Fantasy Comic League: September 2016

The third season of the 2016 Fantasy Comic League began the same way the second season had ended. Shaun tapped into Captain Marvel’s dominate Civil War performance to triumph over the rest of the participants. Carol and Black Panther, her Ultimates teammate, joined to score 45 of Shaun’s 58 points. Johnny used Spider-Man’s 23 points to edge out Brian when their two…

Fantasy Comic League: May 2016

The second season of the 2016 Fantasy Comic League welcomed two new members who immediately challenged the status quo of the league. Newcomer Swampy benefited from a resurgent Iron Man who garnered the most individual points for one hero, but his team, hindered mostly by Old Man Logan’s six-point performance, fell one point shy of Shaun’s first place team. Spider-Man provided his usual…

Secret Wars Review: Recap and Ruin (Part One of Three)

Sometime during Jonathan Hickman’s ambitious three year Avengers’ epic, arguably seven years if you include his Fantastic Four run, a term emerged among his fans; “In Hickman, We Trust.” Hickman, notorious for his grand plans and often criticized for slowly unraveling them, asked Marvel and their readers to put their faith in him. Marvel did…

Episode 52 – There Can Be Only Forty-Five

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast finishes the final month of the Fantasy Comic League and the results may surprise you. Secret Wars jumbles up the league’s heroes, effecting the points, but Shaun nevertheless taunts Brian about Cyclops’ fate in the event. The duo also discusses the preview of the first 45 All-New, All-Different Marvel comics…

Episode 44 – Keeping the Fantasy League Tight

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast ends the year with a tight race in the Fantasy Comic League. Brian, Johnny and Shaun tally the score for the month of November, and discuss the finer points of character development once again. Iron Man’s new Extremis suit serves as the catalyst for the latest debate. The trio also dissects the Battleworld…

Episode 43 – The Inverted Fantasy League

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast is exploding with excitement. Marvel Studios held a press conference to show the upcoming schedule for their future movies, including the third installments of Captain America and Thor, and newcomers Black Panther and Captain Marvel. Brian and Shaun dish on which films they are anticipating the most and then they break down the October…

MMA Weekly Web-Up, 10-05-14

Marvel’s series of prose novels continues to grow by adapting popular comic story lines, such as “Civil War” and “Gifted,” the first act of Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men run. This week Marvel released Neil Kleid’s take on the popular story “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” and comicbookresources.com has an interview with the author. Netflix also revealed the…