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Comic Book Noise 464: Star Wars #1 and Rebels

Host Derek Coward returns with a Cross-posted episode with SciFiNoise where he breaks some bad news, talks about Star Wars #1 from Marvel Comics, Star Wars Rebels from the Disney Channel, and tells why he’s looking forward to future Star Wars stuff coming from Disney.

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X-Men: The Final Stand

[Spoilers in this post]

I finally saw the third X-Men movie, X-Men: The Final Stand. The movie that came out in 2006 and has been playing on FX for the past few months. The movie that most other comic book podcasters and comic book readers have seen already. That movie.

I wanted to not like it because I kept hearing that my favorite X-Man (Cyclops) had a very abbreviated role in the movie before getting killed off. I also heard that there were too many characters and most of them were underdeveloped. I heard that there were too many plots going on at once and it all combined to make a very muddled mess of a movie.

I liked it.

I started watching it on a number of occasions but for some reason never made it past Jean Grey walking down the stairs to meet with Xavier and Magneto. It might have been the crazy botoxy shiny faced way both men looked in that scene, I don’t know. This time, I sat down and just let it go.

The movie reminded me of the Claremont/Smith-Romita-Silvestri run of Uncanny X-Men. Lots of characters, lots of action, a discussion on philosophy and ethics with just the right amount of humor at just the right time.

The plot was pretty familiar for people who have read the Dark Phoenix Saga and Joss Whedon’s run on Astonishing X-Men. A company claims to have the cure for being a mutant, which causes all kinds of havoc in the mutant community. At the same time, the X-Men have to deal with a Jean Grey who has returned from the dead and is not on the side of good.

The effects were excellent. The scene where Jean drops her house made me pause the movie just so that I could say “Now, THAT was cool”. I was mesmerized by the end scenes where she was deconstructing everything in her path. Even without destroying a D’Bari star, you could tell that Dark Phoenix was not someone to mess with.

I think those were my favorite scenes, but I also really liked the relationship between Wolverine and Storm. The first movie was about Wolverine’s relationship with Rogue and the second was his relationship with Jean. In both of those instances, he was a father and a potential lover. In this movie, he and Storm were equals and I liked that.

In comics, I prefer Wolverine the loner, but I also like Wolverine, part of a duo. He had miniserieses with Havok and Kitty Pryde that were both pretty good. The storyline leading to his marriage with Mariko was him and Storm and I thought that was one of the many highlights of the series. In the Morrison run, there were issues with him and Cyclops and him and Jean that were great as well.

In the movies he has to play off of other characters and with Rogue, Cyclops and Jean out of the picture, it makes sense in the continuity of the X-Movieverse that he would gravitate towards Storm. The rest of the characters are too young and he never seemed to trust Xavier.

I wouldn’t go as far to say that this movie was as good as X2, but it was definitely as good as (if not better than) the first movie and I really liked the first movie.

If you haven’t seen it and can get past all of the previous negative press that this movie got, I think that you will enjoy. If you have seen it and didn’t like it, get rid of the mental ties between the movies and the comics and I think that it will surprise you with how good it is and well it fits in with the other two.

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Marvel Noise Episode 53

There’s quite a bit here to keep you occupied this time around. Pat, new releases! Dave, Bring ’em Back! Carlos, calls! Tom, History Lesson! Steve, Bunker! A good time shall be had by all. Plus, our host responds to Derek’s comments from Comic Book Noise 141.

Titles mentioned include Uncanny X-Men, Young X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: Legacy, and X-Force.

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Marvel items shipping October 22, 2008:

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #572 2nd Ptg John Romita Jr Variant Cover $2.99
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #574 $2.99
Captain America Vol 5 #43 $2.99
Criminal 2 #6 $3.50
Daredevil Vol 2 #112 Incentive Travel Foreman Zombie Variant Cover – [PI]
Daredevil Vol 2 #112 Regular Marko Djurdjevic Cover $2.99
Elektra By Frank Miller & Bill Sienkiewicz Omnibus HC Book Market Frank Miller Cover $74.99
Ghost Rider Danny Ketch #1 $3.99
Haunt Of Horror Lovecraft HC $19.99
Hulk Heart Of The Atom HC Premiere Edition Book Market Cover $29.99
Hulk Heart Of The Atom HC Premiere Edition Direct Market Cover $29.99
Hulk Vol 2 #7 Regular Arthur Adams Cover $2.99
Hulk Vol 2 #7 Regular Frank Cho Cover $2.99
Hulk Vol 2 #7 Variant Michael Turner Cover $2.99
Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #4 $2.99
Mighty Avengers Vol 2 Venom Bomb TP $14.99
Ms Marvel Vol 2 #32 $2.99
New Avengers #46 (Secret Invasion Tie-In) $2.99
New Exiles #13 $2.99
New Warriors Vol 4 #17 $2.99
Runaways Vol 3 #3 $2.99
Samurai Legend #2 $5.99
Secret Invasion #7 Incentive Leinil Francis Yu Sketch Variant Cover – [PI]
Secret Invasion #7 Incentive Leinil Francis Yu Variant Cover – [PI]
Secret Invasion #7 Regular Gabriele Dell Otto Cover $3.99
Secret Invasion Amazing Spider-Man #3 $2.99
She-Hulk 2 #34 $2.99
Sky Doll HC $24.99
Stand Captain Trips #1 2nd Ptg Mike Perkins Variant Cover $3.99
Thor Truth Of History #1 $3.99
Thunderbolts #125 (Secret Invasion Tie-In) $2.99
Tomb Of Dracula Omnibus Vol 1 HC Regular John Buscema Cover $99.99
True Believers #4 $2.99
Ultimate Spider-Man #127 (Ultimatum Tie-In) $2.99
Ultimate X-Men Vol 19 Absolute Power TP $12.99
Weapon Omega TP $12.99
X-Factor Vol 3 #36 $2.99
X-Force Vol 1 Angels Demons HC Book Market Regular Clayton Crain Cover $19.99
X-Force Vol 1 Angels Demons HC Direct Market Bloody Variant Cover $19.99
X-Men Legacy #217 (Original Sin Part 2) $2.99
X-Men Longshot HC Premiere Edition Regular Cover $24.99
X-Men Longshot HC Premiere Edition Variant Cover $24.99
Wolverine Manifest Destiny #1 (X-Men Manifest Destiny Tie-In) $2.99

And for those collection the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection…
(Note: Some Stores Got them In Last Week. So this isn’t always entirely accurate)

Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #74 Havok $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #75 Falcon $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #76 Ms Marvel $12.00

Product Updates:

  • Amazing Spider-Man #574 (AUG082319D, $2.99), solicited as Rated A, will now carry a T+ rating.
  • Daredevil #112 (AUG082343D, $2.99; FOC 10/02/08) will be Part 2 of “Lady Bullseye”, not Part 1.
  • The Longshot Premiere HC (Reg./DM Eds.:MAY082362-3D, $24.99 ea.) will be 208 pages, not 192 pages.
  • The Longshot Premiere HC (Reg./DM Eds.: MAY082362-3D, $24.99 ea.) has been retitled X-Men: Longshot Premiere HC and X-Men: Longshot Premiere HC DM Variant Edition Volume 14.
  • Samurai Legend #2 (AUG082307D, $5.99) was incorrectly solicited in the August Marvel Previews as being “T+”. As correctly noted in the August PREVIEWS Retailer Order Form, the book’s correct rating is “Mature”.
  • The Sky Doll Premiere HC (AUG082445D, $24.99, FOC 9/11/08) will have 144 pages, not 152 pages.
  • The Tomb of Dracula Omnibus HC Vol. 01 (JUN082413D, $99.99) will carry a Parental Advisory, not a T+ rating.
  • Ultimate X-Men TP Vol. 19 Banshee (AUG082451D, $12.99; FOC 09/25/08) will now be named Ultimate X-Men TP Vol. 19: Absolute Power.

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Marvel Noise Episode 45

Our host is running on autopilot, so thankfully Pat, Backwards Dave, Steve, and Adam pitch in with New Releases, Bring ’em Back, Tales From the Comics Bunker, and Marvel Unbound respectively! And we hear from bridegroom Carlos! Not once, but twice!!

Comics mentioned include Amazing Spider-Man, Secret Invasion: Thor, Secret Invasion: X-Men, Secret Invasion: Inhumans, Punisher, X-Men Origins: Jean Grey, Astonishing X-Men, and GeNext.

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Marvel items on sale, 8.13.08:

Amazing Spider-Girl #23 $2.99
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #567 $2.99
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #25 2nd Ptg Simone Bianchi Variant Cover (X-Men Manifest Destiny Tie-In) $2.99
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #26 (X-Men Manifest Destiny Tie-In) $2.99
Captain Britain And MI 13 #3 2nd Ptg Leonard Kirk Variant Cover (Secret Invasion Tie-In) $2.99
Captain Britain And MI 13 #4 (Secret Invasion Tie-In) $2.99
Daredevil By Ed Brubaker Saga Sampler – FREE
Fantastic Four Vol 3 #559 $2.99
Genext #4 $3.99
Halo Uprising #3 $3.99
Hulk Chronicles WWH #2 $4.99
Invincible Iron Man #3 2nd Ptg Salvador Larroca Variant Cover $2.99
Last Defenders #6 $2.99
Marvel Adventures Hulk #14 $2.99
Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol 3 Strongest One There Is TP Digest $7.99
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #42 $2.99
Marvel Illustrated Picture Of Dorian Gray HC $19.99
Moon Knight Vol 3 God & Country HC $24.99
New Exiles Vol 1 New Life New Gambit TP $15.99
New X-Men By Grant Morrison Ultimate Collection Book 2 TP $34.99
Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe New Ptg Regular Dougie Braithwaite Cover $4.99
Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe New Ptg Variant Skull Cover $4.99
Punisher MAX #60 $2.99
Secret Invasion #5 Incentive Leinil Francis Yu Sketch Variant Cover – [PI]
Secret Invasion #5 Incentive Leinil Francis Yu Variant Cover – [PI]
Secret Invasion #5 Regular Gabriele Dell Otto Cover $3.99
Secret Invasion Inhumans #1 $2.99
Secret Invasion Runaways Young Avengers #2 $2.99
Secret Invasion Thor #1 $2.99
Secret Invasion X-Men #1 (X-Men Manifest Destiny Tie-In) $2.99
Spider-Man Kravens Last Hunt TP New Printing $14.99
Spider-Man One More Day TP Book Market Joe Quesada Cover $19.99
Spider-Man One More Day TP Direct Market Marko Djurdjevic Cover $19.99
Thunderbolts By Warren Ellis Vol 2 Caged Angels HC $19.99
Universal War One #2 $5.99
Wolverine Get Mystique TP $10.99
X-Men Origins Jean Grey $3.99

Classic Marvel Figurine Collection

Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #70 Carnage $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #71 Quicksilver $12.00

Product Updates:

  • The cover for Astonishing X-Men #26 (MD) (JUN082385D, $2.99) will differ from what was originally solicited.
  • Hulk Chronicles: World War Hulk #2 (JUN082344D, $4.99; FOC 07/24/08) will contain World War Hulk #1 and Incredible Hulk #107, not World War Hulk #1 and World War Hulk: Front Line #1.
  • The Marvel Illustrated Premiere HC: The Picture of Dorian Gray (JUN082425D, $19.99; FOC 07/10/08) will have 152 pages, not 144 pages.
  • The Moon Knight Premiere HC Vol. 03: God & Country (MAY082359D), solicited as being 144 pages at a price of $19.99, will be 184 pages at a price of $24.99.
  • Secret Invasion #5 McNiven Variant SI (JUN082347D) has been cancelled.
  • Secret Invasion #5 Yu Variant SI (JUN082348D, $3.99; FOC 07/24/08), solicited as having a 1:50 ratio, will now carry a 1:20 ratio.
  • Secret Invasion #5 McNiven Sketch Variant SI (JUN082349D, $3.99; FOC 07/24/08) will have a sketch cover by Leinil Francis Yu, not Steve McNiven, and will remain 1:75.
  • Spider-Man TP One More Day (Reg./Dm Eds.: JUN082429-30D, $19.99 ea.) will be 136 pages, not 200 pages.

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