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I’ve been trying to approach this topic from a completely nonbiased, uninvested standpoint—but unfortunately that isn’t going to happen. For 13 years this moment has played out in my head, and I didn’t quite know what to make of it once it came through the pipeline. However, I think I know exactly what to call this feeling I have, relief. It’s been far too long since the release of the first spider-man movie and at that time I was excited, really really excited; kind of like a teenage girl at a Justin Beiber concert. Continue Reading…

Check out the latest International trailer for Marvel’s The Wolverine out in theaters this Friday!!!

You heard right. X-Force is the next Marvel team to get the go ahead for a movie. But which version of the team will get to be depicted on the big screen? Will the original team make the cut? The current Uncanny X-Force?? Not sure which team will make or a new one made up, but there are 2 big players for sure.

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Thats right. Everybodys favorite Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool, and his team-up buddy from the future Cable. To show you the source, check what Cable, Deadpool, and X-Force creator Rob Liefeld tweeted earlier today!

And if that isn’t enough, who does Rob want to play Deadpool?

EEEEE! I’m like a giddy school girl!

But which movie will be put out first? Deadpool or X-Force?

Marvel Heroes

Fuck World of Warcraft, screw Diablo 3, who cares about Skyrim. Marvel Heroes is here. If you are a fan of Marvel or comic books in general, Marvel Heroes is the way to go.

For those of you that have not purchased any of the starter, premium, or the ultimate pack, you won’t be able to log into game servers just yet. You have to wait until Tuesday.

Marvel Heroes is a Diablo style game with the characters being Marvel based. You get a starter character which you get a choice between Daredevil, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Storm, and Thing. No matter who you start off with, you are going to have a good time. You can also collect other characters within the game by getting them as random drops off of bosses. Within the game there are short little cut scenes that show up when you progress to the next stage of the game. You see Wolverine, Storm, Captain America, Luke Cage, and Spider-Man. These characters not based off of Marvel: Now as far as I know, since Spider-Man’s comments in the cut scenes are quick come-backs and jokes about the situation.

The game-play graphics are fantastic. Lots of area of effect graphic elements and other character graphic elements. I hope you have a good graphics card and some RAM, cuz my computer shut down twice because I had my settings running too high. Even so, obviously with the beta there was going to be collision issues, but so far in the live version, I have not seen anything go wrong. Boss fights are for the most part simple, you figure them out pretty quickly, and if you know how the character is in the comic books, you have a head start on how they might act in the game.

The story within the game is very well written. From what I have experienced so far, there are 2 main hubs for characters. You start off in Avengers Tower trying to get a piece of a tablet from more of Avengers based bad guys.You get to battle the likes of the Hand, Hydra, A.I.M, Green Goblin, Elektra, and Kingpin just to name a few.Then the game moves you over to the Xavier School and you go on to fight the Purifiers, Reavers, and Juggernaut. In the end, the big boss fight will be against Dr Victor Von Doom.

The way the instances work makes me very happy. I don’t think it’s the same as Diablo 3, since I have not played it in a while. When you enter an instance, you are automatically group with up to 4 other people. You do not have to go and try to find people to join a group. And the difficulty of the instance changes depending on how many people are in the group. But any area is solo-able. But when you get grouped up, the rewards at the end are more plentiful.

As far as end game goes, from what I hear there is one set up. I know there is an end game PvP arena as well as daily challenges to complete for rewards. And there are guilds that are being formed in anticipation of said end game content. But guilds are not live yet. There is also a crafting section with Hank Pym where you can add abilities to your costume as well as upgrade rare quality items into epic items.

Probably the best thing about the game is that you do not need a lot of time to play. You can come and go as you please. No matter what, you should at least give Marvel Heroes a shot. I mean, come on, it is a free game!

Game Rating: 9.1 / 10

Check the game out for yourself! Marvel Heroes

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Uncanny Avengers Issue 8 Review

     As always lets start with the cover, by John Cassaday and Laura Martin, which is masterfully done.  There is also a Sunfire variant cover, which is a nice touch, because of the whole foreshadowing aspect. It’s no secret that Sunfire is a criminally seldom-used Marvel character, so it is nice to see him get some ink in a major book.  (Speaking of criminal, how is there no confirmed casting of Sunfire in the upcoming The Wolverine movie? I mean, he is the most popular Japanese mutant and he—as of yet—hasn’t even been mentioned! Not even a simple cameo in a movie set in Japan?) While on the subject of the Avengers’ new additions, it is great to see Wonder Man back where he belongs, along with the Wasp; it would not feel like much of an Avenger book without them. Rick Remender has definitely been putting together quite the roster for this; a nice diverse mix of characters, personalities, and abilities.

    Remender is picking up where he left off with the Uncanny X-Force, while delightfully upping the ante even more. This issue begins with Thor attempting to save millions of lives from a falling space station that is hurtling towards the Earth.  He obliterates half of it by hurling Mjolnir through it, while a last second save from Sunfire takes care of the other half. This scene is action packed and looks like something worthy of a blockbuster movie like Iron Man 3. The Apocalypse Twins, Eimin and Uriel, are back in this issue, and are making a huge splash in a short amount of time. From crashing a space station, killing a large gathering of Apocalypse worshippers, and killing a Celestial last issue, they are making their extreme power and presence known.  The twins lure Thor and Sunfire inside their ship and whisk them away to places unknown. Eimin and Uriel touch on Wolverine and Thor’s shady past with Apocalypse and his ilk and make it known they are out to make them, and the world, pay for it.

    The story moves to Sudan where Captain America, wounded and trapped, comes to the realization that this a calculated move.  Someone is pulling strings to get him in this place at this time and has been watching him since he landed. While aboard the Quinjet, Rogue and Wolverine have a conversation where Logan manages not to totally tip his hand about his knowledge of the Apocalypse Twins and Archangel. Janet comes in on the end of the conversation and shows a clear concern over this private talk between “ X-Men types”.  This is an interesting dynamic that Remender has touched on several times throughout this book.  This tension is amazingly refreshing and come on, it would be too cliché if after the Avengers vs X-Men storyline the two teams blended seamlessly after a few issues.  The icing on top of the cake about the Uncanny Avengers, is that the tension seems completely organic. In addition to the natural feel to the drama between the teams, there is no new car smell to it. This beef has been brewing for a while. The book ends with the Apocalypse Twins letting loose a powerful widespread blast of energy and with a last page of pure white.

     Overall this issue was action packed and kept the story moving. Nothing short of a feather in the cap of Remender.  I give this issue a 4.5 out 5.