Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Uncanny Avengers #3, that you can check out, after the jump.
Everyone who loves super-heroes knows this story: Steve Rogers a 28 year old polio-afflicted young man from Redondo Beach, California is brought into the armed forces by Italian defector Dr. Maria Vasselli to become a Super Soldier. His goal? To defeat the Nazi’s own supersoldier, an Italian mutant known as the Red Skull!
New posters for Captain America: First Avenger are starting to pop up, and I gotta say I like the Red Skull one the best.
Marvel is set to release an all new series featuring Red Skull and David Aja has been hired to provide the covers to the series. These are simply stunning, and deserving of an entry in the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day.
Marvel Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Fear Itself: Book of the Skull #1 that arrives in stores this week (March 16, 2011).
Entertainment Weekly is one of those magazines that gets a lot of exclusives when it comes to movies, television, and the various what-nots. Today, the site posted a really great image of the Red Skull in full Hydra dress.
In this summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger, Chris Evans plays a scrawny, sickly wannabe soldier during World War II who gets an injection that turns him into a super-warrior. A similar experiment was also established by the Nazis, but turned their test subject — the weapons developer Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) — into the ghastly Red Skull.
So, what do you think, Dear Reader? We saw a quick glimpse of Weaving during the Super Bowl ad, does this full on look give you even more hope for the movie?
Captain America: The First Avenger arrives July 22, 2011.
He appeared but for a brief instant in the Captain America trailer that aired during the Super Bowl, but this morning, the still image has swept across the Intardwebz for all to see, and for all to comment on.
I for one love the look, and from the still and brief video clip, I love the reveal.
July can’t come fast enough.
The Red Skull has been called up to be the big bad in the upcoming The First Avenger: Captain America, according to director Joe Johnston.Â Considering the majority of the film will take place during World War II, it makes sense for Red to be the villain.
“Virtually the entire story except the bookends are in World War II because we all recognize we have one chance to tell the origin story of how he became Captain America, you can’t tell a modern story and then go back and tell the origin story. If you’re going to do it, let’s do it. Let’s do it first. Everyone wanted to tell an origin story. There was a version where it was a modern story and it didn’t work.”
It’s also expected that we’ll find out who will play Captain America around the end of February.
Â Or – “Former Captain America Steve Rogers Is STILL Dead, But That Could Change At Any Moment…”
Â The most recent Previews gives us the news that this series will be running an additional issue before the Captain America series restarts in January with #602.Â (It’s really NOT #602, by the way…)Â Steve Rogers’ return to the land of the living is pretty much fait accompli, and the solicitations have already given us hints of what he’s going to do once he’s actually returned from the bleedin’ choir invisibule.Â Of course, the main problem we have is that at this point in time, HE’S NOT ACTUALLY BACK YET.Â Wanna see how this all works out?Â Read on, MacDuff, and let slip the squirrels of war.
Even though Marvel changed it’s Ultimate line to Ultimate Comics, and still printed the title banner to read Ultimate Spider-Man, both Ultimate (Comics) Spider-Man #1 and Ultimate (Comics) Avengers #1 have sold out at the distributor level, and are headed back to press.
Or – “This Just In: Former Captain America Steve Rogers Is Sorta Kinda Still Dead…”
*”Aren’t you supposed to be dead?” as translated from the German through a crushed larynx…
Marvel is proud to announce that fans can now get a look at the exclusive prequel to Captain America: Reborn #1 courtesy of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited at www.marvel.com/reborn. Captain America Reborn: Prelude, from Eisner-winning scribe Ed Brubaker and fan favorite artist Luke Ross, reveals just what happens before the hotly anticipated Captain America: Reborn #1 hits stores tomorrow! The entire world knows of the tragic event that transpired in Captain America #25, when Steve Rogers, the man who fought as our nation’s Sentinel of liberty for over 70 years, was brutally gunned down on the steps of a New York courthouse. But now, miraculously, there may be a way to save Steve Rogers and the key could lie in the hands of the daughter of his greatest enemy. How does the Red Skull’s femme fatale offspring play into all of this? What does she know about the assassination of the world’s greatest hero? And will this information save our greatest icon or doom him forever? Find out now in the eight-page Captain America Reborn: Prelude, free to all readers at www.marvel.com/reborn
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