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Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Red Skull

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With the second wave of the Marvel Mega Bloks blind bagged figures out in the wild, Mega Bloks went full swing to ensure this wave felt jam-packed with Avengers – both heroes and villains. Almost everyone got someone to face off against and Captain America goes perfectly with his arch-nemesis: the Red Skull! Read the rest of this entry »

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October 26th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Battle at the Red Skull’s Lair

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With the Captain America marketing blitz in full force, the first Avenger has finally gotten his own three-pack in the Avengers Super Hero Squad line. Amazingly, this set goes pure, classic Cap by releasing three figures that couldn’t possibly make more sense together. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 1st, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Red Skull & Captain America

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Nowadays, whenever a bad guy is needed for a movie or comic book, there’s one group you can always go after: Nazis. They’re the catch-all for boogey men and super villains. But it wasn’t always that way, when Captain America #1 was published, the cover showed Cap punching Hitler in the face. It’s now one of the most iconic covers on any comic book, but at the time it was highly controversial for one big reason: the US wasn’t involved with the war yet.

At this point, it wasn’t even apparent just how evil the Nazi party really was but Jack Kirby and Joe Simon quickly learned just how crazy the world can get. Before they knew it, they started getting death threats from Nazi sympathizers and ended up getting a call from Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia who promised to make sure they were protected. Fast forward almost 70 years, and Ed Brubaker is in the same boat with his Captain America run and Tea Parties. Yes, I just compared the Tea Party movement to Nazis.

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September 24th, 2010 at 12:00 am