Posts Tagged ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’

SDCC 2012 : Marvel TV Panel Re-Cap

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Marvel has seen a renaissance in its animated programming the last couple of years, starting with Avengers : Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and working its way up to Ultimate Spider-Man earlier this year. Shake-ups have been the rumors lately along with new shows on the horizon. Today’s Marvel TV panel, headed up by Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb, gave us some insight as to where the programming is going next:

Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Leave it to Loeb to kick it off with this new series, considering he was the mean that introduced Red Hulk to the world of comics a couple of years ago. Given Hulk’s rising popularity between the animated show and the Avengers flick, it comes to no surprise that this would get the green light to come on.

“We thought it would be good to be able to show Hulk as a hero,” he said. Loeb, who launched the Red Hulk and ultimately extended the Hulk family, showed test footage of the upcoming show, which features Hulk, Red Hulk, She-Hulk, and A-Bomb.

The Hulks, including Skaar, fight bug beasts and other monsters, ending with the rallying cry “Time to smash!” The show will debut in 2013.

Ultimate Spider-Man

Expect more shenanigans with Spidey and his S.H.I.E.L.D. teammates as they tangle with villains like Kraven, Lizard, and Rhino. There’s speculation that Spider-Ham will be an episode of the show. That’ll do just fine.

Marvel Knights

Many may remember some of the mature movies Marvel took on such as Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers. Loeb confirmed that they have more in the pipeline including Astonishing X-Men, Inhumans, Wolverine : Origin, and Wolverine : Weapon X.

Avengers Assemble

And then of course, there’s the giant elephant in the room. It was noted earlier in the year that Marvel was ending Avengers : Earth’s Mightiest Heroes once its completes this season’s run as a way to take the animation in-house. Ultimate Spider-Man is already under Marvel, hence it only made fiscal sense to roll up its other popular property under it too. Loeb though had this to say:

“Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” was always going to be 52 episodes, an animation industry standard order. When that show concluded itself, we had an issue on our hands, what to do next.

Avengers Assemble plans to continue that continuity though fortunately, though obviously with different animation and voice acting not yet finalized.

CBF Quick Picks #76 : Batman Gates of Gotham #2 and Ultimate Spider-Man #160

Sunday, June 26th, 2011


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An icon meets his end in the Ultimate universe and the history of Gotham unfolds into the present. Batman Gates of Gotham #2 and Ultimate Spider-Man #160 were the two standouts last week, but which one would claim the prize of Quick Pick of the week? Not the obvious choice that you’d think…

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Furious Five to Watch For – 06.21.11

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Another week, another round of Flashpoint tie-ins. Give DC credit though – these are probably the strongest tie-in books to an event that we’ve seen in a while. But there’s more to the event madness going on this week too:

5) Brightest Day Aftermath : The Search for Swamp Thing #1

Two big Vertigo characters have made their way to the DCU courtesy of last month’s finish to the Brightest Day event. Probably more a prep for the September re-launch, but it will still be interesting what transpires for the next 3 issues as Constantine tries to convince the Justice League that having Swamp Thing back might not be kosher.

4) Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1

The one thing you can say about this event is it has made this whole Atlantean/Amazonian war very appealing. And having Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning taking charge after a great start to their Wonder Woman tie-in is just going to make much more appealing.

3) Flashpoint: The Reverse Flash #1

He’s been hovering over this event for a couple of months now, but has yet to show his hand and intentions. That’s changing with this issue. I’m still not sure how I feel about Scott Kolins taking on writing chores, but it’s hard to do this character wrong.

2) Batman: Gates of Gotham #2

We have a thing on this site – if a Scott Snyder issue comes out, it gets talked about no matter what else releases that same week. Period. The next issue in the history of Gotham is out and it’s got me giddy to find out more about its families’ ties to this new steampunk villain.

1) Ultimate Spider-Man #160

As if there was any doubt. Marvel’s pushing out the hype for this final chapter in the Death of Spider-Man storyline – even doing the pollybag treatment again like they did for Fantastic Four earlier this year. All I know is it will be yet another solid issue in the long run that Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley have had together.

CBF Quick Picks #74 – American Vampire : Survival of the Fittest #1

Sunday, June 12th, 2011


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If Scott Snyder writes a book, they will come. And he achieved that with American Vampire : Survival of the Fittest #1. If you wanted to expand your love for the mythology, this is a great way to go. It focuses on Felicia Book and her search for the vampirism cure that has obsessed her since her ancestors’ fight with Skinner Sweet. Great to see this war from other characters’ perspectives and Sean Murphy’s pencils really set the right mood.

159 issues in, Brian Michael Bendis still crafts a great Ultimate Spider-Man tale. He’s in the midst of wrapping up Marvel’s well-hyped “Death of Ultimate Spider-Man” story arc, as we see Peter Parker hold off the Ultimate Six while holding onto his life. Seeing Bendis and Mark Bagley back together has been a treat and regardless of what you may feel about the upcoming “death”, you can’t help but love the story going on.

Batman Arkham City #2 is another strong turnout for Paul Dini and company. We’re getting a sense of what’s going on as Arkham City gets built and we see the Batman/Hugo Strange arc initiate its build leading into their showdown in the next game. Great video game-style art to accompany this piece.

And lastly, of the sea of Flashpoint tie-ins last week, Emperor Aquaman gets a good nod. Tony Bedard paints a somewhat sympathetic figure in the despot that has flooded most of the Western European seaboard. We come to learn about why he’s doing what he’s doing and what he’s willing to do to fight off his Amazonian enemies. You may not want to dive into all of the tie-ins for budget reasons, but give this one a shot if your wallet allows.