What We’re Reading Wednesday

Wednesday! Glorious comic book day! Check out our post to see what we’re looking forward to reading this week, and let us know what you’re picking up as well.

Our pick of the week:

Thor #1Thor #1
Story: Jason Aaron
Art: Russell Dauterman
Publisher: Marvel Comics

  • The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR!
  • Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever… UNWORTHY!
  • But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we’ve ever seen before!
  • Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows!

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Art Love: Guardians of the Galaxy

GotG by Edwin Huang

Guardians of the Galaxy by Edwin Huang

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Art Love: Groot and Friend

Groot & Friend by whatistigerbalm

Groot and Friend by whatistigerbalm

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Art Love: Team Arrow

Team Arrow by joanacchi

Team Arrow by joanacchi

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Shadows”

“The enemy has the advantage. We need one of our own.”

SYNOPSIS: Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources — but that’s not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again?

It’s been a while since I talked about Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (which, going forward, I’m going to refer to without all those darn periods in there to spare my fingers). The last episode I reviewed was way back in November of last year:  episode 1.03, The Asset. I realized not long after, that some people may have taken the silence on the subject of the show as confirmation that, like a lot of Marvel fans, I found the show disappointing and found other things to watch on Tuesday nights. This couldn’t be further from the truth. From the first time I saw the pilot, back in San Diego last year, I was in the long haul when it came to the MCU’s first foray into television.

However, being a fan of this particular show on the internet was a difficult thing for a long while. Everywhere I went, wanting to sing the show’s praises, people complained about its lack of direction, the characters, its supposed isolation from the MCU as a whole and a host of other things (including Skye’s shiny hair for some reason). But I remained convinced that the show, though slow to start, was inevitably building towards something big. We got that around the time Marvel Studios released Captain America: The Winter Soldier and all of Agents of SHIELD‘s pieces finally fell into place. The back half of season 1 was nothing but payoff for all of the seeds planted earlier in the season, the action had heavy consequences for the show, and finally connected up to the rest of the MCU in a big way that was clearly in the works from episode one.

It’s difficult to not say that I feel vindicated when it comes to defending Agents of SHIELD, going into season 2, where the stakes seem higher and the tone has gone appropriately dark for its move to its 9pm timeslot. I am so ready for season 2.

My thoughts on the season 2 premiere, along with a whole lot of feelings and spoilers, after the jump.

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What We’re Reading Wednesday

Wednesday! Glorious comic book day! Check out our post to see what we’re looking forward to reading this week, and let us know what you’re picking up as well.

Our pull of the week (for the second consecutive month on its release week):

Cyclops #5
Story: Greg Rucka
Art: Carmen Camero, Terry Pallot
Colors: Chris Sotomayor

  • Still weeks away from pick-up by the Starjammers, Cyclops and Corsair look for help getting off a hostile planet elsewhere
  • Continuing the trend, would-be rescuers might not be what they seem.

 

 

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Art Love: Black Widow

Black Widow by Nad

Black Widow by Nad

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Busting Makes Me Feel Good: The Ghostbusters in Comics (Part 3!)

GBWho you gonna call?  As we’re all well aware by now, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of everyone’s favourite professional paranormal investigators and eliminators, the Ghostbusters.  To mark the occasion, I thought it might be fun to take a look at something that a lot of people wouldn’t immediately come up with when they think Ghostbusters: the comic corner of the franchise.

It’s been a long, hard journey (previous installments are here and here if you don’t believe me), but we made it.  Too hot to handle, too cold to hold, these are the best Ghostbusters comics yet made!

Ghostbusters!

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Art Love: Kate Bishop & America Chavez

Kate & America by blackmoonsquad

Kate Bishop & America Chavez by blackmoonsquad

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Busting Makes Me Feel Good: The Ghostbusters in Comics (Part 2!)

GBWho you gonna call?  As we’re all well aware by now, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of everyone’s favourite professional paranormal investigators and eliminators, the Ghostbusters.  To mark the occasion, I thought it might be fun to take a look at something that a lot of people wouldn’t immediately come up with when they think Ghostbusters: the comic corner of the franchise.

Last time, we went over the worst of the worst.  Everything was terrible, and for a brief moment, the concept of joy ceased to exist.  It’s all uphill from here as we continue counting down to the very best Ghostbusters comics of the last decade.

Who you gonna call?

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