Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Review Apr08

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Review...

When it was announced that the follow up to Captain America: The First Avenger would be Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the comic book fanboy in me was beyond excited.  The Winter Soldier is one of my favorite characters of the last 10 years, and as long as Marvel Studios didn’t drop the ball, this had the making of an awesome movie. They didn’t drop the ball. Captain America: The Winter Soldier rocks. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the Captain America movie we deserve. Captain America: The First Avenger was decent, but I would put it at the bottom of the list of  Marvel Studios’s movies thus far. Winter Soldier, on the other hand, rockets to the top, with maybe Iron Man 1 and Avengers ahead of it. MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW. If you haven’t seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet, see it first and come back. And if you’re an Agents of SHIELD fan, make sure you watch Winter Soldier BEFORE you watch the tonight’s episode! I’m a huge fan of Ed Brubaker’s decade long run on Captain America. It was in this run that Brubaker debuted the mysterious Winter Soldier, whose identity remained hidden for awhile. Comic book fans are aware of the revolving door between death and resurrection among heroes and villains. Remember when Superman died, only to came back less than a year later? But there were two characters who seemed to be the exceptions to the revolving door rule: Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben and Captain America’s partner Bucky. Not only did Brubaker bring back Bucky, in the form of new Cap villain Winter Soldier, but he did it in a masterful story that seemed 100% plausible ( in a world inhabited by mutants and gods). The movie is...

Comics Podcast Episode 14 – New Comics, DC Deities, and Winter Soldier...

Episode #14 of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast is packed!   First, Billy and Dave preview new comics being released on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Then Dave and Billy review last week’s books, including Copra #13, She-Hulk #3, Detective Comics #30, Earth 2 # 22, Aquaman & The Others #1 and Stormwatch #30. Dave then explains deities and dimensions in the DC New 52. To end the show, Billy and Dave go in-depth on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and its effects on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD! http://ia902504.us.archive.org/1/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode14/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Agents of SHIELD – S1E16 – The End of the Beginning – Recap...

Big episode this week as Coulson and his team hunt down The Clairvoyant! Bill Pullman Paxton and Ward 2.0 return at the very start of the episode. They’re checking into a hotel and are ambushed by Deathlok. Deathlok shrugs off gunfire and electric shots. Garrett and Ward 2.0 are quickly overpowered by Deathlok and it looks like this is the end for them. Until Deathlok decides to jump through the room’s ceiling and flee instead of taking them out. Okay, that was weird. Coulson’s crew hooks up with Paxton and Ward 2.0. They’ve narrowed down The Clairvoyant’s ID to three likely suspects. In order to not get the mission compromised by a potential leak, Skye randomly assigns the agents into three teams of two, one agent knowing where they’re going and the other knowing who they’re going after. May and Blake (The Good Wife’s Titus Welliver) seemingly strike pay dirt attempting to question a catatonic guy in a nursing home. They never reach him, but Deathlok ambushes them, sending Blake to the hospital, but suspiciously not harming May, despite having the drop on her.  I don’t know if this was an intentional piece of fan service or not, but Blake asks May if she’s a Scorpio, joking that he guessed they were paired up by their astrological signs. In the comics, Scorpio is the name of a classic SHIELD villain. The original Scorpio was Nick Fury’s brother, Jacob. I wonder if we’ll be seeing Scorpio, either as an individual or as a new villainous group, in Agents of SHIELD. Or maybe this Scorpio line was just a red herring. The team manages to find a warehouse where they believe the not-quite-comatose dude is hiding out. Garrett leads the charge with one of the best lines...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast #13 Apr01

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast #13...

In the latest episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, Billy and Dave discuss new comic books being released on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and review the past week’s comics. Billy explains the Terrigan Mists to Dave, while Dave explains the current state of the New 52 to Billy. Billy learns to how to pronounce Madureira and Dave learns how to pronounce basilisk. http://ia600705.us.archive.org/15/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode13/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2013.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...