It’s the summer edition of Level Eleventy-Seven, and in this first episode, we analyze reaction to the stunt reveal in Marvel’s Steve Rogers: Captain America #1. Or is it a stunt? Is this the new status quo? Has Steve Rogers been playing the Marvel universe all this time?
Plus: the mutants are in the news. X-Men: Apocalypse made $80 million in the U.S. over the weekend, but some say it’s a fizzle and doesn’t live up to better entries in the franchise. Will that diminish expectations for the new Legion series just ordered by FX? Or is there enough of a disconnect between film and television that it won’t matter? And does a set of mutant television series mean the mutants might be part of a deal to put them in the MCU? What does that mean for the Inhumans?
Speaking of disconnects, there’s rumor going around that the rift between Kevin Feige and Ike Perlmutter may have Alan Horn’s fingerprints on it…
Special guest: comic book artist and author Rick Stasi. Check out his website.
The panel: Allison Isberg, Ann Laabs, Thomas Townley, Tim Harvey, Dan Handley, Jason Hunt, and Rick Stasi