Nagging Note: Venom & Maximum Carnage

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I remember Spider-Symbiote-mania of the mid-90s. Venom movie lacks buzz so I have doubts for a Carnage sequel.

Cool interview w/creators of Maximum Carnage comics & games, but Venom has enduring appeal beyond that storyline.

Read Hollywood Reporter’s full interview with Danny Fingeroth, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom DeFalco, John Pickford, and many others: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/maximum-carnage-paved-way-tom-hardys-venom-1148899

[1993] was also the year Marvel Comics took advantage of that hunger for event storytelling and unleashed “Maximum Carnage,” a tale told weekly across all the Spider-Man titles that at the time was the biggest Spidey crossover event ever. It was the brainchild of editor Danny Fingeroth, who oversaw the growing roster of Spider-Man books the company published.

[…]Spider-Man teams with his mortal enemy Venom (a man and an alien symbiote bonded over their hatred of the wall-crawler) to fight Carnage — himself an alien symbiote who joined with serial killer Cletus Kasady. After escaping from a mental institution, Carnage assembles a team of supervillain acolytes, and they paint the town red, killing dozens of innocent people as Spider-Man and his own team of uneasy rivals track them down.

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“Maximum Carnage” would expand beyond 14 comic book issues to include a popular video game (Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage), action figures and a theme park exhibition at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Florida. It got so big that even Marvel Comics’ top talent to this day is fuzzy on how it blew up beyond their comics.

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Nagging Note: Into The Spider-Verse

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If Into The Spider-Verse’s Miles Morales is sole Spider-Man of his Universe, why is mentored by Peter Parker? Trailer’s confusingly out of order on that.

Also, still not liking the jerky, claymation-like animation. This is a theatrical movie-film-for-theaters. Look like a big deal!

Screenshot from the Into The Spider-Verse trailer.

Smiling Rocket Raccoon Co-Creator Will Make Your Week

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy kept the positive momentum for its Cinematic Universe making over $160MM worldwide in its first weekend. My friend, Roshawn Rochester, thinks Guardians is the “movie of the summer.” Now there’s further reason to delight in Marvel’s spectacle: Bill Mantlo “thoroughly enjoyed” the movie according to his brother. Continue reading “Smiling Rocket Raccoon Co-Creator Will Make Your Week”

Guardians of the Galaxy May Be "Movie of the Summer" [REVIEW]

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Guardians of the Galaxy is the wildest and most fantastic Marvel movie yet! If you are looking for an out of this world, drag you by the seat of your pants, sci-fi action comedy, look no further!

THE movie of the summer is out now and it is amazing! Even with all the fantastic jumps we’ve made in technology, this movie is teeming with the 80’s, and the amalgamation of old and new school is mind blowing. Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy May Be “Movie of the Summer” [REVIEW]”

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review (SPOILERS)

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The future, as described in this newest film, is bleak at best. Mutants and humans alike are all but extinct and only the X-Men can rise to the challenge. As humanity’s last hope, Logan must travel five decades into the past to prevent this horrifying future from ever taking place.

This is now my most favorite X-Men movie EVER! Fox has done a wonderful job saving this franchise with its newest installment. Of course, the cast is stellar and has really shown us that the X-Men are a formidable force throughout time. The villains in this movie are not all that they seem at first sight. Continue reading “X-Men: Days of Future Past Review (SPOILERS)”

Future's End Versus Original Sin

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Let’s measure DC’s Future’s End against Marvel’s Original Sin. So far I love that these two comic giants are going at it through use of big events. I always love it when there is something I can, as a reader, look forward to reading that I just know will shake the foundation of their characters. With that in mind, I decided to compare and contrast Future’s End title with Original Sin title. Continue reading “Future’s End Versus Original Sin”

Agents of SHIELD: How Coulson Got His Groove Back

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With the amazing season finale finally in the bucket, and having given you time to watch it, I’d like to go over how Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally gained traction and an audience. Agents had an amazing pilot then kind of drizzled out. Then they started getting some big hitters and hinting at some good storylines. Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD: How Coulson Got His Groove Back”

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2…not quite amazing. Good, just not AMAZING. I guess I can do the bad news first and then work off the good news. Most people seem to like it that way. In this case, there was way too much back story for my taste. The groundwork was laid in the first movie and could’ve played throughout the first movie, in my opinion. Brief flashbacks could’ve been used instead of entire sequences. This pretty much muddled up the story line for me. Continue reading “Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review”