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With all the horse shit that came raining down on Sunday, this image of dignified defiance seemed uniquely appropriate.                                   PS: If you have any info on the person in this image or the person who made it, please contact us here.    

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Captains Courageous

The Chinese curse has come true, we do, in fact, live in interesting times. A while back I predicted that Misty Knight would soon be picking up Sam Wilson’s shield to become the new, and truly bad ass, Captain America.  Now I’m not just auguring it, I’m demanding it.  The time has come for a battalion of Captains to take to the streets (figuratively) and to the pages of Marvel Comics (literally).  Now, more than any time since the sixties, America needs heroes of every color; standard bearers to show…

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Nostrodumbass

2016 sucked. Apropos of nothing, here are my predictions for 2017. Misty Knight will be the new Captain America. By July, DC will be making noises about rebooting one of their major characters yet again. Bruce Banner will come back from the dead…again. Thanos will continue to be overused. Amadeus Cho will continue to be a tool. Moon Knight will continue to be brilliant…and then be cancelled. Doctor Strange will be cancelled by October. Kamala Khan will experience violent prejudice first hand.  My money says her brother gets attacked or…

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Too Heavy A Mantle

Marvel has had a string of victories, lately, in the Diversity War.  Ms. Marvel, with its plucky heroine Kamala Khan, has been an unqualified success, both commercially and critically.  The Ultimates continue to plow deeper into the regions of Ditko Space with nary a white male among the crew.  Jane Foster is still doing a bang up job as The Mighty Thor. Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new Black Panther is showing real promise and Power Man and Iron Fist hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back.  But the title that had…

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Oh Captain, My Captain…

For as long as I can remember, I believed Captain America was my hero.  When  I was a kid my mother used to buy me Captain America Comics.  I was mesmerized.  Cap had started life as Steve Rogers, a literal 98lb weakling with a figurative giant heart.  He risked everything to enter the Super Soldier program and, once he received his gifts, he represented what was best about America.  Courage, justice fair play, those were his hallmarks.  If he looked like a poster boy for the Aryan ideal while he…

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