Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 has been released, and as a direct consequence, users of the internet have collectively lost their minds. Spoilers (that you’ve already seen everywhere on twitter) follow the jump.
So it’s come to this: the culmination of the Avengers Standoff event! The story comes together for an ending that brings most of the hanging plot threads to a satisfying conclusion, while holding the door wide-open for Marvel’s next event. Spoilers for the entirety of Avengers Standoff after the jump.
The penultimate entry in the Avengers Standoff event, Captain America: Sam Wilson #8 is a solid issue that provides some important final notes before the impending showdown. It makes sense, as Nick Spencer, who is also writing the main Pleasant Hill books, pens this issue. Spoilers begin after the jump.
None other than Nick Spencer himself, the author of the Pleasant Hill books, penned the week’s sole entry into the ongoing Avengers Standoff saga. But in addition to taking a long awaited step forward in the Standoff narrative, this issue pulls double duty, serving as the celebration of 75 years of Captain America. The homage to the First Avenger’s history begins with the cover illustration, a controversial re-imagining of Cap’s first cover, and ends with three short stories contemplating the ideals that are represented by Captain America. In between, there’s an extra-long story that has all three men who have wielded the shield exploring what it means to be Captain America. Spoilers for Captain America: Sam Wilson #7 begin after the jump.
It’s Thursday, so it must be time for our weekly column, the Thursday Threeway! Every week, I’ll take three things – things that are least tangentially related – and review all three in one blog post. It could be three movies, or three books, or even three sandwiches. Today we’ll be looking at the three short comics celebrating Captain America’s 75th Anniversary, included after the extra-long main story in the super-sized Captain America: Sam Wilson #7.