step.

Anyway, never being able to let a good character fade gracefully into the sunset, Marvel once again pulls the dessicated corpse of Captain Marvel (or Mar-Vell, if you prefer) into the sunlight for another flogging.
Wait, did he say, "Kill the Avengers"?

The crossover "event" this season is the Avengers Vs. X-Men storyline. Frankly, I'm sick of the X-Men: more like X-Meh, if you ask me. But the Avengers are hot (to the tune of nearly $1 Billion in box-office receipts) so why not inject some life into lifeless, two-dimensional characters no one has heard of or cares about, all in the name of lining their pockets with the blood-money of hard-working geeks like myself? But I digress.

I have to say I have been impressed, however, with the first couple of re-appearances of a genetically reconstructed, Phoenix-force mind-controlled version of Captain Mar-Vell (or Marvel, if you prefer). The art by Renato Guedes is stunning and I'm not entirely sure where Rick Remender is going with this but I am interested to find out. Probably leading into this summer's release of a new Captain Marvel series. But that's a blog post for another day.

Meanwhile, check out the dust-up between Captain Marvel and a few Avengers from Secret Avengers #27 (Did I fail to mention Ms. Marvel and Noh-Varr/Protector are also being mind-controlled by the Phoenix-force?):

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Godzilla Height Chart

Oh no! There goes Tokyo...so you can know how infinitely small you will feel when his giant, scaly, radioactive foot smashes your apartment complex into so much paper-mache rubble.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Frankenstein by Miles Teves

Concept artwork by artist Miles Teves for the utterly horrible Stephen Sommers romper-stomper Van Helsing. Loved Frankenstein's Creature in that movie, btw. Shuler Hensley was fantastic and I'd have gladly paid to see him as the Creature in a stand-alone film. He was the best thing about Van Helsing...next to Kate Beckinsale.