Press Release Hushed whispers cut across Battleworld. One of the most vile villains in history still draws breath. But how can this be? He should be dead! And yet his legend grows even larger in the pages of RED SKULL #1 – a brand new Secret Wars limited series beginning this July! Writer Josh Williamson (Birthright, Nailbiter) and artist Luca Pizzari (Amazing Spider-Man Special) bring you a twisted tale from the bowels of Battleworld!
When you’ve read comics as long as I have – a really long time now – there are certain patterns I’ve noticed in how both Marvel and DC do certain things. One of those, which I honestly despise, is to replace a “name” hero with another person in the costume. I mean, come on – you just know the original person will be back. It’s only a matter of time.
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! Wait, what?
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.
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
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. via Bleeding Cool
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
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