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The Mid-Week Pit, Wolverine, Star Wars, Lost, Harry Potter, Action Movies

Lots of stuff is going on, but most importantly…

  • LOST! If you haven’t watched the new episode yet, click here! Tuesday night revealed… Just watch…
  • The Siskel & Ebert less At The Movies has been canceled. Without either of them, the show never felt right, and while it is sad to see the classic thumbs up/thumbs down review show end, I guess it was about time.
  • TV Tonight: Jason Sudeikis returns to 30 Rock. The show has had a rocky season, but it is still funnier than most things on TV. Catch it on NBC’s comedy block at 9:30p.
  • Yesterday from DC Comics, Green Lantern #52 was released with the penultimate chapter to Black Night. Also released (from Marvel Comics) was Amazing Spider-Man #626, introducing the all new (and female?) SCORPION. “The Gauntlet” has been kicking poor Peter Parker in the butt.
  • It is a done deal! Scream 4 is happening with the original cast returning along with writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven! I can not wait for this film to come out.

Nation X Issue 2 and Spiderman Issue 617

It has been a while since we’ve done comic spotlights, and sadly, it has been weeks since I’ve been able to pick up any of the new issues that are collecting dust in my pull box. I’m going to work hard to rectify both counts. Among the crowd of books coming out today are two very different titles from Marvel Comics.

First up (pictured on the left above) is Nation X #2.  I have not read Nation X #1, and I have no idea what is currently going on in the X-Books. The reason I’m spotlighting this title is two fold, 1) the promised return of Jubilee and 2) Gambit (the cover looks pretty cool also).  The issue is written by John Barber, C.B. Cebulski, Becky Cloonan, and Tim Fish with art by Cloonan and Fish. The official description: Jubilee returns to the X-Men,returns to the X-Men, Gambit has trouble adjusting to life on Utopia, Northstar deals with the distance that island living necessitates and No-Girl has to save all the X-Men from a foe living right under their noses.

Also coming out today is Amazing Spider-Man #612 from Joe Kelly with art from Max Fiumara. In the new issue, “The Gauntlet” continues with Spider-Man stuck in the middle of a battle between two Rhinos.  I’ve always been a fan of the original Rhino and I can’t wait to see how this issue unfolds.  Next week “Gauntlet” brings us the return of Mysterio.

Posted on January 13th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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There have been a lot of rumors about Spider-Man 4; story and character arguments between director Sam Raimi and Sony Pictures and a possible release date change.  None of this has been confirmed by the studio, but shooting has already been delayed and no start date has been confirmed. This would make it very hard for the special effects superhero film to hit its May 6th, 2011 target date. At this point, any summer date would become hard. Which brings us to…

SPIDER-MAN 4 vs THOR

Spiderman vs Thor

Okay, so there is no way Spider-Man 4 and Thor will get released on the same date, but for the moment, they share a target release date. With Spider-Man 4’s release so uncertain, Paramount Pictures have moved Thor from its original end of May release to the 6th. The date has been secured by Marvel for years and is the best way to open the summer. Right when Thor moved its release date, Disney moved the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie (On Stranger Tides) to Thor‘s old date.  So, if Spider-Man 4 gets back on track, will it be able to come out in the summer?

Regardless of the problems with the new Spider-Man flick, I think that this is a great move for Thor.  The film is gearing to start up production, with direction by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Rene Russo (with an appearance by Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury).  Everything about the production has seemed to be going smoothly, from the script which has gotten rave reviews to the all star cast. I’m excited.

spiderman 600 cover and page

This Wednesday is the 600th(!) issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, and Marvel is bringing back creators past and present to give the fans more than 100 pages of original material (including a new story by Stan “The Man” Lee.  The issue features the return of my favorite Spider-Man villian, Doctor Octopus, along with the love of Spidy’s life, Mary Jane Watson.   While I still hate what Marvel did with Brand New Day and retconning years and years of Peter and MJ’s marriage, the books have been really good lately. Streamlined with complete stories and actual character progression.  I’m looking forward to the new issue, even with its oversized price of $4.99.

What else will I be picking up this week? Lets see…

  • Marvel: X-Force #17 – Picking up directly off the recent crossover with Cable, I really just want to know where Elixir is and what he knows about Hope Summers (is she really Jean Grey?)
  • DC: Green Lantern #44 – Blackest Night continues as DC tries desperately to win back readers. I’m just giving it a chance, I’m not going to let them burn me again.
  • Image: Invincible #64 – Robert Kirkman can do no wrong. The battle with Conquest concludes and not everyone survives.
  • Dark Horse: Emily the Strange: The 13th Hour #1 – A prequel look at the “world’s weirdest thirteen-year-old”.

spiderman the clone saga

If there was ever a story that Marvel and fans alike wish could be redone, it was be the disaster that was Spider-Man’s Clone Saga. The whole storyline was a mess from start to finish with very little good coming out from it.  Well, rumor has it that Marvel will be retelling the story starting in September with a 6 issue limited series, Spider-Man: The Clone Saga. Not much is known about the book or even fully if it is real or not.  With the reboot of Spidy history that came from Brand New Day (including Harry Osbourn’s return from the grave and the undoing of Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s marriage), their is a lot of room to retell the Clone Saga in the new universe. How exactly would it be different if MJ wasn’t around? If she never got pregnant? Could Ben Reilly still be alive?  I’m intrigued but slightly worried about this possible series.  Are you willing to give the Clone Saga another go around?

Posted on June 14th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (2)
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The Pit, My Hollywood Dream Column

Welcome to another edition of My Hollywood Dream’s The Pit. There are lots of interesting things in the world of entertainment happening around the web.

  • In anticipation of the recently announced third season, you can catch up with all 13 episodes of Chuck’s first season. (TheWB)
  • Rumor has it that we’ll be getting 13 new episodes of Futurama from Comedy Central, thanks to the succees of the recent direct-to-DVD flicks. (Collider)
  • A six page preview of Amazing Spider-Man #597 has been posted. The issue is part 3 of “American Son”. (Comics Continuum)
  • The pilot episode of Nurse Jackie is online. (YouTube)
  • The official website for Tetris is awesome… and very addictive. (Tetris)
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