I’ve been a fan of Marvel since the days the comics came over as ballast. I used to go to the newsagents round the corner and rummage through the stacks he had on the shelves. There was never any order or logic to what would turn up. A far cry from Forbidden Planet and all those other commercial comic book stores.
So I was in seventh heaven when the MCU started to roll out. To see the superheroes I grew up with live on the big screen was totally mind blowing. Joss Whedon got The Avengers absolutely perfect; the man’s a genius.
Agents of Shield took a while to settle in and fill out but it’s improved a lot and is a great filler in between the movies. The tie in to Captain America the Winter Soldier; The Inhumans, Black Panther, Just goes to show what good planning and team work can achieve. And did anyone notice the ‘Man-Thing’ reference?
And speaking of Man-Thing, there is also a connection in Iron Man 2. Stephanie Szostak played the role of Brandt who was the fiancé of Ted Sallis – who went on to become the Man-Thing. Which allows a connection to Doctor Strange and Howard the Duck.