The Biggest Superhero Films That Didn't Happen, Part 2
Comic Books, Film
It started with the Vault Keeper. It was resparked by Rick Grimes years later. In between and all around has been Matt Murdock.
I write in my spare time, so I set up my site to feature some writing. To promote the writing, I joined Twitter. I met a stack of people on Twitter which landed me the gig writing comic gonzo at The Weekly Crisis (weeklycrisis.com). Through all of that, I started thoughtballoons (thought-balloons.com), a comic scripting exercise site. Soon after, I slipped my foot in the CBR door. It’s been a long journey from fictional to factual writer but I still wear both hats, at times.
I’m the bronzed Aussie of the CBR experience. If you think that means I look like Chris Hemsworth then feel free to ignore the image posted here. I’ve lived in one of the poorest areas of Australia and now live in the capital. To experience the rest of the world I utilise the Internet. I pay the bills by primary school teaching and my wife and very young son thank me for periodically dedicating time to being an Assistant Principal. One day writing will give me enough money to retire, at the moment it pays for all my comics with change.
FIRST COMIC: "Vault of Horror" #1 Reprint
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Matt Murdock, Yorick Brown
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"Red Sonja: Unchained" #1 from Peter V. Brett and Jack Jadsen has Red Sonja deal with the actions of the last one-shot as she sets up the next tale.
"Bloodshot" #8 from Duane Swierczynski and Manuel Garcia is a fantastic action movie in comic form as Bloodshot battles the children and monsters he finds down in the basement.
"Star Wars" #2 from Brian Wood and Carlos D'anda has Leia assemble her crack squad of fighters to find their spy while Han and Chewie escape the Imperials by fleeing to a location that seems crazy.
"Avengers Assemble Annual" #1 from Christos Gage and Tomm Coker is a character study of the Vision framed by his fight against the Sunturion.
"Red Team" #1 from Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak is an interesting premise of a law enforcement team that murders a suspect, which is held back by the boring development of the hook.
"Green Arrow" #17 from Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's debut issue present a major redirection for the character, effectively played with a lead mystery and a much more palatable genre vibe.
"Avengers" #4 by Jonathan Hickman and Adam Kubert drops some history on the new Hyperion and throws down some A.I.M. high science and low blows.
"High Crimes" #1 from Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa is a fantastic start to a bold new crime comic centered around dead bodies left on Mt. Everest.
"Adventure Time" #12 from Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb is a fun and flighty kids comic that packs some laughs as the cast hunts for Ewlbo the wizard.
"Winter Soldier" #14 from Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice is a fitting send off to the character Brubaker helped reinvigorate. The fight against Leo Novokov ends but causes some shockwaves that won't be brushed over.
"FF" #3 from Matt Fraction and Michael Allred is an emotional issue where Scott Lang and Darla Deering dominate proceedings with a chat and an aged Fantastic Four member heralds sour notes.
"Uncanny Avengers” #3 from Rick Remender and John Cassaday is a fight comic with a lot of text. The Red Skull takes aim at the team to bend them to his will.
"Indestructible Hulk" #3 from Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu lets Hulk take on the Quintronic Man and adds a few flourishes to the world of the book.
"Savage Wolverine" #1 by Frank Cho is a great pulp Wolverine comic lost behind the eye-catching way Shanna the She-Devil takes over the page in ways not always flattering.
"Conan the Barbarian" #12 from Brian Wood and Declan Shalvey is an astonishingly touching story of Conan struggling to survive against all the death stacked against him in his world.
"Secret Avengers" #36 from Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera is the big penultimate issue, with fights throughout the issue as the series winds down to its conclusion.
"Thor God of Thunder" #4 from Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic continues to drop epic moments as Thor gets closer to the final confrontation with the God Butcher.
"Superior Spider-Man” #1 from Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman is a perfect jumping on point for anyone looking for a little arachnid action in a completely new, and yet still insanely fun, way.
"Iron Man" #5 presents another tightly plotted standalone script written by Kieron Gillen unfortunately mishandled by art from Greg Land.
"New Avengers” #1 from Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting is really a Black Panther story in disguise. The New Avengers aspect is there, but most of it is either background or impenetrable.