Regular readers of the blog know that I am a fan of both Marvel and DC. Yes, heresy I know, but unlike many who watch the comic book movies, I’m actually a fan of comics books. I bought odd issues from Rite Aid stores (they were called Eckerds Drug Stores) back in the late ’70s and early ’80s from their round spinners that they used to keep near the checkout counter–or more accurately, I should my parents would deign to buy them for me when I saw one that really caught my eye (did I mention that my parents were big on reading?). Later, as I grew up and received an allowance for chores, the bulk of my money went towards books and comics. I generally had enough money for 2 paperback books (Sci-Fi/Fantasy, of course) and either 1 magazine or 2 comic books. Sometimes, if the mag. was cheap enough, I could even squeeze in a comic. So I have a pretty sizable collection (I had more, but traded about a third away). The point is, I actually read and enjoyed comics, so I really like and enjoy the comic book movies–most of them, anyway. So I am stoked about the upcoming Black Panther movie.
I enjoy most Marvel movies and that I’m really invested in the Marvel Universe (however, because of AMC buying out the local Carmike theater, I missed the latest Marvel and DC movies. While I wasn’t able to find a new theater, I went ahead and bought advance tickets for Black Panther to see on Saturday, so fingers crossed–I hope it will be good.
Planning on Doing a Non-Spoiler Review and Updating Marvel Ranking Post
If I do go and see it, I will, of course, do a non-spoiler review as I tend to do with the movies that I go see in theaters. I will probably also rank it on the Ranking of Marvel Movies post as well, but I will probably need to add in the fact somewhere that I’ve missed a Marvel movie (Thor Ragnarok). The listing won’t actually be complete until I’ve seen that movie and it might be a while based on school, in particular, and life, in general.
Anyway, I hope to be able to talk to you more about it next week and here’s hoping that it has some really strong plotting, characterization, and visuals (& a good dose of humor) as well.
Well, that’s all I have time for today–have a great day, everyone!