Another week and another new episode of The Flickcast. How do we keep it going? We just love doing the show, that’s all. We do it for the love.
On this week’s episode, Chris and Joe discuss and debate the new Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation trailer, the merits of self-aware computers, William Shatner’s birthday, the alternate ending of Interstellar, the Transporter reboot, the nature of art, the controversy over a Batgirl comic book cover and a whole lot more. It’s a big episode full of controversy, so be prepared!
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the latest Punisher comic from Marvel and Joe’s pick of the Flash TV series on the CW.
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If there’s one character who deserves a better big screen treatment, it’s The Punisher. Not that the previous two movies were bad, they just weren’t as good as the more recent Marvel movies like Iron Man or The Avengers. And that’s a shame.
Fortunately, Marvel continues to feature the character in comics. And coming this February:
Frank Castle’s one-man-war on crime continues in an all-new THE PUNISHER #1 – from the explosive creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads! For years, the Punisher has called New York City his home – keeping a watchful eye on the city through the sight of a gun.
Sound good so far. To get you more interested, we’ve got previews of the upcoming comic. But before that, here’s a bit more about it from Marvel:
When a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons, and more leads Frank out west – he sets his sights on Los Angeles. And the City of Angels isn’t ready for a devil like the Punisher! But not everything is as it appears, and Frank will soon find himself toe-to-toe with a highly trained military strike force known only as the 131! Who are the mysterious 131? And why are they out for the Punisher’s head?
Check out the previews after the break. Look for The Punisher #1 to arrive in stores, and digital, on February 5.
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With all the hoopla surrounding certain members of The Avengers such as Iron Man and Captain America, we can’t forget another member who also kicks quite a bit of ass. We’re talking, of course, about Natasha Romonov, aka Black Widow.
And this January, she’s back in comics form with a brand new series called, appropriately enough, Black Widow. Here’s all you need to know about it from Marvel’s official press release:
Though she now walks a righteous path, Natasha’s past is paved with bloody memories. The death and destruction from her past as a KGB assassin still haunts her – and she now seeks atonement for past sins. Atonement that will take her to the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe and beyond. And commit acts the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. would not approve of.
“Phil Noto and Nathan Edmondson have one those magical creative partnerships that brings out the best in both of them,” says series Editor Ellie Pyle. “Together they bring you a Natasha who is unsettlingly human in the midst of all the action and intrigue you’d expect.”
Check out some preview for the series, written by Nathan Edmonson with art by Phil Noto, after the break. Look for Black Widow #1 to hit store shelve s on January 8.
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