Though I have read a variety of publishers and comics, my favorites were always Marvel Comics, particularly the Avengers and Marvel Heroes families of titles. Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Fantastic Four. The original stable of Stan and Jack titles. After Heroes Reborn and Heroes Return came Marvel Knights with new interests. Daredevil, Inhumans, and Black Panther. And though I have changed formats (digital on an iPad is so much easier than keeping up with multiple longboxes of comics), the love of comics remains.
So as you can imagine, I am very excited for today. Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been nothing short of amazing. From a gamble on Iron Man which literally determined the fate of the company to now where there are multiple blockbusters guaranteed each year, it has been an incredible journey.
I don't know what to expect from Infinity War. I know it's going to vary greatly from its source material, as I am pretty sure Marvel is not going to let the bad guy win and destroy everyone, only to be brought down by his own inferiority complex. I know it will have terrific performances. The real strength to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been its casting. This is also something that has never really been tried. At one point in production, the team was juggling sixty-seven characters. I'm curious just to see how well that worked out. I'm fully expecting the Marvel touches of humor and character moments. I'm ready for the stingers. I'm ready for Stan Lee.
I'm excited for this movie to simply exist. It represents such a big part of my life, I'm just glad to be along for the ride. Here's hoping I get to rave about it.
And, since this is a Marvel post, of course it has to have a Stan Lee cameo.
|Nerd points achieved - July 2012
Excelsior, true believers!