The story does feel like it moves a little bit quickly (especially considering it’s like 400 pages), but to be fair, the original is kind of like that too—there was less character development 50 years ago, maybe? Larson clearly loves the original and it shows in every page.
This is definitely one to check out, especially if you’re a fan of the original—or want to instill a love of it in any other readers you know! Check out a lengthy excerpt here and read an interview with Larson about the book here.
— If you’re into comic book history like I am, you’ll love this fascinating excerpt from a brand new book all about Marvel Comics. Turns out Marvel in the 70s was a completely bonkers place!
–The AV Club guesses which Whedonverse actors will play which characters on the SHIELD tv show. This game is fun!
–Casting news and rumors! Who will be Captain America’s love interest? Will the awesome sociopath Alice from the British tv show Luthor play Ms Marvel? (I’m hoping yes, I adore Ruth Wilson.) Will Golden Globe nominee Shailene Woodley play Mary Jane Watson now that her terrible tv show is ending?
–Check it out, Bryan Lee O’Malley drew an alternate cover for Young Avengers #1. I know nothing about the Young Avengers (ok, I do know one thing, it’s by the guys who did Phonogram, which I’ve talked about before and which is awesome) but I suddenly want to read this!