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RIP Chadwick Boseman

Today we lost Chadwick Boseman, He played T'Challa, of course. But he also played Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and Thurgood Marshall. 

He went to Howard. He studied at Oxford (thanks to a grant from Denzel Washington). He got into Egyptian Hieroglyphics. 

He was smart. He was hard working. He was humble. The world is truly a lesser place for not having him. 

I think Ryan Coogler said it best: 

Strikeforce: Motituri

This book is set in the 1950s. The idea is that the Kree and the Skrull and who-ever-else has heard rumors that the Space Stone (also known as the Tesseract) is on Earth and have sent small groups of their own to discover if that’s true.

S.H.I.E.L.D. realizes that they need heroes and they need them now. This program is launched.

The alien crews decide to give up and go away. Remember this isn’t an armada or anything. This is considered a backwater assignment.

Sovereign Seven

I think we should include the Sovereign Seven as part of Marvel canon. It was made by Chris Claremont, just as he left Marvel for DC. It’s something that he holds ownership of, so there hasn’t been much movement with the characters.

But, much like Jack Kirby’s New Gods, if things had played out different this could’ve been published by Marvel.

Link: https://www.cbr.com/sovereign-seven-chris-claremont-dc-comics/

Future Avengers

I had been waiting to see this since I heard it was coming out. Now I've seen the first season, so I'll tell you my thoughts. 

I haven't seen it.

Neither have I.

Well, then gather round while I tell you my takeaways. 

Agents of Atlas

I think that the Agents of Atlas predates the Avengers, but they also are the backup team. They're the team that Black Widow and Hawkeye find themselves on. It's where Swordsman ends up. Maybe Deathlok or Quake. It's basically what the TV show Agents of SHIELD is about. 

It's the lower decks of the Avengers / SHIELD. These are the people who first look into 0-8-4's. It's the first line of defense for things that look safe to begin with. It's the last line of defense for things that have become four alarm fires. 

Chatting with Megan

CNE: I'd love to start with talking about Old Friends where Tony and Bruce butt heads over Bruce's gamma research.

Megan: I'm proud of that one. But I also like the Crap Detail where Rhodey and Tony become friends, despite Tony being a jerk. I also wrote the story where Tony's parents die and his last memory is being a jerk to them, so maybe I just like writing "jerk Tony". (laughs)

CNE: Is that your secret?