BACK ISSUES: Marvel’s Secret Empire

BACK ISSUES: Marvel’s Secret Empire

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Last week, Marvel announced that its summer event for 2017 will be called “Secret Empire”, releasing a logo featuring Steve Rogers’ current Captain America shield and a tagline, lifted from a famous Abraham Lincoln quotation, “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand.” This initial teaser was followed by a…

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Captain America Says: Vote!

Captain America Says: Vote!

Today, for Election Day, we present a special guest editorial from Steve Rogers, Captain America.   My fellow Americans. Steve Rogers here. And before you ask, no I am not the Steve Rogers working for HYDRA. Not sure whose idea THAT was. No, I’m the Captain America who proudly socked Adolf Hitler on the jaw, defeated the Axis, and had absolutely no problem taking a twelve year old onto a WWII battlefield with me. So…

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PREVIEWS: “Take Back the Shield” Begins With a Look at Captain America: Sam Wilson #14!

PREVIEWS: “Take Back the Shield” Begins With a Look at Captain America: Sam Wilson #14!

Marvel and the creative team of writer Nick Spencer and artist Paul Renaud kick off the Captain America event “Take Back the Shield” on October 19th with Captain America: Sam Wilson #14, and we’ve got preview pages here! Reflecting not only our politically divided nation, but also the nation of comic fans who question the need for two Captain Americas, the story finds Sam Wilson dealing with global pressure to step down as Captain America,…

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Memorial Day, 2016 – Remembering Creators Who Served

Memorial Day, 2016 – Remembering Creators Who Served

Today is Memorial Day, the day when we remember and honor those Americans who have fallen while serving their country in the military. Here at Capeless Crusader, we’d like to show our appreciation for those who have served by taking a look at just a few of the comic creators who have served their country. Though none of these men died while serving, they are all no longer with us, and we thought that it…

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Planet Comicon 2016 is in the Books

Planet Comicon 2016 is in the Books

Planet Comicon 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri has wrapped and we have all started to go back to our daily lives.  Thousands trekked to Kansas City to enjoy the event.  Planet Comicon has been around for many years, so I knew that the place would be packed full of people that share a passion for the community. I had the pleasure of taking one of my best friends from, Faye Kelts, to her first big…

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Marvel Teases Original Cap’s Return in CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1

Marvel Teases Original Cap’s Return in CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1

As the short-lived era of Sam Wilson serving as the primary Captain America, it appears that Steve Rogers is back in. Today Marvel Comics announced Captain America: Steve Rogers, a new series from writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz, which will star Steve Rogers as he returns to his iconic role as Captain America. This should come as no great surprise, what with Captain America: Civil War about to receive it’s worldwide release next…

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AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1

AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1

Marvel has announced the first issue of the conclusion to their AVENGERS STANDOFF series, hitting stores on April 27th. FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: The Explosive Finale! Your First Look at AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1! New York, NY—March 30th, 2016 — This is it! The moment you’ve been waiting for! Heroes from across the Marvel Universe converge on Pleasant Hill to face-off with an army of super villains! Today, Marvel is…

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First Look at Spider-Man in New Civil War Trailer

First Look at Spider-Man in New Civil War Trailer

When Sony made the deal with Marvel to have Spider-Man be apart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everyone was pretty excited to hear of this news and have been eagerly awaiting to see the newest incarnation of the Web-Slinger appear in one of the Marvel movies. After countless rumors, leaks, and casting updates, the new MCU Spider-Man has finally arrived! Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, will be making his debut appearance as the character in the…

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Why INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE was the best Super Bowl trailer

Why INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE was the best Super Bowl trailer

This weekend, fans were treated to TV spots for some of this year’s most anticipated films during the Super Bowl. Marvel unleashed an action packed insight into the combating sides in Captain America: Civil War, 20th Century Fox followed suit with major trailers for both Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, and Universal gave us our first look at Jason Bourne. However, one trailer stood out more than any other to me, and that was the spot for Roland Emmerich‘s Independence Day: Resurgence. Roland…

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Marvel shows off FREE COMIC BOOK DAY offerings

Marvel shows off FREE COMIC BOOK DAY offerings

Coming to a comic book store near you on May 7th is Free Comic Book Day, a special event where both independent and well-established publishers offer free books to their readers. So far, DC and Archie Comics have unveiled their offerings for the big day, and now it’s Marvel’s turn. Their first title will be FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1, which gives an insight into the biggest event of 2016. Brian Michael Bendis and Jim…

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