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Merchats Cove Master Craft by Final Frontier Games Coming Soon to Kickstarter

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  Final Frontier is proud to present Merchants Cove: Master Craft – a big-box expansion for the critically acclaimed Merchants Cove. Contained in this treasure trove of content are four new expert level Merchants, a new core game expansion "The Faction Festival" and new modular content like new Rogues, Townsfolk, and much more. New Expansion & Modules In addition to the new Merchants, the Faction Festival also expands the game in a substantial way. A new board is connected to the bottom of the main board adding tracks for each of the Factions, and brand new mechanisms for each Faction to use. The Wizards will enchant your goods to make them worth more - while the Rogues will help you frame the other players, letting you get rid of corruption by pinning it on your opponents. That’s not all! Enjoy a new Faction Hall (The Paladins), new Adventurers (Paladins), new Townsfolk, Rogues, and more. New Merchants Mushroom Farmer, Amanita Moghed Assign work orders to your various in

Star Trek #15 - Mirrored Part 1 Review

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Star Trek #15 Review The countdown to next year's Star Trek sequel continues here, in an all-new re-imagining of the classic 'Mirror Universe' story! Witness the transformation of the new Enterprise crew in part one of this blockbuster story, overseen by Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci! Cover/Solicit - 3/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 3/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering? Layout/Flow - 5/5 - Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Story - 5/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue f

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #19 - Target: Snake Eyes Part 4 Review

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Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #19 Review Is the mission to bring down the Arashikage Clan a matter of national security or a private vendetta for Scarlett? And, when it comes to a life or death battle with Snake Eyes, who will walk away? The answers lie here in the most game-changing, controversial G.I. JOE story-line this year! Cover/Solicit - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 5/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering? Layout/Flow - 5/5 - Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Story - 4/5 - Weighted

Joss Whedon Confirms Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver for Avengers 2

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In an interview at ABC's upfront presentation, IGN.com  talked to the writer and director of the upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , Joss Whedon who confirmed that he was referring to the mutant children of Magneto , and explained the he finds them interesting; "You know, they had a rough beginning," - "They're interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn't necessarily agree with the Avengers . So they're not there to make things easier. I'm not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier." He also mentioned Tony Stark's return after the events of Iron Man 3 ; "Well, I feel like in Iron Man 3, even though he (Stark) said, 'I've changed'" - "I don’t think anybody thinks he doesn't have one anymore. The question is, if The Avengers are called, does he show up? And the answer is, 'Yes!'"

August 2013 Comic Book Solicits

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Want to know what's coming up in August and what to add to your Pull-List? The August Solicits have been released over at CBR . Go check them out;  Marvel , DC , IDW , Dark Horse , Image , Valiant .

Guest Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #14 - Up, Up and Away... My Beautiful, My Beautiful Balloon!

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #14 Review Superman Questions the Outlaws  Original Review by  Johnkmccubbin91  at Comic Vine I have been really enjoying this series for some time now and I am extremely looking forward to it's role in the Death of the Family crossover. Although it's not been the overall best series DC has going the now and that some issues have been a little poor it has without a doubt been a very fun series. Plot This issues sees the Outlaws getting stopped by Superman on their way back to Earth. They manage to avoid him by teleporting away from their ship but Superman isn't that easy to avoid and soon the trio have to deal with Superman who's only wanting a friendly discussion, although the Outlaws don't see it that way.

Guest Review: Uncanny X-Force #34 - From the Cradle to the Grave

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Uncanny X-Force #34 Review Apocalypse Now  Original Review by  Johnkmccubbin91  at Comic Vine This has been one hell of a story and I have been enjoying it very much. After hearing how good this story-line was I decided to get the issues that were out with this being the only issue I got on release week, and I'm happy I did. Rick Remender has done a brilliant job on this series and I hope that he can put the greatness that this series will be leaving behind into another series. Plot This issue sees Genesis, now in his Apocalypse armor seek vengeance against anyone who is bad. The X-Force now have to try and stop him from succumbing to the evil nature of Apocalypse whilst battling the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants at the same time.

Minimum Carnage: Part 6; Omega Review

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Minimum Carnage: Omega Review MINIMUM CARNAGE FINALE! Houston is on fire as Carnage’s greatest act of evil may be his final hour! The most dangerous web-slingers of all unite with humanity at stake! Cullen Bunn, Chris Yost and Lan Medina bring the crossover smash hit to it’s synapse-shattering finale! Cover/Solicit - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering? Layout/Flow - 5/5 - Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Story - 5/5 - Weighted Triple. How w

Guest Review: Nightwing #14 - Die for Me

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Nightwing #14 Review Die For Me  Original Review by  Batwatch  at Comic Vine Nightwing has been a solid book all throughout the DCNU . Last month, readers got their first glimpse of the new creative team with the new writer Tom DeFalco. DeFalco’s first story brought mixed responses from fans with many feeling that his story meandered without any solid focus, but I rather enjoyed DeFalco’s pacing as he gave due time to all the different aspects of Nightwing’s life. The focus for this month’s issue should be solidly on Lady Shiva, the assassin known as scourge of the underworld. No doubt, Nightwing and Shiva will come to blows. Do sparks fly at their reunion, or does their battle have no passion? In this issue, Nightwing looks for leads on Lady Shiva, checks up on Amusement Mile, finds out why Sonia Zucco missed their date, and does battle with Lady Shiva.

Judge Dredd #1 - Ripe; Protection Racket Review

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Judge Dredd #1 Review In the 22nd century, crime runs rampant in Mega-City One, home to over 400 million citizens, robots, criminals and lunatics. The only line of defense between anarchy and chaos are… the Judges. And Judge Dredd is the toughest of them all. In this, Judge Dredd's 35th anniversary year, IDW is proud to re-introduce Judge Dredd to America in this all-new ongoing series. Cover/Solicit - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 3/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering? Layout/Flow - 5/5 - Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the pl

Journey into Mystery #646 - Stronger Than Monsters, Part 1 of 5 Review

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Journey Into Mystery #646 Review AN ALL-NEW JOURNEY BEGINS WHEN KATHRYN IMMONEN AND VALERIO SCHITI BRING YOU...SIF: THE BERZERKER?! She may be a “Lady,” but girly ain’t her style! Known by many names: lover of Thor, sister of Heimdall, defender of Asgard...Sif is the ultimate faithful...sidekick?! Immortal, please. When the latest crop of beasties beset Asgard, it’s business as usual for our sword-slingin’ heroine as she leads the battle charge—but that no-holds-barred zeal for glory may be the very thing that brings the realm down around her winged helm…! Cover/Solicit - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to disting

Guest Review: Hawkeye #4 - The Tape, 1 of 2

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Hawkeye #4 Review Let the Bidding Begin  Original Review by  Johnkmccubbin91  at Comic Vine I have been enjoying this series so far as it's been amazing. I've been loving what Matt Fraction has been doing with this series and although I've loved all his one-shot Hawkeye tales so far I am happy that he's doing a story that lasts more than an issue, even if it's only two. Plot This issue sees Hawkeye get brought in by S.H.I.E.L.D. who tell him that a tape of him killing a terrorist has been put up for auction in Madripoor and that he needs to retrieve it. Hawkeye however isn't the only one after the tape, ton's of criminals are after the tape including  Madame Masque .

Green Lantern: New Guardians #14 - Fear Factor Review

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Green Lantern: New Guardians #14 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 3/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering? Layout/Flow - 4/5 - Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Story - 5/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?

Official Teaser Trailer - Batman: Arkham Origins

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If you played Arkham Asylum or Arkham City then you know what a great job Rocksteady did. WB Games is releasing the next installment of the Arkham franchise with a prequel game; Arkham Origins . Check out the teaser trailer of Batman and Slade Wilson (Deathstroke). The game is expected for release this October.

Batgirl & Killing Joke Injustice Gods Among Us DLC

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Netherrealm Studios has provided  MKSecrets a preview of the next DLC items, Batgirl and The Killing Joke skin pack. You can watch the trailer below. If you haven't bought the game yet you should, it's awesome. I'm not much of a fighter game guy myself, I usually play them solo. The story mode in Injustice is great and the skill level isn't that difficult as I was able to beat the Story and Ladder modes on medium difficulty. Pick the game up on Amazon now.

Dark Avengers #183 - The End Is The Beginning Review

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Dark Avengers #183 Review Cover - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering? Layout/Flow - 4/5 - Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Story - 3/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?

Guest Review: Catwoman #14 - To Skin a Cat

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The Jokes on Us Original Review by  Johnkmccubbin91  from Comic Vine I have enjoyed the better part of this series but it's not been brilliant and since Ann Nocenti joined as writer it has dropped even further down in quality. Plot This issue sees Catwoman at the mercy of Joker who has strapped a bomb to the chest of a child Catwoman was was trying to save. Joker continues to play with Catwoman telling her that all he wants is for her to play her part in his scheme.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Official Trailer

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I posted the shorter  preview of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. A few days ago, but Marvel just posted a 3min full trailer. AoS will premier on ABC this fall on Tuesdays at 8pm. .

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - Raphael Trailer

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Check out the gameplay trailer for Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows coming out this Summer to XBLA , PSN and Steam . The rumored price is $14.99 If you missed  Michelangelo's  Trailer you can watch it  Here

DC Cancels Four 'New 52' Titles

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Well it looks like DC has canceled another four of their New 52 titles. August will be the final issues for Threshold , Demon Knights , Dial H , and Legion of Super-Heroes . I never really cared for Legion since the beginning and I'm shocked it lasted this long. I personally liked Legion Lost more, and of course it has already been canceled. I was reading Dial H, although never really got into it and not surprised it's going. Threshold on the other hand has me confused since it's a newer title and seemed like a good place to put characters like Blue Beetle , Larfleeze and DC's other space related characters. I have mixed feelings about Demon Knights, I never read it but after seeing a preview on Comic Vine I was tempted to pick it up. Oh well, I guess we will have to wait and see what comics they replace them with. I hope they bring back maybe a few Wildstorm characters. What I don't want to see is another four Bat books, or more Super books. It's

Name a Character in Andy Diggle's New Crime Comic "Uncanny"!

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  Andy Diggle will immortalize you in the next issue of Dynamite Entertainment's Uncanny in a special auction benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Starting now, until May 15, CBLDF is running a special eBay auction where the winning bidder will be named as a character in Diggle's Uncanny #2 , coming out this July. In addition to being immortalized in the comic, the winner will also receive a set of all covers from the issue, and a thank you note from Diggle himself! All proceeds from this auction benefit the CBLDF's work to protect the Freedom to Read. Diggle says, "The CBLDF carries out vital work defending the First Amendment rights of comic book readers, retailers and publishers. I'm proud to be able to play some small part in this special benefit auction which will help raise awareness of freedom of speech issues in the comics medium and defend our Freedom to Read."

Avengers #34 - The End Review

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Avengers #34 Review Cover - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering? Layout/Flow - 4/5 - Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Story - 5/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?

Guest Review: Birds of Prey #14 - Three Hours of the Condor

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Three Hours of the Condor Original Review by  Batwatch  from Comic Vine Just over the past week, I read the first volume of DCNU Birds of Prey , and I was surprised because it was good. The recent issues of Birds have averaged out to be okay, but it is really nothing special. The writer is the same, so how has this series managed to go from being high quality to its meh inducing current quality? At the moment, I have no answers, but I can say that I go into this issue without particularly high hopes. Birds of Prey #13 was a bit confusing in parts with the ill defined character of Condor, and generic at other points with the ninja hoards which are beginning to become a really stale trope in the Batman universe. There is a hint of something going on in Katana’s past with the Daggers which could be interesting, and this plot element could very well be the springboard for her upcoming ongoing comic, but beyond that, there is little to last month’s issue worth praising other tha

The Walking Dead Season 4: First Look From the Set‏

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AMC released on Friday a First Look photo from The Walking Dead Season 4, featuring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes back to work on the set in Atlanta, GA. Season 4 of The Walking Dead returns to AMC in October of this year. The cast and crew began production on May 6.  See The Walking Dead Blog for more info.

Guest Review: Deadpool #2 - We Fought A Zoo

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Animal Rights Original Review by  Johnkmccubbin91  from Comic Vine I loved the first issue of this series and I was very happy to see Deadpool get not just a good new series, but a great one. I have loved the character for a number of years now but I don't think I have read as good a start to a Deadpool story let alone series prior to this an Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan have done an amazing job with the character. Plot This issue sees Deadpool still out for the count after being shot by Abraham Lincoln, and is dreaming about female superheroes including Invisible Woman , Emma Frost and She-Hulk fighting over his affection. He wakes to be greeted by the ghost of Benjamin Franklin who offers to help him with his undead presidents issue. After calling into S.H.I.E.L.D. Deadpool gets his next target, Theodore Roosevelt.

Season Finale Roundup

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Here's a list of a few shows I watch and their upcoming season finales; Season Finales Doctor Who on BBCAmerica: Saturday May 18th Arrow on CW: Thursday May 16th Grimm on NBC: Tuesday May 21st Orphan Black on BBCAmerica: Saturday June 1st Once Upon a Time on ABC: Sunday May 12th Summer Shows to Watch Defiance SyFy: Mondays Warehouse 13 SyFy: Mondays Falling Skies TNT: Sunday June 9th Continuum SyFy: Friday June 7th Game of Thrones HBO: Sundays And if you are wondering if your shows are going to come back next year check out TV By The Numbers What shows are you watching? Are there any good shows you recommend?

Guest Review: Batwoman #14 - World's Finest, Part III: Heart of Stone

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Heart of Stone Original Review by Batwatch  from Comic Vine It is time once again for my favorite Bat book, Batwoman . Ever since the DCNU began over a year ago, Batwoman has been producing consistently excellent stories. Perhaps even more impressive, all the issues thus far have been one large story arc centering around Batwoman’s fight with Medusa. It appears everything is finally coming together and readers are nearing the end of this epic. The last issue left us with our heroic duo encountering Pegasus, the broken son of Medusa. Does this issue deliver a stunning tale, or is it merely a festering mess? In this issue, Batwoman and Wonder Woman strike a deal with Pegasus, a mercy killing for information on Medusa.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cast Marvel & ABC have released the first full preview of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D . and from the looks of things Agent Coulson is alive? The preview states this will continue from what started in The Avengers . I was originally under the impression it was going to be some kind of prequel, but looks like things changed. Joss Whedon is directing the show and it will premier spring of 2013. Can't wait.

May 15th Trade Paperback Releases

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Note: Releases based on  http://www.mycomicshop.com/  and subject to change. Cover Info Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Others!" Collects Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #7-13. Written by Geoff Johns. Art by Ivan Reis. Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Aquaman joins up with his old teammates, The Others, to learn who destroyed Atlantis! But as they seek the truth, Black Manta is stalking them all-and Mera learns some dark truths about Aquaman! Hardcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $22.99. Volume 1 - 1st printing. "The Trench!" Collects Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #1-6. Written by Geoff Johns. Art by Ivan Reis. Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. AQUAMAN has renounced the throne of Atlantis - but now, from a forgotten corner of the ocean emerges...THE TRENCH! Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.

Captain Marvel #7 Review

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Captain Marvel #7 Review Cover - 3/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering? Layout/Flow - 5/5 - Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Story - 4/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?

Blue Beetle #14 - Scarabworld Review

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Blue Beetle #14 Review Cover - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 5/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering? Layout/Flow - 5/5 - Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Story - 4/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?

Guest Review: Captain America #1 - Castaway in Dimension Z, Chapter One

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Cap's 90th Birthday Original Review by  Johnkmccubbin91  from Comic Vine This was the Marvel NOW! series I was most skeptical about. I love Rick Remender's work in general, especially on Uncanny X-Force , and Venom , but following such a great run left by Ed Brubaker, which has been the best Captain America run I have ever read I wasn't sure that even Remender's skills could top this. Plot This issue starts with a flash back showing Captain America's mother getting beat up by his father. It then cuts to the present where we see Captain America taking down the Green Skull. Captain America then goes to meet his girlfriend Sharon Carter who has a present for his 90th Birthday. Cap then lands up getting captured by an old foe, Arnim Zola.