Mighty Marvel Geeks 189.3: New Additions

Mighty Marvel Geeks 189.3: New Additions

Hey, True Believers!! Your Intrepid Trio is back with the P.O.W.(Picks Of the Week)! This is part of a new addition system that you’ll see from time to time with Mighty Marvel Geeks. Mike, Kylan, and Eric are all present to give you the intel that you’re looking for!

Intel Debrief

  • Mike explains the “addition system”
  • The guys share their picks.

Mighty Marvel Geeks 189: That’s No Symbiote, It’s Tom DeFalco

Mighty Marvel Geeks 189: That’s No Symbiote, It’s Tom DeFalco

Once again your Intrepid Trio is back and at full strength. But, this is not just any regular ole night in the Above-Ground, Underwater, Sub-Orbital, Volcano Lair! We have legendary former Marvel Editor in Chief, writer, and creator extraordinaire Two Fisted Tom DeFalco!! The interview hits the ground running, so pay attention!!

Intel Debrief

  • Gives his roadmap to working for Marvel Comics
  • Shares his impression of the book Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50 year Battle Between Marvel and DC(click here to go to Miss Dawn review of the book)
  • Great story about Spidey’s blacksuit.
  • Shared his impressions on writing while being also the Editor in Chief.
  • How Peter Porker: The Amazing Spider-Ham came to be
  • Describes how it feels to see so many of his creations coming to life on the big and little screens.

P.O.W. NCBD For The Week Of Dec 13, 2017

P.O.W. NCBD For The Week Of Dec 13, 2017

 

 

 

Star Wars (2015-) #40

Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Larroca, Salvador
Cover Artist: Marquez, David
ASHES OF JEDHA part 3 * As Queen Trios’ forces move in to strip what’s left of Jedha, the Rebellion and the remaining Partisans struggle to save the planet for its survivors! The echoes of Rogue One continue to be heard through the Rebellion!
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015-) #27
Writer: North, Ryan
Artist: Henderson, Erica

Cover Artist: Henderson, Erica

THE FORBIDDEN PLA-NUT Part 1 What happens when we take Squirrel Girl back to her roots? Well, w
e shoot her into space, OBVIOUSLY. Nancy and Tippy find themselves on an alien world where all is not what it seems. Squirrel Girl needs to find a way to get to the other side of the universe to save ’em, STAT. Intergalactic transport through the cosmic realm? This sounds like a job for the Sorcerer Supreme! I’m sure Doctor Strange will be happy to he – I’m sorry, what’s that? Doctor Strange is gone and now LOKI is Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme? Oh. Well, I’m sure he’ll do his best. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Guess what, in this issue, everything possible goes wrong! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man V0l 1: Into The Twilight
rtist: Kubert, Adam
Cover Artist: Kubert, Adam
Spider-Man is back in his friendly neighborhood! The wall-crawling wonder returns to New York City, going back to basics for big heroics in the Big Apple while taking on threats old and new! A crime ring is tightening around Spidey, and Ironheart could help him zero in on the source – if only she’d stop beating him up. When Spider-Man’s old pal, the Human Torch, joins in on the trail of terrifying tech, the web-head and flame-brain will be led to
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 4 HC
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Schiti, Valerio
Cover Artist: Adams, Arthur
When Peter Quill abandons the Guardians to become Emperor of Spartax, Rocket grabs the reins as team

 leader – backed up by Drax, Venom, Groot, Kitty Pryde and brand-new Guardian Ben Grimm, the Ever-Lovin’ Blu
e-Eyed Thing! But what could put the team in Emperor Quill’s crosshairs? Meanwhile, Gamora makes her return – but will it be a welcome one after eight months away? Plus: Yotat the Destroyer is here – and he will have blood. Venom and Groot face Skrulls! Drax and Gamora take the fight to the Badoon! Angela makes her deadly return! And are you ready for Ben Grimm: Space Barbarian? But with Kitty taking on a certain ‘legendary’ mantle, is the galaxy big enough for two Star-Lords? They’re the galaxy’s most wanted, but they’ll still guard it all the same! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2015) #1-10

Rocket Vol 1: Blue River Score
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Gorham, Adam
Cover Artist: Mayhew, Mike
Get ready for a life of spacecrime with Rocket! It’s a dirty universe out there, even when you’re not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin. And it’s about to get dirtier. He thought his paws were clean, that he was on the up-and-up. But then an old flame swam back into his life, and he was back in the game
Thor By Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman Vol 2
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Dauterman, Russell
Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell
When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the

Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many – including Loki, Malekith and Roxxon – as Asgard descends further into chaos, and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle is against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form. And as Asgard is torn apart from without and within, prepare for a Thor vs. Odin battle like none you’ve ever seen! Plus: A tale of the young Thor Odinson has hulking great implications in the present! S.H.I.E.L.D. targets Jane Foster! Millions of lives may depend on Thor saving Roxxon’s evil executive, Dario Agger! And the secret origin of Mjolnir! Collecting MIGHTY THOR (2015) #1-12

Daredevil 596 Leg
Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Landini, Stefano
Cover Artist: Mora, Dan
MAYOR FISK Part 2 * Newly elected Mayor Wilson Fisk has declared Daredevil Public Enemy No. 1. Now, every bit of law enforcement in New York City is out to take him down, and the Man Without Fear has nowhere to hide – while Matt Murdock receives the most incredible offer of his legal career.
Defenders Vol 1: Diamonds Are Forever
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Marquez, David
Cover Artist: Marquez, David

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of countless battles to keep the city safe and secure. But now, with a deadly enemy from the past making a major move to unite the underworld, they must become more – they must be Defenders! If the streets weren’t mean enough already, they get more dangerous than ever when the Punisher sets his sights on his fellow vigilantes! As chaos threatens to engulf New York, can this group of socially maladjusted heroes trust each other enough to func

tion as a team? Or will the power vacuum caused by the Kingpin’s absence lead to all-out gang war? Only one thing could make life worse for the Defenders: Deadpool! Collecting DEFENDERS (2017) #1-5 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1
Falcon(2017-) #3
Writer: Barnes, Rodney
Artist: Cassara, Joshua
Cover Artist: Acuna, Daniel
TAKE FLIGHT Part 3 * Posing as the Mayor of Chicago, Blackheart, son of Mephisto, has declared the Falcon Public Enemy No. 1. * Can Sam find a way to save the souls of the people of Chicago before the law catches up to him? Or will the Demon Prince prevail in his plan to possess the world?

Marvel Madness: Dec 11, 2017 – MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #86

Marvel Madness: Dec 11, 2017 – MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #86

Published: April 10, 1982
Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 28, 2008
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Penciler: Ron Wilson

Synopsis for “Time Runs Like Sand!”
Helping Mister Fantastic in his lab the Thing hears some recent news about their old foe, the Sandman. Reed tells how he and the water-based villain known as Hydro-Man were accidentally merged into a single entity dubbed the Mud Thing until the moisture was dried from their collective body and it crumbled and was turned over to the police. Coincidentally as this is being spoken of, police forensic scientists have given up on trying to separate Sandman from Hydro-Man. After one last chemical test, they give the pair up for dead and take the sealed container holding their remains and have it thrown out in a dump. However the process was slow working and once the canister is left in the dump, both Sandman and Hydro-Man manage to free themselves, finally separated from months of being fused together. The entire experience has left both men profoundly disturbed and Hydro-Man decides to cut and run, leaving the Sandman to make sense of the experience alone.

Heading into the city, Sandman realizes that he is still wanted and, with his powers on the fritz, he could easily be recognized and arrested. After stealing some clothing from a Salvation Army drop-off box, he then tries begging for some change from a man, but when he gets some attitude, Sandman resorts to brawn to convince the man to turn over enough money for him to go into the nearest bar and have a drink. Not long after the Sandman’s arrival is he recognized by the bartender. After serving Sandman a drink, the barkeep then tries to call the Fantastic Four for help. Incidentally, he is successful at getting a hold of the Thing who agrees to go down to the bar and check out the bartender’s claims, if only for a few drinks if the call turns out to be a hoax.

Taking a Sky-Cycle to the bar, Ben is surprised to see that the caller was correct in identifying the Sandman at the bar. When the Thing lifts a table ready for a fight he is shocked when the Sandman willingly surrenders. Shocked by this, Ben realizes that there is something the matter with his old foe and he decides to sit down and have a few drinks and talk things out. As it turns out, the Sandman has been reevaluating his life and talks about his past. He tells the Thing that he lived in a poor household with his mother. He tells the Thing that his name is Flint Marko. Growing up he began to steal thing and became a bully to his classmates. In high school, Flint was the most brutal player on the school football team. However, his career was cut short when it was discovered that he was throwing games to the benefit of local gamblers and was kicked off the team and expelled. Marko then went into petty crime, keeping the truth of the origin of the wealth he earned from his crimes a secret from his mother. Soon, the Sandman rose up in the ranks of petty crime.

Everything seemed to be working out for him, he even got a girl named Marcy. However, when he was eventually caught and put in jail, he discovered that Marcy had started an affair with his best friend. Driven crazy by this betrayal, Flint went on another crime spree and was arrested again. Breaking out of prison and on the run from the law, Marko ended up on a military facility where exposure to radiation caused his transformation into the Sandman.

From there, the Sandman recounts his career as a super-villain and his defeats at the hands of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, and Machine Man. Finishing his tale of woe, the Thing asks where the Sandman plans on going next. The Sandman figures it is jail. Moved by this story, Ben decides that the Sandman deserves a second chance and leaves him a few more dollars and tells him to keep on the straight and narrow or he will bring him in.


Synopsis for “Farewell, My Lummox!”

Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Girl are going out on a date and have left their son Franklin in the care of the Thing for the evening. As Ben entertains his godson from the evening the pair are eventually interrupted by the arrival of the Impossible Man and his wife the Impossible Woman, much to the Thing’s dismay. The two imps are happy to announce that they have started their own family, introducing Ben and Franklin to the Impossible Kids. The Impossible Man and Woman ask to use Reed’s computers to find a new world to live in. The Thing reluctantly agrees to watch the Impossible Kids do so. The Impossible Children prove to be more trouble than their worth, especially when one of the children tags along with Franklin to watch television, influencing the others by what is seen on TV. Eventually, the Impossible parents find a suitable world — which they dub Pupppup II — and take leave with their children, much to the Thing’s relief.

Notes
Continuity Notes
Time Runs Like Sand!
The Sandman and Hydro-Man were merged into the Mud-Thing back in Amazing Spider-Man #217-218.
The Sandman gives his name as Flint Marko in this story, but this is actually an alias. The origins of this alias is explored in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1 which also provides an expanded look into Sandman’s past that are only glossed over in this story. That story states that the reason why Marko was expelled from school was not because of gambling, but because he assaulted his coach. The story also states that the reason why Marko allowed himself to be arrested was in the hopes of reconnecting with his estranged father Floyd Baker. The differences between the two stories could be chalked up to the fact that the Sandman is amending his recollection in order to gain the Thing’s sympathy.
The Sandman states that he got his powers thanks to the testing of a “nuclear device”. Amazing Spider-Man #4 states that it was a nuclear bomb test, while Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1 states that it was a nuclear reactor exploding. Giant-Size Spider-Man Vol 2 #1 states that Baker was affected by radioactive waste. That said, the exact source of the Sandman’s powers is considered a topical reference per the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616.
The Sandman goes the various heroes he fought in the past. He first battled Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #4, the Human Torch in Strange Tales #115, Fantastic Four as a team in Fantastic Four #36, the Hulk in Incredible Hulk #113, and Machine Man in Marvel Team-Up #99.
The Sandman actually makes a legitimate effort to reform starting this issue. This lasts until his old Frightful Four ally the Wizard uses his ID Machine to turn him back into a criminal in Peter Parker: Spider-Man Vol 2 #12.
Farewell My Lummox!
The Impossible Man created his wife back in Marvel Two-In-One #60.
The Impossible Man and Woman are seeking to find a new world because the Impossible Man allowed Poppup to be consumed by Galactus in Fantastic Four #175.

Mighty Marvel Geek 188: War Of Infinity

Mighty Marvel Geek 188: War Of Infinity

With Eric and Kylan absent, Mike is joined by We Be Geeks, Wookiee Radio, Keepers of the Fringe and The New England Society of Geeks host, Derrick. A lot of Avengers talk happened.

Mission Debrief

  • Avengers: Infinity War trailer
  • Deaths in Avengers 4
  • Disney/Fox back at the tables?
  • Marvel Editor-In-Chief wrote under a pen name
  • Daredevil Season 3
  • Kevin Feige wishes Captain Marvel was first
  • P.O.W and MU pick of the week

Marvel Madness: Dec 4, 2017 – Infinity War #1 (1992)

Marvel Madness: Dec 4, 2017 – Infinity War #1 (1992)


Published: June 10, 1992
Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
Writer: Jim Starlin
Penciller: Ron Lim
Cover Artist: Ron Lim

When evil dopplegangers of the Marvel heroes appear, it’s all-out war! Why has Magus unleashed them on an unsuspecting world? And is the heroes only hope…Thanos?!

  • First appearances of all the doppelgangers.
  • Thanos’ arrival on Monster Island is also shown in Warlock & the Infinity Watch #7
  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for info.

Marvel Madness: Nov 20, 2017- Big Hero 6: Brave New Heroes Vol 1 #1

Marvel Madness: Nov 20, 2017- Big Hero 6: Brave New Heroes Vol 1 #1

With the release of the new Big Hero 6, Kylan picks Big Hero Six: Brave New Heroes Vol 1 #1. this is a collection of the 5 issues of the series of the same name.

Credits
Written by
Chris Claremont
Art by
David Nakayama

The astonishing return of Big Hero Six, Japan’s top heroes! • Featuring Hiro (smartest boy in Japan), Baymax (his trusty robot companion), Honey Lemon (and her magic handbag) and Gogo Tomago (the unstoppable energy ball)! • Who are the Six’s two new members — and what secrets do they hold? • Collecting BIG HERO 6 #1-5.

Mighty Marvel Geeks 187: Camera 1, Camera 2

Mighty Marvel Geeks 187: Camera 1, Camera 2

Your Intrepid Trio is back and in full force this week. Agent Kylan cannot confirm nor deny the use of dandelions in last week’s field op, but lives were saved!! Now, this week, there’s tons of news analyze and discuss!!

Mission Debrief

-A bit of interesting news on Marvel’s video game future

-Looks like a definitive answer on the state of Marvel shows on Netflix

-Discussion on the AoS Season 5 AND Deadpool trailers

-Stan Lee in and upcoming Marvel Show?!

P.O.W.!! NCBD for the week of Nov 22, 2017

P.O.W.!! NCBD for the week of Nov 22, 2017

 

 

Star Wars (2015-) #39

Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Larroca, Salvador
Cover Artist: Marquez, David
THE ASHES OF JEDHA! The Rebel Alliance turns its attention to the shattered planet of Jedha! Once the site of great significance to the Jedi, Jedha was left in ruins when the Death Star annihilated the Holy City there. Now, new series writer Kieron Gillen joins artist Salvador Larroca to bring Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest to the remains of the tragic victim of the Empire’s fury
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again (2017) TP
Writer: Bunn, CullenArtist: Talajic, Dakbor
Cover Artist: Johnson, Dave
Remember the time Deadpool went a little too crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this isn’t that. This is another time. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic – the creators behind the original slaughterfest – reunite for an all-new, all-different tale of death and destruction starring the Merc with a Mouth! And it features Wade Wilson taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible! Including Gwenpool! Moon Knight! Ms. Marvel! The Guardians of the Galaxy! Even Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur! It’s gonna hurt him more than it hurts you – and you’re gonna love it! But we just dare you to guess how this story ends. One thing’s for sure, though – you won’t believe your eyes when Deadpool kills the entire Marvel Universe
Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016-) #24 Leg
Writer: Thompson, Robbie

Artist: Bachalo, Chris
Cover Artist: Bachalo, Chris
SPIDER-MAN VERSUS DEADPOOL Part 2 When Spider-Man learns that Deadpool is selling SHIELD tech on the black market it’s the last straw. Bromance? OVER. It’s time to hunt Deadpool! The two biggest characters in comics are facing off and it’s going to take them all over the Marvel Universe, no holds barred. As you can see from this cover, Deadpool’s even willing to use his laser-sharks. And it will all lead to the biggest Spider-Man/Deadpool story of ALL TIME!
I Am Groot (2017-) TP

Writer: Hastings, Christopher

Artist: Flaviano,
Cover Artist: D’Alfonso, Marco
Groot is back – smaller and cuter than ever! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a pint-sized Groot finds himself on his own, billions of light-years away from his team, on an unknown world. Seriously underdeveloped and all alone, Groot must make the journey to the center of this world if he’s to find a way back to his family! And the first tiny step is finding someone – anyone! – who can translate ‘I am Groot.’ This isn’t gonna be easy
Star Wars Darth Vader Dark Lord Sith Vol 1: Imperial Machine TP
Writer: Soule, Charles

Artist: Camuncoli, Giuseppe
Cover Artist: Cheung, Jim
The most fearsome villain of all time returns with a brand-new series! Picking up where Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Darth Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and begins his ruthless rise! Anakin Skywalker is now more machine than man. Having lost everything once dear to him, he must forge a new future – as a Dark Lord of the Sith! Join Darth Vader as he learns the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire – the way of the dark side. And on his first mission, Vader sets his sights on a Jedi who avoided Order 66, a Master who’s long lived in seclusion – one more powerful than any he has faced before! Nobody said the path to power was going to be easy. Collecting DARTH VADER (2017) #1-6
Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (2016-) Vol 2: Time After Time
Writer: Thompson, Robbie
Artist: Rodriguez, Javier
Cover Artist: Rodriguez, Javier

Marvel’s craziest comic gets even more mind-bending! Betrayed by one of their own, Doctor Strange and the

 Sorcerers Supreme are banished to a dark dimension where everything is out to kill them! And you’re trapped with them! Can you and the Sorcerers escape this mazelike madness? Meanwhile, the gravity of Sir Isaac Newton’s actions reverberates in the present day – and puts him on a collision course with the Avengers! With Newton’s current power level, they don’t stand a chance. So it’s up to Strange and the gang to stop him from sending the world – and all of their own individual timelines – into chaos. One of the Sorcerers finds their life in the balance – and that puts the others through hell! When all is said and done, not everyone will make it home. Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #7-12

Black Panther (2016-) #167
Writer: Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Artist: Kirk, Leonard
Cover Artist: Stelfreeze, Brian
KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 2 * The Black Panther’s greatest enemy springs his trap! And with T’Challa off fighting the former gods of Wakanda, who will come to Ayo and Aneka’s aid? * And this is only the beginning. A cadre of villains returns as Wakanda comes to its knees!

 

Luke Cage (2017-) #167
Writer: Walker, David
Artist: Sanna, Guillermo
Cover Artist: Rahzzah,
CAGED Part 2 * Luke Cage is back in the one place he never wanted to be. * With his mind mangled, Luke grasps for any foothold he can find. Which is hard, as
Nick Fury Vol 1: Deep Cover Papers

Writer: Robinson, James
Artist: Aco,
Cover Artist: Aco,
His nam
e is Fury. Nick Fury. The world is a dangerous place – and when S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there’s no one better than him. Now, an all-new era for the super spy begins as Fury embarks on a top-secret mission to the French Riviera – but will he meet his match in the mysterious Frankie Noble? Fury plays the spy game in caper after caper – preventing an assassination on the maiden voyage of a new international train line, diving into the deep blue sea to uncover a Hydra spy in Atlantis and vacationing in a sleepy little town

Mighty Marvel Geeks 186: Thor Live, Sorta

Mighty Marvel Geeks 186: Thor Live, Sorta

With Kylan out in the field (making danilion necklaces) Eric and Mike take the helm and bring you the news from the World O’ Marvel. MAny surprises this week.

 

Intel Debrief

  • Thor passes 500 million dollars
  • Movie goers get Thor Live, sorta
  • Disney Buys Fox or not
  • Bendis leaves Marvel
  • GotG2 end credit Easter eggs
  • Excalibur making a return?
  • P.O.W. and a surprising MU pick of the week