We’re living in a turbulent time, an era where we need heroes more than ever to inspire and lead us. Captain America is not that hero, as his plans for a HYDRA coup de grace finally kicked off this week in the zero issue for Secret Empire.
DC and Warner Bros. Animation have had a mostly crackin’ good run at doing just that over the last decade. All Star Superman, The Dark Knight Returns and Justice League: The New Frontier are prime examples of the medium honouring a story. Last year’s Batman: The Killing Joke, less so. While 2016 may have resulted in that black mark on the record of the DC Animated Universe, Justice League vs Teen Titans was still a positive step in the right direction. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract keeps that momentum going.
Injustice 2 may only be out in shops in May, but the sequel comic book series is already live with a first issue that sets the scene for an even bigger confrontation between the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, as the two former friends find themselves stuck in a world that trusts its heroes a lot less.
While Invincible may be drawing to a close on the printed page, it’s about to kick off a new adventure on the big screen. Fresh off of their work on Preacher, comes news from The Hollywood Reporter that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will turn their attention towards Invincible and help crank out a full movie for Universal Studios.
Where Revenge of the Sith ended, a new Darth Vader series begins. Fresh in his hawt new leather threads and prosthetic limbs, Marvel has announced that the latest series starring the newest Sith lord will be penned by writer Charles Soule and drawn by Giuseppe Camuncoli, an artist whose run on Spider-Man over the last couple of years has been nothing short of amazing so far.
How did the sentinel of liberty go from being an icon of punching Hitler to fascist dictator in the making? As with all things comic book related, it’s kind of complex. But consider this your guide to the year of Captain America and his Secret Empire finally going public.
The House of Ideas knows that it needs to restore some order to a very chaotic universe right now. Which is where Marvels comes in, as that series looks like it’ll be blending the past, present and future into one cohesive direction for the publisher. And according to a leaked synopsis on Amazon, that status quo certainly is coming back
Now the road to Wrestlemania may have reached a conclusion, but Payback is coming and it is indeed something that rhymes with “switch”. The fifth event of its kind since the superstar shake-up of several weeks ago, Payback happens to be a cross between RAW and Smackdown as old scores are settled for good as the respective shows look to start anew. Here’s the full match line-up for this Sunday.
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