Hey there Evil Geeks, we’re still several months away from Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Marvel is already ramping up to the 2 part mega-crossover event Avengers: Infinity War. Those films are still years away, but if you’ve been paying close attention to the Marvel Cinematic U, you’ve noticed that there’s been someone looming ominously in the background the whole time. Who is this mystery power player, pulling the strings behind the scenes?
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Ahoy-hoy Evil Geeks! It certainly was a crazy few days at the Javits last week and quite frankly, the Evil Geeks are all still laying about the Evil Lair in full on recovery mode. Arthur’s been conjuring up all kinds of crazy shit using the blood of fallen cosplayers. C-Mart’s been floating around in his M.O.D.O.K. chair all week. Biff’s been in sort of a trance, just continually building an exact replica of the Convention Center out of Legos. And Big Evil…well, no one’s actually seen him since he got into that fistfight with a horde of teens dressed as obscure anime characters. We keep getting garbled voice mail messages from him, but we stopped listening after the first 36 or so. When we could get a word out of the guys, those words were barely audible references to the hundreds of outstanding costumes that everyone had put together for the con. Here’s what we think are each of their 5 favorite costumes from the show according to their garbled ramblings.
This is a list of my top 5 favorite cosplays of NYCC, I can tell you that it very quickly turned into me picking my 5 favorite characters that I saw represented. There’s something about seeing a character you love in the flesh that really is amazing.
5.) Typhoid Mary
This was one of two Typhoid Marys we saw at this convention, but I was so pleased that she went the route of the late 80’s early 90’s incarnation and the classic purple attire. My inner Daredevil fan rejoiced.
It’s that time of year again… Marvel is launching their next big event! Ever since the success of House of M and the even greater success of Civil War, the House of ideas has, to varying degrees of success, launched a line-wide event each year. And while they can’t all be smash-hits (I’m looking at you, Shadowland and Chaos War) they all at least start off big and shake things up a bit in the year following. Howver, since House of M all of the major events have more or less been one grand continuing story… and don’t get too excited, I’m not implying that they’re a glorious epic with a magnificent scope. I’m just saying that they don’t actually end… they trickle off into “Aftermath” series, which eventually lead back into the next year’s event. It appears, however, that with Bendis off of the Avengers books, that’s come to an end.
Today’s panel is yanked from the pages of Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2. I was glancing through the pages of this issue without having read it, and this panel caught my eye. Thanos, true to form, is preparing to assemble the Infinity Gems and become a living god. It appears as if all is lost, but then Warlock (thought to have been killed by Thanos ) manifests from the Soul Gem and turns Thanos into stone. But that’s not what I saw at first glance.
I honestly thought that this being, whomever it may have been, was somehow tethered to the ground by a Wang-Anchor (or wangchor)
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So, it was inevitable that we’d see a revamped Thanos origin story at around this time. It’s clear that he’s going to be a major player in upcoming Marvel Studios movies and their upcoming crossover event is going to center around him. It was sure to happen. The only thing that wasn’t certain was the quality of the story. Marvel has a mixed track record when it comes to handling their hot properties when it matters most, but this is one case where they’re off to a good start.