The Pull – Thought About Comics Week 2 2015
This week on The Pull, time runs out for an Avenger, Grayson takes on Midnighter once again, Dawn and Silver Surfer visit a world of lasts, the Rebellion continues after destroying the Death Star, and Carl makes a new friend in The Walking Dead. All of this and a few side thoughts on this week’s comics lie ahead. Spoilers ahead so click past the jump.
CYaN Podcast Episode 118: A Whole Other Kind of Gasm
Comic Con was this past week! On this episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast; Danny and Ricky talk about all the stories and announcements at the world premier pop culture event.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Recap Episode 106: F.Z.Z.T.
A pair of troop leaders tell their boy scouts a scary story. The older leader, Mr. Cross, claims to hear a humming and wanders to the dark woods to investigate. As the younger troop leader passes out snack, a cup begins to float beside him. Mr. Cross begins yelling in the forest. The younger leader leads the troop into their truck. In the distance, Mr. Cross continues to scream. A lightning bolt strikes the car ripping the car’s battery out of the hood. After silence spreads through the woods, the troop investigates. The troop discovers Mr. Cross dead… floating mid-air.HIt the jump to continue reading but expect some spoilers. Read More…
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Recap Episode 104: Eye Spy
A mass of men in identical outfits and red masks enter a subway in Stockholm. A woman surveys the group and after closing her eyes, she follows. A group of the men board a train quickly followed by the woman. The train departs. The red-masked men notice the woman as she watches them. She closes her eyes and smashes a nearby panel. Unseen violence ensues. By the time the train arrives at the next station, the men are all unconscious save for one. His hand is severed, and the brief case attached is gone. And so is woman.HIt the jump to continue reading but expect some spoilers. Read More…
Agents of SHIELD Recap Episode 103: 0-8-4
Big rig truck rolls down the highway. Trucker gives the all clear when a black unmarked SUV pulls alongside. The drivers acknowledge each other and the SUV takes point. Before long, the SUV flies off the road. The trucker panics and calls dispatch. This is an undercover SHIELD convoy. The trucker, Agent Mack, changes route and a secondary SUV moves up to take point. The second SUV is flung off the road moments before the big rig levitates in the air. Agent Mack cannot explain the attack when the big rig crashes to the ground. A team of soldiers board the truck to find Dr. Franklin Hall.HIt the jump to continue reading but beware spoiler ahead. Read More…
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Recap Episode 102: 0-8-4
The Bus is up in the air and Coulson is reporting all clear. The air-traffic controller mentions a dust-up on the ground. The hole explodes in the side of the Bus and body flies out. Since when would using Lola to catch up with the plane is a “dust-up”? It wouldn’t. Flash back to nineteen hours earlier. Skye is officially joining the team as a consultant, much to Ward and May’s displeasure. Fitz and Simmons give Skye the grand tour while Coulson puts his foot down. After another “magical” Tahiti mention, Coulson explains to Skye what an 0-8-4 means. It is an object of unknown origin, and the last time they found one? A hammer in the New Mexico desert.HIt the jump to continue reading but expect some spoilers. Read More…
Cheap Date for August 28th
Here’s a new Cheap Date! This time, Ricky takes over and provides entertainment suggestions for $30 or less.
Head past the jump to watch my recommendations.
New Thor 2 Trailer Punches In
Marvel has released a new trailer for Thor: The Dark World which features both more of the action and more Loki. Take a look!
We may have our first glimpse of Algrim/Kurse (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) behind Loki in the Asgardian prison cell. We also see a Kronan. Extreme wishful thinking, but could this be an early tease for Korg in a Planet Hulk movie? I know, I know. Kronans originally appeared facing down Thor in an issue of Journey Into Mystery, but a guy can dream!
Avengers Phase One Blu-Ray Update
So as you may remember from the podcast, I was extremely excited and had preordered the Phase One Blu-Ray collection. Rimowa GmbH sued Disney and Marvel Studios due to similarities between one of their models and the replica of Fury’s briefcase. Up to this point Amazon had simply changed the Blu-Ray collection status to under review and stopped taking preorders. Well, people who preordered the Blu-Ray have now been updated.
We’re writing to let you know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One-Avengers Assembled Collection will not be released by Marvel as originally expected. Instead, Marvel is planning to offer a similar collection in new packaging. The new collection will include the original titles offered with the first version of the item, and is expected to be available in the spring of 2013. To make this easy for you, we updated your order for the original collection and will ship the new collection when it becomes available. The price of the new collection will be the same as the original collection.
To show our appreciation for your understanding, we are providing you with a promo code to receive a free copy of Marvel’s The Avengers (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) . To be eligible, you must have placed your order between June 1, 2012 and August 28, 2012. Any cancelled orders are not eligible to receive the free copy. Codes must be redeemed by October 15, 2012.
Basically, Amazon is offering a free copy of The Avengers to ensure that customers receive something on the release date. I’m a little hesitant to jump at this now until we get a confirmation on what the new version will be and a solid date.