ModeratorMarch 19, 2021 at 7:42 amCouncil-21: Council of the Willing - 2021
Comic Book School community, this is your place to discuss the new Marvel Disney+ show. Fair warning, spoilers likely, comment after you’ve watched the current episode.
AdministratorMarch 19, 2021 at 6:53 pmCouncil-21: Council of the Willing - 2021
Looking forward to watching this today. Previews on the Disney+ website.
Tell us what you think of the show!
AdministratorMarch 24, 2021 at 8:12 amCouncil-21: Council of the Willing - 2021
Loved the premiere — As a character, the Falcon has always had a lot to prove to me cinematically, and this set a decent foundation to find out more. And him not being as perfect as Cap is something that will consistently make every situation unique for me.
I’m weary about Bucky’s story tbh– I love the winter soldier’s edginess, so I’m interested to see how his story will progress. So far so good… i just want to see him really break out here.
Can’t wait for Friday’s episode!
MemberMarch 25, 2021 at 7:38 amCouncil-21: Council of the Willing - 2021
We are going to do recaps on the nerds of the rounds on Tuesdays.
ModeratorMarch 25, 2021 at 9:14 amCouncil-21: Council of the Willing - 2021
I loved the premier. The problem with the films in general, and this goes with every comic film, characters who’ve had YEARS of background and history have to be trimmed to a mainstream-friendly 2 hours. What’s so special about comics, is that despite being 20-24 pages, they are actually longform stories. Sure, the one-shots can be great, but its those long arcs that really get readers invested because they go hard on the character building. The fact that this show is making both of these characters deal with their “normal” problems, I felt Marvel is taking a step in the right direction to truly build these characters in a way similar to their comic versions. WandaVision didn’t do it because the entire story was a fantasy and the characters were shoehorned into sitcom situations with episodic limitations that weren’t truly serialized and HOW the story was told took over WHAT was being told. I think F&WS however could prove to be what takes Marvel in a new direction completely and have their characters go longform in their stories. This is something DC has already done for Titans, Doom Patrol and their Arrowverse all of which are fun, but having a short season, 6-8 episodes, could be the key to trim the fat, AND (that’s right, I’m gonna say it) Marvel’s characters are more relatable (aka better 😜) because they’re meant to be more human/everyman(woman) than the DC characters.
ModeratorApril 17, 2021 at 1:04 amCouncil-21: Council of the Willing - 2021
I still sick to the adage, that Marvel characters are the everyman that are suddently thrown into the world of the godlike power/responsiblity and have to sink or swim (Thor being the exception) and DC is the powerhouse of GODs and those powered similar having to learn humanity (Batman being the exception).. I find both sets of characters fansiating for just those reasons.. there are relatable sitcuations in both releams because as humans who struggle for control and acceptance in our own lives we deal with many of the same types of issues.
The Falcon and Winter solder are interesting to me because they have both been taught NOT to lead, not to be seen, or wait for orders from a ‘superior’ officer.. so to speak. But now they can’t in good conscious follow anyone but Cap. So I’m intereted to see how it works out.
I”m only two episodes in,, so I’ll catch up. Promise.
D Alley, the Redheadeded.
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