And we’re putting it together, everything’s going swimmingly. We get to the part where you have to put the stickers on. The stickers look all science-y, with charts and graphs and radar things, but then I see this one.
Just two days ago I (re)posted about how DC and Marvel were both stepping it up with female led books in light of DC’s announcing an ongoing title (and I know there has been some confusion about whether it was a mini, but I’ve confirmed it is an ongoing) for Katana. And, pow, today Marvel announced for February Fearless Defenders, an ongoing headling Valkyrie and Misty Knight and all-female team.
According to writer Cullen Bunn the title:
will chronicle the adventures of the female heroes of the Marvel Universe. There will be a central team of characters that will form over time, but the cast will rotate to some degree from arc to arc. This will be a team like none other in Marvel NOW. I think readers will have a good time speculating on who will be joining this version of the Defenders. The team up of Valkyrie and Misty Knight is probably unexpected for most people, and that’s just one of the surprises I have in store. This will be an offbeat team, and they’ll be facing some bewildering threats.
Let’s face it, ANYTIME MIsty Knight is in a book it is a good thing but Valkyrie and Misty? What a team.
Earlier this year on the 3 Chicks Review Comics podcast Marjorie Liu revealed that she had pitched an all female team book to Marvel that didn’t get picked up.In September, after Gail Simone revealed she had pitched an all-female team book that also got pass on, I wrote about the challenges of bringing an all-female book to market and wondered why Marvel struggled here.
But now in one week we have not one but two female led titles from the big two and both headline women of color. I could not be more pleased.
If DC and Marvel keep this up, I might just be able to retire!
So, there was finally a decent film on TV tonight called The Incredible Hulk and because I haven’t actually seen any of the Marvel films (or read the comics for that matter) I decided to watch it and…it was just…the story is…I loved…I basically haven’t lived for the past 16 years 361 days!!! Why is it none of my friends made me sit and watch these films?!?!?! Bad “friends”!!!! ;)
OMG!!!… If you liked that, you’re going to freak out over Iron Man!! XD
On Guardians of the Galaxy
“That would be Marvel in space. That’s a great concept and a great idea, and potentially one of our films in the future.”
On Black Panther
“T’Challa “has a lot of the same characteristics of a Captain America: great character, good values.” But the movie might be difficult to pull off, he said, because of having to create Wakanda from the ground up. “It’s always easier basing it here. For instance, ‘Iron Man 3’ is rooted right here in Los Angeles and New York. When you bring in other worlds, you’re always faced with those difficulties.”
Yes. Because basing a film in a fictional city seems much more daunting than a space epic.
So creating Asgard and all that is easy….but a city in Africa is too hard?
I call massive bullshit on that logic.
Let’s see… we have already had Vibranium (an ore which only comes from Wakanda) introduced in Captain America: The First Avenger. We have Tony Stark creating artificial Vibranium to replace the Paladium in his arc reactor in Iron Man 2 (which is bound to piss of Wakanda when they find out due to it undermining their main power base and potential export). Either of these things could be a way to introduce Black Panther into the Marvel Cinematic Universe… not to mention just writing a damned story that isn’t even linked directly to the others!