We read the last comic of our “Sidekicks Movin’ Up” series by taking on Ed Brubaker’s “Captain America: Winter Soldier.” Steve Rogers always thought his sidekick, Bucky, died in an accident during the war. To his horror, he learns that not only has Bucky been alive for the last forty years, he’s been a brainwashed assassin of the KGB. We talk about remorse, guilt, and Captain America’s true grit. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
We wrap up our X-Men series with Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s “Astonishing X-Men” series. In volume one, we see the return of Colossus after years of torture at the hands of the villain Ord and the Danger Room awakens as its own self-formed sentient A.I. But that’s just plot. The wonderful stuff here are the characters and their relationships. That, and some of the best X-Men art we’ve ever seen. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
A new series of episodes kicks off today with “Deadpool: Secret Invasion” by Daniel Way. We talk about the quirky narrative and fun-loving violence, sure. I mean, how can you not giggle over a baseball mascot packin’ heat? But we also tear back that happy veneer and analyze what makes Deadpool tick as a character and examine the darker parts of this story. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com or like at www.facebook.com/APSuperCast!