The only Avengers book I’ve been reading regularly since the end of Secret Wars is All-New All-Different Avengers. That is mostly because of the presence of Miles Morales. (I read Uncanny Avengers for about 5 minutes before Peter Parker/Spider-Man left the team.) And much like I mentioned in my Spider-Women Alpha review, I’m a sucker for crossovers, especially those that interrupt my regular monthly readings with tie-ins. As such, I’ve been reading the Avengers Standoff event. Some spoilers and thoughts on the latest chapter, Uncanny Avengers #8, after the break.
Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in! After reading all of DC’s Convergence and Marvel’s Secret Wars (final updates coming soon!) last year, I’m definitely suffering from “event fatigue”. Yet, here I am once again reading the first issue in the next Avengers event, Avengers Standoff: Welcome To Pleasant Hill #1. Yes, I am a sucker for punishment.
Some spoiler free comments on the best Marvel twist since the late 90’s after the break.
Not to be outdone by DC’s big Justice League special on The CW last night, Marvel had their own special celebrating 75 years of the man with the red, white and blue shield.
During the special Marvel announced that Steve Rogers would be returning to the role of Captain America this summer. For those not keeping up with the current state of the Marvel U, Rogers dramatically aged in 2014 after losing his super soldier serum and then Falcon Sam Wilson took over the role of Cap. So with Cap apparently de-aged, juiced up and carrying a new triangular shield that calls back to his first appearances 75 years ago, where does that leave Falcon-Cap? Status quo it appears, and for the second time in recent memory, the Marvel Universe will have two Captain America’s.
Look for Steve to get his groove back in the “Avengers Standoff” crossover and star in his own title once again this summer in Captain America: Steve Rogers.