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Marvel Legacy

Marvel Legacy #1 Review: A Lackluster Tease For Upcoming Titles

So, here we are at last. The long-awaited Marvel Legacy #1 is out. I’m going to go ahead and throw a spoiler warning here. Much of this comic has already been spoiled by numerous sources, but the plot itself was even hinted at in the marketing. I mean, the name Marvel Legacy doesn’t indicate any […]

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 […]

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Secret Empire #10 Review: A Better Ending Than This Series Earned

This is it. This is the big one. In the wise words of Red Foxx: “I’m coming, Elizabeth.” Or at least, I would be if this were nearly as bad as I feared it would be. With Secret Empire #10, for the first time, Secret Empire actually surprised me. Considering this is the ending, that is […]

Why Marvel Should Really Publish A #STUCKY Comic After Secret Empire

When it was first announced, a year or so ago, that Captain America was going to have big headlining news, some people seized on the possibility that Captain America may be getting a boyfriend. Instead, the reveal was that he’d been a sleeper agent for decades for the fascist organisation Hydra, which led to the […]

Quintessential Captain America Stories To Read This July 4th

In celebration of the American Day of Independence, it’s a great time to point people in the direction of some great stories about the greatest champion of the United States, Captain America: The Sentinel of Liberty. It happens to be more relevant these days when the current mainline story about Steve Rogers is…less than satisfying […]

Secret Empire To Secret Empire: Interview With A 40-Year Captain America Fan

I was first introduced to comics by my dad. It started with a Spider-Man obsession, like with many younger kids. Over time, it developed, and I got more interested in characters like the Avengers, the X-Men, Hawkman, the Flash, and others. It’s worth mentioning that he also introduced me to Bleeding Cool, has been a […]

Mindless Speculation – What Is The Vanishing Point?

Marvel have teased the final issue of Secret Empire this week, with the tagline of ‘What is the Vanishing Point?’ and with cover art taken from the Generations art created by Alex Ross. This obviously suggests that there is a closer link to Secret Empire and Generations than previously assumed, but just what is that […]

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 […]

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 […]

In Secret Empire, Context Is Everything

Today’s Free Comic Book Day release of Marvel’s Secret Empire title adds a number of additions to the Secret Empire story that could address many of the concerns critics have had with some of the more troubling optics. Spoilers follow! . . . As we’ve mentioned before, the FCBD issue explains why Vision and Wanda Maximoff, […]

How To Do Secret Empire Without Offending Everyone

Okay, you guys, do I really need a preamble here? By now you all know about Secret Empire, and how it involves Hydra, who Marvel insist are not Nazis, despite them being led by several Nazis, working with the Nazis, running internment camps and the Far Eastern origins being retconned into their history after their […]

Axis And Allies: Using The Enemies Strategy In Marvel’s Secret Empire

We’ve discussed before about a big spoiler element of what comes in Secret Empire, the upcoming event from Marvel seeing the now revealed as a Hydra double agent Captain America take over the United States and place Hydra in power, previously when discussing the zero issue. We’ve also done a non-spoiler review of the issue […]

Cap’s Betrayal Begins: Secret Empire #0 Review

This whole event is going to be controversial. This issue in particular will be controversial, and certainly there are aspects and plot elements that will be up for a great deal of discussion – but for the purposes of this article, this will just present a review of the comic itself. I won’t discuss spoilers […]

This Day in Pop Culture History

On This Day In Pop Culture For March 1

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on March 1: 1872- Yellowstone Park is made the first National Park. […]