Archives for Marvel Comics

Good Guys Always Win – A Look At Comic Book Heroes

Nope, I’m not talking about Chucky. I’m talking about the protagonists, the heroes, the virtuous, the righteous, and often times even the squares. If you’re like me, born in the 80’s but grew up in the 90’s, you thought that the good guys of your childhood were a little corny, a little dry, and the term goodie good also comes to mind. However, the majority of the time you were on their side because of course you didn’t want Rita Repulsa destroying Angel Grove with a crayfish monster. There wasn’t much nuance back then, it was very clear who was
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Geek Speak: Still Outsiders

In today’s day in age, getting into comics is easier and less stigmatizing than ever. What with quarter yearly film releases of superhero movies. Streaming services. Apps to read comics. Funko Pop figures of every Deadpool variation. And loot crates, so you don’t even have to keep up with your geek culture, it’s processed and itemized for you. So, you’d think that the old issue by issue readers would rejoice in this renaissance, right? No, that is not the case. We are accused of gatekeeping, complaining about change, called racists, sexists, and homophobes. And why? Because we LOVE comics, we
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Comic Review: Tony Stark: Iron Man #2

Tony Stark is back, and after a close call with the almighty Fing Fang Foom last issue, he’s taking this whole second chance at life thing to extreme lengths. Stark Unlimited may be the way to move forward with Starks enormous ambitions but one person who isn’t settling into his “new ” life so to speak is Stark’s best friend Colonel James Rhodes AKA The War Machine. This is, similar to issue #1, a stand-alone story with only a few hints at a larger plot scattered throughout but it is a heartfelt issue which favors a little more emotion rather
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Comic Review – Tony Stark: Iron Man #1

Billionaire, playboy, genius, Tony Stark was kidnapped on a routine weapons test and forced to make weapons of mass destruction by his captors. Instead, he made a powered suit of armor which saved his life and from that day he has been known as the Invincible Avenger Iron Man. Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 is his most recent outing in the suit and gives us a glimpse at Tony both in his younger days and as a hero through the eyes of his ex-schoolmate Andy Bhang. Plot Tony Stark: Iron Man #1, written by Dan Slott with artwork from Valerio
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From the GVN Files: Who are the Eternals?

During our search through the GVN files, we have talked about characters that have either been rumored or placed on a wish list by fans who hope to see these characters in either the DCEU or the MCU. But let’s talk about a group that is pretty much set to join the MCU as part of its next phase of Marvel’s Master plan. Let’s discuss a bit of history with the Eternals. The Eternals were created by Jack Kirby and they first appeared in Eternals Issue#1 which was released in July of 1976. The origins of the Eternals starts with
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Comic Review: Marvel Legacy: Loki Sorcerer Supreme (Complete Story)

Doctor Strange is known throughout the multiverse as a great many things. Protector of the Earth realm, Master of the Mystic Arts and last but certainly not least; Sorcerer Supreme. At least, he used to be. The story of how the God of mischief became the Sorcerer Supreme is told throughout Doctor Strange issues #381-#385 in Loki: Sorcerer Supreme. The story follows on from the earlier issues of Doctor Strange involving the  Empirikul and from the Secret Empire storyline but is for the most part completely understandable as its own Stand-alone story. And, its a damn good one. Story Loki:
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From the GVN Files: Who is Agent Venom?

Next in our series of possible television and film inclusions comes a character who’s alter-ego has been around as long as Spider-Man has. In fact, his original character helped establish how the young Peter Parker was perceived in high school. That character is Eugene “Flash” Thompson, school bully and general pain in the ass to “puny” Peter Parker. A lot of things have changed for “Flash” since then. Recently, he was known as Agent Venom and then as Anti-Venom. How did this come about? How did the former High School QB and thorn in Pete’s backside become a host for
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Marvel’s ‘ABSOLUTE CARNAGE’ Coming August

CainanCainan is a walking talking Superman fanboy since age 2! He has been a lover of movies since he could understand them which was probably around the age of 5. Geeking out to He-Man, G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and just about every other Saturday morning cartoon. An old school action flick kind of guy, he grew up with Arnold, Stallone, and Willis keeping him company. He is also big into technology and video games. From the classic NES to the PS4, he has played them all. He runs the Geek Vibes Nation Twitter account and is also the
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