I just watched the first episode of Loki and decided to sit down and write about it. This NEVER happens for me! Normally I’ve too many thoughts to order as I write or life is too busy to go from reading/viewing to writing to posting or both. Either way, here we are :). I didn’t go into Loki planning to write about it. But as I watched several serious questions began swirling around in my head. And I figured, “What the Hel? Just write.” So here we are. If you’ve not seen it, I won’t discuss any major surprises but I’ll be exploring the basic plot setup and the questions it’s presentation of the multiverse gives us. Coolio? Coolio. Let’s jump into all the first episode of Loki gives us to consider about the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s concept of the multiverse, shall we?
The Real Villain in Marvel’s Infinity Wars Event is Boredom – or – My Struggle with Loyalty in Comic Buying
In synergetic anticipation for the “most ambitious crossover event ever,” Marvel Comics first gave Gerry Duggan the reins of Infinity Countdown and now Infinity Wars – a yearlong event replacing their regular monthly Guardians comic and bringing the Infinity Gems Infinity Stones back into existence in the Marvel Universe. I’m sure it was an attempt to make what was happening in the comics mirror their cinematic bonanza, Avengers: Infinity War, and thus hopefully attract new readers. However, unlike their literary masterpiece Secret Empire, this has been a HUGE miss for me. Continue reading
Could the Infinity Watch Join the MCU’s Phase Four?!?
With Avengers: Infinity War out on DVD last week, I obviously rewatched it the other night. As I was watching it, a thought struck me that hadn’t before. I’ve spent a lot of time wondering who will live and who will die? after the dust has settled from Avengers 4 but I haven’t really thought about what will happen to the Infinity Stones? As I considered this my mind drifted to something I haven’t really thought about since the ‘90s – the Infinity Watch. Continue reading
Avengers: Infinity War – Expectations vs. Reality
I wasn’t planning on writing about Avengers: Infinity War for a while. My post on Black Panther has only begun to form in my mind – there’s so much to explore; I wasn’t certain what I’d say. However, there’s not as much in Avengers: Infinity War (or rather, there’s a lot of stuff in Avengers: Infinity War but not as much depth) as there is in Black Panther. For whatever reason, an idea began to form after my first viewing. Now, two showings in, I’m (surprisingly) ready to talk about it. HOWEVER – AND THIS IS IMPORTANT – THIS PIECE WILL HAVE ALL SORTS OF SPOILERS SO PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM YOURSELF. TRUST ME, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR DESERVES IT. OKAY? OKAY. THANK YOU. I HATE spoilers but I didn’t want to write a vague, superficial piece. I think the film deserves more than that too. So, when the idea came, I decided to run with it. With that being said, let’s begin. Continue reading
The Marvel Cinematic Universe made movie history in 2012, bringing all of the characters from their solo franchises together in the shared-universe extravaganza The Avengers. (And every other movie studio has been trying to play catch-up and duplicate it ever since.) The MCU will try to make history once again as the size of the team-up and the danger of the conflict both escalate dramatically in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Inspiration for this major movie event will (most likely) be drawn from 1991’s The Infinity Gauntlet miniseries, a story as epic as it was anxiety-producing. At least it made me anxious! Continue reading