Category Archives: Merry Marvel Marching Society

Welcome to the Jungle

A series of unfortunate events had kept me from seeing Black Panther until last Tuesday. I was attempting to coordinate four tickets and discovered the nigh impossibility of getting two people on the same sheet of music, much less four, … Continue reading

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Punishment

I was never a big Punisher guy. He came along in the middle 70’s, which is about the time I lost interest in comics. All I was reading by then were Iron Fist, Shang-chi, Ghost Rider,  and Tomb of Dracula.    … Continue reading

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The Most Teenage of Them All

Marvel is taking over the universe. All’s right with the world, amen. But taking over the universe requires encompassing its tropes and stereotypes, including teenager-ness. Presented for your consideration, the Marvel TV shows The Gifted and Runaways, which are in … Continue reading

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Ragnarok versus Armageddon

              Of COURSE, I went to see Thor: Ragnorak. What did you expect? The surprise is that I also went to see Justice League because, really, it’s DC and I usually can’t be bothered. … Continue reading

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Capclave 2017

Capclave 2017 was held last weekend in Gaithersburg and I went because I like Capclave. It is a rare opportunity for the Great Unwashed to mix with the better science fiction writers/editors/artists/booksellers/whatnot unencumbered by security lines and overpriced autograph fees … Continue reading

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-2 Plus 2 is Zero

Netflix did two great Marvel series ― Daredevil and Jessica Jones…well, the first season of Daredevil, anyway. The second? Meh. There’s been no second season of Jessica Jones (yet) so it remains great. Netflix then did two not-so-great series: Luke … Continue reading

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Jell-O Fist

My all-time top favorite Marvel heroes are:              with Cap being the top of the top. Why? Because they’re regular guys, not god-like, nigh-on invulnerable ubermensch such as Superman and Thor. Unless you had some kryptonite … Continue reading

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Team Cap

  Of course. I’m an American. So’s Cap. We both believe that: (a) the individual is more important than the group; (b) the natural law trumps the statutory; and (c) government, even at its most wonderful, is evil. That being … Continue reading

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The Best of Days

Of course I saw Ultron. Of course. It’s Marvel. C’mon. I saw it last night, my son being gracious enough to buy me a ticket at the local Alamo (the best theater chain in America. Beer and a movie? How … Continue reading

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Let Your Geek Flag Fly

Saw the reboot Spiderman 2 a few days ago. Sometime next week, I’ll go see the newest X-Men installment, Days of Future Passed, followed closely by the Guardians of the Galaxy. It is a good time to be a comic … Continue reading

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