Secret Empire: Omega #1- One Last Pass Through Secret Empire

Secret Empire just happened to turn out to be his self-combusting magnum opus that will be attached to his name for many unfortunate years to come.I loved his Sam Wilson: Captain America until it began tying into Secret Empire, and his Astonishing Ant-Man and Superior Foes of Spider-Man were brilliant series through-and-through.As such, I was[...]

The Mighty Captain Marvel #8 Review- The End Of Quasar…Again

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] *Ties in to the Secret Empire crossover Man, heroes named Quasar just can't catch a break anymore, can they? The Mighty Captain Marvel and her band of heroes find themselves at the end of their Secret Empire conflict. The Chitauri have them at the end of their rope. They're broken, desperate, and even […]

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Thoughts On Mad Magazine's Weigh-In On Trump's Secret Empire

Alright, strap yourselves in folks, I'm going to be having fun with this one. On August 28th, 2017, President Adolf — sorry, President Red Skull — wait, that's not right, either. On August 28th, President Donald Trump lifted the ban on arming local police with military surplus. If this sounds like making the police force something […]

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Secret Empire #10 Review: A Better Ending Than This Series Earned

That doesn’t make it great, or even good; just a spritz of water in a drought.Don’t get me wrong: it’s still far too little far too late, but the time it took to read its 30-or-so pages wasn’t as miserable as I’ve become accustomed to with Secret Empire.So, the Underground, the Avengers, the Ultimates, the[...]

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Black Panther And The Crew #5 Review: Manifold Takes The Stage

Manifold is met by Black Panther, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, and Storm as the five decide what to do about the Americops and the Hydra incursion into Harlem.There are a lot of things revealed in this comic that have a lot of implications for the story itself and its relation to the real world.As such,[...]

White Supremacist Spotted On CNN Wearing Hydra T-Shirt

A screencap of a CNN broadcast is making the rounds on social media tonight, showing a white supremacist wearing a Hydra t-shirt.The shirt was noticed by Anthony Oliveira, part of footage provided to CNN by Vice from a profile on neo-Nazi leader Chris Cantwell which has been airing all night Oliveira tweeted:https://twitter.com/meakoopa/status/897976055339896832Prompting this question from[...]

Secret Empire

Secret Empire #8 Review: One Of The Better Issues, But Still Stuffed With Padding

It is so weighed down with unnecessary padding that it threatens to drown Secret Empire at every turn.While #8 does have some satisfying moments of the Underground, the Defenders, Alpha Flight, the Ultimates, and the Guardians of the Galaxy finally rallying together to bring down Hydra, the good points are scattered throughout the miasma of[...]

Sam Wilson: Captain America #24 Review: Cap Picks Up The Shield Again

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] *Ties into the Secret Empire crossover In this issue, we're given more insight into the mind of Sam Wilson, AKA Captain America. We see him in his new Falcon costume, looking over his Captain America uniform and shield. We get a flashback of him conferring with his preacher brother about his decision to […]

Occupy Avengers

Occupy Avengers #9: Curtain Call On A Great Comic

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]It’s the Occupy Avengers’ final stand against Hydra in the Midwest With Hawkeye working with the Underground, it’s up to Wheels, Red Wolf, and Nighthawk (Tilda) to hold off Hydra while the Firehearts raid a food convoy Things look bleak when a band of reinforcements arrive from the Underground to help the three Avengers.With[...]

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The Mighty Captain Marvel #7 Review: The Tide Turns, And Then Turns Back Again

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] *Ties into the Secret Empire crossover In The Mighty Captain Marvel #7, Captain Marvel, Alpha Flight, the Ultimates, and the Guardians of the Galaxy continue their struggle against the Chitauri forces attacking Earth. The new cadets — Glory, A'Di, and Dante — find themselves in a bad position as they attempted to contact Earth […]

Black Panther And The Crew #4 Review: Hydra Are Still The Bad Guys In This One

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]While investigating the case of Ezra “Peoples” Keith, Misty Knight has run across Luke Cage, whose apartment complex is currently in the process of being blown up by Hydra Naturally, Luke survives, but he can’t catch the Hydra soldiers before they kill themselves.Luke and Misty then chase up the lead on the person that[...]

X-Men: Blue #7 Review: Let's Just Tear Up The X-Men

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]*Ties into the Secret Empire crossoverWith the mutants being relegated to the state of New Tian in the wake of the Hydra takeover, Jean Grey and her X-Men: Blue squad are fighting to free the mutant and human prisoners being forced there.The leaders of New Tian, Emma Frost, Xorn, and Sebastian Shaw, do not[...]

Champions #10 Review: Better Than Its Tie-In Event

Marvel, who has been missing since the Hydra takeover Their search leads them to an Inhuman internment camp in New Mexico There, the three remaining Champions (Cyclops being with the X-Men and Nova being stuck in space) stage a breakout for all the Inhumans imprisoned at this camp while hoping that Ms Marvel is somewhere[...]

Secret Empire #5 Review – Just Not Good Super Hero Fiction

I don’t think him blasting Marvel critics on Twitter is a good thing, but I do think he is a good writer.Now we’re up to Secret Empire #5 and what do I think about it? Well, we’ll get to that.This comic starts off with Black Widow being interrogated by Viper and a couple of Hydra[...]

Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 Review: Half A Good Book

Rayshaun takes up the offer and, the new Patriot is born.And then the second story is a random tale about Hydra Bob and a few other lackeys trying to arrest an Inhuman woman.The final story is a continuation of the “Sanctuary” story, where the Torch and Toro attempted to find a place to hide out[...]

Secret Empire #4 Review: Ditches Fascism, Becomes Enjoyable Read

[rwp-review-recap id="0"][caption id="attachment_666751" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Secret Empire #4 cover[/caption]With the latest issue of Secret Empire by Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis and Joshua Cassara, we get quite a change of pace from the series thus far.The story largely focuses on the opposing Avengers teams, the underground rebel Avengers led by the AI of[...]

Ms Marvel #19 – A Secret Empire Without A Traitor Captain America

Without a Hydra Captain America, without a cartoony reliance on Hydra Youth, concentration camps or people saying "Hail" a lot.In this week's issue, Ms Marvel #19 with Marco Failla and Ian Herring we have a New Jersey undergoing changes during Eid.Given the context, the initial expectation is that this is regarding people with Islamic backgrounds of culture,[...]