It’s a commonly repeated aphorism that William Shakespeare created a ridiculous number of words, many of which are still in use today. From eyeball to compromise to obscene, the Bard shaped our language, and his naming conventions even shaped the superheroes that were to come… Welcome to Ten Things!
I’ve been a fan of the Defenders all the way back to the days when The Hulk hung out at Doctor Strange’s Sanctorum and ate nothing but beans, while Norrin Radd hovered and looked melancholy. One thing I’ve learned since that series ended is that the Defenders will continue to rise over and over again, and probably get cancelled within 15 issues. Still, if I had a choice of new teams every couple of years and no Defenders at all, I’ll just have to soldier on and deal with repeated heartbreak when things go sour. It’s kind of like BEING
Or – “An Interesting Start For A New Book…” A couple of years ago, Marvel put out a book called “Girl Comics,” which featured some of their most recognizable female characters put together by female creators. While it was a step in the right direction, there were some great flaws in the execution. This book, while still featuring mostly male creators, features three of Marvel’s most interesting female charactors working together. Will this issue impress as much as the previous two? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Marvel has once again launched a Defenders title, now named Fearless Defenders. The first issue was quite enjoyable, introducing Misty Knight and Valkyrie. A new female protagonist is introduced this issue, Dani Moonstar. Does it come together as well as the first? Major Spoilers takes a look!
Or – “We’re Almost Out Of 70’s Marvel Heroes To Revive… Have They Done Tagak Yet?” The last few years at Marvel have been full of interesting takes on heroes, albeit some that just aren’t viable in the long-term. The repeated attempts to revamp Heroes For Hire have established Misty Knight as a badass on a par with her on-again/off-again boy-toy Iron Fist, while the Valkyrie has once again been in the spotlight due to the events of ‘The Fearless.’ Can a girl from New York and a girl from Valhalla make it together in the Marvel Universe? And will