On Monday November 12 we all received sad news, we had lost a comic book titan, Stan Lee, one of the founding lights of Marvel comics died aged 95*. His work revolutionized the comic book turning them from tales of fancy, to stories with true narrative and consequence. Superheros with real world problems, issues and flaws, sounds simple, right? But it changed the landscape and helped build Marvel in to the powerhouse it is today. Now, a lot of creatives know Stan Lee a lot better than me, but I do have my very own special story involving ‘The Man’. Read all about it after the jump.
This blog post unpacks some of my thoughts about Avengers Infinity War, as this part normally appears in the preview before you click the read more button I am going to give you a spoiler free thought before the jump. This Avengers movie is very much like the old-skool Marvel Summer event books – the entire story is in the movie, there are no tie-ins to collect, but it does help if you have a passing knowledge of the stories that came before. Now… With that being said, everything after the jump is spoilers. So, if you haven’t seen the movie don’t make the jump.
Inktober is an annual event set in the month of October, the idea is you draw one ink-based sketch a day for thirty-one days. This is the third year I have taken part in this event and this year I choose the theme of Teddy Bear/Superhero mash-ups, with of course, my traditional Halloween themed Monster sketch to cap the event off at Day 31… Take the jump and see how I did.
First lets start this post with this – it is possible to be a fan of something and still be able to criticize it, this act does not make you less of a fan, it just means you expected better. With that being said it looks like the latest release from the DC Expanded Universe (DCEU) Suicide Squad has been largely lambasted by the critics for being another DCEU train wreck.