Falcon (Sam Wilson, Captain America) Reading Order!

Falcon in Jack Kirby comics

Sam Wilson, most commonly known as Marvel’s Falcon through the years, is one of the best heroes to emerge as partners to early Marvel icons. Rather than merely stand-in as Captain America’s sidekick, Falcon asserted himself early on as an equally capable hero, even claiming a rightful spot in the comic book title with Captain America and the Falcon. Continue reading “Falcon (Sam Wilson, Captain America) Reading Order!”

Captain America 3: Civil War Review!

Captain America 3: Civil War

You’ll hear a lot about how good Captain America 3: Civil War is over the next few weeks, and about all the box office success it’s having, and it’s true, but that’s not what makes it amazing. I had impossibly high expectations, and Civil War met all of them and then raised me the best version of my favorite comic book character of all time, but that’s not what makes it amazing.

You know what makes Civil War amazing? Continue reading “Captain America 3: Civil War Review!”

OK, What Comics Should You Read In Between Cap 3: Civil War Viewings?

Cap vs Iron Man

The MCU has officially dropped Captain America 3: Civil War stateside, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m already writing hyperbolic praise in my head and I haven’t even seen it (my expectations might be a wee bit too high – it’s a dangerous state of mind!). The Rotten Tomatoes reviews are so far pulling a reverse Batman v Superman, which will surely only calm those DC vs. Marvel conspiracy theories.

As you step out of the theater this weekend, or in coming weeks, you may think to yourself: What Marvel Comics should I read now! I need more of this! Did I close the garage? Wait, no, back to what’s important, more Marvel Universe! Continue reading “OK, What Comics Should You Read In Between Cap 3: Civil War Viewings?”

Agent Carter Season One: “I Am Burdened With Glorious Purpose”

Agent Carter on ABC

The quote in the headline is one of Loki’s from Avengers, but it aptly fits the new Agent Carter miniseries that aired its first two episodes earlier this week. Despite its cinematic dominance, Marvel’s live action TV game has been inconsistent at best. Agent Carter offers Marvel’s first opportunity since Agents of SHIELD launched in the wake of Avengers to take the live action comic book TV crown from DC Comics. Continue reading “Agent Carter Season One: “I Am Burdened With Glorious Purpose””