Emily VanCamp

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 Emily VanCamp GQ Blow Gum

Thanks to YouTuber jso1966 for hosting the video.

Revenge 2x4 Initiation

http://screencapped.net/tv/revenge/thumbnails.php?album=4&page=3

 From Season Two, Episode 4 – Intuition.  This website has screencaps of so many shows!  You probably could lose an entire day just searching around it.

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All New X-Men 28

All New X-Men 28

Writer Brian Michael Bendis

Penciler Stuart Immonen

Inker Wade Von Grawbadger

Colorist Marte Gracia

Letterer VC’s Cory Petit

What is with Teen Scott being on the cover?  He’s in space at the time.  When you have to have the comic covers ready three months in advance, it is hard to make sure everything match up.

Years from now.  Beast has clearly gone even more crazy.  He has so many chalkboards covered in writing.  He mutters to himself, he has a clear steam of consciousness, with themes with similar words.

Xavier Junior and Raze greet him.  Raze is impress that Beast actually says, oh my stars and garters.  Xavier Junior corrects Beast, he is Xavier’s son.  Xavier Junior is 18 years old.

Raze hates the Original Five X-Men.  Beast is still trying to figure out how to send them back.

Raze and Beast have a fun exchange of how they are both blue.  Raze reveals his parents to Beast – Mystique and Wolverine.

Junior tires of Beast’s rants and calms his mind.

Whoever heard that I like these location captions really added and extended them for this issue.

Canadian Wilderness.  Today.  X-23 has been stabbed and left for dead.  She heals and gets up, ready for a fight.

The Secret Xavier School Cafeteria.  Mindee Stepford’s psychic hive mind has been overtaken by Xavier.  That is how this is happening.  This is the hive mind.

All New X-Men Kitty Headache

Are the Cuckoo’s last name really, Stepford?  That isn’t good.

Poor Kitty, has quite the headache.

Poor Irma just wants to be killed, instead of hurting her friends and teammates.

In the hive mind – Junior confronts Jean.  He failed during Battle of the Atom because he didn’t take her out first.

Jean asks why Junior is doing this.  Junior wonders why, why, is always the question.  I’m right there with him.  Who cares why, let’s concentrate on how to stop them.

We get an awesome double page splash of the Battle of the Atom Future.  I’ve looked and still don’t see Kate Pryde.  We still don’t know if she is alive in this future.

Madripoor.  Years from now.  The Future Brotherhood of Evil X-Men are gathered.  They keep being defeated by the future proper X-Men.  Beast is tired of fighting his fellow mutants.  Junior tires of all the whining.  He relocks the Brotherhood’s minds so that he can better control them.  Raze wants confirmation that Junior isn’t doing that to him.  Junior just tells him that they are family.  Raze recognizes that that wasn’t a, no.

All New X-Men 28 Kitty and Magik

The Secret Xavier School.  Now.  Kitty makes her second appearance of the issue.  Magik makes her first.  Irma must really be laying it on pretty thick to hurt Illyana with a mental attack.

Raze finally comes around.  He wishes any one present was someone he cared enough about to see them wither in pain.  He wants Cyclops, as he wants to gut him.

Cut to Cyclops, carrying Jean with Emma leading the way.  Emma is in her diamond form, but still can feel the psychic attack.

Cyclops wants to confront Junior.  Jean, calling him Slim, informs him that the Brotherhood is behind him.

Jean wants Cyclops to kill her before she can be used against them.

Junior is still mad that Cyclops killed his father, that makes sense.

Cyclops optic blasts them.  Emma is confused, she thought they took care of these future people already.  Deadpool was dead, last she saw them.

Madripoor.  Years from now.  In a very important scene, Raze comes up with a plan. He sees the mess that Beast is and decides time travel is the answer.  If the X-Men are undefeatable today, just go back to a time when they could still lose, once in a while.

Junior wants to go back and save his father.  Raze doesn’t want to go that far back and undue their existence. Though both are alive in our present, they are just babies.

If they lose, they will just write themselves a letter and try again. Which I don’t get, so would there be multiple versions of them in the present day?

The Present.  Jean reveals she has a new trick, but first . . . Don’t look behind you. As the issue ends with X23 coming down for an attack on Junior.

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Big Brother 16 : Sunday – August 24, 2014

Who won HoH?  Will anything else happen?

Nicole went from jury to back with a fury.  Oh that narrator.  He must have a different set of writers than Chenbot.

Day 63.

Jocasta kissed Nicole right on the lips!

The house is now targeting Donny and Nicole, again.

Nicole and Donny have to win HoH.

Look at Victoria, acting like she is in the gang.

Poor Donny, misreading the Cory and Derrick relationship.

I would have to memorize some of the dinners I make, if I ever went into the house, as I rely on the physical recipes right now.

Caleb did a bicycle kick!  Like we all know, if one tried that in RL, you would fall on your butt.  Just like how the 619 would always be countered in RL.

HoH, it is a quiz with a boxing theme

Six Rounds -

Out on :

Round One – Nicole!  No!

Comic Book Day was 44

Last one to get the answer loses the round

Round Two – Victoria

If you’re allowed to pick your own color, I would like to be Purple for my wife or Green for myself

Round Three – Christine

This is a challenge that Rachel Riley would have won as she kept track of all the days and events.

Round Four – Caleb

Round Five – Derrick

Love how shock Donny was that he got it right on the first try.

The HoH is . . . Cody!  Booooo!

Going to be such a boring rest of the summer.

It is amazing how much Production can do with that backyard.

The most important PoV ever!

Caleb needs to cool it with the hot sister comments.

Has anyone been keeping track of the CDs the HoH have been able to listen to?  This week, Cody got Papa Roach.

I would go with The Calling’s first CD or Soul Asylum’s Black Gold album.

Derrick needs to get Cody out of the house, they both will have the same speech – from Cody’s point of view.

#UndercoverCop is a Hipster Dad

Cody in the room with the lady talk

Nicole needs to work her feminine ways on Cody

Oh Donny, waking up the HoH is the absolute worst way to ask to not be nnominate.

My wife is fond of using the expression – I’m a grown ass woman.  Then there is a situation appropriate second sentence.

Nominations – Nicole & Donny, Dang it!

Nicole found some make up.

They kept the whole key turn / memory wall gimmick.  Cody gave a good speech.  Sounds like Donny is the main target.

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1963 – 2013

So many things turn 50 last year, when I should have done this post, that I enjoy.

The X-Men

TheAvengers

Doctor Who

(All in November)

Lucky Charms

The assassination of President Kennedy, I am a sucker for any documentary on the subject.

Zip Codes

Disney’s Sword in the Stone

The Outer Limits

The Fugitive

It is like, 1963, is when the world started becoming recognizable.

Actors who were born : Dave Foley, Michael Jordan (more of a basketball legend), Mike Myers, Johnny Depp, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Lisa Kudrow, John Stamos and Brad Pitt.  Also – Steven Soderbergh, Vanessa Williams, Quentin Tarantino, Jet Li, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Elizabeth Shue and Helen Slater.

Nanoseconds

Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream Speech

Captain Crunch

The Smiley Face

Chips Ohoy, I prefer Chewy

Tab Soda

The Great Escape

Naturally, all of these are 51 this year.

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Original Sin 3

Original Sin 3

Writer Jason Aaron

Artist Mike Deodato

Color Artist Frank Martin

Letterer VC’s Chris Eliopoulos

Part Three of Eight

I feel a little tricked by this issue.

On the cast list :

Original 3 Cast List

Kitty and Magik are clearly listed.

But the only panel they could be present in is this one -

Original 3 3 Group

Which I can’t make out which one could be either of them from that upper middle panel with the blue light putting all of the secrets in their heads.

I added the Art Adams’ Interlocking variant cover to my Wishlist as Kitty is definitely on that cover so if I ever get to own that, I will most likely take this issue out of my collection and keep the variant in its place.  Sort of like how I would do with Wolverine and the X-Men Volume One Issue 25 that Carmen Drake is on the cover but outside of a bonus page in the back, Kitty isn’t present at all.

Nick Fury narrates later in the issue that only those heroes (and people) present at this depicted moment are the ones that know all of the secrets that Uatu the Watcher knew – so at least Kitty and Magik now got some gossip that they can enjoy.

Though it also seems like they only know secrets that pertain to them that they didn’t know about themselves.

The big moment from this issue is that Winter Solider not only strands Moon Knight and Gamora on an alien planet – but also kills Nick Fury!  Nick Fury is definitely dead, as Bucky cut off his dead.

The mystery of who has Uatu’s other eye is at least mentioned.  Who has that thing?

Other highlights are :

The Orb is working for Doctor Midas.  Exterminatrix is Midas’ daughter.

Hulk wants to smash Iron Man.  There is a mini to explain why.

Thor knows he has a sister.  There is a mini to explain that.  I predict it will be lame.  Though I like how Aaron is writing it, so it should be important to this overall story.

I wonder what secrets Kitty and Magik now know.

Fury takes Orb prisoner.

Wolverine and Hulk are watching Orb.  I really like how Orb summarizes his guards – a tortured school teacher and a deranged physicist.

Fury tells Captain America that after the secrets bomb – Thor, Spider-Man and Daredevil took off for their tie in adventures.

Captain America won’t tell Fury what he saw.  Did everyone just see one secret about themselves, or did they just focus on those ones?

Fury saw no secrets.  Maybe his brain is already full of secrets.

Winter Soldier, Moon Knight and Gamora see a planet, who isn’t Ego, get shot to death with the same green bullets that Ant-Man / Emna Frost / Black Panther as well as Doctor Strange / Punisher are finding.  The bullets range in sizes.

Winter Soldier abandons his two teammates.

Winter Soldier kills Nick Fury, who I am sure is not a LMD.

I already seen the cast list for issue four and neither Shadowcat or Magik are in that issue.  Maybe I will get issue five.  Time will tell.

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Wolverine Mini 4

Wolverine mini 4

Writer Chris Clarmeont

Penciler Frank Miller

Finisher Josef Rubinstein

Letterer Tom Orzechowski

Colorist Lynn Varley

Cover Dated December 1982

We finally end Frank Miller Month with the only comic I own that actually has Frank Miller sequential artwork!  Heroes for Hope was nice, but three pages isn’t enough.

I always refer to this as the Wolverine mini and not as Wolverine Volume One, so that’s why my volume numbers are not the same as other websites.  A volume is an ongoing in my book.

This is the first Wolverine miniseries, that started an endless amount of miniseries not just for the X-Men but Wolverine as well.

I only own this for the very last page :

Wolverine Mini 4 X-Men

This is such an amazing comic!  There is a reason why this is so beloved and revered.  Also the basis of an anime series (that I couldn’t get pass the first episode of) and the inspiration of The Wolverine.

This issue takes place over the span of Uncanny X-Men 169, 170 and 171 – which is why he isn’t in those issues.

The issue opens with Wolverine breaking up a drug deal.  He spends hours taking apart Shingen’s criminal organization.  Shingen being Mariko’s father.

Mariko feels conflicted with where she stands in this conflict.  She loves Logan, but her father forced her to marry another man to pay for one of his debts – but still feels obligated to stay honorable with her father.

Yukio gets to Shingen’s headquarters, which may be his ancestral home.  She kills a few Hand ninjas on her way to Shingen.  She finally get captured in a net as Shingen wants her alive.

Mariko goes to where her father is, and is surprised to see Yukio as his prisoner.  He then begins to beat her to death but Mariko stops him.  He is about to rage attack his daughter when it becomes obvious that Wolverine is in the building.  We get a full page of so many dead Hand ninjas.  Wolverine has been busy.

Asano, Mariko’s husband, wants to escape before Wolverine can turn his attention toward him.  Wolverine comes across Asano.  Asano puts a gun to his wife’s head.  He fires a shot at Wolverine and Yukio takes the opportunity to stab Asano to death.  The ladies then leave.

We get the book end scene from the very first issue where Shingen fought Wolverine with wooden swords.

What we get is three amazing pages of steel sword fight.  Paul Smith was clearly inspired by these pages when he did the Wolverine v Silver Samurai fight in Uncanny X-Men 173.

Mariko shows up, as Wolverine is standing over her dead father.  She gives Wolverine the honor sword.  It doesn’t go to the head of the family but to the samurai who best exemplifies those qualities – which he does.  They kiss.

Issue ends with the page above, the X-Men being invited to Logan and Mariko’s wedding.  It doesn’t end well, thanks to Mastermind.

There is an ad for the Uncanny X-Men and Teen Titans crossover.  3 villains v 14 heroes.  I’m hoping to review it whenever that Batman v Superman Pre-Justice League movie eventually comes out.

. . .

This is it for the comics portion of Frank Miller Month, I knew it wasn’t going to be a big event but I wanted to do something for Sin City 2 and I sort of like doing these concentrated Event Months.  The next one won’t be until November’s Big Hero Six Month – so get excited!  But at that time.  Or whenever you want to get excited.

 . . .

 Big Brother 16 : Thursday – August 21, 2014

Who went home?  Who is the first proper HoH?  Will we see Jury?  Let’s go!

Julie looked nice in her red dress, but is she always that flat chested?

Who gets evicted tonight may come right back in as they along with Nicole, Hayden and Jocasta – as they will compete tonight to get back in.

Took me a solid minute to remember Jocasta’s name.  I haven’t missed Hayden either.

I wonder if the returning houseguest will be able to compete in the HoH?

Victoria’s voice, right?  I’m one to talk.

If Zach leaves, I want him right back in.  He will go nuts!

Neighborhood Watch is still ongoing.

Cody is a Batman?  At least do the Christian Bale voice.

Has the dinner table shrunk yet?

Team America earn their five thousand dollars each.

I did not know Zach’s pink hat was really Victoria’s hat?

No!  Victoria is cutting up her hat!  Look at Victoria claiming some television time.

First Zach loses Frankie and now the pink hat.  There is no more Zankie.

What was the bell sound, while Donny was talking?

Donny has Christine and Victoria backwards.

They are wasting time with all of this when they have Voting / Returning Houseguests / HoH competition.

Now that they don’t have pink, Zankie are wearing Blue now.

There is a chance whoever gets back in, gets voted right back out.

Chenbot just had an awkward conversation with Caleb.

Why the hell did Chenbot just ask Christine, why she had a difficult time in the BotB competition!?!  We all know she was throwing it!!! Was Christine really going to fess up to that?  No.  So stupid.

Once the returning houseguest comes back, there will be no more twists.

Speeches -

Cody’s was just shout outs and pleasant comments

Zach, had a few nice jabs and promoting his social media sites.  Also, he knows he is going out.

Votes :

Derrick – Zach

Christine – Zach

Donny – Zach

It is official, Zach is out (for now)

Caleb – Zach

Victoria – Zach

Does Zach know about the shredded hat?

Zach has been the most entertaining houseguest.

The returning competition is up next!

Zach is tossing fruit loops at everyone!  They should give him a year’s worth of Fruit Loops.  If only Kellogg knew about it.

Zach is owning the interview with Chenbot.  She should just get out of his way.

Zach hates Victoria.

Zach knows that his mouth was the problem.

Julie called Zankie a showmance.  So nice

Donny had a nice exit video for Zach.  Victoria’s exit video showed Zach the ribbed hat.

Up next, the returning competition.  Brendan won one and Judd won one, both stayed at least one extra week.

Jury house, so nice!  More like, jury mansion

Hayden knows Derrick and Cody are running the house.

Nicole looks nice in that black dress.  She tells Hayden and Jocasta that Frankie is Ariana’s brother.  Her Big Brother

Hayden trying to make some babies in the jury house.  Eric / Jessica style.  Also, Rachel and Brendan style.

They are dressed to compete in a physical challenge.

Chenbot should stop saying, most twisted summer ever, there were only five twists.

The returning houseguests should be throwing punches!  At , blowing up games.

Nicole is cute in her black workout outfit.

This seems like a time waster challenge.  HoH won’t be seen on tonight’s episode.

Chenbot is also killing time.

Round Four, Jocasta leading.  Would be pretty disappointing.  At least Donny would have an ally.  But that would be true for anyone.

Round Six – three way tie : Nicole / Hayden / Jocasta

After the final round, the houseguests figured out who won minutes before Chenbot announced it.

Nicole is back!  Move over Victo, the Queen is back!

ALSA challenge, Chenbot’s husband challenged her to do the ice bucket challenge.  President Bush did it too!

But First!

Wil Arnet must not want to keep his job.  Glad he made the joke!

Where was the ice!?!

. . .

Here is Victoria’s Comic Book Cover -

BB16 Victoria Fashionista

Cover by Andy Smith and Brad Vancata

 I know Andy Smith as the artist from X-Men Forever 2 Issue 15

BB16 Nicole Black Workout Outfit

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Big Brother 16 : Wednesday – August 20, 2014

Who won PoV?  Did it change the nominations?  Let’s figure this out!

Narrator doesn’t want to shrill for Skittles.

Operation : Groundskeeper Got To Go, worst name ever.

Zingbot!

Day 57.

Donny feels betrayed by Christine, which he should.

Did Christine and Cody shower at the same time?

Frankie thinks his options for renominations are limited.  Even though Victoria is one of those options.

Donny knows he is all by himself in this game.  Must be super awkward at this late phase of the game.

I hope Donny wins Veto and really messes with the house.

Victoria has won competitions!  Battle of the Blocks and Vetos.

I like Donny and Zach together.

Donny is a lock for All Stars 2, right?

Victoria winning Veto would be awesome too.

Dolphin Tale 2, I sort of want to see.  I never saw the first one.

Team America Task : Steal items / Neighborhood Watch.

Items stolen :

Victoria’s Robe

Caleb’s Boots

Cody’s Blue Flower Hat

Veto Players :

Frankie – Victoria

Cody – Donny

Caleb – Christine

Such good options!

I like Victoria in that blue shirt.

Zingbot!!!

I love him so much!  One of the few robots.

He’s doing props instead of zings!

Kathy Griffin, I guess this is okay.

Victoria didn’t get her zing from Kathy, and Zach’s hit to close to home.

Competition – Fix Zingbot!

I like the PoV outfits.

Frankie won the Power of Veto!

Zingbot got fixed!

Frankie, nice tan – surprised how much time in your sister’s shadow

House of attractive men, oops, didn’t see you there Derrick

Donny, you look like Duck Dynasty but your social game is Suck Dynasty

Cody, you haven’t made any enemies this summer – besides Christine’s husband.

Oh, how I love you Zingbot!

Why did Frankie want to win it?  He should have let Caleb win, the result would be the same.

They start noticing the missing items.

Zach’s gator shirt has been stolen-

Frankie’s glitter is missing.

Four person diary room!

Where did the helmets come from?

Caleb figured out the hidding place!

Poor Zach, people think he did it.

Veto Ceremony, may be the first time all summer that the speeches matter.

I keep misspelling Ariana’s name.  Oops?

No speeches?  Frankie took down Caleb and put up Zach with a lame rap.

. . .

While looking for who the voice over actor / narrator is, which I still don’t know, I stumbled onto the IMBD’s Trivia page for Big Brother.  It seems to Have Not been updated for a few seasons but still some fun trivia

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251497/trivia

The voice the houseguests hear is Don Wollman, Co-Executive Producer.  If you hear Co-Executive Producer, Allison Grodner, then you know stuff just got real!

For some reason, all the search results for voice over actors and Big Brother was for the Australian version of the show.  I would have sworn the Wikipedia page stated it but I couldn’t find it on my latest read through.  Frustrating!

. . .

I forgot I was suppose to be Team Victoria.  The Internet has no decent pictures of her, but I will try to find some decent ones.

BB16 Victoria Bikini

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Marvel November 2014 Solicitaitons

http://www.newsarama.com/21913-marvel-comics-full-november-2014-solicitations.html

AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #4 (OF 9)
RICK REMENDER (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ACT II: INVERSION
• The fate of the Red Skull decided.
• A founding Avenger quits.
• The birth of KLUH, the strongest one there is.
• Doom tears down Latveria.
• The X-Men join their greatest foe.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #5 (OF 9)
RICK REMENDER (W) • TERRY DODSON (A)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ACT II: INVERSION
• Steve Rogers enlists Spider-Man and Nova for an impossible fight.
• The new Sorceress Supreme comes for revenge on Doom.
• Iron Man vs Daredevil for the fate of an infected San Francisco.
• The X-Men claim a new home.
• The Axis of Evil strikes down the heroes of the Marvel Universe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #6 (OF 9)
RICK REMENDER (W) • TERRY DODSON (A)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ACT II: INVERSION
• The Axis of Evil have won, who is left to stop them?
• Rogue and Nightcrawler vs Mystique!
• Thor vs Loki!
• Magneto and Quicksilver vs The Scarlet Witch!
• This is it, the face of the new world disorder–The Astonishing Avengers are formed!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

Look at the X-Men joining the fray! I now foresee at least Magik joining the crossover and hopefully Kitty. Could this be what unites the X-Men? If it is just Wolverine’s side, I’m going to feel as silly as I already do for ordering the first three issues. Hopefully DCBS offers another set of discounts for the rest of the series, but can be that generous? That would be nice.

I have already committed to just doing a sole month shipment, so maybe I can put a few more titles on the heap.

I like the Dodsons being added to the creative team but I can already tell you that the trade is going to look pretty wonky already with Yu and the Dodsons, along with Adam Kubert on the first two issues. Though if it is a new artist every two issues, that will make the transition easier on the eyes, I imagine. With nine issues, is the last artist going to do three?

 

AXIS: REVOLUTIONS #2 (of 4)
FRANK TIERI and KEVIN MAURER (W)
PAUL DAVIDSON and TBA (A)
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
Companion Series to Marvel’s newest blockbuster event AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS!
• New world DISORDER is the name of the game!
• Nightcrawler decides to avenge the death of Wolverine…by hunting down Sabretooth!
• And Thor goes on a bender?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

I like the idea of Kurt going after Sabretooth. Bit of a spoiler for who killed Wolverine!

 

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #12
JASON LATOUR (W) • JORGE JIMENEZ (A)
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
AXIS TIE-IN!
• In the wake of THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE and the undertow of AXIS, QUENTIN QUIRE returns to the Jean Grey School. But who is this mild mannered, thoughtful young man in the pink sweater? And what does he REALLY want? And why is STORM so angry? • The course of the future of the Jean Grey School is altered forever, starting here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

Shoot! It probably is the Jean Grey School side of the X-Men who are looking for a new home. I really shouldn’t keep ordering AXIS, that’s what my gut tells me. If it goes over forty dollars, then I will just pull those issues back. I’m sure Hastings will carry enough copies.

 

DEADPOOL #37
GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN (W)
MIKE HAWTHORNE (A)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANT BY TBA
AXIS TIE-INS!
• Deadpool has given up violence in favor of enlightenment!
• How that will protect his FauX-Men friends from the real X-Men, I don’t know.
• Plus: Cowboy stuff!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

 

I wish the cover implied which ‘real’ X-Men but as Duggan came to the Kitty Pryde Appriciation thread over at Comic Book Resources to give us fans a heads up that BOTH Kitty and Magik will be in Hulk 9, but didn’t pimp Deadpool 37, I suspect we won’t have to worry about this issue.

 

MAGNETO #12
CULLEN BUNN (w) • GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA (a)
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
AXIS TIE-IN!
• As the Red Skull’s influence permeates the world, Magneto is confronted by the best friend he thought buried…
• Could it be that Magneto has more in common with Charles Xavier than he once thought?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

 

Hasn’t it been established that Xavier and Magneto already have things in common? Hence, why they are such good friends and bitter enemies?

 

 

SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1
TOM TAYLOR (W) • YILDIRAY ÇINAR (A)
Be Superior! How much would you pay for perfection? Beauty? Immortality? Tony Stark knows, and he’s ready to give it to you in SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1! But at a terrible price. Spinning out of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the old Tony Stark is back, only this time he’s SUPERIOR! More stylish, more confident, and more cunning than ever before. And he’s ready to lead you into the future! San Francisco is about to become the prototype for his new world concept. The first step? Release Extremis upon the entire city! Only Daredevil isn’t down with Stark’s new vision of the future. Does the Man Without Fear have a place in the city of tomorrow? A bold new direction for the Armored Avenger begins this November from the all-new creative team of Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us, Earth 2) and Yildray Cinar (Supergirl)!
BE SUPERIOR!
NEW CREATIVE TEAM TOM (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US/EARTH 2) Taylor AND YILDIRAY (SUPERGIRL) ÇINAR START AN ALL-NEW SERIES SPINNING OUT OF AXIS!
• How much would you pay for perfection, beauty…immortality? TONY STARK is going to find out.
• The AXIS EFFECT has changed IRON MAN
• Now HE’S going to change the WORLD…at a terrible cost.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

I am definitely not buying this but both covers show Tony with his face mask up. That’s not very smart when most of your enemies are also wearing armor. A metal fist to the face, seems like a bad idea.

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #1 & 2
AL EWING (W) • LUKE ROSS (A/C)
Spinning directly out of AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS! Sam Wilson has become Captain America, and when he assembles the Mighty Avengers, he has a whole new mission statement in mind for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But how do the events of AXIS already spell doom for the team’s new direction? And what is Luke Cage doing meeting with the head of the notorious Cortex corporation? And why is Spider-Man trying to rejoin the team–doesn’t he know Luke and Jessica have been itching for payback ever since he tried to take their daughter to Child Services back when he was “Superior”?!
AXIS TIE-INS!
Issue #1 -
• They’re the Avengers for the people, of the people – helping whoever needs it, however they need it.
• And together with Sam Wilson – the all-new Captain America – they are Mighty.
• But in the wake of the earth-shattering events of AXIS, are they truly together? Or about to fall apart?
• Guest-starring the apologetic arachnid – Spider-Man!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Issue #2 -
• Once, Luke Cage was a man of the people… a champion of the community… a hero for everyone who needed help.
• But there’s a new Luke Cage in town… and the only one he’s helping is himself!
• Plus: Captain America declares war – on the Mighty Avengers!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
RICK REMENDER(W) • STUART IMMONEN (A/C)
Variant by SARA PICHELLI
• This is it! The all-new, Spy-Fi, highflying adventures of Sam Wilson Captain America and Nomad begin here!
• Hydra is growing, the terrorist band have has infiltrated the Marvel Universe completely! But what is their ultimate goal?
• United by Hydra, Cap’s rogue’s gallery gathers to take down the new untested Captain America and Nomad!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

Wow, FalconCap gets his own ongoing and his own lead team of Avengers? Now that is how you promote a major change!

 

How messed up is that that SpOck tried to take Danielle Cage from her parents!?! That is one evil fellow!

 

AVENGERS #36, 37 & 38
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • STEFANO CASELLI (A)
IN 6 MONTHS…TIME RUNS OUT!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

For the past, maybe three months, the only solict for the title has been this. I wonder if that hurts sales. I know I have no interest in it. But seeing the same thing month end (and often three times like this month) makes me now go from no interest to a negative interest.

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9
DAN SLOTT (W) • OLIVIER COIPEL (A/C)
SPIDER-VERSE BEGINS HERE!
• Superstar artist OLIVIER COIPEL (THOR, SIEGE, HOUSE OF M) joins DAN SLOTT to bring you the biggest spider-event ever!
• When a force of evil threatens spider-characters throughout the multiverse, EVERY SPIDER-MAN EVER is needed to save the day!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

 

 

I like Coipel being the main artist for this! Also, that they are not rerelaunching Amazing to get yet another new issue one out of it.

SPIDER-WOMAN #1
DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • GREG LAND (A/C)
New Ongoing Series/Spider-Verse Tie-In! Jessica Drew has been an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and agent of S.W.O.R.D., an Avenger and so much more. But nothing could prepare her for the multidimensional insanity that is Spider-Verse! A war is brewing, and every spider-character in the multiverse is a target! But being a target is something Jessica Drew just won’t abide. She’s a woman with a mission and with Silk, the newest spider-character on the block at her side, she’ll have to put all her training to the test if she wants to make it out of Spider-Verse alive!
SPIDER-VERSE KICKS OFF A NEW ONGOING SERIES!
• Dennis Hopeless (CABLE & X-FORCE, AVENGERS: ARENA) and Greg Land (UNCANNY X-MEN) bring you a universe spanning adventure starring Jessica Drew Spider-Woman and the newest spider-hero, SILK!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

I like Jessica getting an ongoing, that’s pretty cool!

 

SPIDER-VERSE TEAM-UP #1 (of 3)
CHRISTOS GAGE & ROGER STERN (W)
DAVE WILLIAMS & TBD (A)
SPIDER-VERSE TIE-IN!
Which is obvious from the title!
• TWO SPIDEY-STORIES PER ISSUE!
• The old-man Spider-Man from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #500 and Spider-Ham team-up to recruit BEN REILLY!
• Spider-Man Noir and a Six-Armed Spider-Man go on a mission that terrifies them more than anything they’ve ever seen!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

Oh Man! I do love the future Spider-Man from issue 500. Something about that vest and that entire JMS/JRJR era of the title was such a delight!   Great to see that he hasn’t been forgotten!

 

Amazing Spider-Man 500 Future Spider-Man

 

I still won’t get this but I am still super interested in the trade.

He’s ‘technically’ the Spider-Man from Amazing Spider-Man Volume Two Issue 58 but then they revert the number back to the original numbering to hit 500.  So let’s just keep calling him the Spider-Man from issue 500.  That types out much easier.

 

SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (of 3)
MICHAEL COSTA (W)
PACO DIAZ (A)
• The first issue in an explosive limited series tying into the biggest Spider-Event ever: SPIDER-VERSE!
• In the midst of Spider-Verse, Kaine, Ben Reilly, and Ultimate Jessica Drew must come together for a mission of vital importance!
• There is more to their mission than meets the eye – what dangers await the Scarlet Spiders across the multiverse?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

Ben Reilly!?! Oh man, this is involving all Spider-Man, even the best ones!

 

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LIFE AFTER LOGAN #1
JEFF LOVENESS & JOSHUA FIALKOV & REX OGLE (W)
MARIO DEL PENNINO & IBAN COELLO & PATRICK SCHERBERGER (A)
• The news of Logan’s death hasn’t been easy for those who knew him best.
• But what do you do when you’ve got a runt-sized hole in your heart?
• I guess there’s really only one way to celebrate a man who was the best there was at what he did.
40 PGS./ One-Shot/Rated T …$4.99

 

Could this be the one shot that deals with Kitty Pryde’s reaction to Logan’s death? That’s all I really want.   On the cover is Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Armor and Colossus – so who knows what the issue is really going to be like.

STORM #5
GREG PAK (w) • VICTOR IBANEZ (a)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE Aftermath!
• Storm is grieving the loss of her friend, teammate and lover, Wolverine. His death has left loose ends and a pair of shoes that’s hard to fill.
• But with the help of her longtime friend and ally, Yukio, Storm may just find solace in taking care of Wolverine’s unfinished business…and filling his shoes all too well!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

I like the idea of Yukio guest starring in an issue!

 

LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #5
SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • PACO MEDINA (A/C)
• STAR-LORD UNLEASHED! All these basic busters out in space are about to get a taste of their own medicine, Peter Quill-style!
• MISTER KNIFE steps from the shadows…this guy is drag city.
• WHAT is the mysterious Black Vortex? (It’s not a band, it’s an ancient cosmic artifact that is gonna cause big trouble.)
• Dude, space is awesome, but the ice cream up here suuuuucks.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

Hopefully Kitty is at least mentioned in this one! She wasn’t in issue two and I felt foolish for ordering it.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A)
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
PLANET VENOM!
• As the Guardians of the Galaxy encounter an entire world full of alien symbiotes, they ask themselves…was allowing Flash Thompson to join their ranks a wise decision?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

Planet Venom, I read that Bendis is going to explore the origins of the symbiote. I wonder if there will be a page dedicated to Secret Wars, thus Lockheed may show up? Probably wishful thinking at this point. Plus, it is Bendis, he hasn’t made a point of showing the purple space alien shaped dragon in forever!

 

 

HULK #8
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)
AN “OMEGA HULK” SHOCKER!!!
• It’s RED SHE HULK’S turn to be needled by DOC GREEN.
• Doc Green visits and old friend. Wait — he has friends!?
• Plus, you didn’t think we forgot about WHO SHOT BANNER?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

Kitty and Magik next issue! So excited!

FANTASTIC FOUR #13
JAMES ROBINSON (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A/C)
THE BLUE IS BACK, BABY!
• The rebuilding of the FF starts here, with the return of the BLUE UNIFORMS!
• Can THE THING and SANDMAN escape from super villain prison?
• Camp Hammond attacked and the FUTURE FOUNDATION kids kidnapped…by THOR?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

Wow, promoting the blue uniforms are coming back! The FF never showed up in any comic I buy with the Red uniforms, but I wouldn’t have mind seeing them in action.

 

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL #9
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W)
DAVID LOPEZ (A/C)
• Face front, Carol Corps after the adventures with the Flerkin, Carol’s got her hands full again – this time with a special guest star from the X-Universe: the Marvel Universe’s rock and roll maven, Lila Cheney!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

Once again, this is how you promote a guest appearance, you actually state the character’s name in the solict! Good job!

 

SHE-HULK #10
CHARLES SOULE (W)
JAVIER PULIDO (A)
THE GOOD OLD DAYS, CONCLUSION!
• She-Hulk and Daredevil battle it out in the court and on the streets
• And it finally comes down to this – is Captain America guilty?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

This could be another trade worth buying. Hopefully it is full of actual courtroom drama.

 

DAREDEVIL #10
MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A/C)
• Daredevil goes dark! Everything Matt Murdock has achieved, stolen from him by the Purple Children!
• Now, to make matters worse, another old foe of Daredevil’s unexpectedly enters the fray!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

How come most Daredevil stories involve people taking things from him?

 

ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #10
MICHEL FIFFE (w) • AMILCAR PINNA (a)
THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE IS A DANGEROUS PLACE FOR A TEEN SUPER-HERO!!!
• The beginning of an epic 3-part climax begins with the ULTIMATES’ ruthless nemesis going in for the kill!
• SPIDER-MAN’S romantic life reaches a deadly conclusion. Heartbreak + a beating = DIAMONDBACK LOVE.
• BOMBSHELL is back and ready for action — just in time to help her teammates not get picked off one by one?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

Kitty didn’t show up in the latest issue of UFF 6, which takes place in the future, so hopefully she makes it out of this series alive! She would have too as she’s the best character in the Ultimate Universe – by a lot!

 

ALL-NEW X-MEN #34 & 35
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A)
• The ALL-NEW X-MEN continue their adventure in the Ultimate Universe!
• Guest-starring Miles Morales and scores of other Ultimate characters!
• Will either universe ever be the same again?
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

 

Heard the Ultimate X-Men are meant to make an appearance, but still no confirmation that Ultimate Shadowcat is going to appear in this. Now that it is more than just a two issue arc, she would have to, right?

UNCANNY X-MEN #28
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • CHRIS BACHALO (A)
• Because YOU demanded it—the return of MAGNETO!
• You might be happy about it—but the X-Men sure aren’t!
• Cyclops beware!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

Magneto showing up but Bendis has stated that neither Uncanny or All New will be involved with AXIS, seems a bit odd for the timing of it. Could he have been fooling?

 

FIGMENT HC
Written by JIM ZUB
Penciled by FILIPE ANDRADE
Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
The next great Disney adventure is here — starring one of Disney’s most popular characters! Dive into a steampunk fantasy story revealing the origin of the inventor known as Dreamfinder, and learn how one little spark of inspiration created a purple dragon called Figment! Our daring duo explore the realms of imagination, finding friends and foes alike — while back on Earth, a clockwork army assembles under the command of the frightening force known only as the Singular! And when Clockwork Control invades London while the intrepid explorers are trapped within the Nightmare Nation, the only obstacles standing between the Singular and total domination are Dreamfinder, Figment and their newfound friends! Acclaimed and uniquely talented creators Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and Filipe Andrade (CAPTAIN MARVEL) give a Marvel spin to Epcot’s mind-bending attraction, Journey into Imagination! Collecting FIGMENT #1-5.
136 PGS./All Ages … $24.99

 

$25 for the trade that kept Lockheed off the shelves, that’s my theory anyway. Hopefully now Lockheed can start showing up all over the place.

 

HOWARD THE DUCK OMNIBUS HC
Written by STEVE GERBER
Penciled by VAL MAYERIK, FRANK BRUNNER, GENE COLAN, JOHN BUSCEMA & CARMINE INFANTINO
Cover by FRANK BRUNNER
Get down, America! Howard the Duck, Marvel Comics’ legendary anti-hero, came from the comforts of Duckworld to a planet dominated by “hairless apes.” Seeing the absurdity of his predicament, Howard attempted to make the best of a bad situation – but Earth had other plans. He had to contend with vampire cows, the maniacal Dr. Bong and the ever-growing cult of the Reverend Joon Moon Yuc. Frustrated by the absurdity, Howard even went on to run for president, figuring he could make sense of the world if he were in charge. Failing that, he continued to drive his cab in Cleveland, Ohio, and took comfort in the arms of his lover, the gorgeous model Beverly Switzler. From the tortured mind of Steve Gerber came Howard, who was brought to life first by Val Mayerik and followed by the stellar talents of Frank Brunner, Gene Colan, Carmine Infantino and John Buscema.
808 PGS./Rated T+ …$99.99

 

$100, I wish the solict included what issues are involved but good job Marvel not waiting to long to get this out there once Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters. What’s a difference of a few months. Maybe the BluRay is coming out in November? For the holiday season, I can see that.

 

MARVEL FIRSTS: THE 1980S VOL. 3 TPB
Written by DOUG MURRAY, JO DUFFY, AL MILGROM, LARRY HAMA, CARL POTTS, LOUISE SIMONSON, CHRIS CLAREMONT, WALTER SIMONSON & MORE
Penciled by MICHAEL GOLDEN, KELLEY JONES,KERRY GAMMILL, JOHN BUSCEMA, RON WILSON, TERRY SHOEMAKER, ALAN DAVIS, JOHN BOGDANOVE, JON J MUTH, KENT WILLIAMS, DAN LAWLIS & MORE
Cover by VARIOUS
Say goodbye to the ’80s with one final volume of the decade’s breakthroughs and breakouts! Mutant mania launches three new X-teams, plus star turns for Cyclops and Colossus! The first shots are fired in the ’Nam, cyborg Coldblood suits up, and Nth Man and Shadowmasters prove that ninjas are “in!” The Spellbinders weave miracles, the Wolfpack howls, Speedball bounces, Quasar shines, and Wonder Man hogs the spotlight — but it’s hell on Earth when Mephisto arrives. Good thing Damage Control is here to clean up! Collecting THE ’NAM #1, COMET MAN #1, FALLEN ANGELS #1, MEPHISTO VS. #1, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #31, SPELLBOUND (1988) #1, EXCALIBUR SPECIAL EDITION, X-TERMINATORS #1, HAVOK & WOLVERINE: MELTDOWN #1, SHADOWMASTERS #1 — plus material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22; MARVEL AGE ANNUAL #4; and MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #10, #17, #25-26, #29 and #38.
480 PGS./Rated T+ … $39.99

 

Does anyone buy these? Or better, do they buy the other issues in the series?

. . .

Here is what I’m scheduled to buy :

AXIS 4, 5 & 6 $4 each – $12
Death of Wolverine : Life After Logan – $5
Legendary Star Lord 5 – $4
All New Ultimates 10 – $4
All New X-Men 34 & 35 $4 each – $8
Uncanny X-Men 28 $4

Total of $37, with the discount and shipping, I wonder if I could get all of them. If I knock off AXIS and the Life after Logan, that price drops so much.  $20 is more preferred with the holidays coming up.

I had to buy two issues at Hastings last week – Nightcrawler 5 & Wolverine and the X-Men 7. I had to pay the full $3.99 which I rather take a chance at $2.50 instead of paying full price – if I cad help it.

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What If Volume One Issue 27

What If Vol 1 27

Writer Mary Jo Duffy

Penciler Jerry Bingham

Inker John Stuart

Colorist Carol Gafford

Letterers Simek & Chaing

Cover by Frank Miller

Cover Dated July 1981

Splintered from Uncanny X-Men 137

What If the Phoenix had not Died?

I always say, you can tell something with how many pages an issue of What If commits to the original timeline.  For this issue, they commit five pages.  Sometimes all Utau the Watcher needs is a simple sentence explaining the concept of the issue, and other times, he needs five pages to tell you what happened originally.

So in this timeline, the X-Men still fight the Imperial Guard on the Blue Area of the Moon.  Instead of Phoenix taking her own life, this time the Imperial Guard defeats both Scott and Phoenix.

Phoenix is given a lobotomy to take away her telepathic powers.  Once home, Jean makes the X-Men tea as her contribution to the team.

Days later, she is the Danger Room operator.  Kitty Pryde has now joined the team.  She won’t live long enough to regret it.

Xavier telepathically summons the X-Men to his office.  Phoenix likes having a voice in her head again.

Lilandra, Xavier has the nerve to stay in contact with her!  Also, she has the nerve to ask a favor!  Galactus and his herald, Terrax, are about to devour a planet.  Well, Galactus will do the consuming.  Terrax just does the scouting.

The planet is in Shi’ar space, but the X-Men are closer to it than Lilandra’s forces.  Phoenix believes they should go, so they go.

While there, the X-Men don’t stand a chance against Terrax and the power cosmic.  Terrax is about to kill Cyclops when Phoenix gets so mad that it regains its powers.

This gets Galactus’ attention and the two entities fight.  Phoenix destroys his stuff and he agrees to leave.

Once home, things don’t go back to normal.  First, Days of Future Past happens sort of.  The assassination accept happens but Phoenix squashes it quickly.

At the mansion, Kitty is all by herself.  Storm hangs out with her adult sister, Phoenix.  Colossus is too modest to make a move on the younger Kitty.  Kurt and Wolverine are best friends.  Wolverine wonders why Phoenix is still with Scott, she should be with a killer like him.  Which is odd, as don’t killers like being the only killer in the family?

Kitty stays being a good student.  She works closely with Xavier.  He keeps getting painful migraines.

Phoenix begins controlling her powers, even on a microscopic level.  She hopes this will ward off any dark urges.  Though nightly, she is destroying small asteroids.

Wolverine notices these night exists as does Kitty.  Scott isn’t as they are having sex often.

Sentinels are unleashed on the world.  Phoenix lets the fight go on long enough until she gets bored, then she straight destroys the robots.

Later, she consumes a star – uh oh!

When she comes home, Kitty confronts her and this happens :

What If V1 27 Kitty Alive

What If V1 27 Kitty Dead

That is right, Phoenix cremates Kitty on the spot!  The X-Men don’t think that is cool, at all.

In true What If fashion, she kills the entire team.  Colossus tries a fastball special but Phoenix turns Wolverine right round and he stabs Colossus dead.  She then drags Wolverine’s body into what is left of Kurt’s burning corpse – Wolverine doesn’t fight this.

Once Phoenix kills Cyclops, for daring to stop her, she destroys the planet we call, Earth.

So, good thing Phoenix took her own life back in the proper timeline.

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Big Brother 16 : Sunday – August 17, 2014

Who will Derrick and Frankie nominate?  Who wins the final Battle of the Block?

Get Excited!

Caleb wants Donny nominated.  Derrick doesn’t and he doesn’t want Victoria nominated, as well.

Has Derrick had a mustache, this whole time?  Or for a while?  I don’t care for it.

Cody.  Never throw competitions!

Victoria is so happy to not be nominated, for once.

They have Jenga in the house?  A little sad to play by yourself.

I don’t mind Derrick’s quasi-beard, its just his moustache.  It needs to connect.

Production finally got to put Adriana’s image on screen.  I like how everyone’s response to the picture was total surprise.  No one knew who she is.  She wrote Frankie his letter.

Oh yeah, Donny should be super safe with his two Team America partners as HoH.

Team America Task – Steal some clothes of each houseguest and start a neighborhood watch.  Good be fun.

Detonators resort to picking Skittles to see who is nominated.

How nice is it to be in the jury house?  Knowing no one is watching, unless there is an actual camera in front of you.

Cody, Christine is way married!

That would never happen to me.  I would never be in a room by myself with a lady.  There will always be at least one other person in the room.  That’s just me.  I’m way married.

A possible back door plan to get rid of Zach.  He’s not that big of a threat, just go after him.

Donny’s mouth and eyes are so wide, as Derrick explains the whole Skittles nonsense.  Hopefully, Skittles gives these guys a year’s worth of Skittles.

Donny is onto the large alliance.

Nominations :

Derrick – Donny & Christine

Frankie – Caleb & Cody

They really did this nomination ceremony for Victoria’s benefit.

Frankie’s speech was fantastic and amazing!

Production should throw something to give Christine a reason to try to win it.  Like some sweet cash.

Cody’s first nomination, thus, first Battle of the Block.  That leaves Derrick has the only person to never be nominated.  No one is even thinking of that, as he has deals with everyone.

Hey, they brought back the Big Black Box.  It must play well on television.

Donny figured out Christine is throwing it.  Good job!

Donny won!  Awesome!

Frankie is the official HoH.

Zingbot, yay!  Kathy Griffin, yay?

 

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