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March 12, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
There is really only one comic to talk about this week. The news of the death of Steve Rogers in "Captain America" No. 25 hit me like a punch to the gut. I have always admired the character and what he stands for. What is sad to me is that people seem to be focusing on the event rather than the story or the character. Which is a shame, since the tale spun by the talented Ed Brubaker is outstanding. The story has the hero sacrificing himself in a heroic way. His first wound, from a sniper, is a direct result of his selflessness.
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June 11, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
The stage of grief the third installment of "Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America" deals with is Bargaining, which is perfect. Because this book is a bargain at any price. It's that good. While I thought the previous "Fallen Son" issue fell short, this chapter hits the mark by emphasizing the importance of Captain America, even in death. The excellent story starts off with Iron Man (Tony Stark) skeptical about a character claiming to be the expert archer and ex-Avenger Hawkeye, who was also recently killed.
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May 10, 2010
More 'Captain America' casting news Toby Jones, the British actor best known for playing Truman Capote in "Infamous," will play in his first comic-book movie, in Marvel Studios' "Captain America. " Jones is in final negotiations to portray a villainous scientist named Arnim Zola in the production, which already has Hugo Weaving as another bad guy, the Red Skull. The movie shoots this summer in England. In comics lore, Zola was a genetic engineer who created clones and various monstrosities.
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November 12, 2007 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
FOUR MONTHS after Marvel Comics killed off Captain America, he's back - in a story before his "death," and made exclusively for U.S. soldiers (collectors, comic dealers and eBay). One million copies of "The New Avengers: The Spirit of America," the fifth in Marvel's series for the military, became available this Veterans Day weekend at military base stores worldwide. "If you really, really want one, you need to know someone in the military," said Jim Skibo, director of support for the Dallas-based Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which is distributing the comic.
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March 12, 2007
When a hero dies, do we all follow? Even when he's imaginary? On Wednesday, Marvel Comics issued the final panels of the colorful career of Captain America. In the midst of a civil war, Steve Rogers, the little-guy alter ego of the Captain, is gunned down on the steps of the Manhattan courthouse by a sniper. Captain America, like his country, has faded and come back before. A wartime creation, he first appeared in 1941, enjoyed popularity as a Cold War superhero, then dwindled.
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July 9, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Only Tony Stark - and Marvel - would do this. While much of the advance press for the fifth and final issue of "Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America" has centered on Cap's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, the end of the issue offers a surprise twist. This is one of writer Jeph Loeb's better efforts in this series. There are a few powerful and poignant moments, the highlight of which is the eulogy given at Arlington by Sam Wilson, Cap's longtime partner, the Falcon.
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November 25, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
I saw a lot of interesting costumes while watching the Philadelphia Marathon last Sunday: Santa Claus with real beard and jingle bells, Barney Rubble, Forrest Gump, and a lot of tutus (on men and women). Then a woman dressed as Captain America ran by, smiling, holding a small shield in her hand. When a man dressed as Captain America ran by soon after, I thought it was a coincidence, especially given that the Captain America sequel is coming out in April. I was wrong. Karl Leitz and Aya Takeichi-Leitz are a married couple from Jersey City.
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April 29, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
After superhero blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped the top box office for three weeks, femme-fueled The Other Woman ousted it in its opening weekend. Fox's raunchy revenge comedy, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton, debuted with $24.7 million, while Disney-Marvel's Captain America grossed $16 million in its fourth weekend. Sony's faith-based Heaven is for Real held the third-place position with $13.8 million.
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October 15, 2001 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
GOT A PROBLEM with some guy named bin Laden? Cue Superman. Or Captain America. After all, they knew how to handle one ubervillain named Hitler. Comic-book superheroes have historically reflected their times. Superman (1938), Batman (1939) and Wonder Woman (1941) were created at a time of crisis for America. The stories of their battles against the Axis powers were hugely popular with wartime readers. Superman sank Nazi submarines. Wonder Woman smashed German tanks. Batman delivered guns to soldiers around the world.
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May 7, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
The reason to pick up "Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America" No. 2, is for the spot-on portrayal of Spidey. To recap the premise of the series, each issue will have a hero or group of heroes going through one of the "five stages of grief" in the aftermath of the death of the beloved icon. This issue has both teams of Avengers representing "Anger. " Or at least that's what the promo says. Inside the issue are more than 10 characters, and only two, Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel, seem to be exuding any anger.
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June 7, 2016 | By Janaki Chadha, Staff Writer
Maddi Levine, 15, has been attending comic-book conventions since she was 10, but Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia was her biggest one yet. Dressed as Marvel Comics' Black Widow and eager to get an autograph from Captain America star Chris Evans, she said her favorite part of the festivities was the sense of community. "[People here] might look intimidating because of their costumes, but everyone here is really just a big nerd," the Baltimore native said as crowds filed into the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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June 3, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
LONGTIME ARTIST Rusty Gilligan has been drawing comics and doing conventions for over 30 years now, but says Philly still holds a special place in his heart. "The people in Philly are awesome," Gilligan said. "Plus, I love the antiquity and history of the town. It's amazing how much creativity and history is crammed into this beautiful city. It's inspiring to me. " Gilligan started in the comics industry in 1978 and has done some work for both Marvel and DC. He has also done production art for films such as Spider-Man 2 , Spider-Man 3 and Marvel's The Avengers and TV shows like The Walking Dead . "I am most proud of being an artist on 'Heavy Metal' back in the early '80s and most recently, the hit 'Mac and Trouble' comic, which was one of my own creations.
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May 27, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
AS READING native Taylor Swift has matured as an artist, there was no doubt she would one day outgrow her tween/teen fan base. One of the groups seemingly adding to the multitudes of Swifties is the alt-right. Yes, the alt-right (a/k/a witty, white supremacists for the social-media age, or the guys who wear white sheets made from 600-thread-count genuine Egyptian cotton) have chosen Taylor as their "Aryan goddess" icon, reports the Washington Post. The Post says the elevation of Swift began three years ago when teen Emily Pattinson used Pinterest to combine pics of Taylor with quotes from Hitler . BuzzFeed said the whole thing was a joke.
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May 17, 2016 | By Howard Gensler, Staff Writer
When you're A global celebrity married to a global celebrity and partnered with a British clothing billionaire, what, if any, responsibility do you have to the poor Sri Lankans who produce your overpriced casual line? That's the question we'd like to ask Beyonce and her business partner Sir Philip Green after London's Sun on Sunday reported that the Sri Lankan factory workers who make Beyonce's Ivy Park clothes make a whopping $6.17 per day - about $125 per month.
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May 5, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
LOS ANGELES - As Captain America's best friend Bucky - and as the subsequently brainwashed-by-the-Soviets-to-be-an-assassin-Winter Soldier - Sebastian Stan has been a key character in what is now an iconic trilogy. With the third installment, Civil War , he is a primary cause of the, uh, civil war, led on opposite sides by Iron Man and the red, white and blue Avenger. "The appeal is simple," Stan said at a recent Marvel press event. "It's a challenge. "Every scene the Russos [Joe and Anthony, the film's directors]
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May 4, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
LOS ANGELES - Though Emily VanCamp was in the middle of a four-year run playing kick-butt character Emily Thorne on ABC's Revenge , she had to pass a chemistry test to land the role of Sharon Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But don't feel bad for her. It was with Chris Evans. After a relatively small part in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier , VanCamp found her role expanded for this weekend's Captain America: Civil War . The scope is bigger this time around, as well.
NEWS
May 1, 2016
Captain America: Civil War Political interference causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man in this latest addition to the Avengers series. Dragon Inn Rerelease of the 1967 Taiwanese film about the political and military maneuverings of a Chinese emperor's eunuch. Mandarin with subtitles. Francofonia Writer-director Aleksandr Sokurov looks at the history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation of France while examining the nature of art. Reviewed by staff critics Steven Rea (S.R.)
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March 2, 2016 | Howard Gensler
Captain America is coming to Wizard World Philadelphia this June, and he's bringing the Falcon with him. And Agent Carter. And Howard Stark. Not to mention Bucky, Brock Rumlow and Dr. Abraham Erskine. Oh, yeah. And Thor and Loki. In what's shaping up already to be the biggest Wizard Philly ever, Wizard is announcing today that Chris Evans , Chris Hemsworth , Tom Hiddleston , Anthony Mackie , Hayley Atwell , Dominic Cooper , Stanley Tucci , Sebastian Stan and Frank Grillo will take over the Pennsylvania Convention Center on the weekend of June 4-5. Wizard says all are scheduled to appear on both days, except Hiddleston (Saturday only)
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December 30, 2015 | Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
Just in time for 2016, fans of community, coffee, and comic books will have a new place to visit. Although Philadelphia has a rich tradition of quality comic-book shops - and could brag that Showcase Comics on South Street was the largest black-owned comic shop in the United States for quite some time - Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse will be the first black female-owned comic book shop to open its doors on the East Coast. This "geeky" hybrid hopes to contribute to the burgeoning Kensington section of Philadelphia.
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September 3, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evans loves romance Captain America star Chris Evans , who has been described as "easy on the eyes" by at least one film expert, has a soft spot for romantic fare. "I'm such a sap," Evans, 34, tells USA Today. Evans doesn't see himself doing action pics for the rest of his career. "I'm out there throwing that shield and knocking people out at least a few times every couple of years, so when I have some down-time, that's not exactly what I'm looking to keep doing," says the Avengers: Age of Ultron star.
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