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Revisited: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Easter Egg Wants

Civil_War_Final_PosterA week before the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, was triumphantly released into cinemas around the globe, Biff Bam Pop! staffers Jim Knipp, Justin Mohareb, Glenn Walker and JP Fallavollita each listed the Top 3 Easter Eggs that they wanted to see in the film.

You can find that particular spoiler-free ask right here. Today, a week and a half after the triumphant, money-making, release of the first movie in the third phase of Marvel’s grand cinematic plan, we revisit their mouth-watering fan-boy desires.

Some of them were fist-pumpingly rewarded. Some obscure predictions were even proved right. Some of the writers were utterly relieved. And still others were left inconsolably disappointed.

Be warned.

After the jump, there be Captain America: Civil War Easter Eggs proven, Captain America: Civil War Easter Eggs disproven, and Captain America: Civil War Easter Eggs still hoped-for!

After the jump, there be spoilers galore!

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Biff Bam Pop’s It’s All Connected – Just a Kid from Brooklyn: Captain America, American Memories of World War II, and the MCU, Part II

 

Splash page from The Ultimates #1, 2002. Script by Mark Millar, art by Bryan Hitch.

Splash page from The Ultimates #1, 2002. Script by Mark Millar, art by Bryan Hitch.

In the first part of this essay, I briefly sketched the construction of American memories of World War II that began slightly before the war and continue into the 21st century. In many ways the war has become a defining part of American identity, and the dominant, triumphal memory narrative we have created about it serves to elevate American participation in the war almost to the level of the sacred, and certainly to the realm of the simple black and white, good v. evil duality that is much more comforting than any messy and contradictory reality might be. The character of Steve Rogers/Captain America is one of the more perfect cultural artifacts to illustrate this process of memory construction, and the ways in which counter-memories, which challenge the dominant narrative, inevitably influence the national mythology.

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Countdown to Civil War: Avengers vs. Avengers

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When folks think of Civil War, the seven-part Marvel Comics event that inspired the new film Captain America: Civil War, they think of superhero against superhero in an all-out war. But Civil War is by no means the first time that happened. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on a Silver Age story from back in the day where the then-current Avengers fought the original Avengers.

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Avengers: Ultron Revolution S03 E03: Saving Captain Rogers

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As hinted at in the first episode of this season of “Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution,” the Thunderbolts are coming. But first, there’s Baron Zemo. So strap yourselves in, from all indications, this is going to be great. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Saving Captain Rogers.”

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Celebrate Captain America’s 75th Anniversary With the Oversized CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #7

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Marvel Comics continues to recognize the 75th anniversary of Captain America this March as superstar creators unite to celebrate the sentinel of liberty in CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #7! Meet me after the jump for your first look!

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Avengers Assemble S02 E04: Ghosts of the Past

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Anyone worth their salt as an Avengers comics fan knows what happened to Bucky. He was believed killed for decades in the incident that led to Captain America being frozen and revived in the present day. Then he pulled off a resurrection of his own, emerging as the Winter Soldier. See what happens when he tangles with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in this week’s episode of “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble.” Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Ghosts of the Past.”

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Captain America The Winter Soldier

 

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When the commercials for this sequel to Captain America The First Avenger, and the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, started showing up on TV, the blurb that kept coming up was “better than the Avengers.” Honestly, on a superhero movie scale, I didn’t think that was possible, and I didn’t believe the hype, but after seeing the film… I have to say… wow, it’s not hype, and yes, it may well be better than The Avengers. Find out why, spoiler warning, after the jump.

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February Faves: Glenn Walker’s Favorite Superhero Sidekicks

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For the month of February, we’ll be doing something special here at Biff Bam Pop! Each week our writers and correspondents will be compiling lists of their favorite things. Today, I’ll be talking about my favorite superhero sidekicks. Meet me after the jump for more, or perhaps I’ll have my masked assistant show you the way…

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01 E12: Seeds

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Just as last week’s episode promised answers about Agent Coulson’s secrets, this week’s claims the same about super-hacker Skye. We’ll see if it actually delivers, or it just whets out appetites for more with even more mysteries. And oh yeah, special bonus tonight – the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Iron Man super-villain, the Blizzard! Meet me after the jump for more of my thoughts on “Seeds.”

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Age of Ultron: The Ghost of Avengers Future

age1The worst thing that can happen has happened to the Marvel Comics universe. Ultron, the Avengers’ most dangerous enemy, a machine monster built by one of their own, has conquered and laid waste to the planet, and decimated and enslaved mankind. The few surviving heroes of the world have escaped to the Savage Land where they have come up with a plan to save us all.

With access to Doctor Doom’s Time Platform, half of the heroes have decided to go to the future, from which Ultron has masterminded this conquest, and defeat him once and for all. However, Wolverine has different plans, he will go to the past and kill the Avenger Hank Pym, who created Ultron in the first place, before it happens. Now, enter the two Ages of Ultron, after the jump…

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