New Thunderbolts

Josh Talks 'Thunderbolts' Part 2: New Thunderbolts Vol. 1 – One Step Forward

After looking through the comments and past the people who took umbrage with the fact that I admitted my favorite comic books series wasn't perfect, I got the feeling that many in the comments wanted me to talk about Fabian Nicieza, Kurt Busiek, and Tom Grummett's New Thunderbolts series from 2004. That's fine, because, when […]

White Supremacist Spotted On CNN Wearing Hydra T-Shirt

A screencap of a CNN broadcast is making the rounds on social media tonight, showing a white supremacist wearing a Hydra t-shirt. The shirt was noticed by Anthony Oliveira, part of footage provided to CNN by Vice from a profile on neo-Nazi leader Chris Cantwell which has been airing all night. Oliveira tweeted: just noticed […]

Sam Wilson: Captain America #24 Review: Cap Picks Up The Shield Again

*Ties into the Secret Empire crossover In this issue, we're given more insight into the mind of Sam Wilson, AKA Captain America. We see him in his new Falcon costume, looking over his Captain America uniform and shield. We get a flashback of him conferring with his preacher brother about his decision to give up […]

Occupy Avengers

Occupy Avengers #9: Curtain Call On A Great Comic

It's the Occupy Avengers' final stand against Hydra in the Midwest. With Hawkeye working with the Underground, it's up to Wheels, Red Wolf, and Nighthawk (Tilda) to hold off Hydra while the Firehearts raid a food convoy. Things look bleak when a band of reinforcements arrive from the Underground to help the three Avengers. With […]

mighty captain marvel

The Mighty Captain Marvel #7 Review: The Tide Turns, And Then Turns Back Again

*Ties into the Secret Empire crossover In The Mighty Captain Marvel #7, Captain Marvel, Alpha Flight, the Ultimates, and the Guardians of the Galaxy continue their struggle against the Chitauri forces attacking Earth. The new cadets — Glory, A'Di, and Dante — find themselves in a bad position as they attempted to contact Earth with the […]

Black Panther And The Crew #4 Review: Hydra Are Still The Bad Guys In This One

While investigating the case of Ezra "Peoples" Keith, Misty Knight has run across Luke Cage, whose apartment complex is currently in the process of being blown up by Hydra. Naturally, Luke survives, but he can't catch the Hydra soldiers before they kill themselves. Luke and Misty then chase up the lead on the person that […]

X-Men: Blue #7 Review: Let's Just Tear Up The X-Men

*Ties into the Secret Empire crossover With the mutants being relegated to the state of New Tian in the wake of the Hydra takeover, Jean Grey and her X-Men: Blue squad are fighting to free the mutant and human prisoners being forced there. The leaders of New Tian, Emma Frost, Xorn, and Sebastian Shaw, do […]

Champions #10 Review: Better Than Its Tie-In Event

* Ties into the Secret Empire crossover A month of reading these characters in other stories — namely Secret Empire and its Uprising tie-in — can really make you forget how charming they are in their own book, am I right? Frankly, with all the Secret Empire shenanigans, one could very understandably feel a bit […]

Secret Empire #5 Review – Just Not Good Super Hero Fiction

Now, even though I am Bleeding Cool's "Secret Empire is actually pretty good" guy, doesn't mean I think the series is perfect. It has its flaws, and one of my first two articles for BC was my review of #2, which was a comic that could basically be summed up with "Hey, don't forget to […]

Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 Review: Half A Good Book

As Bleeding Cool's resident "Secret Empire is actually pretty good" guy and as someone who was looking forward to the debut of the new Patriot, Rayshaun Lucas, I felt that it was necessary to review this comic. Yes, it's over a week old now, but that doesn't mean that the material has automatically become stale […]

Secret Empire #4 Review: Ditches Fascism, Becomes Enjoyable Read

With the latest issue of Secret Empire by Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis and Joshua Cassara, we get quite a change of pace from the series thus far. The story largely focuses on the opposing Avengers teams, the underground rebel Avengers led by the AI of Tony Stark, and the Hydr-Avengers, led in […]

Ms Marvel #19 – A Secret Empire Without A Traitor Captain America

Marvel Comics usually has a policy of allowing lead creatives on titles to choose whether or not they want their ongoing books to crossover with big events. So Brian Bendis has chosen for all his comics – Invincible Iron Man, Infamous Iron Man, Defenders, Spider-Man and Jessica Jones – not to be Secret Empire tie-ins, […]

3 Comic Stores Getting A Hydra Logo Takeover…And A Hydra Comic Con!

In an interview with Diamond Daily, Marvel SVP David Gabriel said: "In the first week of June, we're planning a widespread 'Hydra Takeover' of the entire comics industry. This includes many popular websites, some Marvel apps & sites, and even brick and mortar retail locations, as well as online retailers and sales outlets. Look for some […]

Just Like Magik, Emma Frost Vanishes from Secret Empire Uprising #1

Back when Marvel first teased Secret Empire: Uprising, the Secret Empire tie-in series starring Marvel's merry mutants and showing us what Hydramerica holds in store for them, we saw a rebellious Emma Frost on the cover fighting back against Hydra's forces. It would be the character's first real appearance since Inhumans vs. X-Men, where she […]

Things To Do In Denver When You're Hydra – Today's Secret Empire Comics

Just the one Secret Empire comic book out this week. Brave New World #1, a few short stories looking at how a variety of Marvel characters are coping with the changes to the new world order. That has such people in it.   So we have Namor as Switzerland. Or Ireland. While the new Giant Man […]

The Penny Drops – Secret Empire #2 Reviewed (SPOILERS)

The Hydra Cap storyline has been going on for over a year. Secret Empire will see it's culmination. In the whole period, writer Nick Spencer and various editors at Marvel have assured that this isn't a clone, this isn't an alternate reality Steve Rogers, this isn't mind control. This is the 'true' Steve Rogers, a […]

There Is A Hail-Hydra URL And It Redirects To The White House Site

There has been a lot of push back on how Marvel has been handling Hydra in their recent story lines. The main focus has been on Captain America and the Secret Empire story line itself, but they have been doing such things as asking people at stores to dress up like Hydra without thinking of the […]