Thursday 25 March 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - You Can't Wake Up, This Is Not A Dream


'Comics Wrap-Up' with lined-notebook-style background and speech bubbles containing heart symbols

It's Thursday, spring has sprung here in sunny Wales, let's get some superhero-y, comics-y, goodness!

TV Shows

OMG the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was available from last Friday on Disney+, and I freaking love it (don't worry, spoiler-free zone)

Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) having a staring contest
Via Giphy

We have:

  • portrayals of mental health struggles and dealing with the aftermath of trauma. 

  • emotional depth and more show-don't-tell than I've ever seen in Marvel before. 

  • long action sequences to keep the adrenaline fans happy.

  • lots of dealing with a politically divided world that's changed a lot in a short amount of time (which... feels relevant, y'know?)

  • and a butt-tonne more!

(And thank God for the flashing images warning in the corner of the screen at the beginning - it let me know to keep on my toes and look down at the keyboard/close my eyes if necessary.)

Other Stuff

Check out this hilarious Pitch Meeting from Screen Rant for the graphic-novel-based movie 300:

Warning: flashing images, violence, murder, war, child abuse, child neglect, ableism, blood and gore, sexual references

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And, to end on some shameless self-promo, last week's Friday Fics Fix post talked The Umbrella Academy, and my boy Klaus Hargreeves.

Have you seen the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier?

Did the 300 Pitch Meeting make you laugh?

Talk to me! 😊💬

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  1. Glad you enjoyed the first episode! Hopefully it'll continue being an awesome show. Marvel has proven that they definitely know how to create some great tv shows!

    1. Hopefully it will! The first episode was amazing :)


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