Julian’s Thoughts: The Avengers: Endgame Review

The wait is over as The Avengers: Endgame premieres in theaters this week and I must say, It is worth seeing. After what happened at last year’s Infinity War, we see the aftermath of Thanos’ wrath and how our heroes grieved with being defeated in such a large fashion. Without going too further, here is my review and there are some spoilers ahead!

I really liked how they structured the story. Things are not okay between Steve and Tony, the defeat of Thanos is brief and anti-climatic, and then life moves on and suddenly it’s five years later and then the story really begins. Love Scott Lang’s part in solving the problem. I never really thought much of his character, but I liked him in this one. Loved the whole getting the team together sequence, and Thor’s physical and mental decline was equally hilarious and sad as hell.

The time heist plot worked for me. When I first heard rumors they might use time travel in the plot, I was both excited and anxious, because it’s easy to mess this kind of plot up. But thankfully that wasn’t the case. The whole New York scene was delightful. Steve fighting himself, Loki taking off with the space stone, ‘hail hydra’, Tony’s run in with the Hulk, the brief return of Pierce and Rumlow, the Ancient One…it all left me giddy. Clint’s and Nat’s scenes were tense (knowing one of them was going to have to die) and I honestly thought it would be Clint. Thor seeing his Mom again made me choke up a little. And Nebula accidentally giving the game away to Thanos was a very exciting little plot twist. Tony talking with Howard and Steve seeing Peggy was some well deserved fan service.

The third act was sublime. When hulk snapped his fingers and fixed the vanishing, I was ready for a lot of things, but Thanos blowing up the entire compound wasn’t it. I literally gasped and clapped my hands over my mouth during that scene. The following battle scenes are probably the best in the MCU. Steve, Tony and Thor taking on Thanos together, Steve picking up Mjolnir, Steve as the last man standing against Thanos’s entire forces (which was also an amazing shot that we see him standing in front of Thanos’ army), and then…then EVERYONE returned. It was one of the most poignant moments in the entire MCU. Holy crap, seeing that gave me goosebumps and made me tear up. So many awesome moments during that battle. Spiderman and Tony hugging, Scarlet Witch vs Thanos, Captain Marvel taking out the ship… so much awesome stuff. And then Tony wielding the stones and dusting Thanos and co. What a moment. Going to miss you, Iron Man. Also, I’m so thankful that they waited all these years to give us the Avengers Assemble in that specific scene.

I’m glad they took their time with the ending, letting all the main characters have a little moment in the spotlight. Tony’s goodbye, Thor’s choice to join the guardians, and Steve allowing himself a simple life with the woman he loves. They all deserved these moments and I’m glad we, as fans, got to see them.

I was a little worried about the 3 hour run time, but I didn’t even notice it during the movie. Time flew by and I wasn’t bored for a single moment. I’m glad they took their time and didn’t rush things. And I’m also glad they did not give things away in the trailers as I believe the trailers of the film were pretty much the first 15 minutes of the film. Such restraint! Well done, Marvel. It was such a treat to go into this movie unspoiled and completely ignorant of the plot details and to just let the story unfold.

Overall, I loved this movie and I think it is a worthy end of an era. Goodbye, Tony, Steve and Natasha. It was a pleasure knowing you.

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Marvel Comics Legacy & Secret Empire Omega #1 Spoilers: Who Is The Last Steve Rogers Standing & Who Is Captain America?

Marvel Comics Legacy spoilers follow for Secret Empire Omega #1.

Secret Empire doesn’t appear to be over with Secret Empire Omega #1. The book ends with…

idolized figment of Kobik the sentient Cosmic Cube’s imagination Steve Rogers remaining Captain America while real yet corrupted Steve Rogers remains jailed as Hydra Supreme.

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New York, NY—September 21, 2016 — The security of the Marvel Universe is fractured. The world’s first line of defense, S.H.I.E.L.D., can no longer be trusted. The United States no longer has a super-spy agency with its best interests at heart – until now. Prepare for theU.S.AVENGERS!

They’re the team you can trust!

For the launch of this all-new series, U.S.AVENGERS#1 will feature over 50 unique variants assigning one Avengers to that state! Sam Wilson soars high over Maryland, Iron Man rockets across the Golden State of California, Black Widow defends the Constitution State of Connecticut, and Spectrum shines a light on evil in Louisiana. With more state variants to be revealed in the upcoming days, which Avenger will be protecting you?

“Marvel’s U.S.AVENGERS State Variants are a chance for our fans and retailers to show their home town patriotism paired with some of the biggest Avengers from the Marvel Universe,” says SVP Sales & Marketing for Marvel, David Gabriel. “We knew that a series with the name U.S.AVENGERS would evoke a sense of honor with all of our fans and we really wanted to go that extra step and offer a variant campaign that would allow our readers to show their hometown pride across this great nation – even our neighbors Canada and Puerto Rico! Expect their own variants as well.”

Action, adventure and intrigue draped in the red, white and blue! The U.S.AVENGERS are here and bringing along Avengers for every state.  And eagle-eye readers may notice that all 50 variants will connect to form Old Glory herself, the flag of the United States of America.

Show you pride by tracking down the variants that speak the most you. Which of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do you want protecting your home state? #USAvengers

Written by AL EWING
State Variant Cover Art by ROD REIS



Heroic 13-Foot Statue Debuts at San Diego Comic Con Before Journeying to Steve Rogers’ Birthplace of Brooklyn, NY


Marvel and Comicave Studios also issue new Custom Comic

Integrating the Statue into a new Captain America Story


Glendale, Calif. (July 20, 2016) – Since his creation in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Captain America has gone through numerous evolutions, but  always remains as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring Super Heroes. Kicking off a new phase of the year-long celebration of 75 years of Captain America, Marvel Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media have unveiled a slate of heroic activations taking place at San Diego Comic-Con and beyond to honor the First Avenger, along with a wide range of celebratory merchandise.

Headlining the Captain America 75thanniversary celebration, Marvel has collaborated with high-end collectibles maker Comicave Studios to create a one-of-a-kind Captain America statue that will be displayed at the Marvel booth #2329 at Comic-Con International on July 20. Comicave Studios worked closely with Marvel artists in New York and a Brooklyn-based sculptor to design the bronze tribute, standing at over 13 feet and weighing 1 ton. The statue will continue to stand tall on the show floor throughout San Diego Comic-Con for photo ops with fans, and 1/12-scale bronze replicas of the statue will be available for purchase. Plus, a custom comic book was created by Marvel Publishing writers and artists to integrate the statue into new storytelling.  This one-of-a-kind comic will be available in limited quantities at San Diego Comic-Con and future Captain America events.

 Following SDCC, the commemorative statue will journey via truck across the country to Brooklyn, NY – the hometown of Steve Rogers – for a limited engagement in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Fans can follow the truck along its cross-country route through photos on social media sites like Marvel and StyledByMarvel Instagram. The statue will be on display in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park for a two-week temporary installation, kicking off with a dedication ceremony and community event on August 10th from 1-3pm. In the evening, a special viewing of the recent blockbuster film, Marvel’sCaptain America: Civil War, will take place in Prospect Park as part of the culmination of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ “A Summer Movie Under the Stars” program, which will be airing four Captain America-focused movies every Wednesday from July 20th to August 10th.

“To the rest of America and the world, he’s Captain America; to us, he’ll always be Steve Rogers, ‘just a kid from Brooklyn,’” said Borough President Adams. “Brooklyn is proud to be the base of celebrations for Cap’s 75thanniversary, which will be capped by a larger-than-life statue traveling around our borough — befitting of this larger-than-life character. Prospect Park is the place to be this summer to enjoy the Captain America!”

 After the half-month stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues for September, during which several Marvel fan activations take place. From late October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the soon-to-be-opened Bed Bath & Beyond® in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Fans of all ages will enjoy a specially re-designed statue base, for heightened interactivity and photo opportunities with Captain America, as well as see and shop for a variety of unique Marvel items, including limited quantities of scaled replicas of the bronze statue itself.

“Since 1941 Captain America has remained one of the most influential Super Heroes in comic book history,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “He has evolved as a character throughout the years, but remains constant as a moral compass within the Marvel Universe and leader of the Avengers. The tribute statue and other activations are the perfect way to honor 75 years of this iconic Super Hero and to celebrate the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.”

Also joining the 75th celebration at San Diego Comic-Con are Marvel’s leading merchandise partners including Hasbro, Funko, and Jakks Pacific who will be commemorating “Cap” through new collectibles. As previously announced, Comicave Studios will also be offering different scales of replicas of the bronze statue itself at San Diego Comic-Con.  Additional licensees including Mad Engine, Mighty Fine, Freeze, C-Life, Her Universe, What’s Your Passion, Nick Graham, Café Press, Jay Franco, Kiddesigns, HJC Helmets and more will all feature new Captain America merchandise at major retailers this Fall.  These collections will highlight Captain America’s iconic shield and cover categories including apparel and accessories for kids, women and men, home goods, electronics, and toys. There will even be new Brooklyn-themed artwork available for a range of apparel and accessories.

Wizard World Philadelphia 2016 is an great place for friends and family to go to

Last week, me and my girlfriend Fidelina Roman had the opportunity to cover Wizard World Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Thursday until Saturday and we had an blast. There was many cosplayers, comic writers, contests, video game tournaments, face painting and much more for families and friends and kids can go out and geek out over there. People can go there and dress up as their favorite super hero, super villian, video game character and anything else that they love and show it off in good fashion. here are some pictures of good cosplayers and costumes that we have taken.

here is the video game tournament area where games such as Mario Kart 8, Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. for WiiU and more were featured

We have also attended some Q and A panels from WWE Superstars and the first one is former WWE Champion Seth Rollins as he discussed his future goals for Wrestlemania, having matches with Finn Balor and AJ Styles, his sacrifices and much more.

Seth Rollins Q and A

The Second one we have attended was Sheamus as he also is featured in the Ninja Turtles movie that was just premiering that week. He talked about that along with Daniel Bryan, different styles of wrestling, how did he feel when he became WWE Champion back in 2009 and much more. Before the Q and A ended, he gave a fan an autographed (signed by him) Ninja Turtles magazine.

Sheamus Q and A

The final one was WWE Sasha Banks as she responds to internet rumors, her thoughts on women’s wrestling and much more

Sasha Banks Q and A

The Rest of the panels we have covered are the Captain America: Civil War panel which had Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie and also Stephen Amell’s Q and A panel

Overall, it was an great show and we hope to bring you more coverage when we go back next year. follow us on twitter @AltMindz and @Julianexcalibur 



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Variant Marvel Play Arts Kai Captain America


Square Enix has debuted the first official photos of its Variant Marvel Play Arts Kai Captain America, seen last month in prototype form at Comic-Con International. As with other figures in the series, the design is a bit of a departure from what we’re used to seeing in comics or on screen, with a lot of body armor. Cap’s signature shield also receives a makeover; notice the grooves, raised stars and the addition of what looks like bolts.


No details were released with the photos, but we can likely expect more soon.

Captain America: Civil War spoilers ahead

With next years highly anticipated film still being worked on,here is a huge spoiler for the film (if this is true of course)

Joining Captain America (Chris Evans)

on his crusade will be Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner),

Falcon (Anthony Mackie),

Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen),

Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)

and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

While Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)

will oppose them with The Vision (Paul Bettany),

Spider-Man (Tom Holland),
Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)
and War Machine (Don Cheadle).
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