Thursday 1 September 2016

Comics Wrap-Up - Silver Children She Roared

Graphic Novels

This week I read Captain America: First Vengeance (UK - US.)

This is actually a media tie-in with the Captain America: The First Avenger (UK - US) movie, but unlike most tie-ins, it doesn't simply re-tell the story.

Instead we get more background on both the Red Skull and the allies' team making the Super Soldier Serum.

Yes, it treads some well-worn ground - kid from Brooklyn, wanted to join the army, etc.

But we also get aspects that the film doesn't show - more detail on the Howling Commandoes, more background on Steve and Bucky in New York, etc. etc.

I was actually pretty damned impressed by how well this works - and (always important) the artwork is great too.

Other Stuff

Marvel (and, more specifically, Brian Michael Bendis,) have announced that the new Iron Man - black teenage girl Riri Williams (and how awesome is that!) - will be known as 'Ironheart.'

I still think that they missed a trick by not going with Iron Maiden, but apparently that would've been 'a legal nightmare.' (Dammit!)


Marvel latte art vid! Short, cool, and coffee-ful; just what I need in a video ;)


And, with adult humour, gore, and a sh**-load of randomness, here's a hilarious spoof of the Wonder Woman trailer:

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  1. Firstly: excellent post title. Biffy Clyro's Only Revolutions is one of my favourite albums. Secondly: I need to get my hands on that Cap graphic novel! I really like the movie tie-in versions as I find them easier to follow and allow me to break into the bigger Marvel universe, but I'm not a fan of how they're usually just the film in another format.

    1. You're the first person to ever get one of my post-title references. And since I do them a lot, that's a little surprising ;) Well done!

      Sounds like First Vengeance is pretty much ideal for you! :) Like I said, I was genuinely impressed at how it managed to tie-in without simply drawing & printing the movie. :)

  2. I have bookmarked your blog to get my weekly dose of comics and graphic novel info & recommendations. I prefer non-superhero graphic novels, so I'll be waiting for more of those kinds of reviews and coverage. Just go about your business as usual, I'll pop in regularly to see what you're talking about. :)

    1. 'Go about your business citizens!' ;)

      I'm glad you like my wrap-ups, can't promise non-superhero stuff every week, but I'll certainly have it when I come across it :)


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