Category: The Cape Gauntlet

An exploration of comic book events and the impact they had on the industry.

The Golden Age: An Introduction

The Golden Age: An Introduction

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster brought the superhero comic into the mainstream when they debuted Superman’s story in 1938 with Action Comics #1. In fact, they launched what would become the Golden Age of superhero comics, but what does that mean exactly?

The Cape Gauntlet (Trailer)

The Cape Gauntlet (Trailer)

Golden. Silver. Bronze. Modern.

All of these are eras in comic book history that had their own stories to tell and over the course of the last 80 years, there have been hundreds of thousands of issues published between the main two publishing companies – Marvel Comics and DC Comics – alone. They have pushed what we know about characters beloved for decades and, at times, have published storylines that have had dramatic and long-lasting effects on their universes. Sadly, we’re not superhumans, so attempting to read every issue ever published is an impossibility.

But what if you could go through the ones that mattered? The ones that set new precedents, created alternate timelines, retconned some of our favorite moments, and in some cases, changed the landscape of the comic industry as a whole?

In this monthly series, I’ll be exploring many of those stories and getting a better grasp on how the issues, story arcs, and events shaped what we know, love, and hate. It’s important to know where our heroes came from so we can understand where they might be headed.

Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame

Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame

POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING! For the first time in the history of the podcast, I’m breaking down a trailer!

Back in April, Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Infinity War and removed half of everything. Since then, we’ve all been wondering what will happen in the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A lot of fans took it upon themselves to try and guess the title of the film. On December 7, 2018, we not only received the answer to their questions and assumptions, but we got a trailer!

My initial reaction to this trailer was pure excitement. Marvel Studios did a good job at keeping things close to their collective vests when it comes to the particulars of this film. There are secrets within the trailer and I was perfectly fine waiting until the movie was released to find the answers. That didn’t stop me from digging deeper into what was revealed within!

Listen to the full episode to hear the break down, as well as some theories on what some of Marvel’s secrets are.

Avengers: Endgame is set to release on April 26th, 2019.

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