Review: Marvel’s Captain America: Winter Soldier Prelude Comic

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I wrote a post on my blog about the MCU tie-in comics which essentially said, “They’re good, but they could be so much better,” so when I went to the store today to pick up a copy of the Captain America: Winter Soldier Prelude I wasn’t expecting much.

I knew that it would include a graphic novelization of the first Captain America movie and the official prelude to the new one, but it also included classic comic stories that introduced characters like Hawkeye, the Falcon, the Winter Solider, and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.

My biggest complaint about this collection is that, of the seven collected issues only three of them are related to the MCU. Despite being a prelude to the new movie this weekend, more than half of this graphic novel has nothing to do with it.

Figment and Dreamfinder to get their own Comic Book

figmentI have been very curious to see where the Disney Kingdoms comic line goes after their trip to the Museum of the Weird.

Marvel has announced, with one little spark of inspiration, that they will be taking a journey into imagination with their next five-issue story starring Figment (ok, bad puns over).

Figment #1 is debuting on June 4 with Jim Zub penning the story and Filipe Andrade as the artist.

“I was contacted out of the blue by editor Bill Rosemann at Marvel,” Zub recounts. “He’s been handling the Disney Kingdoms comics and, with so many fantasy projects under my belt and with magic and whimsy showing up in other stories I’ve written, he felt I’d be a good fit to pitch on FIGMENT. So far I’m doing my best to prove him right.”

He goes on to say:

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