Time for a peek behind the scenes of the creative process here in Retro Review corner: Sometimes, I work from a detailed spreadsheet cross-referencing comics eras, publishers, genres, important character appearances and milestones, carefully collated after years of collecting and archiving back issues, selecting each book carefully based on it’s relevance, quality and historical importance… Sometimes, Stephen says “Hey, what’s the deal with these weird guys I just read about in Secret Empire?” Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Captain America #163 awaits!
LEGO has silently been introducing some really cool characters into its LEGO Marvel Superheroes line. This week, Ms. Marvel makes her LEGO debut in the Captain America Jet Pursuit set.
Though Captain America isn’t very patriotic at the moment, Kotobukiya has a fantastic looking statue on the way that will redeem your faith in the hero.
Before Secret Empire officially arrives, Marvel wants you to check out three lead-in issues that helps set up the great conflict.
One of the few things I dislike about DC’s Rebirth is that it’s tough to sometimes know which issue is which Matthew Peterson has already reviewed Batwoman Rebirth #1, so that may make this issue “Rebirth Batwoman #1.” Augh! No matter what you call it, it’s good to have Kate Kane back in the black and red.
Marvel Comics released the variant covers for the Secret Empire event that kicks off in May. Some will be familiar to you, while others are still shrouded in mystery.