Luke Skywalker and Captain America are arguing over who would win in a fight

Sure, there are plenty of downsides to Disney owning every major creative property under the sun. But one of the few benefits is that all the mashup, crossover events that were once limited to the fantasies of comic book nerds could now become a reality. So, when Luke Skywalker and Captain America—or, more accurately,…

Red Skull returns to terrorize the future in this Captain America exclusive

Mark Waid’s return to Captain America takes the name of Marvel’s Legacy initiative to heart, exploring the hero’s place in the present before jumping to the future to show how his legacy withstands the test of time. Steve Rogers previously joined a team of rebels to defeat a despot that had taken over the United…

A visit to the new Marvel museum exhibit, where the MCU movies are the real heroes

Anyone who’s read Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story or Blake Bell and Michael Vassallo’s The Secret History Of Marvel Comics knows there’s a rich background and involving narrative surrounding the creation of some of our most iconic and enduring superheroes. But a new exhibit makes a simpler argument:…

Here’s what you need to know going into Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is the beginning of the end, one of two films (the second coming in May 2019) which mark the conclusion of “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a universe that began a decade ago with the first Iron Man. Marvel has been very clear that these movies will mark a decisive endpoint to…

U.S. Olympians are rocking some pretty cool practice suits based on Marvel superhero designs

If the Olympics are going to exist first and foremost as the planet’s most dedicated tribute to the irresistible power of marketing—and we’re pretty comfortable at this point acknowledging that they are—at least the stuff they market can be cool. For example: The suits currently being rocked by the United States Ski…

People aren’t crazy about Marvel’s new “cosplay as Nazis” ad campaign

Marvel continues to face public backlash over its current Secret Empire event, i.e., the one that started with Captain America being revealed as a sleeper member of the terrorist organization Hydra, and has continued into a Cap-assisted takeover of the United States. To celebrate its big summer thing, the company has…

Captain America is a fascist, Batman has shitty Watchmen crossover in DC and Marvel’s latest insults

Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic-book issues of significance. This week, they are Batman #21, written by Tom King (The Vision, Sheriff Of Babylon) with art by Jason Fabok (Justice League, Detective Comics) and colorist Brad Anderson (Justice League, Detective Comics), and Secret Empire #0,…

Chris Evans isn’t ready to hang up Captain America’s shield

Although it’s not quite lengthy a run as Logan star Hugh Jackman’s, Chris Evans has been donning the old stars and stripes as Captain America for what must seem like an especially long time in Hollywood years. He first joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, and by the time …

President Supervillain pairs Trump quotes with his fictional comic Nazi counterpart

It’s well established by now that our president speaks like a silver age comic villain. His long-winded pomposity, false grandiosity, and the limited, repetitious vocabulary are all hallmarks of a man who, by rights, should do most of his speechifying in front of a massive banner of the globe with a dagger pierced…

Demand great presents this year with The A.V Club’s 2016 gift guide

It became a common refrain as heroes died, villains ascended, and truth and beauty were succeeded by a million Facebook shares on a fake-news story about the pope endorsing Donald Trump: 2016 was a motherfucker. If you made it all the way through, congratulations. You’ve outlasted Prince, the concept of liberal…

Captain America and Iron Man duke it out Lego style

As moviegoers will no doubt remember from this year’s Captain America: Civil War, Steve “Captain America” Rogers and Tony “Iron Man” Stark did not exactly see eye to eye on the issue of superheroes registering with the government. Simply put, Stark was in favor of it, Rogers was not, and it turned into a whole thing.…

X2 and Mr Potato Head: Here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…