In an age dominated by antiheroes, Spider-Man: Homecoming shines bright, with its colorful optimism and truly heroic sensibilities.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2014-) #9
Marvel has a reputation for being a bit alternate-universe-happy, but this story makes me glad of that fact.
It’s hard to believe that it’s barely been a year since DC jumped on the cinematic universe bandwagon, announcing Batman V. Superman and moving to expand their horizons. More recently, DC and Marvel have announced exactly what movies they’re making and when, leading to a sort of nerd euphoria in the coming decade. It’s easy to loose track, so here’s a concise list of all comic book movies to be released through the year 2020.
Before Venom claimed Eddie Brock, before Otto Octavius ever implanted extra arms on his body, before the Green Goblin ever threw his first Pumpkin Bomb, there was . . . the Vulture.
“Is this the greatest superhero movie ever?”
I love comics. Always have, always will. However, I didn’t always have them. I got my first comic book at about 9 years old, when I was in Universal Studios in Orlando, FL for vacation. I didn’t get any more until I was in high school, I didn’t have more than 5 until I was in college. I’ve realized after talking with several people that I’m not an outlier in that regard. A lot of people don’t really get into comics until they’re older. That’s not surprising especially because comic books are more marketed towards teenagers and young adults now, whereas the animated TV shows are what’s aimed at the younger audiences.
So you might find yourself in the same shoes that I was in as a freshman in college. I wanted to collect comics, but I had no idea how to go about it. The process of getting into it can be kind of intimidating. So, I’ve written this blog post so that you can know where to start. These are somewhat in steps, but they aren’t exactly chronological, so feel free to scroll and find what you’re looking for.
There’s a lot of nerdy film stuff that I’ve been wanting to write about. I realized that I could probably lump all of this into one blog post, and it will probably be easier to digest that way, too.