Last week we looked at Christmas gift ideas for the DC Comics lover, so this week we’ll look at the competition: Christmas gift ideas for your aspiring Marvel Comics writers/artists. The first on the list is an all-time classic that is now over thirty years old, while the rest are more recent takes on the “Marvel Way” of comics:
- How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way by Stan Lee
- Stan Lee’s How to Write Comics
- Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics
- Stan Lee’s How to Draw Superheroes
In addition to those volumes by Stan Lee himself, a number of licensed character-specific books are available:
- Learn to Draw Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Learn to Draw Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
- How to Draw Iron Man
- How to Draw X-Men
Not quite as many selections as available for DC Comics, but that’s not too surprising. It seems that Marvel’s bread-and-butter is on the big screen now, while DC has faltered in that medium. But on paper, DC is still far and away the better comic book maker.
A ton of new titles were added to Netflix instant streaming this morning related to Marvel comics characters.
- Thor: Tales of Asgard (76 minutes)
- The Invincible Iron Man (83 minutes)
- Hulk vs. Wolverine/Hulk vs. Thor (82 minutes)
- Planet Hulk (81 minutes)
- Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (71 minutes)
- Ultimate Avengers 2 (72 minutes)
- Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (78 minutes)
What are you doing after church services today?
Zombie Awareness Month begins in less than 9 hours!!!
Aren’t you EXCITED???
Can you tell I am?????
I have a ton of posts planned for the coming days…still unsure if I’ll have something EVERY day but I will have a bunch to share with you, so please come back and check it out each day. We’re talking songs, books, full-length movies, and so much more! I hope you have as much fun in May as I plan to have!
I’ve spent the last couple of days actually working on my novel. Not writing anything new, but doing research. Read the rest of this entry
Especially if they have bad jokes like this…
The Blah Blah Blog has a few of these comics. Good stuff.
There are four movies that I’m really excited about this year. Two are comic book movies, which is no surprise since I’ve loved every comic-related movie I’ve seen so far (except for the Hulk). Another is a continuation of a great early-1980s movie franchise, and the fourth is a sci-fi flick with some big names. Er, I guess it’s sci-fi. Maybe action-adventure? Anyway…
Jumper looks really cool. Plus Samuel L. Jackson is in it. And Hayden Christensen (you know, Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from the Star Wars prequels). And some other big names, but none that I care about. I love the concept of teleporting from one location to another, kind of like Sliders or Quantum Leap, but they’re not traveling to alternate realities or back in time…just from one location to another. I’ve had dreams of doing this myself. It just seems like a totally cool ability to have, not to mention the amount of money you would save on gasoline. The movie opens next Friday, and if I have the money I might check it out since I have the night off work.
Iron Man was awesome in Marvel’s Civil War mini-series last year, and the movie looks pretty cool too. I’m one of the few who enjoyed the Fantastic Four movies (yes, both of them), and that was with limited knowledge of the franchise before seeing the movies. Same with Iron Man. Outside of Civil War, I know nothing about him, so I’m looking forward to the movie to learn more about this guy.
The Dark Knight is a movie that I was looking forward to before Heath Ledger’s untimely demise, so don’t count me among those who will be seeing it just for his sake. I’m a huge Batman fan, all the way back to the 1960’s version with Adam West. I remember watching reruns of that series on Nick at Nite growing up. Batgirl was a hottie, that’s for sure. The movie franchise took a wrong turn in the 1990s, but the movies are still watchable. In some ways, they were a throwback to the West era. But with the new Christian Bale franchise, Batman returns to the dark origins of the comic. If you haven’t read Frank Miller’s comic The Dark Knight Returns, do yourself a favor and check it out from your local library. It should be in the graphic novels section. This one isn’t being released until July, so you have plenty of time to read the comic.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the fourth movie in the series, 24 years after the third installment. I was a huge Indy fan in the early 80s, and I’m really looking forward to how they tackle this one. Harrison Ford is definitely getting up there in age, but he is such a good actor I have no doubt he can pull it off. We’re looking at a May release on this one. Again, if you haven’t seen the first three movies, go to your local public library and check them out. A great action-adventure series.