Collected Comics Library Podcast #295
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Thanks in large part of the Comic Book movies the past 15 years there have been a slew of comic book TV shows. Some good, some bad, some live action and some cartoon. I’ve been good at trying them all out but none have captured my attention like Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on Disney XD. What’s nice about it from an adult perspective is that it is mixing in elements of the recent live action films. Iron Man/Tony Stark has revealed himself and is portrayed just like the way Robert Downey Jr. did. Bruce Banner/Hulk is straight from the Ed Norton mold and I’m willing to bet that Thor and Captain America are going to be similar representations of what we’ll see next summer. This said, the action and story has moved fast and there hasn’t been too much time wasted on background and origins. Another nice addition is a nod that this universe is large and ever expanding. Logan (Wolverine) has been seen and Hank Pym even mentions his colleague Reed Richards. No sign of Spider-Man or Daredevil yet, but there’s always hope. If you haven’t done so already please find time to check out the show and after you do come on back and share with me your favorite Avengers moments. It can be anything from single issue story lines, collected editions including extras and bonus features, one-shots, and even single panels. And with the vast Avengers roster, I’d like to know who your favorite Avenger is and why. I’ll be doing a follow-up show on December 22 so go ahead and e-mail, comment, Twitter or Facebook me.
Also on the show this week I go over a few Marvel books that have been solicited for 2011 including Marvelman Family’s Finest and Marvelman Classic, Captain America: Scourge Of The Underworld, and X-Men: Alpha Flight.
Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your support throughout all the years and may you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Go Lions!
All this and the New Releases of the Week.