So, today is the first day of international releases of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (If you’re reading this in America, do not adjust your computer monitor: the Captain America sequel is coming out all around the globe before it comes out in America.) Today and tomorrow will see wide releases of the film all across Europe and Asia, while much of the world—including North America—will have to wait over a week for the same. I know this practice is hardly unheard of or anything, I just find it amusing in this case because of the film’s title.
Tales of Suspense (Comic Books, 1959-68) Issue #66 (June, 1965)
This issue, summarized: Red Skull ties Captain America to a chair and forces him to listen to his long-winded origin story. (Amusingly, although Cap’s bindings are established to be chains, in one frame his ankle restraints look an awful lot like a spreader bar due to sloppy drawing.)
There’s a new Marvel animated film out today, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher. I know it’s really tempting to get excited about something with that kind of title, but allow me to give you some free advice: don’t. I have no idea why, but Marvel’s animation department seems stubbornly committed to delivering shockingly boring animated features despite all the awesome characters and concepts they have to work with. I just don’t get it, I really don’t.
Anyway, here’s Black Widow as a vampire strapped to a table. Hope that helps.