So Marvel's Secret Empire started in earnest with issue #0 this past week. To me the only thing worth getting riled up about with this event is the insistence of publishers to keep putting out issues numbered ZERO. Enough! No more zeroes, no more decimal points.
But that is a topic for another (very boring) episode.
This week we are talking about a bunch of stuff, but the conversation mostly keeps going back to two things: Secret Empire, and social media.
We did an episode eleven months ago, just after the big HydraCap reveal, about comic books in the age of social media. I was pretty frustrated then, and, almost a year later, I am frustrated still. And that episode was recorded shortly after I wrote out most of my feelings on the matter in a blog post. I stand by everything I said then.
So this week's episode is kind of a like a check in now that a lot of the questions about this story have been revealed. And Dave and I also discuss our individual frustrations with social media, especially Twitter, as it relates to comics. And we talk about people in the industry who are good at using social media...and some who aren't.
But ALSO this week...Bucky is maybe dead. Probably not. But maybe a little bit dead.
But at least he went out kicking Zemo in the most ridiculous way imaginable:
And then he died as he lived: shirtless and thinking about Steve.
Sigh. If only he'd had some sort of useful device in that new arm of his to get him out of that trap. Like...a blade...or a flame thrower...or a tiny little robot arm. Alas.
Let's top this off with our pal J.Bone's latest Steve and Bucky make-out art:
Oh, and what's this! A little HydraCap/Zemo smooching?
Next week we will run down this year's Free Comic Book Day offerings! Thanks for listening!