Have a look at this sparkling Iron Man animate short, which was willed into existence by the mighty hand of just one dude! Ones & zeroes, how do they work?
Also, if there were a number of people falling out of an airplane and, as Iron Man, you can only save four, wouldn’t the humanitarian thing be to just incinerate them? They’re going to die anyway, right, so why not alleviate their terror and pain with your palms that emit disintegration beams? Anything else is just cruel.
The most interesting part of this new trailer (outside of shirtless Gwyneth Paltrow mrowr) is the glimpse of what looks to be every flavor of Iron Man armor being brought to bear (including, *gasp* some Hulk-buster armor) on…well, I don’t know exactly but I’m sure it’s some sort of fiendish Mandarin devilment. Here’s hoping they break out the new Marvel Now not-really-Extremis armor.
And lest we forget who the real loser is here:
Black rain falling from the sky look strange:
– Not going to lie; Shadowman #1 was “meh” at best. Hopefully this isn’t how the rest of Valiant’s second tier titles are going to go. Never fear though, there’s a new Archer & Armstrong this week to clear away the bad taste.
– Because I’m a sucker who is terrible with money, I am getting on board with at least the first one or two issues of the Marvel NOW! relaunch/rejigger/re-whatever that is happening in the wake of AvX. Iron Man last week wasn’t bad! Let’s see what Matt Fraction can do with Marvel’s First Family.
– New Locke & Key. That’s all that needs to be said. I want to treat this comic like I treat Homeland; it’s so good that I can’t bear waiting one second more after it’s over to start the next one. Go to your local library and pick up the trades!
– “Death of the Family” continues in Batman & Robin and Batman this week. Death in comics is a tricky thing; you know it’s not going to be forever, but at the same time it’s a great talking point & sales generator. But when you’ve been reading “Death of…” stories for 20 years, they kind of lose their gravity. But crazy Joker antics = take my money.
– After 72 issues, The Boyswraps up. Not in the same ballpark (or even state the ballpark is located in) as Preacher,but still clever & interesting enough at times to warrant picking up here and there.
– Saga is so weird/charming that I keep getting it because I need to know where it’s going. Also the robots with fancy military uniforms & televisions for heads. I like them. ‘Cause they have TVs. Where heads should be.
– Spider Glider! <— shouldn’t that rhyme?
– As for the rest, that’s just reflexive grabbing & impulse purchasing: Gambit, Thor, X-Men. Passable but most likely not life altering. But who knows? Maybe Marvel NOW! has got some tricky sleeves & Gambit is able to recapture the charm of the first issue.
What are you buying this week?
Random Thoughtz ( a.k.a. my new rap psuedonym):
– Wait,is Detective Comics involved in “Death of the Family”?
– Part of me wishes that “Rotworld” was the new DC status quo and everyone & everything really were dead. That would be super dark.
– Sweet Tooth is over this issue or next and all I can say is “Good! I’m glad!”. Jeff Lemire is a HEARTBREAKER; I was reading Essex Country on the plane to St. Lucia and just started crying. I’m going to cry NOW just thinking about it. DAMN YOU JEFF LEMIRE.
–Daredevil: End of Days is a dark, dark mystery and I digs it the most.
– Deadpool. gets poo’d on pretty regularly here (and if not here, then silently, in my mind) but I think this re-boot with Brian Posehn doing some of the writing duties could actually return this character to his cool, funny roots. BUt if it’s all just thought bubbles than this book can go screw.
– Defenders is over. Bow your heads in SHAME for not supporting this clever, ingenious, truly weird book.
– Iron Man #1 – Now here’s what I don’t get. Is this a new-new series? Like, from scratch? Or just a convenient re-numbering but a continuation of the previous series? With the Iron Man series that just ended, Tony had completely peaced out from Earth and went to go play golf on the Moon with Aquaman or something. So is that still the score? INQUIRING MINDS & WALLETS WANT TO KNOW.
– Shadowman – Can Valiant keep it’s streak going?
– Animal Man – I think this issue each of his limbs turn into completely different animals. Should be interesting!
– AvX: Consequences is surprisingly good! Also, check out the final panel from issue #4
Magneto, his purple underwear and his stable of ladies have had it about up to here with your bullshit and now it’s time to get down to business, partner. Yee-haw, Master of Magnetism style.
This week’s releases solidifies my hypocrisy: I will bitch endlessly about these DC zero issues even as I’m walking out of the store with them. But as much as I hate that about myself, I love the Defenders, the current direction of Iron Man and everything that Valiant puts out. So it’s a trade off then. Of course, I could always just not buy the things I don’t want. Preposterous idea, I know.
Bonus Everything Burns artwork!
A complete rundown of creative teams on the upcoming books (courtesy of Comic Book Resources, click on thumbnails to embiggen. If you’d like to scroll through the pics, gallery style, that’s below the jump)
Uncanny Avengers – Rick Remender and John Cassaday
A+X – an anthology with each issue of the series featuring two team-up stories with a different Avenger & X-Man.
All-New X-Men – Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen.
Indestructible Hulk- Mark Waid and Leinil Yu
Captain America- Rick Remender and John Romita, Jr.
Iron Man – Kieron Gillen and Greg Land
Fantastic Four – Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley
FF – Mike Allred and Matt Fraction
X-Men Legacy – Si Spurrior and Tan Eng Huat
Deadpool -Gerry Dugan, Brian Posehn and Tony Moore.
Avengers – Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña
Step 1: Be born insanely intelligent AND the scion of an ultra-wealthy industrialist.
Step 2: Get your hands on $1.5 Billion dollars.