Clearly there are not enough people talking about comics these days, so my good friend, Matthew Ishii and I decided to make our own podcast called Indirect Market. We talk about one broad topic in the comics industry every week and explore it to the best of our ability. Which, to be fair, isn’t much ability at all. The topic can range from shonen manga to costume changes in DC.
This time we talk about comic book movies!
- We start with the heroes of Batman 66, and Superman, despite our lack of knowledge of them
- Then move onto the crazy nineties with Spider-Man and X-Men films
- Jumping to the current day, we talk about Marvel’s attempt to build a cinematic universe, the Dark Knight, and DC’s other lesser movies. We also talk about Pixar’s Incredibles and Kick Ass
- We also talk about the amazing future, with Man of Steel, Amazing Spider-Man, the Avengers, and our own personal wishes, like an Iron Fist, Fourth World and Animal Man movies. Boy we get excited about a possible Animal Man film.
And so begins Spider-Island! Issue 666, having nothing to do with devil, is the prelude to the biggest Spider-Man event since One More Day. Spider-Man is working overtime trying to protect New York, work with the Fantastic Four and the New Avengers, all the while keeping a job in a science lab and a girlfriend. Despite the pressure building on the wall crawler, Peter Parker seems to be having fun, though he fails to notice how those close to him are gaining the same powers as him.
This first issue in the saga is a lot of fun and bodes well for the rest of the arc. Read the rest of this entry