Is there a Captain Marvel Easter egg hidden in Avengers: Infinity War? Why is Stan Lee stopping appearances and signings at conventions? What would Thor: Ragnarok look like with an anime style opening? Did you notice when the Soul Stone was used in Avengers: Infinity War? When is the second season of Cloak and Dagger coming? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger surprised me in the best way possible. It’s a show that tackles heavy themes and strives for a place within New Orleans’ rich and varied history, all while providing those comic book story thrills. Aside from Agent Carter and Luke Cage, I haven’t been the biggest fan of Marvel’s TV offerings, but Cloak & Dagger offers something new and mature.
One of my personal gripes with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole is that it doesn’t often speak with its chest when it comes to honestly tackling hot-button issues. But Cloak & Dagger absolutely does. It’s a series that’s not afraid to talk openly about racial discrimination, sexism, the effects of police brutality and harsh family dynamics. This isn’t a show for fanboys; it’s a show for people who are angry with society and want to change it for the better. This is Marvel at its most activist-driven, and it’s a side of Marvel we should see more often within the MCU.
There’s so much to say about Cloak & Dagger’s spectacular first season, so let’s break it down into some component parts. And, of course, talk about what we’d like to see in season 2.
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Was has a certain classic Shazam comic been pulled from shelves? How did Cloak & Dagger get together a certain crossover reference to another Marvel TV series? How important is Black Manta to the rest of the DCEU? Which actresses are rumored to be in the running for Black Canary in Birds of Prey? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The season finale of Cloak & Dagger has come and gone, and I can honestly say that this show has been a blast to watch. Each week, the series seamlessly weaved New Orleans culture with Marvel’s comic book flair, creating something wholly unique to the Marvel TV universe. The trend continued this week with “Colony Collapse.” The big climax of the season was Roxxon’s valves erupting and putting New Orleans in danger. But, in true Cloak & Dagger fashion, it happened during Mardi Gras, one of New Orleans’ biggest holidays, and brings the African spiritual implications of the Divine Pairing to its head.
Even more interesting is that in order for Tandy and Tyrone to save society, everything must be flipped and turned around, which could create more chaos later on. But for right now, it’s what our superheroes need to do to save the world.
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How many episodes are there in the second season of Iron Fist? Which villain has been cast for the next season of Supergirl? Which superhero role did Joe Manganiello once audition for? Why is The Runaways airing an episode after the season finale of Cloak and Dagger? Who told Stan Lee about the possibility of the X-Men joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Next week is the Cloak and Dagger season finale, dudes and dudettes! Thankfully, we got the Season 2 renewal, so us Cloak and Dagger fans can heave a sigh of relief. With the promise of a second season, we can watch this week’s episode, “Back Breaker,” with more of a relaxed mindset.
However, Tandy and Tyrone aren’t relaxed at all as their lives appear to be falling apart. As Father Delgado taught his literature class, we’re at the point where our heroes are at their lowest, regressing further back than ever in their respective mentalities. Or, is all of it fate guiding its heroes to their destiny? Let’s get into how the spirits are just setting up our duo for their biggest test yet.
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The theme of this week’s Cloak & Dagger episode, “Ghost Stories,” seems to be all about revelations. This episode was the anniversary of the deaths of both Tyrone and Tandy’s loved ones, so the overarching spirit of melancholy was even more intense than usual. But the mood was heightened by truths (both subtle and not-so-subtle) that were revealed over the course of the episode. Here’s what we learned this week. Read More »
What Oscar-winning actress has already passed on a role in The Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix? What shade did Edward Norton throw at Marvel Studios recently? Has The Dark Knight done more harm than good to the comic book genre? Which actress is playing roles in both Aquaman and Shazam? Why does an Agent Carter produce think a Netflix revival wouldn’t work? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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The latest episode of Cloak and Dagger, “Lotus Eaters,” takes place inside Ivan Hess’ addled brain. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this episode is actually quite an inventive and stylized look at how it feels to endlessly ruminate, despite the answer to your problems literally being right at your fingertips. For Ivan, his answer was his daughter Mina’s cookie. But the cookie represents something much larger; it represents remembering who you really are and what you’re fighting for.
Let’s take a quick, non-ruminating look at this week’s episode.
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Did you notice the changes made to the Shazam suit since production took place in Toronto? How does Marvel Studios keep making Thanos‘ plan less logical? Why did Sean “Diddy” Combs call Black Panther a “cruel experiment” in a recent interview? Is Dwayne Johnson going to pop up in Shazam or not? What’s going on with Stan Lee‘s Twittter account now? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »