Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell

hulk-where-monsters-dwell

   Watching this for the first time. It’s not bad. It is aimed at a younger audience. I am already digging the fact that the Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. are involved with the show. While I write this, I am also watching the show. At this point I won’t hold my breath for Dum Dum Dugan to make an appearance.

hhs_vfx_c1247_still-jpg

   The Howling Commandos was one of the best things that Marvel has put out in years. Having said that, it was also a short lived title. So seeing some of them show up in the animated universe is a treat.

howling_commandos_of_shield_1_cover

   This direct to video presentation is entertaining enough, but don’t expect anything too deep. It’s fun for what it is. If you like Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Howling Commandos, and don’t mind simplistic plots, then this show is for you. It really is worth a watch.

New Animated Hulk movie coming this Fall (2016): Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell 

csrbu8fwaaahh78

   I just heard about this animated movie this morning. It’s supposed to be released this month and there is absolutely NOTHING on it. Just a small snipit on Marvel.com about it.

   For fans of the meanest and greenest super hero in the Marvel universe, 
Hulk gets his very own animated feature, "Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell"! 
Hulk teams up with Dr. Strange and the Howling Commandos to explore some of the 
uncharted corners of the Marvel universe.

an INCREDIBLE HULK fan web site

Marvel_animationHulk: Where Monsters Dwell was announced by Marvel Animation for a Fall release last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. No sneak peeks or plot revelations but who cares, it is more Hulk to fill the gap until Thor Ragnarok next year. With the Hulk being “killed” in the recent Civil War story I will take any real Hulk (not name Cho) that I can get. I am hopeful that they story will be well done – consider me anxious. The story will include Doc Strange which undoubtedly will be used to build up the hype for the Doctor Strange movie in November.

More news below via Marvel and Newsarama links:

“For fans of the meanest and greenest super hero in the Marvel universe, Hulk gets his very own animated feature, “Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell”! Hulk teams up with Dr. Strange and the Howling Commandoes to explore some…

View original post 88 more words

Theory: Thor Ragnarok Planet

    We all remember this…Agent-Simmons-in-Kree-Monolith-Agents-of-SHIELD   Just going to plop this down for everybody to think about, but I think we have already seen the “new” planet where Thor and Hulk are going.

marvels-agents-of-shield

   The Kree Monolith was a gateway to a planet. Which planet? Hmmm… Perhaps Kree? More than likely. We’ve had a few Kree connections in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Ragnarok is, traditionally, a tale of the end of the world, in which (Thousand plus year old Spoiler)  Thor dies.

thor-3-hulk-rumors-700x300

   I am pretty positive that this won’t be a “Planet Hulk”, but it should be a buddy flick, full of fun, laughs and incredible battles. Oh, also, I don’t think that they will actually kill off the Son of Odin but there will probably be a huge change in his world.

Screening This Week: Marvel’s Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)

the-trial-of-the-incredible-hulk-original

Marvel Team-Up!

the-strange-case-of-the-lost-hulk-movie-411471   This week, in the Quantum Cave, we are screening of Marvel’s Trial of the Incredible Hulk. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk is a 1989 TV movie continuation of the 1970’s “Incredible Hulk” TV series directed by Bill Bixby. It featured both the Hulk and Daredevil, who join forces to defeat Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. Daredevil needed a vehicle to launch into a series all his own but this wasn’t to be. Like many productions, it was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [a beautiful place that I wouldn’t mind moving to]. I remember when this first came aired on TV; I had some nerd rage about Matt’s outfit. Flash forward to 2015, I had zero issues with the outfit that they put on Matt Murdock. Once they announce the new Daredevil show for Netflix I posted an image of the old suit from this movie (https://twitter.com/Darran_Hight/status/504689799530549248). I was still a bit snarky in that twitter post. I’ve come a long way in my appreciation for both old and new attempts at doing movies/TV shows of this sort in the past year.

Look familiar?

Look familiar?

   So this movie is moving along a bit slow but Rex Smith, as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, is pretty damn good in the role. The actions scenes for the character are not half bad either. The music is very late 80’s and the bad guys are written very one dimensionally. The new Kingpin is such a rich tapestry that he makes so many villains that have come before look laughably bad. John Rhys-Davies is an excellent actor but, once again, you need good writing to have something to play off of. Plus the fact that they chose to hide him behind those ridiculous sunglasses was a mistake.

   Long story short… I really dig this movie. It had so much promise, even though it failed on many levels, it still delivered on a pure nostalgia level. Lou Ferrigno did his thing perfectly and he will be the ONLY man to ever have played, or will play a live action version of the Incredible Hulk. I don’t know enough about the director’s side of things to make any intelligent remarks about Bill Bixby’s vision for this film but there are more than a few great shots and angles that, within the confines of the small screen, are very cool. This makes me want to see at least one season of what a 1989 Daredevil show could have been like.

   Here is the plot from IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098512/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ql_6

   Deadpool would rate this one 2¾ Tacos out of 5.

Until next time… don’t make me angry. I cry when I am angry. It’s really pitiful. Honestly.

Gallery: Superheroes Done Right

   So there I was, again, searching through random image on Google when I came up with the idea to do a post about the WORST attempts at live action Superhero shows ever. Well, I found several lists along with images and the world has enough negative posts about everything.

   I decided to post a few images of, what I feel to be, the best executions of  superhero(ish) characters to make it to the small screen. I won’t list (Green) Arrow, the Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or the bad-assness of Dare Devil, since they all go without saying that they are some of the best shows to date based on comic book material. So without further ado I bring you, in no particular order, my favorite heroes that can be found on television.

All-New, All-Different #Marvel Previews

Featured Image Marvel

   Marvel is distributing these free of charge so head over to https://comicstore.marvel.com/All-New-All-Different-Marvel-Previews-1/digital-comic/39120 for your own copy. Or you can always just look at what I have posted here 🙂

Continue reading

marvel_secret_wars

Marvel’s Secret Wars (2015)… Wake Me Up When It Is Over.

   If you are following, or attempting to follow, the current Secret Wars on the insane melting pot called “Battle World” then you understand the need to just shut your brain off and hit cruise control until the end is nigh. Too many domains, too many tie-ins and way too damn many Manhattans. Check out the above video to catch up on the geography of Battle World. I was looking forward to the new Secret Wars but I am thinking that the final outcomes will be more interesting that following the story as a whole. I will admit that I am falling behind in my weekly reading, including Convergence, but the sheer number of new books, new stories, and new realities are taking their toll on this haggard old geek.

SecretWars1A-66f7w3zydd7ejx412wn2f409c4xsh7xyd87whu5pxcq

Getting Caught Up: Secret Wars (1984)

Secret Wars 84

   YouTube user, ComicIsland, tells the tale of the original Secret Wars. This wasn’t Marvels first cross-over event but it was the one that became the template for all cross-overs. Click on the image above for the jump to the video page.

Geeky Decoupage Project for the Day.

   My wife and I had some old comics that were more fit for recycling than collecting. We recently discovered @JenniferLanda’s video on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqe2-hndN8I, and it inspired us. I found some old comic book advertisements in some 1978 comics, placed them on a an 8×10 mini mounted canvas and came up with a fun Decoupage. My wife took an over-sized issue of Star Wars #1 (NOT my near mint copy!) and came up with a 20¼x16¼ collage, soon to be decoupaged, piece of awesomeness. For a while we’ve really wanted to get into crafting more stuff for our Etsy shop ,https://www.etsy.com/shop/DarranAndMistysShop, and this just seemed like the perfect addition. It allows us to rescue/re-use/re-purpose old comics, plus gives us another outlet to exercise our creativity.

   Here are a few that we have done so far: