Talk Nerdy to Me Comics, movies, TV shows

Talk Nerdy to Me Comics, movies, TV shows

Jack and Troy return after a LONG hiatus to give you some updated information about El Paso Comic Con 2016.  They also give you their comic book picks for the week.

All New Wolverine

X-23 was created to be a weapon.  For a time that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, Logan, the original Wolverine, she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen. Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in her power to keep those around her alive. Violent forces are hell-bent on mutual destruction. If anyone can stop them it’s Laura. She is the best there is at what she does. She is THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE.

Carnage

Cletus Kasady is a psychopath and a homicidal sadist. He is a deeply disturbed individual with a dark past. As a child he killed his grandmother by pushing her down a flight of stairs.  He tried to murder his mother by throwing a hair dryer into her bathtub.  Cletus tortured and killed his mother’s dog.  After the latter his mother then tried to kill Cletus. She was apparently beaten to the brink of death by Kasady’s father, who received no defense from Kasady during his trial.

As an orphan Kasady was sent to the St. Estes Home for Boys. There his antisocial behavior made him the target of abuse from both the other orphans and the staff. Kasady gained revenge by murdering the disciplinarian administrator, pushing a girl (who laughed at him for asking her to date him) in front of a moving bus, and burning down the orphanage. It was during his brutal years at St. Estes that Kasady acquired his philosophy “laws are only words” and came to see the spreading of chaos through random, unpatterned bloodshed as “the ultimate freedom”.

Illuminati

Iron Man (representing the Avengers), Mister Fantastic (representing the Fantastic Four), Namor (representing Atlantis), Black Bolt (representing the Inhumans), Professor Xavier (representing the X-Men), Black Panther (representing Wakanda), and Doctor Strange (Sorcerer Supreme of Earth) meet in Wakanda in the aftermath of the Kree-Skrull War that ravaged Earth. Iron Man highlights the fact that numerous heroes possessed information that could have prevented the war had they been combined, as well as the fact that Earth’s heroes are the only defense against an attack on that scale.

From this, he concludes that a representative body, similar to the United Nations, be established amongst the heroes. The others in attendance debate the effectiveness of such a body, pointing out issues of trust amongst heroes and the bureaucracy that would result; however, most agree that continued secret meetings such as this one could help deal with larger threats in the future. All agree to this except the Black Panther, who takes issue with their self-righteous attitudes and predicts disaster when they disagree.

Superman American Alien

the stories in American Alien are “less about becoming a superhero and more about becoming not-an-asshole.” The reason it’s called American Alien is that the thing that’s always interested me about Superman the least are his alien origins. I think they’re important thematically, but ultimately what I like about him as a character is that he was someone who was “born” in the U.S.A. and has grown up wanting to be the best kind of person.

 

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