This week’s Wonder Woman #35 brings to a close Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chang and Co’s run on the book that began with the birth of The New 52 initiative from DC Comics. It has consistently been on of my favourite books for the past two and a bit years. Mainly because in this age of everything having to have a constant jumping on points, it has been great to see this book and the team behind it being given the freedom to tell a long form tale. One that hits at and plays with several of the core concepts of the character.
If you have not had the pleasure of reading this run I recommend you go pick up the first volume in either print or digital it is well worth your time and money. Go do it now!
WARNING THERE BE SPOILERS AHEAD!
Sometimes I think of Dan Slott and I picture a Saturday Morning Cartoon villain laughing manically as he plays with the heroes of the show. Except Dan is a happy man with a beard who loves Spider-Man so whenever he does stuff like this I have a little bit of hope.
Except this time the tease is grouped in with all the mysterious Summer 2015 images Marvel have been coming out with the past couple of weeks. All of which are showing alternate versions of big events and stories. Except now they have moved on to punching me in the emotional gut. Especially when it is accompanied with tweets from Dan Slott like this:
I look at this infographic from the guys at Comics Alliance and it brings a smile to my face. This image represents basically my next five years worth of cinema trips (not including Star Wars and the non-geeky movies I see from time to time). I look at this image and I reminisce about the past. To a time were I couldn’t even imagine Superhero movies being the driving force in popular culture that have ushered in a new golden age of geekdom and nerdiness that has taken over the world.
The first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been unleashed upon the world, in part due to it being leaked early. Ever up for a joke Marvel took the leak in it’s stride:
Still the trailer is a great taste of the epic-ness to come. I don’t really have time to go into detail on my full thoughts on the trailer but I will try and condense it into bullet point form:
This place has been quiet for the past couple of months due to work/life craziness getting in the way of my ramblings about comics books. Things are starting to normalise again so I am hoping to get back to updating this place on a semi-regular basis.
So bare with me and stay tuned.