Got an Xbox? Like getting achievements? You will probably dig this piece of news: the full achievement list for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes has been released for Xbox 360. There are some really great homages to comics in these achievements, some of which should provide some interesting game play tactics. Fans of the X-men comic should recognize Fastball Special without even having to read the description.
Given the deep roster list of 150 characters, I would have thought the achievement list would be longer.
If you’re excited about Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. then rejoice because the wait ends tomorrow with the series premier on ABC. Marvel and ABC are certainly excited because an email I received called it “The Biggest Event On Television!”. Take that series finale of M*A*S*H, moon landing and every Super Bowl ever! I can’t wait to see the resurrection of Agent Phil Coulson and how they plan to make this show exist in the MCU “without it being a super hero of the week show”.
Check your local listings for times and feel free to comment here on what you thought about the first episode afterward, but don’t expect me to read it until I’ve had a chance to watch it after work.
I’ve got my fingers crossed that Cobie Smulders will join the cast full time if the show gets a second season, now that HIMYM is in its last. What would you like to see in the show, knowing that they don’t want to fill it up with popular characters or superheroes? Hydra shenanigans? Amadeus Cho? The Baxter building? I know that there’s talk of a show focusing on Agent Carter and the origins of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I’d still love to see Dum Dum Dugan still kicking around (in direct opposition to the deleted scenes from The Avengers) compliments of the Infinity Formula. It could make a future Nick Fury film and this series quite interesting indeed.
The Hollywood reporter is claiming David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum are all in talks to voice the lead characters of the upcoming Lucasfilm animated series. While it is unknown who the lead characters are and whether or not these actors will end up in the show I’m still interested based on the animation style alone. Also, the synopsis sounds interesting.
The series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.
You can zip through the first two series of the hit BBC show Sherlock in an evening or two and then join the rest of us in waiting for the long promised third series of the modern take on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic character. It has built up quite a fan base and has added to the popularity of the already geek appreciated Martin Freeman while helping Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch on his way to being a misspoken household name.
The project was another quick climber and hadn’t even been up for two months when it achieved full support. Personally, I don’t see this being an appealing concept for LEGO to produce and I’m a fan of the show. Either way, congratulations for living the CUUSOO dream Flailx!
This Wednesday’s new comic book day will bring us three covers promoting the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game. I had originally listed Hawkeye #15 and Guardians of the Galaxy #7 on for this date as well, but GotG #6 is actually the issue out this week and Hawkeye #14 isn’t even scheduled on Marvel.com until October so the timeframes are hitting some of the usual hiccups. You’ll still get Nova #8, Uncanny Avengers #12 and Wolverine & the X-men #36 which I’m actually just going back to read the full run of now. Also, the two covers due next week for All New X-Men #17 and Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble #1 seem to be on schedule. Also, Marvel was kind enough to contact us and send along the final art images for all the covers, so I will be updating the gallery very soon with the new images.
As Ace mentioned last week, please try and support local businesses if possible by hittting up the Comic Shop Locator and punching in your zip code. You may save a few bucks and keep it in your community too!
If you haven’t picked up 30243 Mini Umbaran MHC from Target stores yet, you can hit up Toys’R'Us this weekend for their Create and Take building event and build one for yourself to take home with you for free! I assume it’s for free, seeing as to how the event is called ‘Create and Take’ and not ‘Create and Purchase’. The bad news is that the event is only happening at select Toys’R'Us stores in Illinois and Texas. This is the same kind of event where 30270 Kraang’s Turtle Target Practice polybag made its debut.
In a good Western, the “where” is often just as important as the “who.” There’s a movie called “Tombstone,” after all (which is very good). Okay, maybe a bad example, since there’s also a movie called “Wyatt Earp” (which is terrible) and “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” (which had Lee Van Cleef, who was one of the best Western bad guys ever), which tells me that the “what” also pretty important. But there are certain names that you hear with Westerns that feel right. Tombstone, Dodge City, Carson City, anything with “Fort” in the name, or things like Yuma.
Which is why when I first saw the name of the set, “Colby City Showdown,” my thought was, “what, like the cheese?” I keep wanting to call this set “Carson City Showdown.” I don’t know why, there’s really little of note in the whole mythology of the Old West (and despite loving it, I acknowledge that The Quick and the Dead is not a documentary) in Carson City. Colby City just doesn’t feel right, probably because the only one that comes up in Google when you search for “Colby City” is in Kansas. I’ll refrain from insulting Kansas… I did enough of that back in my Smallville review; some other state is due for an insult. Maybe Oklahoma. Add your suggestions to the comments!
Colby City Showdown is a $50 set that’s a classic playset, and the presumed reason why we didn’t get the wonderful Western Modulars that were featured on Cuusoo. So, on one hand, I’ve got my professed love for the Lone Ranger sets, yet a huge amount of hate for killing off what is probably the single best idea that Cuusoo has ever featured, and that makes me wonder if this set is really worth the money.
Target seems to be doing some spring cleaning. Most of the Super Heroes sets are discounted to the point where they are worth a second look. 76004 Spider-Man: Spider-Cycle Chase is probably the second best deal. It is marked down 20% the already reduced price of $16.99, saving you a total of 32% off of MSRP of $19.99. None of those numbers really matter, what matters is the final price of $13.60. You get Spider-Man, Venom, and the minifigure that should have been included in the Avengers line, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury. REDCard members save an additional 5% off of that, bringing your pre-tax price to $12.92!
Target has slashed the price of 6866 Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown by 36% off of $19.99 MSRP. The set is now a mere $12.80. And not to sound like a broken record, but if you have a REDCard, you’ll save an additional 5% off on top of the already reduced prices and get free shipping. This set comes with Wolverine, Deadpool, and Magneto and a pretty nice helicopter model.
Target placed a MASSIVE discount on 79010 Goblin King Battle: 46%. It is down to $54.00 even. It looks like it’s sold out online, but you can get the same price in store. Amazon has it for $74.99 with little to no chance of a price match since it is out of stock at Target.com. In any case, Happy Hunting!