Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #32: Rage

"I have complete confidence in my deodorant!"
“I have complete confidence in my deodorant!”

I picked up my first comic books in 1990.  There was an Amazing Spider-Man drawn by future Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen; an issue of Detective Comics written by one of my favorite comics writers, John Ostrander; and an issue of Avengers written by Larry Hama and drawn by Paul Ryan.  The story in question there would introduce such classic Avengers foes as the Tetrarchs of Entropy and a hallucinating Russian cosmonaut called Surge, but only on the cover of the next issue.

Never heard of them?  Never mind that.  We also got Rage.  He stuck around for a while.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars Part Three (Friday Filler Edition)

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So we needed content today and I’ve read a couple of Secret Wars books, so I put two and two together and came up with one.  (Column that is.  #jennymath.)

After the break, a quick spoilery look at A-Force #1 and Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1.  And if you guys behave yourselves, maybe a little bonus book thrown in for your reading pleasure.

Also, if you are like me and haven’t read all of Johnathon Hickman’s Avengers run leading up to Secret Wars, be sure to take Tom’s Road To Secret Wars course at gabbinggeekuniversity.com.  The reading materials are online here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six and Part Seven.

And that course is a prerequisite to the other parts of this series: Part One, Part Two

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The Problems With Marvel’s Civil War

Those guys in the back probably want to back away from this right now.
Those guys in the back probably want to back away from this right now.

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were fairly excited to learn the third Captain America movie would be an adaptation of Civil War, a mini-series where the various Marvel heroes lined up on two sides over a law that required superheroes to register with the American government or go to prison.  The series dealt with issues regarding national security and the American reaction to terrorist attacks on our soil.

It also had some huge problems that almost guarantee the movie version will be better, if only by default.

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