RadioPress Reads: Wednesday Comics – Captains Everywhere!
Today was pretty slow for comics so I decided to read a little old and a little new and was pleasantly surprised. Enjoy RPG Reads April 20th.
I’m going to start this off saying that it helps that Captain Marvel is one of my all time favorite comic heroes. Even before she received her powers she was an ass kicking Air Force Captain outranking even America’s golden boy Captain America. Stepping back, I took the time to read the first issue of this comic and before I knew it I had squandered two hours of my day (at work) reading all four issues. The characters are entertaining, the artwork is fun and the story is mysterious enough to keep you wondering what the hell is happening. There isn’t really a point in this book that makes you go ‘ehh I can put this down and never come back’. I just couldn’t stop reading.
Coming off of the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie of yesteryear, this book paves the way for the MCU entrance of Captain America: Civil War. The 43 pager brings to light what it means to completely overhaul a team like the Avengers and bring in brand new blood. This team has little experience with each other and is immediately faced with a Hydra threat ‘Ultimo’, built from the shattered remains of Ultron. This is a good way to see what has been happening to the team between AoU and now and set the tone forthe movie to come. It’s going to be short lived but take a gander, you will likely not regret it.
Steve Rogers has been drained of the super soldier serum, he’s lost his powers and perpetual youth, he’s old, he is not longer Captain America as we know him. The mantle of Captain America though needs to be passed on and so he passes it to Sam Wilson, Falcon, who becomes the new Captain America. Sam is living the life of Captain America in a country where citizens are torn between the love of superheroes and the disdain of said heroes. America is in political turmoil, SHIELD isn’t to be trusted since they found out about the Hydra infiltration and things are strained. It’s an amazing place to put Sam because its so real and for many people, it hits home on the right notes and it keeps the interest between action sequences. It’s a new generation of Captain America when it’s needed and for all the right reasons. I love this book.
Iron Fist and Luke Cage back together again, and its a little hard to get into at first. The art style is very old school but it adds to the type of lightheartedness that resonates within the pages. Luke is helping Iron fist with a job, a friend was just released from jail and hires them to retrieve an item of importance, simple enough, but as per usual things get fun. The levity mixed with tense situations makes for a good book, but I recommend giving it more than just one issue to really get into it otherwise you’ll just put it down and not return.
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