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COMIC TITLE: Black Cat Annual #1 (2019)
Joey Vazquez– Artist
Jed MacKay–Writer
November 13, 2019
Marvel Comics 

IMG_5794There were not a lot of comics that were coming out this week that I was interested in unless you were already following some storylines. Out of all the various companies, Marvel Comics was the big winner this week and that is why I chose Black Cat Annual #1 as this week’s Comic Book Of The Week. For those that do not know what an annual is in the comic book world, it is a chance for publications to release an issue once a year that has a longer story or sometimes multiple stories that may not fit in the scheme of things with the regular monthly release. Black Cat’s series happens to be one that I have been enjoying  and this one gets interesting because Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and Felicia Hardy (Black Cat) are getting married. Well, you see they are sort of getting married even though they broke up, but Peter is doing it because Felicia has asked for his help in the case of a Maggia crime family wedding. Meanwhile, Christopher Coffin is doing his best to break into some kind of vault while Bruno Grainger breaks into an old S.H.I.E.L.D. facility to prove that no one pays attention to big dumb looking guys. The issue was written by Jed MacKay (Spider-Geddon) and illustrated by Joey Vazquez (Magnificent Ms. Marvel).

IMG_5793I have to be honest in saying that I like annuals because you get stories sometimes that don’t exactly fit in the scheme of the series and sometimes it’s the crew just having fun with their specific title. I definitely felt that way about this specific issue and that it was Jed MacKay having fun with the title while keeping it as close to the series as he possibly can. Who would of thought the idea of a crime family that when both families are in a disagreement that two potential newlyweds have to fight each other to the death. If it’s someone that you truly love then how do you just kill them for the sake of two families? Nevertheless, it’s a wild and zany adventure like only Spider-Man would have in his comics and he goes on the adventure with the the beautiful Felicia Hardy which is a conflict of interest, but they used to date. At first, it has it’s moments where you are asking what is the point of these side stories, but it will all make sense when you keep reading on and it’s kind of cool because it’s like Ocean’s 11 where you see the main characters doing their thing before it goes to the side characters and what they are doing. The comic has plenty of action and the action is good and it’s funny when it needs to be. I love the artwork in the main story more than I do in some of the side stories. I felt in Bruno’s story that some of the artwork just got a little lazy, but that is OK. It’s easy to follow along with and the colors are vibrant as they bring it to life on your page. Check it out and check out the grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A-

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

avengersTo help celebrate the fact that both The Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron and Ant Man films are coming out in 2015, I decided to review The Ultimate Avengers: The Movie for today’s Super Sunday film. The film starts right from the beginning of the formation of The Avengers and the film starts with Captain America (Justin Gross) who is getting ready to penetrate a Nazi headquarters in Norway in 1945. The only problem for the cap is that once he is inside the facility, he discovers that Aliens are running the Nazi headquarters and they are about to launch a nuclear missile. The cap saves the day, but is in the bottom of the ocean where he’ll spend the next 51 years. Nick Fury (Andre Ware) in the future time digs out Captain America in hopes that he can find the secret to the super serum that he was administered years before with Dr. Bruce Banner (Michael Massee) helping. In the meantime, Nick Fury discovers that the same aliens the cap encountered are trying to throw a wrench into his plans by attacking S.H.I.E.L.D. and so he has to assemble a team of superheroes in order to battle the aliens. The film stars Grey DeLisle (Uncle Grandpa) as Janet Pym/Wasp, Olivia d’Abo (Conan The Destroyer) as Black Widow, Marc Worden (Planet Hulk) as Iron Man/Tony Stark, Nan McNamara (Gears Of War) as Dr. Betty Ross, Nolan North (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Ant Man/Hank Pym/Giant Man, David Boat (Wreck It Ralph) as Thor, and the film was directed by Curt Geda (Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker), Steven E. Gordon (Shrek 2), and Bob Richardson (Spider-Man 1994).

avengers 2For those that do not remember, Ant Man is actually one of the original members of The Avengers and so that made me more interested in wanting to watch this film because of the fact that he was in it. In this film though, he’s known as Giant Man because he gave himself the ability to grow larger in size rather than just small in size. They gave Black Widow an actual Russian accent than what Scarlett Johansson gives the character. One of the big issues the team deals with is the fact that The Hulk is a little unhinged when he’s on a rampage and that proves to be a problem later in the film. The film has plenty of action for an animated film, but I didn’t really like Bruce Banners voice because for a while I thought it was Johnny Knoxville playing him. There is definitely a plethora of films that are available to watch as long as you are fan of animated films. There are so many different stories that they can choose from and use for an animated film rather than the battle Marvel and DC are entrenched in the live action realm. Check this one out if you’re a fan of The Avengers. I am giving it an A- for a final grade.