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Anyone else starting to see a pattern at @Marvel lately? Are all their superheroes surfing the #LGBTQ “rainbow wave” or are their writers just out of fresh ideas?

#LGBTQMCU #MCU #comics #marvelcomics #marvelstudios #marvelisoverparty
It’s not ALL gay. Galactica has a daughter and she’s pregnant...

The silver age of comics wasn’t even this dumb.

#facepalm #marvelisoverparty #Marvel #marvelcomics
*Galactus
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My Tribute to Chadwick Boseman who played T’Chala aka Black Panther to the hilt. #RIP

The #MCU writers of this character surely had some quirky arc planned for him. Let me explain ... (1/n)
If you rewatch all the MCU movies where he has got enough screen time, you learn that he is NOT able to forecast his own future

1. Captain America: Civil War - T’Challa says that he will destroy his dad’s killer, but ends up pardoning Zemo (2/n)
2. Black Panther - Right at the start he says, ‘I never freeze’. But, in the end has to be ‘frozen’ in order to survive. He actually freezes literally & metaphorically. (3/n)
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Just watched #CivilWar. This is a linchpin story in the #MCU. So many good things that payoff later. But, what I saw with absolute clarity was the arc of #BlackPanther and Justice.
In Civil War, T'Challa is driven by vengeance masquerading as justice. He wants to get justice for his father and he thinks killing the culprit (Bucky) would be just. However...
T'Challa comes to realize that revenge isn't justice, as he watches the Avengers tear themselves apart. Revenge is reductive "justice" (which isn't justice, but reciprocity) that leaves everyone worse off. "You took from me, so I take from you" makes everyone LESS.
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Thread : #MCU moments.
I Am Iron Man
"You know, I still don't know how to dance."
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This is what I was afraid could happen in #convergenceculture, and an indication that transmedia storytelling privileges fans of higher class status who can afford the various platforms necessary to get the full story and fill the gaps. This is an exploitation of fandom. #mcu
At the beginning of convergence culture, it was "cool" to find instances where companies were experimenting with the new digital technologies and testing how those new platforms could become incorporated into their productions, and thus to give more "stuff" to their fans.
But back in my 2011 published article (ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc…) on gameplay marketing, it was clear that such experiments had the great potential to become exploitation, as such campaigns often relied on fan labor to succeed, all for the profit of the company behind the "stuff."
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I've been resisting tweeting about this, because I have little desire to weigh in on the #Marvel discourse. I understand both sides of the argument. But I want to share my own personal experience of recently watching all of the #MCU movies with my sons, now 9 and 7.
After I saw #Endgame and realized the arc came to an incredibly satisfying conclusion, I wanted to start watching them with the kids. We mostly followed the order laid out by my former BuzzFeed colleague, @JennaGuillaume, here, buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume…
@JennaGuillaume ...with one fuckup: We watched the first "Iron Man" first, not the first Cap. I regret it!
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EDITORIAL: "Precautions spawned by #Joker controversy are good for business"
The #1 film at the box office last weekend was @JokerMovie. It is also the most controversial motion picture to be released in recent years, and single-handedly the most controversial motion picture to have come from studio, Warner Bros., since #BonnieandClyde (1967).
The @USArmy has "credible" information from Texas law enforcement "regarding the targeting of an unknown movie theater during the release" of this R-rated film. In Colorado, it won't fill any of the 16 screens of the Century theater that was the scene of the 2012 shooting . . .
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In the past 10 days, I watched all films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some I'd seen before, others I watched for the very first time. The following is a thread of the #MCU films ranked from worst to best, in my opinion.
#22: The Incredible Hulk - This story is a total downer. Was I ever supposed to feel happy while watching this movie? This was not your typical “origin story” as it was basically an unofficial sequel to the 2003 Hulk film. To me, the film lacked character and a purpose....
...While parts of the first act in Brazil were promising, the rest was tiresome, asking myself why I should care about what my eyes were watching and my brain was processing. Easily the most forgettable of the 22 films.
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Sería muy interesante armar el maratón de #MCU alrededor de #Avengers, pero acomodando todas las escenas de todas las películas en una sola línea temporal. No incluyo las series por que sería sumamente largo y complicado.

Abro #hilo y me explico.
#AvengersElHilo
Actualmente hay dos formas (bueno hay un chingo) en que puedes ver todas las películas del Universo Cinematográfico de Marvel:
1.- En el orden cronológico de lanzamiento, es decir comenzar con #IronMan (2008), hasta llegar a #AvengersEndgame (2019).
2.- Viéndolas en orden cronológico de tiempo de los eventos, es decir, comenzar con lo que sucedió primero con #CaptainAmerica: The First Avenger y terminando con #AvengersEndgame. Esto sin contar los "flashbacks" con los que comienzan algunas como #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy
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11 years and 21 films later, #AvengersEndgame is just a few days away. So, here’s presenting the #UltimateMarvelMarathon, where we watch every film in the #MCU, in the greatest Marvel Studios throwback you’ve seen.

Join us, won’t you?
Here's what we are watching on the first day of #UltimateMarvelMarathon.

Which one is your favourite?
#UltimateMarvelMarathon | And so we begin with #IronMan !

"I can’t help but think about how Tony Stark's Iron Man suit has evolved over time. In every film sees the suit change subtly. In #AvengersEndgame it looks like the sleekest it has ever been" | @pradeep_smenon
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I think @cgartenberg makes good points here cinematically and culturally but the “never let things end” trope is actually a core element of the medium behind the #MCU: Comics. In a way, the whole point of comics is that they’re true “neverending stories.”
theverge.com/tldr/2018/4/17…
Heroes rarely die—and even if they do, their “real” identity, the mask and costume, usually lives on with another wearer. Universes are destroyed and reborn. Stories are told and re-retold. The medium has more in common with mythology than with most other forms of storytelling.
Anyway, “things should be allowed to end” seems like a somewhat silly charge to make given the nature of comics, whether you like the idea of an Endgame credit sequence or not.
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"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

#WeAreGroot
"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

#WeAreGroot
I'm not a Christian, but these words are why I stay true to the #RehireJamesGunn cause.

I love #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy.

#Vol2 resonates with my heart in a way nothing else does, and more than anything I want to see the story completed in #Vol3, with @JamesGunn as the director.
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Did we watch the same movie? Seriously? This is yet another one of those whiny elitist (spoilery) reviews grounded in the belief that Superhero genre does not deserve critical acclaim. (#nospoilers to the best of my abilities in thread) #AvengersInfinityWar
Marvel Cinematic Universe spent 10 years building up to this point. Each layer meticulously added with characterization and intricate plot lines. They laid the ground work so well in 18 movies that when the resolution finally comes, you say, well, of course!
It IS character driven, because the #MCU has always been about the characters. It wouldn't have succeeded otherwise. Even the ensemble movies are all about individual characters.
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