Filmmaker Joss Whedon of the films Avengers and Avengers Age of Ultron in addition to influential television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Firefly, will be writing and directing a Batgirl film. More details at Variety
Also features Don Cheadle, Clark Gregg, James Franco’s bad facial hair, Hopper from Stranger Things along with more actors and actresses that are probably far more accomplished and important then they guy that plays Hopper but not totally relevant to a comic book site.
Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two-year mark and in observance of the site’s anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Dean. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Dean
Creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Firefly, director of the Avengers films and writer of Astonishing X-Men, Joss Whedon has a new creator owned comics series coming out via Dark Horse comics. More details via Entertainment Weekly
Three years after their blockbuster film debut, the Avengers reunite for a new outing, Age of Ultron. With Joss Whedon returning as both writer and director, the film rather seamlessly resumes the tone of the first, while also fitting into the ever expanding tapestry of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. While not a perfect film, in some ways it cannot match the sheer thrill of the initial installment, it is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
The story opens in the snowy forests of Sokovia, Acting on intel relayed to Maria Hill from Phil Coulson (as shown in this week’s episode of Agents on SHIELD), the Avengers have arrived to raid the base of Hydra leader Wolfgang von Strucker. The Avengers and the film leap into immediate action, as a full-out firefight breaks out between the Hydra minions and the Avengers. As the defenses crumble, Strucker’s greatest triumph reveals itself: the Maximoff twins. Whedon does not take long in reveling Wanda and Pietor in action. They make a strong first impression, before spiriting away from the losing battle. Captain America takes Strucker prisoner, while Iron Man recovers Loki’s scepter, though, not before he has his mind jostled by Wanda’s powers. She unleashes a flood of nightmares (including a stunning shot of a re-animated Chitauri vessel), which deeply troubles Stark, leaving more concerned than ever for the safety of the world in general and his teammates in particular.
Continue reading Review of Avengers: Age of Ultron
With probably their most unorthodox show, Alex and Patrick are back, and this time they are talking about Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s run on Astonishing X-Men. Enjoy a slew of surprise guests: Ed the Pit, Patrick’s lunch, and a worsening cold!
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On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me:
ASTONISHING X-MENSex (not for love) and Preacher Volume 3
Welcome back to late night reviews with Dean. Day 3 was a big one. I took the challenge of reading the entire run of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men. Even if that wasn’t the plan it still would have happened because I could not put this book down. These X-Men were indeed astonishing. So how am I going to review a 25 issues run? Well I had a ton of fun reading it so instead of coming up with a thought provoking review I’m just going to have fun with it. I’m going to channel my inner ghostmann and throw in a little Knocks flare. So join me in my issue by issue review of Astonishing X-men. Warning there will be spoilers ahead. If you haven’t read this run and are looking for this review to help you make a decision save yourself the spoilage and the time, go read it right now! If you like Whedon it’s a must read, if you like X-Men it’s a must read, if you like comics it’s a must read! So get to it!