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Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Post by Ares » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:40 pm

Steve Rogers has quit as Captain America again in latest Marvel comic
Captain America has laid down his shield in the latest Marvel comic, as Steve Rogers leaves his role once again.

In the newest issue of the current Captain America comic series, the superhero becomes a prime suspect in the death of Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross.

However, as he surrenders to authorities in Captain America #7, Rogers decides to leave behind his identity as the Avenger in defiance.

"How can I claim to serve my country when I constantly oppose it?" he declares. "How can I carry this shield and fight the government that entrusted me with it?

"Freedom. Democracy. The right of people to choose. This is the world they’ve chosen. This is the world they wanted."

Rogers previously quit the role of Captain America on a number of occasions, notably back in the 1970s and 1980s.

The first time was in 1974, with the storyline written in response to the Watergate scandal in the US, and there may be some significance and echoes in the current storyline and the political climate in the US now.

Meanwhile, amid speculation that Avengers: Endgame could be Rogers' last outing as Captain America, we've speculated as to how the movie could give him a happy ending.

Captain America #7 is available to buy now.
"How can I claim to serve my country when I constantly oppose it?"

:roll:

The "Captain America quits" bit at this point is actually more over-done than the "Peter Parker walks away from his costume" thing. It's a story told before by better writers.

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Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Post by RUSCHE » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:57 pm

Ares wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Steve Rogers has quit as Captain America again in latest Marvel comic
Captain America has laid down his shield in the latest Marvel comic, as Steve Rogers leaves his role once again.

In the newest issue of the current Captain America comic series, the superhero becomes a prime suspect in the death of Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross.

However, as he surrenders to authorities in Captain America #7, Rogers decides to leave behind his identity as the Avenger in defiance.

"How can I claim to serve my country when I constantly oppose it?" he declares. "How can I carry this shield and fight the government that entrusted me with it?

"Freedom. Democracy. The right of people to choose. This is the world they’ve chosen. This is the world they wanted."

Rogers previously quit the role of Captain America on a number of occasions, notably back in the 1970s and 1980s.

The first time was in 1974, with the storyline written in response to the Watergate scandal in the US, and there may be some significance and echoes in the current storyline and the political climate in the US now.

Meanwhile, amid speculation that Avengers: Endgame could be Rogers' last outing as Captain America, we've speculated as to how the movie could give him a happy ending.

Captain America #7 is available to buy now.
"How can I claim to serve my country when I constantly oppose it?"

:roll:

The "Captain America quits" bit at this point is actually more over-done than the "Peter Parker walks away from his costume" thing. It's a story told before by better writers.
By far better writers. At times Steve tells at odds with the current social or political issues of the USA, he should stand fight what he feels those injustices are. That is the idea of Captain America..to fight for the very idea of the USA. they ate missing a opportunity to correct the horrid Hydra Cap and ate failing at it miserably.

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Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Post by Ares » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:10 am

Also, while not exactly new, I was doing a little reading up on the Savage Land, and came across this in an issue of Squirrel Girl:

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I fucking HATE Squirrel Girl.

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Post by Ares » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:14 am

It also looks like DC and Hana-Barbera are no longer going to be doing team-up books. Which I understand, DC had been doing books that were just bizarre, but it also likely means no more Future Quest books, which is a shame because those were some of the most fun comics I'd read in forever.

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Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Post by Woodclaw » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 am

Ares wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:14 am
It also looks like DC and Hana-Barbera are no longer going to be doing team-up books. Which I understand, DC had been doing books that were just bizarre, but it also likely means no more Future Quest books, which is a shame because those were some of the most fun comics I'd read in forever.
I'm kind of sad because I really dig Scooby-Do Team-Up.
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Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Post by Ken » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:12 pm

Woodclaw wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 am
Ares wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:14 am
It also looks like DC and Hana-Barbera are no longer going to be doing team-up books. Which I understand, DC had been doing books that were just bizarre, but it also likely means no more Future Quest books, which is a shame because those were some of the most fun comics I'd read in forever.
I'm kind of sad because I really dig Scooby-Do Team-Up.
Me too.
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Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Post by Chris Brady » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:31 am

The more I see, the more I hear, the more I'm coming to the sad realization that Comics as a medium are dead.

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Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Post by Ares » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:51 am

You know, this is a bit behind the times, but I didn't realize until today that J. Jonah Jameson actually knew who Spider-Man was. Peter had revealed his ID to Jonah during a very emotional moment, and in the following stories we got some real, genuine character growth from both of them, Jonah especially. Like, seeing Jonah actively trying to help Peter out, realizing why Peter did what he did,now calling Peter things like "My boy" and "Son" adds an awesome new dimension to their relationship.

The time travel story where Jonah goes back and talks to his past self, and we see how much Jonah has changed. Modern Jonah never considers revealing Peter's ID to the world, while past Jonah had the story written up, but hadn't published it yet. And it's Jonah's screw up that reveals Peter's ID to Osborn, where you can see Jonah realize what he's done. "Please, he's just a boy." Not to mention the time Jonah sees past Peter without his mask for the first time, and realizes again just how young Peter was when he started, and retroactively realizes what he did to a kid all those years ago.

Giving Peter a sister was stupid, but everything else was pretty great.

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Post by Jabroniville » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:54 am

Damn, am *I* behind the times. I was thinking of picking up Ryan Ottley's Spider-Man run in the trades, but never got around to it. PETER HAS A SISTER?!? And JJ knows who he is? WEIRD.

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Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Post by Davies » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:02 pm

So Conan is guest-starring in Avengers: No Road Home.

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Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Post by HalloweenJack » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:34 pm

Yeah, read that earlier I liked it.


Also Immortal Hulk was pretty decent.



It's almost like for all the shitty books out there, there's good ones too!

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