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Seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the theaters my initial reaction was that the Captain America: The First Avenger sequel was an improvement over the first film and one of Marvel Studio’s best efforts. I’m happy to say the movie holds up on Blu-ray. I actually enjoyed it a little more the second time around.

The wide sweeping conspiracy of Hyrda begins sweeping changes in the overall Marvel Universe, immediately effecting Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (leading to the TV show’s strongest episodes), but more than that The Winter Soldier is a good Captain America story full of strong performances (making great use of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow) along with plenty of intrigue and action. Sure the movie wastes Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) and the final battle feels a bit too much like a video game with infiltrating and swapping out the chips in hovercrafts of death, but those don’t detract from a strong storyline filled with plenty of comic book goodness. For more on the movie read my original review.

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Deadpool joins the Secret Avengers… sort of.

Go Undercover with Captain America in Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! Episode 31

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From Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes Hot Toys’ new 12in. Winter Soldier Sixth Scale Figure featuring more than 30 points of articulation, swappable heads and interchangeable hands, “metal-like” left arm, pouches, holsters, machine gun, submachine gun, daggers, grenades, multiple pistols, remote bomb launcher, goggles, and figure stand which can all be yours for the low, low price of $250.

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Picking up some time after the events of The Avengers, Captain America (Chris Evans) has grown more accustomed to the current world while going to work for S.H.I.E.L.D. Despite being well-suited for his new role, Steve Rogers has become increasingly uncomfortable with cleaning-up Nick Fury)’s (Samuel L. Jackson) messes including working alongside the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in the film’s opening action sequence involving the hijacking of a S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel by Algerian pirates.

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Set in 1966 at the height of the Cold War the new mini-series from writer Rick Remender and artist Roland Boschi gets off to a strong start with S.H.I.E.L.D.’s top two agents successfully extracting a pair of Nazi scientists from a HYDRA base. Personally I could have done with a little less of the monstrous Madam Worm, but Boschi’s art fits style of the comic well and the interaction between Nick Fury and the cock Ran Shen offers several fun panels.

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We now have a new full-length trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris EvansScarlett JohanssonAnthony MackieRobert RedfordEmily VanCampCobie SmuldersHayley Atwell, and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier. The sequel opens in theaters on April 4th.

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We now have our first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris EvansScarlett JohanssonAnthony MackieRobert RedfordEmily VanCampSebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier. The sequel opens in theaters on April 4th.

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After uncovering the identity of the “Electric Ghost” a pissed off Winter Soldier realizes why Nick Fury wanted him on this assignment as the last time Bucky saw the woman responsible for terrorist attacks around the world he was still brainwashed and working for the Russians and she was a young girl whose parents he had just murdered in front of her.

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After saving the life of rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Joe Robards, the Winter Soldier and his new friend search for leads by heading to an isolated island in the middle of nowhere where the former head of the Red Room has set up a school for young assassins known as The Orphanage.

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The first issue launching a new creative team and direction for the characters of the Winter Soldier is a little disappointing. Writer Jason LaTour takes over for Ed Brubaker whose overseen nearly all of Bucky Barnes best moments since his return to comics (at Brubaker’s hands) in 2005.

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