Thor: Ragnarok is so metal that it got me on a creative spree today. I couldn’t stop thinking about Loki’s horns and Thor’s Hammer. Poor Mjolnir is the first victim of Hela. But, is she as bad as she seems? Where does she get the makeup? It’s most likely that she gets it from the same shop the Winter Soldier does.
Despite the full trailer being an ode to Thor, Loki has created enough havoc online as to provoke a hurricane. Seconds, he appears only seconds, and he’s making all ovaries explode! Tumblr is on fire! Why? Because the Trickster is horny, and because we’re left to explore an almost hammer-less Thor. (Spoiler alert: he has two Hammers and not only Mjolnir!)
Now, if you want to share a laugh, and explore what the trailer has to offer, I invite you to download this ode to horny helmets, naughty guyliners, and hammers.
This THORsday I want to talk about why I consider comics to be books. After that, you can take part in my birthday celebration Gwenpool giveaway. But, let’s start with literature. When people think about literature, we tend to picture books in our mind. Books that have tons of words, and possibly, a lot of pages. However, I argue that comics are also books. They have visual art in their pages, and the stories can be as complicated as any Tolstoy out there. So, why diminish comic books to childish endeavors?
Depending on the genre, books are also doomed. Fantasy has a lower status than drama. Why are we so keen on disapproving of a book just because it belongs to a certain genre? The issue goes farther away when we compare books and comics. There are literary and visual masterpieces out there, but because they’re comics, some people regard them as childish readings. Why do we have the need to be so elitist?
So, for me, there’s no distinction between books and comics. I read them because I like them. I prefer I genre more than others (fantasy, superheroes), but that doesn’t mean that I will consider the rest of books and comics to be less important.
I saw Logan this weekend, and I was in tears. Not only because we say goodbye to Wolverine, but because it is both a masterpiece and a huge critic to nowadays USA. I went to the cinema knowing that this was the last time I’d see one of my favorite X-men on the big screen. But I also knew I’d welcome a new character: Laura.
If Superhero movies were serious, they would be like Logan. It has action, emotion, and a deep story within. Like an onion, Logan offers us layers of different meanings and great performances. Both Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart deliver the most credible Wolverine and Professor X ever. Plus, adding Laura to the plot has been brilliant!
I’m watching Iron Fist, and despite all the odds, I like it. I’ve been reading all the drama around the series. However, I must say that I don’t fully agree with all what’s been mentioned. Before you decide to kill me, consider the following: representation goes beyond stereotypes. It means that we all have patterns in our head and expectations with each other. Also, take into account that I haven’t finished the entire series and I might change my mind. However, this is what I got for you for the time being. When reading this also remember my personal experience, since it will help you understand why I feel so close to Danny. I lived during eight years in Tokyo, I learned a lot there, came back in Europe, and people saw me as a lunatic. Fortunately I didn’t end into a psychiatric ward, nor had to punch anyone with my fist.
[MILD SPOILERS AHEAD. If you don’t mind the mild spoilers, please be my guest and keep reading this review.]
Welcome to another comics THORsday! Today we’re going to explore Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel NOW!) [The Book Depository]. This is a great trade to discover Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, the coolest Hawkeye pair existing in the comics. I personally don’t like Clint, at least in the movies. However, I do enjoy this encarnation and Kate. Both are badass and are a great team who kickass at ease. In this first volume we discover how down-to-earth Clint is, and his relationship with his collegue Kate.
There are many strong points in this series: we get to enjoy two different Hawkeyes together; we get to enjoy amazing art in all the pages, and we get thrilled with the stories in the volume. And in all, this is a masterpiece.
[SPOILERS: there are mild spoilers ahead. If you haven’t read the comic book yet, refrain from reading beyond here. However, if you are okay with spoilers, please keep going!]
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This THORsday we’re going to explore the first issue of Champions, a new comic book from Marvel. It all starts when Ms. Marvel quits the Avengers, fed up with their way of doing things. As she puts it, adults punch a lot but don’t fix anything. As she quits, she calls Nova and Spider-Man to a meeting to talk with them. She proposes to do something as a team, and do things in a different way. And so, they start recruiting some other heroes. They start with the Hulk who is trying to save some miners from a collapsing mine. Unable to do it alone, the arrival of the team proves a great help. And so, he joins them.
This week the Unbelievable Gwenpool starts fighting the Teuthidans, an alien squid race from outer space. While she hides from these squids, she finally makes it to meet the client. He turns out to be a very ordinary and boring guy. He aims to bring normalcy to the comic book universe. Said in other words, he wants to make of his Universe one that resembles ours. A Universe without Superheroes, Mutants, etc.
Gwenpool has fooled the squids by putting her outfit on a baby pig. It seems that the squids aren’t very smart yet.
This issue of the Unbelievable Gwenpool is a collection of all her appearances in the Marvel Universe before she got her own title. We can see her with Howard the Duck, and in a Christmas special. In Howard the Duck, she is very crazy. I adventure to say that she is crazier than in her own title. She stole a virus from Black Cat, sold it to Hydra, only to recover it again and save the world. Of course, she is nuts and almost kills Howard in the process.
This week Gwenpool gets in serious trouble. We left her talking with Spider-Man in his room. And now Gwenpool is trying to help Spider-Man discover who set up a bomb in his school. It turns out; she already knows who that was: a kid who in another Universe killed Miles’ mother. Although Morales doesn’t believe Gwenpool that much, he goes with her to prevent the boy to keep putting bombs elsewhere.