As discussed in part three of this series, in his 50+ years of continuity, it has only been the last decade or so that Spider-Man has been a full fledged Avenger. He was always too much of a loner or often times viewed as a criminal. It never stopped the Avengers from trying to recruit him though.
After the break, we’ll look at a bunch of cameos from our webbed wonder in the main Avengers book that didn’t make it into the Spider-Man Complete Chronology.
I haven’t read Rick Remender’s Captain America run, so I felt a little lost to begin this series. I knew that Ian Rogers was the son of Arnim Zola who was raised by Cap while he was stuck in Dimension Z for over a decade (while little time passed in the “real world”). Beyond that, the issues summary page tells me that Ian aka Nomad was now the partner of new Cap Sam Wilson and was believed dead when he was trapped in Baron Zemo’s exploding base.
But did Ian take something called the Infinite Elevator all the way to Battleworld? Find out after the cut as I look at Hail Hydra #1-4.
This morning I briefly wrote about the death of the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and this afternoon I stumbled upon this awesome fan made motion comic that covers the storyline from Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #158-160 from 2011. I personally didn’t love the story, but this motion comic is quite awesome. Watch it after the break.
Way back in the middle of July I reviewed Civil War #1. Six months and 4 issues later I’ll finally look at Civil War #2-5 after the break. The series was a bit of a mixed bag starting off but unlike many of the Secret Wars series, really finished strong. It is currently ranked 12th in our nearly completed Secret Wars Power Rankings.
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.
At least Marvel is being upfront and honest. In translation, we know superhero deaths have become mostly meaningless and pretty much everyone makes a return within a year or so.
Civil War II will be released this June, a month after the loose adaptation of the original series hits the big screen in Captain America: Civil War. The premise to me sounds like a super hero version of Minority Report:
A mysterious new Marvel character comes to the attention of the world, one who has the power to calculate the outcome of future events with a high degree of accuracy. This predictive power divides the Marvel heroes on how best to capitalize on this aggregated information, with Captain Marvel leading the charge to profile future crimes and attacks before they occur, and Iron Man adopting the position that the punishment cannot come before the crime.
So who do you think that death will be? Marvel has already confirmed it won’t be the Human Torch or Spider-Man. Vote in our poll after the break.
No theme to this post, just trying to clue up some odds and ends. After the cut I will take a look at series final issues: Red Skull #3, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4-5, Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #3-4 and Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #4