Sunday 26 February 2017

Marvel's champions

Today we'll talk about a fresh new superhero team that's about to come our way. In the comic world Marvel is working hard publishing the second civil war and due this war there are bound to form new teams. Absurd or refreshing? I'll leave that to you guys but today we'll take a look at one of those new team-ups that will be called 'the champions'.

The name is not new, in the 1970's there was already a team called the champions including Ghost rider, Hercules, Angel, Ice man and their leader Black Widow. The new team will however be a complete different line up so it looks like the only thing they'll use is the name.

First of all it will be a teen team so no older guys allowed! The first hero will be Miles Morales which is a young version of Spidey. Second they'll have Nova which already known to work with Spidey. Kamala Khan will also join the team, you'll know her as Ms Marvel. A younger version of Scott Summers will join in.  Viv Vision, the synthezoid daughter of the Vision will also be there and last but certainly not least Amadeus Cho which will be a new version of the Hulk.

Interesting line up don't you think? I for one will be reading what these teen's are up too.

Marvel champions

Sunday 29 January 2017

Secret Wars

I've been reading a lot about the secret wars while doing research for other posts so today I decided to find out about them. I haven't read the comics yet but i'm planning on doing so soon and I can only encourage people to do so.
For those who don't really get the whole 'different universes' stuff it might be confusing.

What I found out is that the comic book series was released in 2015 but is actually a series from way back in 1984. The story is modernized and a few different touches were applied but the roots of the story are the same.
It takes place on a planet called Battleworld. The planet is divided in territories in which heroes live. People from all kinds of universes live on this planet. This means that different versions of the same person live on the same planet.
For instance, there are several Tony Starks in Battle world, and in the Kingdom of Manhattan both Tony from earth 1610 and Tony from earth 616 walk the same streets.

As the title gives away not all these characters get along. I'm excited to read it because I think it's interesting to see some versions of the same hero face off against each other.

Picture Cover Secret Wars Battleworld

Wednesday 11 January 2017


Hey guys! Today we'll be talking about Samson. He might not be the best known Marvel hero but this blog isn't only about the movies and the spotlight. Marvel has a lot of great heroes under the radar as well and with our posts we also hope to inspire people to read about the lesser known heroes.

Samson was born and raised in Oklahoma. He was the son of a some what perverted psychiater who made a habit of sleeping with his patients. First Samson didn't want to have anything to do with psychiatrists but eventually he gained his PhD on the subject in college.

Later he joined the army working together with general Ross. One day Samson was able to save Betty's (his daughter) life and gained the trust and approval of Ross. He also worked on a cure for Banner together with Banner himself and the two actually figured it out. They were able to cure Banner but Samson always longed for some supernatural powers so he messed with the machine that saved Banner and he irradiated himself with the machine that cured hulk. The result was that the slim brown haired guy turned in a muscled, green haired gaint.

Banner didn't really enjoy his cure since his dream wife Betty fell for the new and handsome Samson and the two became romantically involved. Bruce than later turned himself back into the hulk and fought Samson.
Hulk won the fight (by far) but Betty chose the weaker defeated Samson over the raging Hulk.

Samson appeared in the Civil War, World War Hulk, The Dark Reign series and a lot other Hulk related stories.
Next to the hulk he can't really win but this doesn't mean he isn't a strong guy, be sure to check him out!

image of Marvel Samson

Sunday 18 December 2016

Marvels Agent of Shield SLINGSHOT

Hi guys,

there is a new Mini-Serie online of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Slingshot if you haven't seen it you can watch it at the end of the post.

Marvel Slingshot

It's about Elena Rodriguez "Yo-Yo", an Inhuman with the ability to move with super speed but always bounces back to her start position.

It takes place shorty before the beginning of Season Four of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and exist of 6 episodes of about 5-6 minutes each.

Wednesday 13 July 2016

the Kree-Skrull war

The war between the Kree and Skrull is a story written by Roy Thomas. The war is a notable story because of it's enormous cast of characters and use of metaphor. It's also the introduction of the Vision and Scarlett Witch romance, which became an ongoing theme for the characters. A lot of critics consider this chapter a highlight of it's comic era and if you haven't read about it yet it's most certainly recommend it!

In this story the avengers, Captain Marvel and Rick Jones (a character on which we will come back in a other post soon!) find themselves in the middle of an intergalactic war between the Kree and the Skrulls. Earth is positioned halfway between the home galaxy's of the Kree and the Skrull. Both seek to destroy or conquer it, in order to gain tactical advantage in their war.

Sunday 10 July 2016

The Skrulls

As promised we'll be writing about the Skrulls after our last post about the Kree. These two races wage a huge war against each other in the Marvel universe and these posts are a preparation in explaining the war. 

The Skrulls are a ancient race that created a vast empire throughout the galaxy. They started out on the planet Skrullos and in their early evolutionary development a more advanced race 'the Celestials' took a few of the skrull for experimentation. Some of the subjects died, others gained mutations. The mutation was one of camouflage. They were able to take the physical appearance of other life forms as they choose. The Skrull who were able to do this called themselves 'the deviant Skrullos'. They ruled over the other skrulls and soon eradicated the other less gifted of their kind. 

Wednesday 6 July 2016

The Kree

Our next message will be about a alien race called 'the kree'. Later this week we'll also be talking about the skrull and finally the great war in between both races. This is important information for any marvel fan because a lot of tales come forth out of this war. The inhumans, Ronan the accuser, agents of SWORD, ... all examples of important Marvel characters linked to these alien races.

The Kree is a very noble race. They are way older than man kind and have twice the strength and endurance than the average human. Originally there skin was blue and the ancient once still remain blue but within time a new generation, a lesser evil and noble generation came forth from the original Kree who have pink skin. The ancient blue Kree however do not consider these pink offsprings true Kree.

Sunday 12 June 2016

Same heroes, different universes

If you only know Marvel because of the movies and you'd like to pick up the comic books. This might be a interesting post for you. It might also clear the air for some people who've not been reading comicbooks for that long.

When Marvel started out it was just a guy drawing comics. I can imagine he never dreamt it would ever become this big. At first he created characters and story's. It soon became a succes so there came more characters and more stories. But after years and years of writing at some point you just can't keep on inventing characters. Also at some other point the stories of the really popular characters came at an end so they had to find a solution. This is when they decided to create different universes.

In this post we'll be using Spiderman as an example. Once the first storyline of Spiderman and a great deal of other heroes ended they started over with a new universe. They would take the whole thing back to zero and start over. The character names would stay the same, we'd still be reading about Peter Parker and he would probably still have his spider powers but the main story would change completely. Maybe this time he would not have a girlfriend, or the villains would be way stronger. There are even universes where our heroes are villains!