Comic Book Road Maps – Secret Empire

From Pleasant Hill to Secret Empire
the Fall of (Captain) America
By: Christopher Franey

So the Secret Empire has risen and fallen
and a lot of fans are polarized by this Marvel
Comics event, good. Comic book stories are at
their best when fans get to talking about the
material. For me as a fan I love comics that
showcase a hero’s redemption; my first time
seeing this was with Hal Jordan and Emerald
Twilight. I remember going to Wal-greens as a
kid and going to the comic book rack to see what
issues I could find; luckily this place had bared
great fruit before with Superman 75, the famous
death issue. So that New Year’s Eve I went in
and found a copy of Green Lantern issue 48,
which was part one of Emerald Twilight. I knew
something was amiss as the main character looked
very troubled on that cover and that single story
led to ten years of comic storytelling; Parallax,
Zero Hour, Final Night, Day of Judgement, Spectre,
and many more…till finally Green Lantern Rebirth.
Comic books are about heroes and their humanity, in my humble opinion. Why do we
love the comics we love? Is it because of Spider-man or Peter Parker? The answer will always
vary, but if you remember they are both one and the same, it is the character’s journey and their
choices. Before Secret Empire began we were witnessing a Marvel Universe with an aged Steve
Rogers and Sam Wilson as the new Captain America. Of course fans were happy for Sam, but
they didn’t want to see Steve sidelined, so change was about to come. That takes us to the
Pleasant Hill, written by Nick Spencer and this would begin the road to Secret Empire.
What I have done here to help folks with Secret Empire (and even Civil War II for that
matter) is to give them the comic book issues that help to make the stories stronger, but mostly
form a view point of following Steve Rogers. This road map will let you know which issues to
read and they were placed in a release order. With this map you can see how Steve went from
being an old man to a revitalized Captain America, but we now know at what cost. Enjoy the
read and please feel free to ask myself or Geek Elite Radio questions along the way or after. I

can be reached on twitter as @stuffIshuldSay or on Geek Elite Radio’s Facebook page. Two
major things that are great about the ending of this story are when we will see “Stevil” again and
watching Steve Rogers find his path towards redemption.

1. Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill
2. Standoff Alpha
3. Captain America Sam Wilson 7
4. Captain America Sam Wilson 8
5. Standoff Omega
6. Captain America Steve Rogers FCBD 2016
7. Civil War II FCBD 2016
8. Thunderbolts (v3) 1
9. Civil War II 0
10. Captain America Steve Rogers 1
11. Civil War II 1
12. Thunderbolts (v3) 2
13. Civil War II 2
14. Captain America Steve Rogers 2
15. Civil War II 3
16. Thunderbolts (v3) 3
17. Captain America Steve Rogers 3
18. Civil War II 4
19. Civil War II The Accused
20. Civil War II The Fallen
21. Captain America Steve Rogers 4
22. Thunderbolts (v3) 4
23. Civil War II 5
24. Captain America Steve Rogers 5
25. Thunderbolts (v3) 5
26. Thunderbolts (v3) 6
27. Civil War II 6
28. Captain America Steve Rogers 6
29. Captain America Steve Rogers 7
30. Civil War II 7
31. Thunderbolts (v3) 7
32. Captain America Steve Rogers 8
33. Thunderbolts (v3) 8
34. Civil War II 8
35. Captain America Steve Rogers 9
36. Captain America Steve Rogers 10
37. Civil War II The Oath
38. Thunderbolts (v3) 9
39. Captain America Steve Rogers 11
40. Captain America Steve Rogers 12
41. Thunderbolts (v3) 10
42. Captain America Steve Rogers 13
43. Captain America Steve Rogers 14
44. Thunderbolts (v3) 11
45. Captain America Steve Rogers 15
46. Captain America Steve Rogers 16
47. Thunderbolts (v3) 12
48. Secret Empire 0
49. Secret Empire 1
50. Secret Empire FCBD 2017
51. Secret Empire 2
52. Captain America Steve Rogers 17
53. Secret Empire 3
54. Secret Empire 4
55. Captain America Steve Rogers 18
56. Secret Empire 5
57. Secret Empire 6
58. Captain America Steve Rogers 19
59. Secret Empire 7
60. Captain America 25
61. Secret Empire 8
62. Secret Empire 9
63. Secret Empire 10
64. Secret Empire Omega
65. Generations Captain Americas

Late Gamer Plays “Wolfenstein The New Order” By: Hidai Moya

Wolfenstein is the godfather of the FPS genre & this sequel/reboot stays true to its classic roots with a straightforward story & shoot ’em up premise, no bells or whistles attached. Set in the 1960’s where the Nazis won WWII, the mission is to take them down from within. But as in Wolfenstein, these aren’t your grandpa’s Germans. These wear heavy mech suits & command killer robots. This game indulges in your “Inglorious Bastards” fantasy in the hours of fun unleashing a hailstorm of bullets on a bunch of Nazis & their minions accompanied by a killer heavy metal soundtrack. Gracefully the plot is surprisingly emotionally compelling with fleshed out secondary characters that you really do care about. Though it can get into B movie status, its great maps & voice work have made me want to play this all over again. Grade B+

Imagine If… – Episode 33 Renew Your DC

Chris and Mitch talk about Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows and how that might look in the DC Universe. Also what are they reading and what is new this week.

So if you ever wonder”What If?”, or utter the words “Just Imagine”, or love to argue “Who Would Win?” then this is the podcast for you. Let Chris and Mitch take you to another world, another time, and instruct you to “Imagine If…”.

Late Game Plays “Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4” By: Hidai Moya



As a major Harry Potter fan I was obliged to play this. The “Lego” games are in fact movie games in a really adorable form. The best thing I can say about it is the fact that you get to explore the grounds of Hogwarts Castle. While you are visiting the Great Hall, walking along the covered bridge, walking around snow covered Hogsmede, & battling dementors at night above the castle grounds, John Williams incredible music is playing in the background. It’s enough solicit an emotional response. Leveling up also syncs with the story as each progressing year Harry learns more powerful spells. The only negative is that Year 4 is rushed since its length is quite short compared to the previous years. This game offers fans of the Potter series an excuse to revisit childhood memories. Grade B

Televised Heroics – Episode 79 You Can’t Feel Sympathy For Hitler

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SPOILERS—————SPOILERS————-SPOILERS——————SPOILERS

Listen at your own risk, because here there be SPOILERS, so I hope you are caught up on all your comic book tv shows.

 

So if you watch Supergirl, Arrow, Flash, The Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Dc’s Legends of Tomorrow, Daredevil, Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, or Agent Carter, tune in to Televised Heroics as Daniel and Mitch remind you why you like scripted television again

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