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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FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s Secret Empire #1

FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s Secret Empire #1

Marvel Comics released preview pages for the debut issue of the  much ballyhooed summer event, Secret Empire, which will be released May 3rd. Positioned as the culmination of the long-simmering and controversial “HYDRA Cap” storyline running through the Captain America line, writer Nick Spencer and artist Steve McNiven take Steve Rogers from undercover double agent to public enemy number one. Will his former heroic allies recover form this shocking betrayal? Will HYDRA rule the world?…

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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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ADVANCE SCOUT: Week of 6/14/16

ADVANCE SCOUT: Week of 6/14/16

Today continues ADVANCE SCOUT, where each week here at Capeless Crusader, we select a group of creator-owned and major release comic books which are deserving of our readers’ attention. These books represent some of the best work being offered in the comics industry this week. Enjoy! Green Arrow #1 This week continue’s DC’s newest major “event series” with more new number 1s including Green Arrow.  Green Arrow has never been a top tier character (much in…

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Steve Rogers – Captain America #1 – Why You Should #SayYesto(SPOILERS)Cap

Steve Rogers – Captain America #1 – Why You Should #SayYesto(SPOILERS)Cap

WARNING: This article is going to discuss the fallout from revelations in Marvel’s Steve Rogers – Captain America #1, so please read the issue before continuing any further. Seriously.      So, that was a twist, huh? At the end of Steve Rogers – Captain America #1, writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz reveal that Steve Rogers, the Sentinel of Liberty himself, is a HYDRA plant. And not only is Steve working for Hydra…

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REVIEW: The Fix #1 – Irreverent, Irredeemable, Hilarious

REVIEW: The Fix #1 – Irreverent, Irredeemable, Hilarious

The Fix #2 continues to build upon the strengths of the series’ debut issue; a killingly funny crime story about two dirty cops, Roy and Mac, and their continuing efforts to get out from under with some very bad people. Those efforts wind up involving Roy deliberately shooting Mac in the hand, Kombucha, ruining a fellow detective’s life, and a dedicated police dog named Pretzels. I could try to sum up the plot of “The…

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Marvel Reveals Their New Quasar

Marvel Reveals Their New Quasar

About a week ago, Marvel released a teaser image promising a “long-awaited return” which was tied into their Avengers: Standoff! storyline. It was recently revealed that the returning hero would be none other than Wendell Vaughn, also know as Quasar, along with a new wielder of the cosmic-powered Quantum Bands. The new Quasar is a female S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Avril Kincaid, and she’s the creation of writer Nick Spencer and artists Daniel Acuña and Angel Unzueta. In…

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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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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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