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An Age of Ultron

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 THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS TO MARVEL’S “AGE OF ULTRON” MINI-SERIES, CURRENTLY RUNNING. In 1968 (our time), founding Avenger Hank Pym (aka Ant Man aka Giant Man aka Yellowjacket) created a breath-taking artificial intelligence named Ultron. Instantly rebelling against Pym, Ultron teamed with the Masters of Evil to take down the Avengers, almost succeeding (for the first of many times). Pym’s creation has been haunting him ever since, always promising to raze and control Earth but never succeeding…until now. Half the heroes… Read More »

Mr. Reece Goes to Comic-Con

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“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon said that. He might not have ever attended Comic-Con, but Mr. Lennon may as well have been describing my time in San Diego when he said it. Every amazing thing that happened, happened without plans. But more on that later. San Diego Comic-Con 2011 was a whirlwind of comic-related insanity. On the outer edges of it, Hollywood peddled its wares. Shows like The Big Bang Theory,… Read More »

Peter Parker RIP

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Peter Benjamin Parker, Ultimate Spider-Man, has died after succumbing to injuries at the hands of the Norman Osborn and a gunshot wound from protecting Captain Steve Rogers of the Ultimates. He is survived by his aunt, May Parker, his girlfriend Mary Jane Watson, his roommates and friends, Johnny Storm (publicly known as the Human Torch), Bobby Drake (the mutant Iceman) and Gwen Stacy, daughter of deceased police officer George Stacy. He is preceded in death by his father and mother,… Read More »

Flashpoint

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Only in comics could the term ape-controlled be used as a legitimate form of description for military foreign policy. New post is underway, but here is a little teaser of what the summer holds for our friends at DC Comics with the summer event book, Flashpoint. But that is not the focus of what is coming up for Four Colors. We are going to be talking about a little book called Locke & Key, which, to speak like Chris Traeger, is literally… Read More »

In Blackest Night

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Part 2 of the 3 part Green Lantern blog series It seems that you can’t be a DC fan and not see Green Lantern. He (the he in this case being Air Force pilot Hal Jordan) and the many others who share the name are at the forefront of the DC Universe. Even with Bruce Wayne’s death, Superman leaving the Earth and the return of Barry Allen, the “original” Flash, all eyes are on the Green. But this is not… Read More »