Off-Panel: YES Our Captain America

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“Conservative commenters have been in a tizzy about those gosh-darn comic books again this last week, following the release of Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuña’s Sam Wilson: Captain America #1. The issue sees Captain America cut ties with both SHIELD and the U.S. government to stand up for the average American citizen. In the comic, it leads to a backlash of people deriding Sam as “not their Captain America,” or with oft-repeated heckles of “Captain Socialism.” The same occurred in our own world, when conservative media painted the comic as an attack on conservatives by the liberal agenda.”

As a Panelteer said, if you have a problem with a guy wearing the country’s colors and helping people, maybe you should reexamine your priorities.

“What I really like about him is, here’s a character who is schizophrenic on some level, a character struggling with mental illness. Is he crazy or does he have these powers?”

I’m really interested in the Legion series.

“A total of 25 different uncolored lineart variant covers will be coming in January 2016, and DC has lifted the veil on each and every one of them. As you’d expect, iconic heroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman are all featured.”

This is interesting but hopefully they are NOT on glossy paper, that would defeat the purpose! (Also are colorists irritated by this? I wonder.)