The Best X-Men Movie Watch Order?

Now that mutants are officially being introduced into the MCU’s Phase 4 (Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Ms. Marvel, Wakanda Forever, etc), I figured it might be a good time to revisit Fox’s X-Men series, before it’s inevitably rebooted by Disney.

Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe began with 2008’s “Iron Man”, before Sam Raimi’s Spider-man trilogy, and following the success of 1999’s “Blade”, Bryan Singer gave us one of the most serious takes on a comic book franchise to date, with 2000’s “X-Men”!

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Every Spider-man Movie Explained

With the release of “Spider-man: No Way Home”, we figured it might be helpful to put together a guide to the Spider-man films, especially considering we’ve had three live-action takes on Peter Parker in the last 20 years! So if you’re new to the webslinger, or just need a refresher course, this is a good starting point.

THE SAM RAIMI ‘SPIDER-MAN’ TRILOGY (2002-2007)

Before Spider-man’s official introduction into the MCU (with Tom Holland as the web crawler), this is a great point to revisit the original Spider-man trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker!

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Artist Spotlight: Tim Sale (RIP)

We were extremely saddened to hear about the recent passing of renowned comic book artist Tim Sale, so we decided to spotlight his life’s work on the latest podcast (Issue #26).

Books to check out:

  • Superman: For All Seasons
  • Spider-man: Blue
  • Daredevil: Yellow
  • Hulk: Gray
  • Captain America: White
  • Batman: The Long Halloween
  • Batman: Dark Victory
  • Batman: Haunted Knight

Listen to the podcast for more!

Comic Zombie Podcast #24: Daredevil and the Marvel Netflix Shows!

Issue 24: Daredevil and the Marvel Netflix Shows!

“When I was a boy…” – Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin

Chris and Erik join forces once again to talk about the Marvel Netflix shows! (Now on Disney Plus)

Marvel Netflix Shows:

  • Daredevil
  • Jessica Jones
  • Luke Cage
  • Iron Fist
  • The Defenders
  • The Punisher 

*Note: this episode was recorded prior to the release of “Moon Knight”, “Ms. Marvel”, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, and “Thor: Love and Thunder”. We also had some technical difficulties and had to record the episode over two separate recording sessions, so there may be some repeated comments. 

Also On This Episode: 

  • Our belated “Hawkeye” Finale Review! 
  • Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio officially in the MCU!
  • Predictions for the upcoming “Echo” series
  • “Moon Knight”, “Ms. Marvel”, and “She-Hulk” speculation
  • Outdated rumors about “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
  • Will Namor be in Black Panther 2? (Spoilers: Yes)
  • A random tangent about stretchy characters…?

Be sure to listen to our last MCU episode with Zack on Phase Two!

And check out our blog at ComicZombie.net for more – including Erik’s Scott Pilgrim comic reviews!

(Episode edited by Erik Slader)

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Comic Zombie Podcast #22: Revisiting the MCU: Phase Two (w/ Zack Derby!)

Issue 22: Revisiting the MCU: Phase Two (w/ Zack Derby!)

“I’m with you, till the end of the line…” – Cap to Bucky

Chris and Erik are teaming up once again with Zack Derby – the ‘Nick Fury of podcasting’ himself: radio host extraordinaire (from Podcasters Assemble, Effin Cultured, and The Neat Cast), to revisit the Marvel Cinematic Universe – continuing with ‘Phase Two’… 

*Note: this episode was recorded prior to the release of “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” and “Thor: Love and Thunder”*

MCU Phase 2 Movies: 

  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • THOR: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Avengers: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)

Be sure to listen to our last MCU episode with Zack on Phase One!

And check out our blog at ComicZombie.net for more – including Erik’s “Brief” Recaps of the MCU!

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Top 100 Villains 80-71

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Everyone knows nothing makes a good hero like a great villain. Sherlock Holmes needed Moriarty, G.I. Joe needed Cobra, the rebels needed Darth Vader, etc. Nothing makes a story better quite like an interesting, intriguing, and yet hated adversary. Readers tend to flock to the villains they love to hate. The best villains bring something out of the hero that nobody else does or force the hero to push themselves further than before to find a way to win.

We wanted to make a top 10 list, but that’s impossible. There are just too many good choices, and we couldn’t agree on any of it. So we increased the list, and increased it, and increased it (honestly we probably could have kept going, too). So, before it gets too out of hand, here are our choices for the 100 best villains in comics.

(Click here for our Top 100 Heroes List!)

(If you missed them, read parts 1 and 2 of this list first!)

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A “Brief” Recap of the MCU Timeline (Part Four)

Reblogged from ProbablyWork.com

Click here for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of our MCU Breakdown!

Everything’s led to this – the Russo Brothers’ epic finale to the Infinity Saga: “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”! This two-part storyline builds on ALL the MCU movies that came before, from Phases 1 through 3, and works best if you’ve seen all the Marvel movies leading up to it, from “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Iron Man” to “Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol 2” and “Thor: Ragnarok”. And it all cleverly sets up where the MCU currently is in Phase 4, with all the new MCU movies and shows! (now streaming on Disney Plus)

If you somehow haven’t watched these two, be warned that there are some serious *spoilers* ahead!

The most ambitious crossover ever? Absolutely.
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A “Brief” Recap of the MCU Timeline (Part Three)

Reblogged from ProbablyWork.com

Check out Part One and Part Two here!

Previously on The Infinity Saga: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assembled to fight off an alien invasion, SHIELD was infiltrated by Hydra, Loki faked his death before taking Odin’s place on Asgard, the Guardians of the Galaxy took down Star Lord’s real father (Ego the Living Planet), Tony Stark accidentally created Ultron, and it was revealed that a cosmic despot called Thanos is seeking the six Infinity Stones! So far we’ve encountered 4 of them: the Tesseract – a mysterious cosmic cube of infinite energy, the Aether – a dark matter substance that can alter reality, the Power Stone – an incredibly powerful weapon that can wipe out planets, and the Mind Stone – which gave Wanda Maximoff her powers, and brought The Vision to life…

This time, we’ll be covering most of “Phase 3”, which mostly centers around the events and fallout from “Captain America: Civil War”, and leading up to “Avengers: Infinity War”!

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