My COMPLETE Ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Infinity War is on the horizon. This immense crossover will undoubtedly be the culmination of every Marvel Cinematic Universe film so far, so I decided that now would be a great time to release my definitive ranking for all those films. This was a tricky task, and so that you can see how my rankings compare…

The Changing Faces of Heroes

Superheroes. They’re on our TVs. In our cinemas. On our computers. On our smart phones. Games consoles. Books. Comics. Toys. Adverts. Everyone wants a piece of the enormous superhero-shaped pie that has been served to us since the huge success of films like Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Robert Downey Jr. made Iron Man awesome….

Whose Side Are You On?

We’re two and a half months away from the Civil War that will shake Marvel’s cinematic universe to its core. Another trailer has just been released with tantalising hints of what to expect. The lines have been drawn and we know who’s fighting whom. The question is, which side are you on? The Civil War…

The Giant 2015 Book Review Part 5

Welcome to part 5 – the penultimate part! – of the series in which I’ll be giving short reviews of all 50-something books I read last year, in blocks of 10! I hope you enjoy it, and I’ll finish off the post with my highlight from these 10 books. — A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity,…

The Giant 2015 Book Review Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the series in which I’ll be giving short reviews of all 50-something books I’ve read this year, in blocks of 10! I hope you enjoy it, and I’ll finish off the post with my highlight from these 10 books. — X-Men & Avengers Axis (Graphic Novel) – 8/10 … this…

All New Marvel

It’s all change in the Marvel multiverse. Secret Wars has been and gone, and a new universe has emerged, with some things the same, and some things different. I’ve now got six comics from across four of the new series, so in this post I’ll have a look at what’s new, what’s going on, and…

Marvel Films: Ultron and Phase 3

I should probably start this post with yet another apology for my recent radio silence – the funny thing is that since finishing my exam and coursework period I probably have less time to write blog posts than I did during it! I’ve also suffered from a bit of a lack of inspiration recently (any…

How to Get Into Marvel Comics – Individual Issues

This is the fourth and final part of my miniseries, How to Get Into Marvel Comics. If this is the first post in the series that you’re reading, you might want to check out the introduction, where I go into the background of Marvel comics, part 2, where I talk about crossovers, and part 3,…

How to Get Into Marvel Comics – Individual Characters

This is the third part of this miniseries. So far I’ve introduced the series, talking about some of the background to comics and the major events that have shaped 21st century Marvel, and I’ve talked about my first suggested method of getting into Marvel, background reading and crossovers. If you haven’t read those then you…

How to Get Into Marvel Comics – Crossovers

This is the second part of the short series I’m doing on finding your way into Marvel comics. In the first part, the introduction, I briefly talked about the difficulties you can face in getting started, and I outlined a very, very basic history of the Marvel universe, finishing with an outline of three universe…

How to Get Into Marvel Comics (intro)

With the release and overwhelming success of Avengers: Age of Ultron last week, I figured that there is the potential for a lot of people curious to read the comics behind the Marvel films, or at least people wanting to know more about them. The problem is that the Marvel comics multiverse is vast, far…