Doctor Destiny, Stealth Suits, Black Widow, Chain Mail Bikinis and More!
Holy crap did you all see that new Bumblebee trailer? The transformers actually look like the Transformers not some generic, CGI metallic mess that we have become accustom to!
Beyond that this week has been worse than last week in terms of comic spec but I will do my best to give you all something to satify that urge to buy!
Red Sonja's chain mail bikini
First appearance Comixscene 5
First appearance of Shockwave
Of all the cool appearances by the Transformers in the trailer for Bumblebee nothing got me as excited as seeing the original Shockwave! He made his first comic appearance here.
and his first cover
( Thanks Ultra Maximus!)
So here is a theory I have a already seen some crazies posit on the web. I want to expand upon the idea a bit. Now before I take any more heat from the insane please read;
Unfortunate need for a disclaimer:
Admittedly this one is out there and is merely meant to spark debate. I am NOT suggesting anyone go out and buy this book outside of a dollar bin.
I think there is a possibility that Captain Marvel is a Skrull. You want to make a movie with a twist? We have seen enough hero movies with the same tired themes and resolutions. What a better way to throw a curve ball at movie goers by revealing that Danvers is actually a Skrull.
Making her a Skrull agent who becomes a hero would be shocking and something totally new. But it wouldn't be new in the comics! Now I understand why people would find this to be unlikely. Is Marvel going to turn it's first female lead into a villain? Probably not.
I see only two ways this plays out if true, the real Danvers is still out there imprisoned or she's has an implant ( as alluded to in Doctor Strange ) that puts her under the control of the Skrulls and it directly contributes to her sanity. Who knows maybe her mental illness is the reason for her abscence from all the other Marvel cinematic events and that pager Fury uses at the end of Infinity War is an activation switch.
Before you tell me I am nuts there is some evidence for this Skrull idea in the trailer. She appears to be a conflicted woman who doesn't know who or what she really is. She tells Fury she isn't what she appears to be and like Khn'nr from Secret Invasion she is shown having her mind toyed with. Her memories of flying and playing baseball may very well be the memories of Carol Danvers merged with a Skrull to dupe agencies like SHIELD and warriors like the Kree. There is clearly an element of mental illness here. I have seen some online state that the device is Kree and though the interior colors seem to match Kree colors if we look to the Captain Marvel Mini from 2008 the tech appears to be Skrull. Either way it is the same type of device used to create a fake Captain Marvel who believes he is the hero who dies of Cancer.
As for speculation, well that is tough. In the comics the Skrull who is Captain Marvel is the original Captain Marvel not Danvers. The first appearance of that Skrull is in the Civil War one-shot the Return and he is later revealed to be a Skrull in issues 3-5 of the mini. In this mini he struggles with the same sort of inner conflicts Carol does in the trailer. Who knows but it's a theory that is bound to come up.
It looks like the plot for the Black Widow film has leaked. As far as books to look for beyond her first appearance and first Avengers appearance I like these: