Immediately following World War II, the Ku Klux Klan experienced a sudden resurgence in popularity, specifically in the South where it originated in order to combat what members perceived as threats to the white race from various ethnic and religious groups. For awhile their influence grew unchecked and unchallenged by law enforcement until their ranks were infiltrated by an author and Human Rights activist named Stetson Kennedy who, by enlisting the help of Superman, brought low the racist organization, decimating its ranks. 70 years later, Chris Evans, now indelibly identified as Captain America, is taking up the mantle.
Ever dreamed of teaming up with Captain America? Who hasn’t? Short of an adventurous night out with an outgoing Cosplayer, being buddy buddy with ole Cap is only ever a fantasy in the minds eye. But what if there was a chance to spend a day with Captain America actor Chris Evans – to be held up in a mysterious room together as you’re forced to combine your wits and escape a seemingly inescapable room? Alright, maybe not everyone has pictured that exact scenario but the opportunity for it is here! (more…)
When fans last saw Steve Rodgers, he was a wanted man, and on the move. The shield? He dropped it and left it behind after his fight with Tony Stark. The Avengers who were being held probably got out and are in hiding. Then there’s Bucky. He’s on ice in the middle of Wakanda. At least he should be. So when Sebastian Stan posted a photo of himself with a shield stripped of it’s stripes and looking a lot like his arm, internet fanboys erupted and rumors began flying in every direction possible.
Ever since it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. was reprising his role as Iron Man (Tony Stark) for Captain America: Civil War, fans were eagerly anticipating the showdown between the two leaders of The Avengers. When the third Captain America film was first teased, the title had “Serpent Society” before “Civil War” was revealed. This means we could have had a completely different film. It all depended on RDJ wanting to come back to the table and reprise his role as Iron Man. After all, his Marvel Studios contract was up. Even though we love his take on Iron Man, the role he was born to play, he’s not going to do it forever. Luckily for everyone, Downey agreed to extend his contract with Marvel Studios and will continue to be Tony Stark for the foreseeable future. But what if he didn’t come back as Iron Man? What would the third Captain America film look like? (more…)
The final battle between Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) at the end of Captain America: Civil War was both epic and personal as the two went toe to toe over Bucky as well as their relationship over the past several films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The battle ended with Captain America defeating Iron Man but hesitating to deliver the death blow. Stark calling out to Captain America saying he didn’t deserve his shield and then Rogers acknowledging that fact and dropping the shield. We all know they’ll back for Avengers: Infinity War to take on Thanos and save the galaxy. But will “Captain America” be back?
Captain America, the Star Spangled Man, figure of recent controversy and (possibly) the most popular Marvel comics superhero right now thanks to two very successful movies from directing brothers Joseph and Anthony Russo, is more than something of an icon in the modern American myth. He’s considered (or supposed) to embody what is good and wholesome about the American spirit, even when America doesn’t feel very great. It only makes sense to honor the good Captain, given he’s now 75 years old, and what better to kick that off than San Diego Comic-con? (more…)
Captain America celebrates his 75th Anniversary this year and he might just be eating cake alone.
Last week, Marvel Comics debuted a new Captain America comic book series entitled “Captain America: Steve Rogers” #1 that shook the comic book world at its foundation. So much talk has been generated over Marvel’s decision to have the superhero, who always stood for justice and doing what’s right, reveal that he has been an agent of Hydra this entire time. We were duped. Big time. Like, for 75 years. With nearly everybody giving their two cents on this surprising revelation, what do you think Stan Lee thinks about it? This past weekend, fans in attendance at a comic book convention found out. (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
ABOVE: Civil War by Orlando Arocena. (more…)
If you’ve somehow managed to not hear about Marvel‘s big secret Captain America Spoiler that fired up the Internet yesterday, then we hoped you enjoyed your cave spelunking adventure, because everyone else heard about it, even the Amish. There was no escaping it. We won’t actually talk about specifics until after the jump, but we do have Chris Evans, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Captain America’s response to the whole thing. (more…)
The Captain America craze continues! Yesterday we looked at the trending hashtag of #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend that was circulating on Twitter urging Disney to make Steve Rogers homosexual or bisexual. Now today, being New Comics Wednesday, Marvel is adding to Cap’s near-omnipotence with the release of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. Not only is the patriotic superhero everywhere and anywhere these days, but a secret has been revealed as to Captain America’s true self <Spoilers Ahead> (more…)