‘Doctor Strange’ Set Photo – First Look at Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo

Thanks again to the wonderful world of Twitter and the people in Nepal, we now have our first look at Chiwetel Ejiofor in full costume as Baron Mordo filming alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in Nepal. More photos of Benny: #BenedictCumberbatch #Video waving from #Patan durbar 🙂 with @urgent008 pic.twitter.com/2wVUx7PHWH — Krity Shrestha (@Dankrity) November 7, 2015 […]

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Michael Stuhlbarg is in negotiations to join ‘Doctor Strange’

Marvel’s Doctor Strange cast becomes even bigger and better with new talent reportedly in talks to join the upcoming superhero mind bender. If Stuhlbarg joins this stellar cast he will be joining the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and Rachel McAdams. Reportedly his Michael Stuhlbarg will be playing Nicodemus West. I’m unfamiliar with […]

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Hulk #7

Hulk #7

Written by: Gerry Duggan 

Art by: Mark Bagley 

Cover by: Gary Frank 

Released: October 15, 2014 

Even though HULK #7’s cover implies an intense encounter between Hulk and Skaar in the Savage Land, I’d say the book’s best moment comes from the very first scene. Now, I won’t spoil who it involves, but it’s essentially Hulk lecturing someone on the dangers of gamma radiation. It’s pretty much a ridiculous twist on a drug PSA and it’s a surprisingly funny way to open the chapter and show us we’re dealing with a new take on the Green Goliath. 

While I wasn’t the biggest fan around of the encounter with Skaar, I will say what follows does an adequate enough job teasing a new element while also building interest in who Hulk will go after next. Hopefully it’ll be a more engaging conflict and resolution, though. In all I would rate this issue a a 7/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Secret Wars #3

Secret Wars #3

Written by: Jonathen Hickman 

Art by: Esad Ribic 

Cover by: Alwx Ross 

Released: Jun 3, 2015 

Jonathan Hickman seems to be very calculating in terms of how much information he reveals about the nature and origin of Battleworld and when he reveals new information. Where issue #1 explored the final hours of the Marvel and Ultimate Universes and issue #2 offered a sweeping view of Battleworld and its various domains and barons, issue #3 takes a more inward focus. Here Hickman finally reacquaints readers with the surviving refugees of the old universes and offers a closer glimpse at God King Doom himself.

Now that he’s more than just a silent monolith sitting on the Wooden Throne of Yggdrasil, Doom immediately becomes the most compelling figure in the book. Hickman has always written a great Doom, dating back to one of his very first Marvel stories, the 2009 tale “…And I’ll Get the Land” from Dark Reign: The Cabal. Hickman just gets Doom – his bravado, his boundless ambition and ego, and the tragic man that lurks beneath that suit armor. All of these qualities are drawn into focus in this issue. Doom’s interactions with his sheriff, Doctor Strange, and his consort, Susan Storm, shed a great deal of light on what motivates the lord of Battleworld and how godhood has changed him.

This issue does no less than suggest that Doom may be the real protagonist of Secret Wars. He’s certainly not the villain of the story. He succeeded where the Avengers failed and built an entire world that keeps the fires of existence burning. He shows a genuine love for his subjects, even if he considers himself far above them. But most of all, he remains deeply flawed and troubled despite his seemingly unlimited power. While firm in his belief that God Doom is right and good, he remains haunted by the frailty and weakness of Victor von Doom. Hickman manages to portray the character simultaneously and his most grandiose and his most human. In all I would rate this issue an 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Battleworld Inhumans Attilan Rising (Secret Wars)

Battleworld Inhumans Attilan Rising (Secret Wars)

Written by: Charles Soule 

Art by: John Timms 

Cover by: Dave Johnson 

Released: May 27, 2015 

The non-Inhuman characters in Attilan Rising are handled well. There’s a gangster Ghost Rider who wouldn’t look out of place in a weird, twisted Goodfellas, and the Hulk who serves as the opening threat is handled very well. The Inhumans that we do spend time with are just as great as well, and we find Medusa, Manhattan’s Regent, getting along with Doom in a short but effective exchange. 

The book itself seems to have slipped under the radar in regards to other Secret Wars tie-ins coming out this week but one thing’s for sure is that Inhumans: Attilan Rising is probably one of the best, and serves as a quality new addition to the vast amount of Marvel’s titles on shelves right now. In all I would rate this issue an 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Old Man Logan #1 (Secret Wars)

Old Man Logan #1 (Secret Wars) 

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis 

Art by: Andrea Sorrentino 

Cover by: Andrea Sorrentino 

Released: May 27, 2015 

As far as Marvel “what if” tales go, Old Man Logan is one of those books that seemingly can’t be topped. The book’s dystopian future, warped heroes and symbiote dinosaurs made for a Wolverine tale unlike any other, its popularity spurred by the creative team of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. Seeking to capture said lightning in a bottle yet again, Logan (a Logan, anyway) returns to exact more old-timerly justice, this time in the hands of Brian Michael Bendis and Andrea Sorrentino. The end result isn’t quite as wall-to-wall bananas as the series that preceded it, but it’s nonetheless an exciting and well constructed return.

Though visually quite different, Old Man Logan #1 does an excellent job of immediately capturing the look and feel of the original series. The issue picks up sometime after Logan’s gut bursting run in with the Hulk gang, his past efforts having done little to stem the tide of criminal influence. New factions have quickly moved into the territories left open, using the emblems of heroes and villains long past to mark their claim. In all I would rate this issue an 8.5/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Hulk #6

Hulk #6 

Written by: Gerry Duggan 

Art by: Mark Bagley 

Cover by: Gary Frank 

Released: September 17, 2014 

We’ve got a new persona for the Hulk, and it’s Doc Green. I always love when Hulk gets changed up a bit, as though it doesn’t always work out, it’s always an avenue worth exploring. This change into Doc Green however has been awesome, in a way reminding me of the Grey Hulk from Peter David‘s run. Doc Green does however look to be something entirely different, with the line, “Don’t call me Hulk. That makes me angry…” being very clever play on words.

Gerry Duggan has quickly proven to be the kind of writer that Hulk needs, as though it’s the events of Mark Waid‘s Original Sin: Hulk vs. Iron Man that has turned our green friend into what he is, it’s the way that Duggan runs with this that really captivates me. In addition to the psyche of this new Hulk, the fight between him and A-Bomb and the teaser of who’s next really injected excitement and tension into this already great tale. In all I would rate this issue an 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Infinity Gauntlet #1 (Secret Wars)

Infinity Gauntlet #1 (Secret Wars)

Written by: Gerry Duggan 

Art by: Dustin Weaver 

Cover by Dustin Weaver 

Released: May 27, 2015

Gerry Duggan and Dustin Weaver do a great job of establishing this family and their dynamics. Without the baggage of pre-existing heroes and concepts to slow them down, the storytellers make us feel immediately for Anwen’s hardships. Anwen is a teenage girl whose mother left the family behind to try to and prevent the bug invasion from ever happening. It was a selfless move to make, but one that apparently failed, and that makes those left behind powerless against the bugs.

Anwen is a terrific young character who will hopefully get to stay around long past Secret Wars. Her plight is immediately recognizable and sympathetic (even if it does involve giant space bugs), and her attitude is at once endearing and heartbreaking. While her little sister doesn’t get as much to do in this opening chapter, her father and grandfather are also fully-formed human beings. Their relationship and history is made clear through organic-sounding dialogue and arguments. This is a family that you want to root for even as you’re seeing them fall apart. In all I would rate this issue an 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling.

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Inferno #1 (Secret Wars)

Inferno #1 (Secret Wars)

Written by: Dennis Hopeless 

Art by: Javier Garron 

Cover by: Javier Garron 

Released: May 27, 2015 

Veering off from the original story, things didn’t end in quite the same way. The demons actually won and Illyana Rasputin has been a prisoner of theirs for four years. Where Dennis Hopeless brings us in is a group of X-Men, consisting of Colossus, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Boom-Boom, Nightcrawler, Beast, and Psylocke are making their yearly attempt to try to rescue Illyana. There’s something about seeing the X-Men on a more focused mission like this. You can feel there is more at stake and seeing a determined Colossus able to let go against the demons after trying to contain his anger throughout the year. And, as you would hope or expect, there are casualties. If the stakes are indeed higher than normal and this has been going on for four years, it shouldn’t be a walk in the park for them.

Javier Garron does a good job capturing the despair of the transformed Manhattan. While I didn’t really care for the design of the demon N’astirh, he and the others look as they were originally designed. In all I would rate this issue an 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Silk #3 

Silk #3

Written by: Robbie Thompson 

Art by: Stacey Lee

Cover by: Dave Johnson 

Released: May 13, 2015

What a roller coaster ride Cindy Moon’s been on for the last three issues. Between breaking out on her own, trying to forge a life and find her family’s whereabouts, there’s barely been time to breathe and take in the sights of New York! Or find out exactly why Moon’s powers seem to be on the fritz. But thanks to some friendly-neighborhood Spider-Snooping, she’s now in the hands of the Marvel Universe’s foremost authority on all things superpowered. And basically all things in general. But Reed Richards’ diagnosis proves unexpected and unexpectedly real. Robbie Thompson gives the feeling of writing from real experience with a topic that’s sensitive without being too touchy: 

anxiety. Portrayed about as accurately as things like depression or gunfights in popular culture, Thompson begins a slow journey through Cindy’s mental process of deciding whether or not she’s got anxiety despite the fact that she doesn’t perceive herself as “an anxious person.” Oh and there’s a date with the ever-dreamy Johnny Storm in the mix as well. Thompson keeps the dialog light and witty, but weaves in plenty of serious undertones that can easily be dealt with later, and of course leaves on an eyebrow raising moment that’s sure to have some dire consequences. In all I would rate this issue a 7.5/10 that’s all for today and as always keep on marveling 

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