Cheap Date: Oct 24th
Ahh, what a wonderful Wednesday afternoon! There is no better time for a brand new edition ofCheap Date to roll through. For those that are new to the site; on Cheap Date, I recommend a few pieces of nerdy entertainment that I think people will enjoy for the week and it will cost you no more than $30. Being a nerd is expensive so limiting that can help out in the long run.
Head past the jump to find out what I recommended this week.
CYaN Podcast Episode 21: Brought To You By The Number 8
Welcome to another episode of the CYaN podcast. Danny and Ricky really talk a lot this episode. We go into some new Marvel NOW! announcements, a few new movie trailers, and the big news of the week: the Wii U. Hope you enjoy the show.
CYaN Podcast Episode 15: This Is Not A Trilogy
Good morning, internet. Episode 15 of the CYaN Podcast is brought to with the regular hosts of Danny and Ricky. In this week’s episode; we talk about a couple bits of movie news, the Marvel NOW creative teams, the Kuratas, and talk about our thoughts on the Total Recall remake. Not to mention we go down a few different tangents.
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CYan Podcast Episode 11: Credit Where Credit’s Due
Hope you enjoyed your fireworks for the 4th. This week; Danny and Ricky go into movie trailers (only a couple this time!), some Halo 4 news from RTX, comic book news and guess for Walking Dead #100, not to mention we talk everything about the Amazing Spider-Man movie.
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Marvel NOW! Presents Uncanny Avengers
Last week we heard about a slew of launches and creative shuffles coming from Marvel under the banner Marvel NOW. Today, Marvel released the cover of the first issue to Uncanny Avengers on Entertainment Weekly’s site.
Uncanny Avengers will be penned by Rick Remender with art by John Cassaday. The creative team certainly looks interesting (I am a big fan of Remender but worried Cassaday will get his work in on time). With a title like Uncanny Avengers, we think it would be a mash-up of Avengers and X-Men. The cover shows the team with Thor, Havok, Scarlet Witch, Rogue, Captain America and of course Wolverine. Definitely an interesting mash-up of a team, half Avengers with half X-Men. There will be interactions that we would not normally see.
Hopefully next week’s reveals during San Diego Comic Con will be just as interesting.
Creative Shuffle Now Called Marvel NOW!
Comic-Con is coming and that means exciting news barreling toward us for comics, movies, and more. So the Marvel creative shuffle we’ve been talking about on the podcast is now a relaunch with a lot of new titles, new costumes, and new #1’s. Entertainment Weekly has revealed this relaunch is titled Marvel NOW!, and here are some details.
Uncanny Avengers will be from writer Rick Remender and artist John Cassaday. The series will feature an Avengers team comprised of mainstays such as Captain America and Thor as well as mutants Wolverine (already an Avenger) and Havok (who Remender promises to make a character to watch).
Avengers from Jonathan Hickman will feature a large cast of Avengers at about eighteen and who all are at the moment a mystery, save for one: Shang Chi. Hickman is known for his meticulously plotted stories in SHIELD and Fantastic Four, and I am definitely looking forward to this book no matter what characters are in it.
And Bendis is definitely moving into the X-Men side of the Marvel Universe with All-New X-Men which will feature the original X-Men (Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Angel, and Beast) time-traveling to the modern day.
And that piece of art shown above features some of the costume redesigns with art from Joe Quesada. Captain America appears to be taking some fashion tips from Ultimate Cap and movie Cap. The armored Hulk begs the question: What the HELL does the Hulk need armor for (aside from Planet Hulk)? Hopes for a new Guardians of the Galaxy series are reinvigorated by the appearance of Rocket Raccoon. And the Cyclops redesign makes me hope for the time-traveling Iceman and Angel to see modern Cyclops and start laughing uncontrollably.