Pull Box: May 15

The twists and turns and conundrums at play these last few issues have been pretty wild, and honestly a bit difficult to follow at times in the later parts of this run on Batman. I know that it’s coming to quite the conclusion, and I can’t wait to see it, but these mind games that are being played on Bruce are pretty serious. They’re even getting to me.

Jor-El’s many enemies have united against him in an assassination attempt, disguised as a massive space battle that seems to be working pretty well. Then, showing his status and reputation across the Universe, Superman’s appearance puts a stop to it, immediately. But, Rogol Zaar is quite the villain. I’m not sure why Zod hesitated with Jon, perhaps seeing a Kryptonian boy was too much for him? Either way, the House of El has a united front, and that’s going to be tough to beat.

This battle against the World Forger and his Justice League is pretty intense, and the future Legion of Doom being the heroes in all of this is a fantastic twist. Luthor has always been manipulating them for his own ends, and after his transformation, he truthfully needs them no longer. With that in mind, they’re all cast aside, while the universe becomes a chained utopia. It’s pretty exciting, honestly.

Ah man, I love this book! Naomi is from an alternate Earth, where superheroes didn’t exist until a natural disaster that nearly cost the planet, everything. She looks so awesome, and the symbol in her eyes so greatly resembles the White Lantern emblem. The white light of life. With only one book left in this series, I really hope that we see Naomi pop up elsewhere, because she has been amazing.

That was how you go out in a blaze of glory. Lady Freyja and Odin haven’t been on good terms in years, but at the end of it all they destroy the Black Bifrost together, setting Malekith’s forces up for failure, and enraged and steeled the resolve of Thor, the key to this entire battle. I’m so impressed that Marvel has kept up this fantastic pace of great story-telling up to this point. I hope they can keep it going.

Another bit of clever gap-filling as each and every Avenger is getting their time to shine throughout the War of the Realms. It’s enveloped the entire planet, so naturally every major player has had a part to play. Kudos for it coming out so cohesive. Scenes are being re-played with new pieces that fit perfectly into place. It’s impressive.

Naturally, Thor’s wisdom is greater than any of us give him credit for. He chooses Spider-Man as the Midgardian ambassador for the League of Realms knowing full well that this battle has the likeliest possibility of diplomacy. So, of course, he sends the kindest Avenger there is. Or rather, the most “Midgardian” Avenger there is. Thor is certainly coming into his own through the course of this battle.

It’s pretty clever to choose the witty Giant-People, like Scott Lang, to go on an assassination mission to avenge a devoured Loki. It made for another light-hearted book in the War of the Realms that gave some levity, with a heavy back-drop behind it. The Frost Giants have been formidable through the war, but little by little their numbers are dwindling, as well as their strategic advantage.

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Marvel Releases Horde of Avengers: Endgame Character Posters

It looks like the hype train is running full steam on one of the most anticipated cinematic events in film history, with Marvel releasing a bevy of character posters for Avengers: Endgame. The posters were released by the many cast members across various social media outlets.

The posters show the remaining Avengers in full-color, with those that fell victim to Thanos in black and white. The tagline “Avenge The Fallen” adorning every poster. It’s a punch to the heart for fans of the franchise as we have only one month remaining until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th. Hit the jump to check out all of the posters in full quality.

UPDATE: Additional posters have been released. Check the full list out after the jump.

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Hulkbuster Confirmed for Avengers: Endgame

Though it’s not entirely unexpected given the stakes in the upcoming finale to the Infinity Saga, a Chinese banner for Avengers: Endgame has confirmed the return of Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster armor, seen previously in Avengers: Infinity War being piloted by Bruce Banner.

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.

You can hit the jump to check out a full size look at the fantastic banner.

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New Trailer for Avengers: Endgame Now Online

Following the release, and subsequent record-breaking opening weekend, of Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios has released a new full-length trailer for Avengers: Endgame giving us our best look yet at the upcoming film. The new trailer gives us confirmation of Captain Marvel being with our heroes in the film, as well as Iron Man and Nebula confirmed to find their way back to Earth fairly early on in the film. We even get a look at the rumored Quantum Realm suits for the team, which are quite impressive in motion.

Avengers: Endgame looks to shatter quite a few records when it releases on April 26th, being the final chapter in The Avengers saga, and ending the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Analog EP76: Down With The Sickness

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for a short but sweet (and really sick) episode of Analog. Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
A “special” look at Captain Marvel, announcements for the Mattel Universe with Barbie Fury, sadness abounds for MIB 23, and more! Bovi even gets to talk about wrestling! Yay! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
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New Look at Captain Marvel

Marvel Studios has released a Special Look at the upcoming Captain Marvel adaptation during last night’s National Championship game, offering loads of new footage of Carol Danvers and Nick Fury as they prepare to battle the Skrulls, and combat their invasion of Earth.

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Annette Bening, Djimon Hounsou, and Lee Pace. Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th.

Analog EP73: Blind Man Brewing

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Josh and Theo are joined by the illustrious Fauxvi for the first time in a while to cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The latest trailer for Captain Marvel, sad Daredevil news, Disney+ confirmations, as well as plenty of DC and Sci-Fi movie news on this weeks episode of Analog! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
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New Captain Marvel Trailer Released

Marvel Studios revealed the second full trailer for Captain Marvel during last night’s Monday Night Football game, and it gives us a much better idea of what to expect from the story for the film, as well as our first glimpse of Carol Danvers at full power. The story is set in 1995, as Carol finds herself caught in a war between two galactic races, the Kree and the Skrulls, with the fate of the Earth at stake.

Additionally, the trailer also gives fans our first look at the Skrulls, the Kree homeworld, and Jude Law’s character, Yon-Rogg. There’s even a glimpse of Carol’s cat, Goose, coupled with incredible shots of Carol using her powers in a fantastic space battle. Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019.

First Captain Marvel Trailer Debuts

Disney and Marvel Studios have unveiled the first full trailer for Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson (Room), and it’s a fast-paced ride that reveals more than we ever thought. As well as our first look at the film in action, we get glimpses of Carol Danver’s powers, her mysterious past, her fantastic helmet and mohawk, and even a young Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg!

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson). A large, all-star tem of writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (Glow), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019. You can hit the jump to check out the first theatrical poster for the film, as well, with a small nod to Carol’s iconic pet Flerken (similar to Earth cats) named Chewie.

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Entertainment Weekly Drops Bombshell of Captain Marvel Shots

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Entertainment Weekly has just revealed a bevy of first screenshots from the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Captain Marvel, including our first official look at star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers! The shots also revealed the Starforce, and their commander played by Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn’s villainous Talos, and our first look at the Skrulls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Hit the jump for a full look at the many screenshots, and the full cover (shown above) revealing Captain Marvel in her classic costume.

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Nick Fury Returning for Spider-Man: Far From Home?

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It would seem that Nick Fury has more to do after his return in Captain Marvel. Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed over on his Instagram that he’s in the United Kingdom, and that he’s making his return as Nick Fury. However, it looks like the former S.H.I.E.L.D. Director will be rocking some facial hair, confirming this role likely won’t involve Captain Marvel, but instead the currently filming friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

How the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. will play into the story has yet to be seen, but seeing as Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first film after Avengers 4, meant to lead us into a new chapter of the MCU, it makes sense to see the man that started it all.

Djimon Hounsou Joins the Cast of Shazam!

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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) has been cast as The Wizard in DC’s Shazam! Hounsou will be replacing Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) after a scheduling conflict prevented Jones from taking the role on further.

The new casting is a bit of a shock, but continues the trend of great casting for the film, though Ron Cephas Jones will be missed as a fantastic choice. Djimon Hounsou will be reprising his Guardians of the Galaxy role as Korath in Marvel’s Captain Marvel which releases only a few short weeks before Shazam!

First Avengers 4 Promo Art Leaks Online

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The first rumored promo artwork for the still-untitled Avengers 4 has leaked online, showing off a few new costumes, and new looks for the post-Infinity War team, as they prepare to face Thanos again. This may still be fan-made, but given the similarities to past artwork, it’s very likely official. The most interesting takeaways are Hulk’s new costume, Hawkeye and Ant-Man are there, with Hawkeye not yet sporting his new hair, and Captain Marvel joining the fray.

Most, however, will likely point out Captain America’s lack of his now-famous beard. Which, is simply tragic. Hopefully we’ll learn more about the film soon, as Marvel Studios has opted out of Comic-Con this year, leaving us with quite a few mysteries to unravel.

Marvel Has Plans for Ms. Marvel

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In a move that’s not surprising in context, but still fantastic, Kevin Feige revealed in an interview with the BBC Arabic’s Husam Asi, that after Captain Marvel is released to the world, Marvel has plans to reveal fan-favorite Muslim hero, Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel. A Pakistani-American, Khan was introduced to Marvel readers back in 2014. She capable of stretching her limbs to great lengths and widths, as well as the ability to grow or shrink to incredible sizes.

We’re doing Captain Marvel right now. Captain Marvel‘s shooting right now with Brie Larson. Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort-of in the works. We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world.

Analog EP46: Helen Keller Said What?!

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The guys are all here after returning from a 2-week hiatus! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

John Cena, Video Games News, the Avengers: Infinity War Trailer, plus some crazy Spielberg news, and a ton of Limewire Crossovers on this week’s episode of Analog! Check out this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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