Back in the day when I first started branching out from reading Spider-Man comics, I was drawn in by a little limited series called the Inifinity Gauntlet. I was fascinated by everyday heroes fighting against and amongst cosmic beings. The thought of Captain America making a stand against somebody like Thanos was awesome and awe-inspiring. Now that you know my cosmic leanings, you may have guessed which of the two “movies” on this disc that I preferred.
While Thor clocks in as the longer movie of the two, it is totally worth it and makes quite the smashing punch. I’m not well versed in all the relationships in the Thor corner of the Marvel-verse, but I didn’t feel at a loss as it was easy to pick up on what was happening and who was involved with who, etc. It was amazing to think about how once Bruce Banner was removed from the psyche of Hulk that he might truly have no upper limits to his strength, endurance, and mindlessness for destruction. If Hulk can (Spoiler Alert!) beat the tar out of Thor and take out pretty much everybody in Asgard, how would the writers resolve this plot! Very well and by thinking about the Hulk’s Achilles Heel, that’s how. I am a big fan of cosmic/god-like characters with great action and Hulk vs. Thor delivered.
On the other hand, we have a more down-to-Earth “Hulk” story. I put Hulk in quotation marks because this story seems to focus more on Wolverine and his encounter with the Weapon X project with the Hulk thrown into the mix to stir up the pot. Now I love seeing Lady Deathstrike torn apart as much as the next guy, but I can’t be the only one who found the one scene with her and Hulk screaming at each other pretty funny, right? I appreciated seeing Deadpool getting his ass handed to him…even though he’s funny, it’s good to see him get a good pounding every now and then.
Overall, I like seeing the Hulk in vs. Wolverine, although it definitely felt like he was an ingredient and not the main course as he was in vs. Thor. I give the Thor segment 4 stars out of 5 and the Wolverine one 3 stars. May the Hulk continue to smash for many years to come.
This was intended to be uploaded before the weekend, but preparations for the live event this weekend got in the way. In the meantime we got a story wrong (along with the rest of the internet).
Week of April 17, 2007
1. We received another Fake news story from Blake, keep ‘em coming.
Corrections and Notes from the previous show:
1. Nova was a member of the Nova Corps. and bore a very strong resemblance to Green Lantern.
2. The Sandman is unlikely to be a movie any time soon.
3. Secret Wars was done as storyline in the 90s Spider-Man animated series.
4. Thanos was used in the 90s Silver Surfer series.
1. Ed Norton cast as Bruce Banner in the Incredible Hulk.
2. Laurence Fishburne is the voice of Galactus in FF2. (Since we recorded this, this has since been corrected, he’s actually playing the voice of Silver Surfer).
3. Christina Ricci joins the cast of Speed Racer as Trixie.
4. Bill Smitrovich cast in Iron Man.
5. First picture of Iron Man in the first model “Grey Armor” has hit the web.
6. A new screenwriter on Punisher 2.
7. Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) talks Smallville Season 7
8. The creator of Ghost Rider is suing Marvel, Sony and anyone else with an address.
9. The Tribeca film festival will host the US premiere of Spider-Man 3 next month in all 5 boroughs of New York City, http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org
10. The festival will also have two panels on Superhero Movies.
11. A Will Eisner documentary will also debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.
1. Heroes is back April 23, watch it, we love it.
2. Read the graphic novels at http://nbc.com/heroes/novels we discuss how NBC has really created an active world outside of the show with the novels and the interactive text messages.
3. The next show will be in front of a live audience at Starfest http://www.starland.com
Posted by Michael - April 24, 2007 at 1:47 pm
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