Tag Archives: Marvel Comics

My Favorite Easter Eggs in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Today is Saturday, May 2nd. Avengers: Age of Ultron opened here in Syracuse two days ago. I’ve seen the movie twice with another viewing planned for tonight. (The Geek Force is strong in me!) In a wonderful movie filled with lots of moments to make true geeks happy, here are a couple of my favorite. (Minor spoilers ahead!)

Continue reading

Advertisements

3 Comments

Filed under Geek 101

Yes, I’ll Have The Crow, Please

Back in January I served up a steaming hot helping of Fan Theory related to the Marvel Living Universe. (MLU? It’s my term and a better one than “Marvel Cinematic Universe”. I mentioned it here.) Minor spoilers ahead for The Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Still with me? Excellent! Let’s get our geek on!

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Geek 101

…I Had a Vision, and There Before Me Was a Man Made of Red…

Holy cow! I just watched Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s episode “The Magical Place” (season 1, episode 11; air date January 7, 2014)- and I need to talk about this! If you’ve already seen the episode, read on. If not, go watch it and come back. Seriously- don’t let me ruin anything for you. We’ll wait…

OK- you’ve been warned- SPOILERS and some geekdom ahead…

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Geek 101

Hello, My Name is Ultron and I Have Daddy Issues

At Comic-Con yesterday, Joss Whedon announced that the sequel to the blockbuster The Avengers will be titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The inevitable response to this: who is Ultron and why do I care?

Let’s take a look at Ultron as a character in Marvel comics.

Continue reading

6 Comments

Filed under Geek 101

My Rant Against the Hollywood Adaptation (Avengers Assemble!)

The Avengers, the next installment in the mostly-solid string of Marvel adaptations, opens May 4th. I, along with my fellow diehard fans, will be sitting down at midnight to take in the next adventure. This particular subset of the Marvel Universe has really rocked with two Iron Man movies, Thor, and Captain America. The reboot of The Incredible Hulk with Edward Norton was solid. (Sorry Ang Lee- I loved Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but Hulk was shit.)

Continue reading

7 Comments

Filed under Essays