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Fake News in Action in Next Week's Captain America #9

Fake News in Action in This Week’s Captain America #9

Next week’s Captain America #9 dives deep into the seedy underbelly of the journalism industry, as Alexa Lukin attempts to convince the Fact News Channel to run a story defaming the titular Captain America. You can watch this attempt to influence the fourth estate in the preview below… Sadly, Fact News doesn’t want to report […]

Can Nazi Captain America Buy a Presidential Pardon From Donald Trump?

BECAUSE U DEMANDED IT! Nazi Steve Rogers, the alternate version of the titular Captain (or is he the real version?) from Secret Empire is back in next week’s issue of Captain America. Will he be busting out of jail, on his own or with help from Cap’s other enemies? Well, not quite. Alexa Lukin has […]


Everything You Knew About Secret Empire Was Wrong

All day long, Marvel has been releasing teaser after teaser threatening to rewrite the history of the Marvel Universe in March 2019, creating a veritable feeding frenzy in the clickbait comics media as websites scramble to post the latest teaser and get the clicks before their competitors, which of course works out in Marvel favor […]


Captain America #2 cover by Alex Ross

Captain America #2 Review: The Mind of the Legend

Captain America reflects on the day he received the Super Soldier Serum as he continues his crusade against the brigade of Nukes that are spreading chaos across the United States. After putting down another attack, Thunderbolt Ross arrives to tell the Captain to stand down. Steve refuses, and Ross begins making veiled threats. Later, Steve […]

The Punisher #226 cover by Clayton Crain

The Punisher #226 Review: Setting Targets on Hydra

The Punisher is out for Hydra blood. He has a lot of guilt leftover from his taking their side in Secret Empire, and he intends to rectify that by wiping the fascist organization from the face of the Earth. He starts by using CIA information to track down the whereabouts of one Baron Helmut Zemo. […]

Black Widow Tales of Suspense #103 cover by Andrea Sorrentino

Tales of Suspense #103 Review: What Has Black Widow Been Up To?

Black Widow is still alive. She’s working for the Red Room again. How did this happen? What has she been doing? What does this have to do with the resurfacing of Yelena Belova and the other mysterious events happening around the Winter Soldier and Hawkeye? Tales of Suspense #103 departs from following Hawkeye and Winter Soldier […]

Doctor Strange #386 cover by Niko Henrichon

Doctor Strange #386 Review: Damnation Continues to Disappoint

We are shown the prelude to Doctor Strange’s Las Vegas arrival in Damnation, and we view the immediate aftermath. In that aftermath, Strange plays cards against Mephisto for the fate of Las Vegas. I was no fan of Damnation #1. It’s lack of tone coherence, Doctor Strange actively making the lives of Las Vegas worse by […]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #1 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #1 Review: Your Favorite Heroes Are Terrible People

With the Avengers helping mourn and honor the fallen in Las Vegas from Secret Empire, Doctor Strange arrives to offer a ray of hope. He has regained his expansive powers and resurrects the parts of Las Vegas that fell, its citizens included. Joyous celebration quickly turns to shock and horror when the Hotel Inferno, a […]

Hydra Cap Funko Hot Topic Exclusive Variant

Hydra Cap Gets His Own Funko In Hot Topic Exclusive Variant

Feeling nostalgic for a bygone historical era? Missed out on getting your hands on one of those Hydra shirts Marvel was pushing on retailers? Well, you’re in luck! Now you can own your very own Hydra Cap Funko, as the villain of Marvel’s Secret Empire super-mega-crossover event returns as a tiny, adorable, vinyl fascist with […]

Hydra Cap Funko Hot Topic Exclusive Variant

Contest Of Champions Gets Some Funky Funkos, Including Secret Empire Cap

Contest of Champions, the popular Marvel mobile game, is getting a pretty big wave of Funko Pops. While I have never played the game myself, millions of others have, and I am sure that they will be excited about these. As with most other waves of Funko Pops, there will be tons of exclusives as […]


Cover to Mighty Captain Marvel #9 by Meghan Hetrick

The Mighty Captain Marvel #9 Review: Girls’ Day Out

The war against Hydra and the Chitauri is over. Alpha Flight is no more. The space station was destroyed. The Ultimates have done their job and freed Eternity. Quasar is gone. Carol Danvers must decide what to do with her life now. To help her, she enlists the help of two of her closest friends: […]

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Hydra And Red Skull Cosplay Banned By Rose City Comic Con

Rose City Comic Con has changed its costume policy to ban “reminders of unspeakable atrocities,” including “Old School Hydra and Red Skull or any other Nazis from entertainment properties.” Violations of this rule will result in a lifetime ban from the convention. The change was made to the website yesterday, and appears to be in […]

Secret Empire: Omega #1- One Last Pass Through Secret Empire

So, we’re at the other end of this now. My opinions on Secret Empire have been made abundantly clear. There’s no reason to revisit it, let alone review Secret Empire: Omega. So, we’re going to review Secret Empire: Omega. Because I am not only a masochist but a curious masochist as well. That, and I […]

Brevoort: Parts Of Secret Empire “Made The Right People Unhappy And Upset”

ABC hosted its final Secret Empire livestream Thursday to talk about the events of Secret Empire Omega and the aftermath of the series. Being gluttons for punishment, we watched it to hastily transcribe the comments of Marvel guests Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith, and Nick Spencer. Here are the highlights: Brevoort, on how Secret Empire ended: […]

Secret Empire #10 Review: The Destination Was Not Worth The Journey

Secret Empire #10 is finally here, and the behemoth steamroller of an event from Marvel and writer Nick Spencer is finally over. And after the writer and publishers’ constant calls to wait and see, to read every issue no matter what your initial reaction is, and ideally spend hundreds of dollars on the various spinoffs and […]

The Mighty Captain Marvel #8 Review- The End Of Quasar…Again

*Ties in to the Secret Empire crossover Man, heroes named Quasar just can’t catch a break anymore, can they? The Mighty Captain Marvel and her band of heroes find themselves at the end of their Secret Empire conflict. The Chitauri have them at the end of their rope. They’re broken, desperate, and even considering abandoning […]

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Secret Empire: Who Died, And Who Was Dead And Is Now Alive?

Secret Empire #10 has been and gone. Some folks died. Some folks survived. Some folks were raised from the dead. We’ve tallied up a few — who else needs including? Rick Jones: DEAD. Killed by firing squad, at the command of Hydra Captain America. There is a scene showing him as one of the scars that Kobik left […]