Check out our interview with Fabrice Sapolsky, the man behind Edge of Spider-Verse #1: Spider-Man Noir.
For several months we have been receiving word from Marvel about several DRASTIC changes taking place throughout the Marvel Universe. Everything from the aging of Captain America, to Iron-Man’s supposed turn to the dark side. However, none has been more so controversial than that of the announcement of Thor’s gender swap.
Yes, the Asgardian god of thunder is falling to the power of transformation, and has been announced to become a Woman in October of this year. Marvel made this announcement several months ago, but left VERY little information for us to chew on as to WHY he was suddenly getting a much larger breast plate. The only information we WERE given was that this was THOR, not LADY THOR, or Madame Thor, but she will be referred to as THOR. She is not a replacement, or a substitute, or side character, but THOR. So everyone continued to wonder, WHO IS THIS PERSON? HOW ARE THEY BECOMING THOR? WHY?
Well, we received our first clue during the last issue of the Original Sin event title. In Original Sin, Nick Fury whispered a secret given to him when he stole the Watcher’s eye into Thor’s ear. Ever since then Thor has NOT been able to lift the hammer. And this is EXACTLY where THOR #1 starts us off from, albeit several WEEKS of attempting to lift the Hammer had passed before we received this issue…
Deadpool seems to be the hot topic ONCE AGAIN my friends. This past month, Deadpool’s movie has FINALLY been green-lit by Fox and will be hitting theaters in February 2016. But before we see him on the big screen, maybe you will want to see what Deadpool has been up to in the page’s of the ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! comics.
The merc with the mouth has certainly had a VERY busy year, between his abductions, his marriage, and discovering he has a long lost love child? Yes it sounds like a soap opera, but it’s WAY more interesting than that. But before Deadpool can finally live happily ever after with his new wife and daughter, he must first ensure her continued safety, as well as the safety of some of his newest friends, which he made when he was abducted and brought to North Korea. His story continues in the pages of DEADPOOL #35.
If there is any superhero more polarizing in regards to his fanbase than Spider-man, I don’t know who it is. Over the past few years, this single hero’s stories have personally caused me more headaches than any other comic title I have read. Yet I persist to read his stories. When they are good, they are DAMN well written and enjoyable, which easily balances out the less than tolerable behavior writers mostly tend to give Peter Parker.
However, what happens when someone is given a completely clean slate to work with? What happens when you take a character and are able to completely rewrite his back-story to your own desires? What I am speaking of is parallel versions of your favorite characters from alternate dimensions or timelines. And THIS is what Marvel’s newest Spider-man event is all about! Both introducing new and celebrating previous alternate takes on New York’s web-slinger. And as we approach the “EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE” we have to get in touch with some of the power players of the upcoming event. The first issue introduces us to a more serious version of the web head from the 1930′s and 40′s. This is SPIDER-MAN NOIR.
Dragonball Z is a show that needs next to NO introduction. It most likely one of the first examples of anime that many American Otaku would have been exposed to, thanks to its never-ending broadcast run on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block.
Over the years, fans have wanted to be able to enjoy their DBZ anytime they wanted, and with the new millenium came the advent of DVDs, a far more compact and efficient way of storing all of the many, MANY episodes of Dragonball Z spanning from the Saiyin saga, all the way up to the Arrival of Majin Buu. But, one problem has always seemed to spring up regarding the DBZ collections: THERE ARE TOO DAMN MANY OF THEM! Some collections feature the American intro theme, while others feature the Japanese intro. Some collections contain a Japanese dub option with English subs, while others keep only the English dub.
But worst of all, these collections spread themselves out amongst WAY too many volumes, something that deters collectors and fans of the franchise for sure. BUT NO MORE! Finally, Funimation has decided to publish a new Blu-ray edition of the DBZ franchise. This version will be consolidated into far fewer volumes, and kept at a very reasonable price-point.
Review copies were provided by FUNimation Entertainment.