Marvel Announces Waid and Samnee to Take Over Captain America!

Marvel Announces Waid and Samnee to Take Over Captain America!

Marvel made a ton of announcements at the recently wrapped San Diego Comic Con, most of which surrounded their new “Marvel Legacy” event. Perhaps the most exciting news for longtime fans is the announcement that superstar creative team of writer Mark Waid and Chris Samnee will be taking over Captain America. “Marvel Legacy” is the publisher’s  latest attempt to bring back readers with a classical approach to their characters that promises a return to form,…

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Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

As I write this, Marvel is a little under a week away from releasing Secret Empire #1, their big summer event series for 2017. The storyline for this event revolves around what may be the most controversial story Marvel has published in years; the revelation from last year that Steve Rogers, Captain America, is in actuality an agent of HYDRA, and he always has been. Secret Empire follows Rogers after he steps out of the…

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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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