It’s that time again, where I tell you what’s really grinding my gears for the week of September 19th, 2018.
Some weeks it’s mostly likes, other weeks it’s dislikes.
So what’s grinding my gears?
Marvel Cancels The Vision Before Release
I was actually looking forward to another Vision series. This is also the second time they’ve canceled a title on Chelsea Cain.
You may or may not remember, but Chelsea Cain also worked on the Mockingbird series, which got canceled after 8 issues but they were told it was canceled on issue 3, allowing them to finish the story arc. Mockingbird was a great read, it’s too bad it ended early. I highly recommend reading it if you haven’t already done so.
Now they’re cancelling what was likely a great title before we even get to read it. This was a series that was even promoted during SDCC back in July.
Tom King’s run with The Vision was awesome and Chelsea Cain’s work was going to focus on Vision and his daughter Viv for the most part.
Henry Cavill Hanging Up The Cape?
Apparently talks broke down in what they said were scheduling conflicts in regards to Superman making a cameo on the new Shazam! movie.
There’s also rumors this could result with him not doing future movies that Superman will appear in.
This makes me sad. Out of all the current main DC heroes in the DC movies, Cavill was my favorite Superman (besides Christopher Reeves though, we’ll forgive him for Superman IV). Honestly it was Cavill and Gadot were the only current characters that really nailed their roles I think.
Return of Wolverine
I like Wolverine and I’m glad he’s back, I think. But then again, I’ve been kind of X-Men’d out for quite some time now.
What doesn’t make me happy is the amount of covers Marvel created just for his return. At $4.99 cover price and there’s what I think is 25 covers, I have better things to spend my money on.
Spider-Geddon is nothing but Marvel’s Glorified What If
Maybe I’m in the minority but all these alternate Universes that contain all these different Spiderman characters is just another way of Marvel doing a “What If?” series without actually saying “What If?“.
Spider-Geddon #3 is a big yawn for me. Uncle Ben is still alive after he’s mugged and shot, getting a blood transfusion from Peter that gives him Spider powers as well. Maybe it’s not so much that Uncle Ben should be dead but rather they actually have him in what looks like his work uniform with a spider mask pulled down halfway over his face. The whole blue collar straight out of a factory with a spider mask on his face is about as dumb as it gets for me.
The Cully Hamner B variant is already selling out online, Maybe some are hoping for these to take off with new characters. Buy and flip if the potential is there but it still doesn’t change the fact that I just don’t like these Spider-<Insert-New-Word_Here> arcs.
That’s it for this week.Don’t forget to check out the new LegosHeatingUp.com as well for all you LEGO lovers, I’ve been busy trying to add content. Tell us what you’re liking or disliking in the comments below.