Some weeks it’s mostly likes, other weeks it’s dislikes.
So what’s grinding my gears this week?
Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughn
Mark this as a like and dislike. The news that Ex Machina is going to be a movie is great (if it actually ever materializes from the option and things written down on paper) but on the other hand, I feel a movie would do the overall story an injustice.
Despite the news that this story might become a movie, this is a book I think everyone should read, particularly if you enjoy BKV’s writing.
When I was first getting back into comics, I was picking up Walking Dead Trades to read as the show was my re-introduction into the world of graphic novels. As I was wrapping up and catching up with the Walking Dead, I was then introduced to Y: The Last Man which then led to picking up the trades for Ex Machina soon after as I fell in love with BKV work.
I actually started off attempting to collect the single issues for Ex Machina but my local area was limited on back issues and one shop that did have a bunch were pretty beaten up copies.
Moon Knight News
There’s some news that Moon Knight shooting will start this August, which they are currently casting parts for the main lead, a female lead, a female and male villains. Any news about Moon Knight gets me excited.
I’ve heard rumors that the current lead could be Daniel Radcliffe. I’m still not sure about him as Marc Spector. He’s a good actor but I just can’t envision him taking on this role.
There has been talks already that the main villain will be Bushman, who’s first appearance was in Moon Knight #1.
The female lead is interesting though. If they’re basing this off the earlier Moon Knight stories, this lead could be based on the character Marlene Alraune (first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #28).
With their on and off relationship, even getting married, having a child (yes, Marc Spector has a child), this makes total sense as the first female lead in this series.
If you were casting for the lead role in Moon Knight, who would be your pick for Marc Spector? Honestly, if he hadn’t already been the caped crusader, my pick would be Christian Bale. He fits the role perfectly cause he could plan a person with multiple personalities beautifully. But I know that’s never going to happen but he would be my top pick if I was in power.
The Man Who Effed Up Time
Layman brings forth what could be an entertaining read with the complicated time travel story telling. We need more independent books that bring back the entertainment in the story telling. This is exactly what would happen if we humans created a time machine, we would ultimately destroy our current time line as we know it.
Seems a lot of the more recent independent books fall flat after the first issue.
I have hopes for this new title as it seems my current indie reading lists is pretty small in terms of picking up ongoing titles.