Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Thursday Morning Superhero

In this month's installment I wanted to focus on the comic book streaming content that is landing on your television for May and June.  Invincible reached its upsetting conclusion and the Falcon and the Winter Soldier finally gave us the Captain America I have been waiting for since Steve hung up the shield.  Invincible, despite the upsetting ending which I anticipated after reading the series, has been renewed for two more seasons and I couldn't be more excited. 

Sweet Tooth:

Last week Netflix surprised us with an official trailer for the upcoming series based on the phenomenal series Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire.  When it was first announced I was very excited, but am always concerned when a series I love gets adapted. Sweet Tooth tells the story about a hybrid kid named Gus who is raised during a mysterious plague.  Humans who catch the disease are dying and there isn't a cure, but a new breed of part human and part animal children are being born and are immune.  Gus is part human and part deer and quickly learns that life outside of the sheltered farm his dad raised him on is much more complex.  This is possibly my second favorite comic book of all-time and I really hope that it is as good as it looks.


The next Marvel series that is hitting Disney Plus is Loki and is much different than I expected.  Launching in June, Loki is tasked with traveling through time to undo the damage done during Infinity War.  The cast features Owen Wilson and feels oddly similar to a certain time travel episode of Gravity Falls. That is intended as a compliment and I can't wait to see what Easter eggs are sprinkled throughout.

Jupiter's Legacy:

It has been a long time since I read this series, but I remember enjoying it.  Mark Millar books tend to be hit or miss with me, but you have to credit his ability to get his work adapted for both the small and large screen.  Most of his work that has been adapted (Logan, Kingsman, and Kick-Ass) has been enjoyable and I am curious how much of this series I remember.  It hits Netflix this Friday so I am not sure I will be able to locate the correct long box to check it out, but I am still excited to fill the void that the end of Invincible and Falcon and the Winter Soldier left.

POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.