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"Avengers: Infinity War" - 'Cap' Goes 'Nomad'

According to "Avengers: Infinity War" co-director Joe Russo, 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) will become the character 'Nomad' in the new film, with 'Bucky Barnes' (Sebastian Stan) aka 'Winter Soldier', picking up the shield to become the next 'Captain America':

"Obviously you can't deal with a character called 'Captain America' without dealing with the thematics behind that, " said Russo...

"...so we wanted a relevancy to it and we wanted to put him in a position where he was questioning the chain of command.

"You'll see in these 'Avengers' films, he's on a very specific journey as a character. 

"Some people have suspected that he may be 'Nomad'...and I wouldn't say that he is exactly Nomad, but he is the spirit of that character..."

"The 'Nomad' name and costume was created for Marvel by writer Steve Englehart and illustrator Sal Buscema as an alternate identity for 'Steve
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‘Ready Player One’ Screenwriter Zak Penn to Adapt Sci-Fi Movie ‘Rom’ for Paramount

Paramount and Hasbro’s Allspark have hired “Ready Player One” screenwriter Zak Penn to adapt the sci-fi project “Rom.”

The deal was announced Monday ahead of “Ready Player One” premiering at the Tcl Chinese Theater. Warner Bros. is releasing “Ready Player One” on Wednesday ahead of the Easter holiday weekend.

Rom the Spaceknight is a cyborg superhero created by Scott Dankman, Richard C. Levy, and Bryan L. McCoy for Hasbro subsidiary Parker Brothers. Rom appeared in the comic book “Rom: Spaceknight” by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema, and published by Marvel Comics between 1979 and 1986.

Penn has credits on “X2,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” and “The Avengers” and co-created the TV series “Alphas” for the Syfy network. He’s repped by UTA and attorney Jeff Frankel.

Paramount and Hasbro announced in November that they were teaming up under a five-year deal to make live-action and animated films based on the toymaker’s products,
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The Fantasticast #271 – Fantastic Four #190 – The Way It Was

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Atomic Powered Shotgun

Hello, and welcome to episode 271 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

Is it a reprint? No! Is it a flashback? Er… no? Ish? Is it an original story? Hell, no! Is it an awkward mix of all three hastily assembled to fill an unexpected gap in the production schedule? Yeeeeeaaaahhhhh!

Marv Wolfman, Sal Buscema, and Tony DeZuniga present Fantastic Four #190 – The Way It Was, which awkwardly attempts to craft a narrative out of 189 issues of squabbling, fighting,
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"Avengers 4" - 'Captain America' Is 'Nomad'

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According to new reports, "Avengers 4" may feature 'Steve Rogers' aka 'Captain America' as Marvel Comics' superhero 'Nomad':

The 'Nomad' name and costume was created for Marvel by writer Steve Englehart and illustrator Sal Buscema as an alternate identity for 'Steve Rogers'...

...debuting in "Captain America" #180 (December 1974).

In that issue Rogers becomes disillusioned with the United States government, when he discovers a respected, high ranking government official is the leader of a 'Deep State' criminal organization called 'Secret Empire'.

Rogers abandons his Captain America identity, convinced he cannot continue to serve America after this latest reveal shatters his faith in the nation's status. 

However, a confrontation with 'Hawkeye' forces Rogers to realize he cannot abandon a life of heroism and he subsequently takes on the name 'Nomad', adopting a dark blue and yellow uniform devoid of patriotic markings. 

"Rogers eventually realizes he can champion America's ideals without blindly supporting its government.
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The Fantasticast #252 – Fantastic Four #182 – Enter The Mad Thinker

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

No Such Thing As The X-Factor

Hello, and welcome to episode 252 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week, we’re returning to the many, many subplots in progress in the main title, with Fantastic Four #182. Between revolution in the Negative Zone, child abduction in Whisper Hill, spousal impersonation in the Baxter Building, and the removal of as many extraneous characters as the writers can get away with, this is one heck of a full issue.

The fullness starts with the credit box,
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The Fantasticast #247 – Marvel Two-in-One #24 – Does Anyone Remember The Hijacker?

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

The Who?

Hello, and welcome to episode 248 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week on the show, we come to the conclusion of Bill Mantlo’s run on Marvel Two-in-One. In common with a lot of his issues, he’s picking up the reigns of a character rejected by the comics readership of the time, and giving him a second shot. In this case, it’s Bill Foster – Black Goliath. And the Whiz Kids. But they’re so unimportant
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The Fantasticast #236 – Marvel Two-in-One #19 – The Claws Of The Cougar

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

The Inessential Tigra

Hello, and welcome to episode 236 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week on the show, we’re taking a look at the history of the Cat People, as Tigra – The 61st Sexiest Female Character in comics, according to Cbg – arrives in both the Baxter Building and Marvel Two-in-One #19. Tony Isabella, Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema and Don Heck introduce an actual Were-Woman (don’t think about it) in a book described by one of the team for
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Everything You Need to Know About Sylvester Stallone's Role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Image Source: Everett Collection Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below! If your head is spinning by the time you finish watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, you're not alone. The sequel to the 2014 Marvel flick is a dizzying, colorful ride that brings Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Baby Groot, and Rocket into contact with a bunch of new characters. On top of meeting a lovable Empath and Peter Quill's real dad, we're also treated to a small but significant cameo from Sylvester Stallone. Though it might feel like he's barely on screen, director James Gunn has already confirmed that the character, Stakar, definitely has a future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, who is he exactly? His Comic Book Origins Stakar aka Starhawk first popped up in Marvel comics in the mid-'70s thanks to comic book artist and writer team Sal Buscema and Steve Gerber. The
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More "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2"

Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from director James Gunn's "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2", on the news that "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone portrays Marvel Comics character 'Starhawk' aka 'Stakar of the House of Ogord', a high-ranking member of the 'Ravagers', in the new Marvel Studios feature:

Starhawk was created by writer Steve Gerber of "Howard The Duck" fame and illustrator Sal Buscema, as an anti-hero in the 'Earth-691' timeline of the Marvel Comics universe.

"...'Stakar' was fated to eventually re-inhabit his infant body, reliving his life over countless times. Because of the knowledge of things to come, he manipulated events to affect what he felt would be the best outcome, referring to himself as 'One Who Knows'. 

"He made many enemies in doing so, but his tampering and guidance also led to the formation of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in the 31st Century.
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Marvel Studios Countdown: Some Backstory On Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster In 'Thor: Ragnarok'

The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok has arrived and with it, our first look at Jeff Goldblum in action as The Grandmaster. He’s not the most well-known of Marvel’s cosmic characters, but the actor in the role is so beloved, everybody seems to want to know more about this comic book character. Grandmaster first appeared in Avengers #69 (from Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema, Oct. 1969) in a wager against Avengers’ time-traveling despot Kang the Conqueror. Most people likely know Grandmaster from Marvel’s “Contest of Champions.” You may have heard of the popular mobile fighting game Marvel: Contest of Champions, but the game gets its name from a comic book mini-series (Marvel’s first, actually) titled Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions. It...

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The Fantasticast #214 – Marvel Team-Up #39 – Any Number Can Slay

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Shooting Pigeons On The Roof

Hello, and welcome to episode 214 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

Good news, everybody – The Human Torch has stopped starring in Marvel Team-Up! He’s merely featuring now! And what a story he’s featuring in. Moving effortlessly from a flanderous pigeon murderer to some of the biggest events in the New York Underworld, it’s a story of of gangs, organised crime, and accurate translations of Spanish.

Scripted by Bill Mantlo and drawn by Sal Buscema,
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The Fantasticast #206 – Marvel Team-Up #35 – Blood Church

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

How Andy Lost His Hair

Hello, and welcome to episode 206 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

With Spider-Man off enjoying his Giant-Size adventures, it’s one again time for us to take a peek between the covers of Marvel Team-Up, as the Human Torch teams up with Doctor Strange. The Valkyrie and Spidey have gone missing, and it’s up to Johnny to find them. But the mysterious Jeremiah and his cult have other plans for the heroes…
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This Week in Marvel Unlimited

The Defenders will appear on Netflix next year, a culmination of the individual series that Marvel and Netflix have produced, such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. When the show was first announced, I was not aware of the comic the show was based on.  So This Week in Marvel Unlimited, I'm diving into The Defenders.

   Starting off, The Defenders as they are assembled in the comics are different. You start off with The Hulk, Namor, and good ol' Doctor Strange. That in my opinion is not the ideal team you want to start a series off with. While I am excited for the Doctor Strange movie, the character in the comics has never been one I've been a fan of. Maybe that will change but the few times I've read a Doctor Strange comic, I've been bored to tears. Especially with the earlier depictions of the character,
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The Fantasticast #201 – Marvel Team-Up #32 – All The Fires In Hell…

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Idaho’s Most Haunted

Hello, and welcome to episode 201 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

We kick off our third century by looking at the perennially underwhelming Marvel Team-Up. Daimon Hellstrom, the Son of Satan, is the special guest star, bringing his expertly-defined powers to this semi-sequel to Marvel Two-in-One #8. Will Wyatt Wingfoot get any lines? Will the writer remember the name of his tribe and where their reservation is? And will the villain turn out to
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The Fantasticast #198 – Marvel Two-in-One #8 – Silent Night… Deadly Night!

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Three Wise Men And A Ghost Rider

Hello, and welcome to episode 198 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

In a last-minute change to our schedule, we’re celebrating Christmas early with Marvel Two-in-One #8. Three Wise Men are following yonder star, Wyatt Wingfoot’s got no room in the inn, and a flaming-headed demonic stunt rider is wondering just why all of this is happening in Arizona! A shadow, powerful figure is looming – is it the Collector? Is it God? Or is it someone far,
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The Fantasticast #197 – The Defenders #20 – The Woman She Was

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Suspiciously Unsolid Wall

Hello, and welcome to episode 197 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

In an unusual move, we’re throwing our regular titles to the side, and spending this week in the weird world of Marvel’s premier non-team, The Defenders. Issue 20 brings to a conclusion the plot line involving the harmonica, the Valkyrie and Destiny that has been running through the last two issues of Marvel Two-in-One, and because The Thing is along for the ride, we are too.
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The Fantasticast #186 – Fantastic Four #150 – Ultron-7: He’ll Rule The World

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Twatted By Ultron

Hello, and welcome to episode 185 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week, wedding bells are ringing, celebrations are in the air, and everyone wants to kill each other. It’s another Marvel wedding, as Quicksilver and Crystal prepare to spend the rest of their lives with each other. Such a momentous event couldn’t be contained in one comic alone, so this week, we’re looking at Avengers #127 and Fantastic Four #150.

Steve Engelhart, Gerry Conway,
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The Fantasticast #185 – Marvel Two-in-One #5 – Seven Against The Empire

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Honky-Tonk Badoon-Ba-Donk

Hello, and welcome to episode 185 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week, we’re returning to the year 3014Ad, as The Thing, Captain America and Sharon Carter attempt to overthrow the Badoon occupation of Earth. But they can’t do it alone – they need the aid of the Guardians of the Galaxy (Classic Edition). And we can’t do it alone either – we need the aid of Al Kennedy, of House to Astonish!

Together, we’re serving
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The Fantasticast #182 – Marvel Two-in-One #4 – Doomsday 3014

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

A Latverian Dictator In King Arthur’s Court

Hello, and welcome to episode 182 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week on the show, we’re stretching the title of Marvel Two-in-One to breaking point, as issue #4 not only guest-stars Captain America, but the Agent 13, Namorita, Reed Richards and Wundarr as well. It’s Doomsday 3014 as Steve Gerber, Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia lay the groundwork for the return of the Guardians of the Galaxy… but not just yet.

Joining
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The Evolution of Captain America’s Costume in Comics and Film - Infographic

I’ve got an infographic here for all you Captain America fans that shows us the evolution of Cap's costume over the past 75 years in comics and film. The graphic comes from Halloweencostumes.com and it’s cool to see all of the different designs the character has had over the years.

Captain America has worn an incredible number of costumes since the character debuted 75 years ago. These costumes typically alternated between patriotic suits and more modern military uniforms, with some notable exceptions. Of course, his appearance was ultimately in the hands of the artists and writers who worked on the Captain America and The Avengers comic book titles, often for extended periods of time. These included Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema, and Mark Gruenwald, among others. In this infographic, we show how Captain America’s costume has evolved in comics, television, and film. We
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