Tag: Marvel Comics

Vintage Tabletop: Marvel World Adventure Playset (1975)

Vintage Tabletop: Marvel World Adventure Playset (1975)

Games & Toys
Straight out of the Bronze Age of comic books comes this cool Marvel board game from Amsco. Hell, even if I never got to play with the thing it'd be worth owning one just to have as a model. Look at the picture on the box and see what I mean: This thing is so cool I'm even willing to overlook the glaring grammar error in the list of locales. See if you can spot it: Baxter Building Daily Bugle Offices Peter Parker's Apartment Avenger's Town House(!) Dr. Strange's Mansion The Negative Zone Fantastic Four Air Car Working Elevator Secret Trap Door Here is what the original, shrink-wrapped contents look like: It's a little early for Christmas, but if you're reading this and want to know where to send one of these just let me know!
Here’s your trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger

Here’s your trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger

Movies
Some day I'll get past my irritation over the fact that Marvel's next movie labels Captain America as "The First Avenger," even though any self-respecting comic book geek knows that Cap didn't join the Avengers until issue #4. But today is not that day. Still, the trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger looks pretty damn cool. See? That is pretty damn cool. It makes sense to me that this film takes place during World War II, as Captain America in modern times was always an uncomfortable character to watch. Much like Superman, he was born during a period in our history when the lines of morality were much clearer. My memories of ol' Cap as the leader of the Avengers were mostly feelings of annoyance over how he held the team back from really kicking ass. Of course, even tha...
Venture Bros. wrapup: “Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel”

Venture Bros. wrapup: “Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel”

TV & Radio
So hey, I'm a little late on this review.  I know that seems inexcusable since it is the season premiere, but my damn DVR didn't record this when it was supposed to.  And if it's not on my DVR, it doesn't exist.  But enough of that...VENTURE BROS. IS BACK!!%$#! I think the question I asked as season 3 ended  - in what direction do Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer want to take this show? - has been answered, at least on the basis of "Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel".  They're going to get even deeper into the show's characters, while at the same time strengthening their geek cred.   And we're also going to get plenty of laughs.  So we got that going for us, which is nice. (more…)