I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 4.2]: The Red, White, and New.

The Many Faces of The Patriot After the creation of Captain America in 1941, his popularity inspired a bevy of similarly themed heroes like Fighting American, Miss America, The Spirit of '76, Jack Flagg, Free Spirit and so on.  One such superhero was The Patriot who debuted in The Human Torch #4 (Spring 1941) with …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 4]: The Black History of Cap, Part 1.

One subject of fascination for me as a lifelong comic fan is the fascination of black people with the figure of Captain America. The history of black people in this country is complicated at best. Slavery, bigotry and racism have been a plague on African Americans for centuries. Objectively, the character would seem to be …

FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER #1 [Review]: A rushed, flimsy introduction to Marvel’s Dynamic Duo.

Later this year, Marvel Studios and the Disney+ streaming service will debut their first live-action series, Falcon & Winter Soldier. (Is it just me or does "Winter Soldier & the Falcon" flow a little better? I digress.) Since the Winter Soldier movie debuted in 2014, the characters of Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson have been …

THE MARVEL TELEVISION UNIVERSE [BelserVerse]: The Star-Spangled Mess.

Captain America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVJwXh1P1NQ The fourth of the CBS/Marvel would be the character with the longest history in Marvel, Captain America. Captain America first appeared in Timely Comics’ Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) and was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. In 1940, writer Joe Simon came up with the idea for Captain America …

DOMINO / CRUDE / CAPTAIN AMERICA / THE DEAD HAND / EXILES [Sunday Stash]: New Names, Old Faces!

Happy Sunday once again, fellow readers and geeks. While the weather's changing (and changing BACK, so it seems), we're getting ready for some big changes in talent over at the Big Two. This week we see a few new names and faces taking over some familiar titles, and we've got some early peeks. Let's see …