Tagged Captain America

Stop Overstuffing Superhero Movies Already!

Comic book superheroes movies have become the mainstream film genre of the decade and every studio wants a piece of the pie. To stay with that metaphor, studios take their tray up to the comic book franchise buffet and prepare to return to their table with a full plate of entertaining content. However, in fearing the fans won’t be satisfied, the studios and creatives begin to pile their plates up with as much “food” as possible. They begin to...

A House Divided Against Itself: A Review of Lego Marvel’s Avengers

Gather ’round, kids. Grandpa’s got a story to tell. When I was a kid, Legos looked like this: Nowadays, they look a bit different: That’s the Lego® Marvel Super Heroes™ SHIELD™ Helicarrier©. It contains 2,996 pieces, five minifigs, three microscale Quinjets, three fighter jets, a gasoline truck, two forklift trucks, two runways, four road blockades, an armored exterior with translucent elements, 12 microfigures (Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man, and eight SHIELD agents), and turnable rotors. Clearly, things...

Forget It, Peg—It’s Tinseltown: Agent Carter’s Season 2 Premiere

Agent Carter is back for season 2! With or without recognition from her superiors, Peggy knows her value. And so does ABC—after the positive fan (and critical) reaction to the show’s eight-episode first season, the network commissioned a second, 10-episode series to air (as the first did) during Agents of SHIELD‘s midwinter hiatus. Peggy’s moving to L.A., and she’s bringing the hat with her. If you haven’t been watching Agent Carter—or haven’t even heard of it—read on for some...

10 Geeky Holiday Crafts to Deck Your Halls with Awesome

Normally, you see holiday posts closer to, well, the holidays. Most people find the sight of festive décor before Thanksgiving nauseating (and in spirit, I’m right there with you). But if you’re a crafty geek, you can’t wait until December to start thinking about the holiday crafts—most crafty genius takes time to create! And these crafts that I’ve rounded up from the far corners of the Internet are genius, in my own humble opinion, and worth planning to spend time...

More Heroes, More Problems in Avengers: Age of Ultron

And so we return once more to the summer tentpole of the Avengers franchise—legendary for both its breakout superhero crossover and its massive box office to make it happen. Whereas the previous installment was a miraculous spectacle for its convergence of so many heroes, Avengers: Age of Ultron has higher standards to live up to. We’re familiar with all these characters now and want to see something much more than basic introductions before the real fights break out. For...

Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 4: The Modern Age of Comics

Previously: “Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 3: The Bronze Age of Comics” The Modern Age of comic books is commonly thought of as the current age. Sometimes it is considered to overlap or encompass the Bronze Age; sometimes it’s called the Dark Age, but for our purpose here, it is everything post-Bronze Age to present day.  A lot has changed during this time. The comic book Modern Age emerged with a cry for more realism, complexity, and...

Enter the Drago—I Mean, Captain America #25

As a comic book reader for over 35 years, I’ve often wished they would create a separate comic-book cover for those of us who read avidly. “Who is the NEW Captain America?” I already know. She already knows. Everyone reading comic books, the Internet, or Comic Shop News knows. So blanking out the figure and asking this question in bold letters like this is some sort of mystery is like playing hide-and-seek with my daughter when she was five...
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