Friday April 10th 2015 marked a milestone for a lot of reasons. It was the end of the week. It was the beginning of actual spring days on the east coast. Apple enabled the ability to preorder the Apple Watch. But for Marvel Comics, It was their chance to break into another forum. They already created the Marvel Cinematic Universe thru TV and movies. A new horizon debuted in April, Daredevil first of The Defenders debuted at 12:01am PST. Daredevil would be the first of a set of grounded heroes that would make their debut on Netflix, culminating in the miniseries “The Defenders”. Daredevil is a character who defends Hell’s Kitchen in New York. He has been thru many iterations, from Red and Yellow to the leader of The Hand. Daredevil also was one of the Marvel heroes who had a film history prior to Marvel creating and producing their own films. So Marvel made a deal to bring Daredevil back and do with him what they feel the character needs. So now he’s here. The show introduces us to the world within the MCU. Have you ever wondered how the average person lives? How can all of the Shield and Avengers things happen on such a grand scale, yet we don’t see the “every man’s” impact. That’s what Daredevil shows us. We meet the criminals and mobsters behind Hell’s Kitchen of Marvel. Besides an origin of Daredevil, we are also given a light into what made Wilson Fisk the “Kingpin”. Currently I’m half way thru the series and it truly is gripping. The show has a darker tone in both the look and the feel. The best part is the action and story. In the fights that Daredevil takes part in he takes a beating. Now most who only know of Iron Man, Captain America, and the such, you would find this odd. Why is the hero getting his ass handed to him? Well your answer is…HE’S NORMAL!! Besides the heightened senses, Daredevil is a normal guy who happens to be able to take a punch. He is listed as having Olympic class abilities. But, that still makes him a normal human being. So in the show when he takes on a group or an assailant with a weapon, he has the same risks to himself as you or me. I enjoyed the fact that they kept Daredevil as true as possible. Now I am curious what big bad The Defenders will face and how each will tie in. The series so far is amazing, I mean the second episode introduced the leader of The Hand, Night Nurse, and The Owl (maybe not by name, but we can assume). I’m digging the show and hoping that the others follow suit. The next Netflix/Marvel show on the docket to be released is Jessica Jones, which will introduce Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Here’s to the next foray into a new place for Marvel Studios.
So I thought to myself that I would do a little summary and checklist for characters of African American descent on the site. The profiles would of course be heroes and villains. Also I’ll keep the profiles up even after this month so to cover as many heroes and villains of every nationality that I can.
So Starting off we got the worlds new friend, Sam Wilson. Sam Wilson, the hero known as Falcon, has come into light within the world thanks to Captain America: Winter Soldier. The part played by Anthony Mackie was amazing. Yet, this was not the characters true beginning. The character would debut in Captain America issue 117,1979 . In this issue his origin would be told along with placing him with the character that he would become synonymous with over the years. His first adventure would even feature the Red Skull, solidifying him as a character to watch. Over the years, thanks to Captain America, Civil War, The Avengers and numerous other books he would be known by comic readers. Recently he debuted in cartoons as an Avenger on Avengers Assemble. Also in these modern times that we have, the character is now Captain America. He appears in Captain America and The Mighty Avengers, Captain America proper, and all Avengers titles. He has grown in stature as a character and the definition of what his creators, Stan Lee and Gene Coolan, created. Below I’ve included links to a recent episode of Avengers, which comes on Disney XD. Also, links to the various places you can learn more about Sam Wilson.
Marvel.com Profile of The Falcon
Captain America and The Mighty Avengers-Marvel
The first thing that has me jumping up and down, the return of Hayley Atwell as the amazing Agent Peggy Carter. When I heard that Agents of SHIELD was gonna take a long hiatus for the winter, i was miffed. But when I heard Marvel and ABC were gonna fill that spot with Agent Carter I was so excited. Bringing us the behind the scenes story of SHIELD’s beginnings with Agent Carter, Howard Stark, and apparently a living Jarvis. I couldn’t be more excited. Besides bringing back the amazing actress who brought this icon to life ( i can say that because without Peggy Carter we wouldn’t have Sharon Carter aka Agent 13), we also have the return of Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark. With a cast being round out by Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse fam), Chad Michael Murray, and Lyndsy Fonseca (who played a spy on CW’s Nikita). I’m thinking this may be a one time event for us to see Carter and her gang, but I wouldn’t mind a small peek into their world every so often…..SO OVER THE MOON. Are you?
Agent Carter premieres with a 2 hour episode Tuesday Jan 6 at 8pm on ABC