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Almost 13 years ago Marvel launched Ultimate Spider-Man, followed closely by The Ultimates, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and Ultimate X-Men. This new, Ultimate, universe was a re-imagining of the Marvel universe (616) for the 21st Century. Ever since then, fanboys have been clamoring for the eventual 616/Ultimate crossover, and their dreams came true in 2012 with the publication of the Spider-Men mini by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli.
There might be something to this Thrillbent thing. Mark Waid’s webcomic site has been a veritable treasure trove of fantastic stories and envelope pushing delivery options since its upgrade to “Thrillbent 2.0” in the beginning of April. With the site redesign came a new wave of comics, the latest being The Eighth Seal, a horror story by James Tynion IV and Jeremy Rock. The Eighth Seal opens with a woman named Amelia recanting her increasingly vivid dreams to her psychiatrist. What’s left unclear is whether the dreams are due to her very public profile or are a disturbing portent of things to come.
So while the rest of the site blows up due to comics-related drama, I’ll just be over here still trying to crank out television recaps for everyone. It’s not like I, as a lowly entertainment reviewer, get to go to c2e2, even though I live in freaking Chicago. (Full disclosure: I did not even ask for a press pass.) Anyway, it’s time for a slightly delayed recap of this week’s Doctor Who. *Spoilers, sweetie.*
Wondering what comic references you missed in last night’s episode? Luckily Arrow Annotations is here to help, providing some additional notes and background info from last night’s episode. Arrow spoilers follow!