Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance podcast, covering the latest comic book entertainment news topics. Joining Senior Editors Andy Khouri and Caleb Goellner for this episode are Senior Writer Chris Sims and Staff Writer Andrew Wheeler, who discuss the nature of mainstream American comics with respect to idiosyncratic creators working on corporate properties -- particularly the artists drawing titles published by Marvel and DC Comics.
The group also checks in on the Agents of SHIELD television series, which by most accounts is something of a misfire for the otherwise victorious filmed entertainment division of Marvel.
Finally, we discuss the aesthetic impact the Arkham Asylum games may or may not be having on the ever popular Batman universe of comic books and other stories and products.
Did anyone order a "series-shattering maximum event?" Marvel's Agents of SHIELD returned to our screens this week after a lengthy hiatus -- and judging from the way ABC billed it, this time it's meant to actually be good.
So what isa maximum event, and how does it shatter the series? Does all that hype just mean that Bill Paxton is on the show now? Let's find out together!
Welcome, fellow traveller, to the ComicsAlliance recap of the February episode of Agents of SHIELD. Yes, we're only getting one episode this month. Weep or cheer, depending on your established bias.
The title of this month's episode is T.R.A.C.K.S., which doesn't appear to stand for anything, and if you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything, which reminds me, maybe this is the episode when everything turns around? Spoilers follow!
The actor, whose role as Agent Coulston in various films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has led to him starring in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD series on ABC, is aware that many critics and fans are frustrated with the show so far, with some stating that they have all but given up on it, while others are forced to watch it for our amusement. Well, if you're one of the people who has quit on SHIELD., Gregg has a message for you. Speaking with The Salt Lake Tribune on the set of the show, Gregg had the following to say about fans, or Marvel "geeks," who have given up on the show due to the lack of appearances by more characters from the Marvel Universe: "Those aren’t geeks. Those are losers."
He may not have half a metal face or a big red eye, but a version of Deathlok is joining up with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.in the show's February 4 episode on ABC.
Well, "joining up" might not be the right phrasing. He's actually been on the show since the pilot, but viewers didn't know just what was in store for Mike Peterson, played by J. August Richards, until now. Turns out, the whole thing was a stealth celebration of Deathlok's 40th anniversary.
Outside of one Samuel L. Jackson appearance as Nick Fury back in the TV show's second episode and Cobie Smulders popping up as Maria Hill, fans of Marvel's movie characters haven't seen a lot of cameos on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
They'll get a treat in the series' 15th episode, however, when Lady Sif, portrayed by Thor and Thor: The Dark Worldactress Jaimie Alexander, will make an appearance.
The twelfth episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD officially takes us past the halfway point of the season; there are now more episodes behind us than ahead. You'd think I'd be relieved given how disappointing the show has been, but I'm actually worried that time is running out to make the show work.
This week; Agents of SHIELD goes back to school. But what do they learn?
After a three week break the agents returned to action last night, kicking off the season's back 12 with a mission to retrieve Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) after his abduction by the mysterious and sinister Hungry Hungry Caterpillar... wait, no, let me check my notes... "Centipede" organization.
The winter hiatus offers the show its best chance yet to address some of its problems. Could this mean the start of a new and improved Agents of SHIELD? Or have I once again let my fannish desire for this show to be good get in the way of realistic expectations? Let's find out together!
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