Name: Hedley Brown
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May 23, 2013 12:03 pm I became fascinated by the character Black Bolt from having a 1977 set of Marvel Super Hero Trump cards., mainly because he trounced all the other cards. But I have never read any Inhumans comic. That is apart from their alternate versions in the Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #1. Mark Millar and Jae Lee's re-imagining on the Inhumans is utterly brilliant, I could quite happily read an ongoing comic of those characters. Maybe I'll check out Jenkins and Lee's series.
May 5, 2013 6:21 pm I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Chinese influence on this film. I understand there was a substantially different cut released in China, and you could see the Chinese actors that would have had larger roles in the Chinese edit. Right at the beginning we are introduced briefly to a Chinese business man who is snubbed by Stark, and two Chinese Extremis guys appear at the end on the film. I wonder if we'll see the Chinese scenes as extras on the DVD release? Of course, with Disney/Marvel wanting to exploit the growing cash cow that is China, there's no way they could have presented the potentially inflammatory comics' version of the Mandarin.
May 5, 2013 5:55 pm Mrs Vinylhed and I took ourselves to see Iron Man 3 this morning, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked that we saw more of Tony Stark out of the armour. I've never read an Iron Man story with the Mandarin, but I loved Sir Ben Kingsley's turn. Compared to Iron Man 2 this was Citizen Kane, although it was about 20 mins too long. What interested me most was the Chinese influence. I understand that China had a substantially different cut of the film, and you could see all the Chinese actors who would have had larger roles. I wonder if the Chinese scenes might find their way onto the DVD release? I doubt it.
April 26, 2013 6:13 pm That Fury Max quote sounds like it could have been lifted from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
April 19, 2013 4:38 pm I picked up the first volume of this, but didn't really warm to it. I've tried to like Hickman, from Nightly News to his run on Fantastic Four, but he's just not my cup of tea. I reckon I must be the only person who preferred Mark Millar's FF to Hickman's. Having said that, I might pick this up if it's going cheap.
April 16, 2013 4:06 pm Great to see 3 nominations for Nobrow, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, by Luke Pearson is utterly marvelous. I'm assuming that it only recently was published in the States, as I bought it 17 months ago.
April 5, 2013 10:48 am This is why I thought there was a connection to the London Underground. Check out the logos on the side of the train. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ojomTUt0X4
April 5, 2013 9:23 am I'm intrigued by Mind The Gap. Is it a comic about the London Underground? Those are London Underground logo earrings.
April 4, 2013 11:28 am I love that Teen Titans Spotlight issue, but despite owning a copy since it was published in 1987, I had never realised it was written by Straczynski. Yes, I know it has his name on the cover, but sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees.
March 11, 2013 5:51 pm I can't quite get over the audacity of John Byrne to place his signature slap bang in the middle of that cover image. Subtle, Mr Byrne.