CIVIL WAR: Whose Side Are You On?

The follow up to Captain America: Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters this summer with Cap vs Stark in CIVIL WAR! (Not to be confused with the American Civil War from – you know, history…) In the comics, the conflict was sparked by the Superhuman Registration Act, Tony Stark was for it, Steve Rogers was against it and the rest of the Avengers took sides.


The following is a rundown of all the Marvel heroes taking sides in coming conflict…


Avengers Assemble

Avengers 1First Appearance: The Avengers #1 (1963)

Initial Roster: Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and The Wasp!

Other Notable Members: Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, The Vision, Black Panther, Spider-man, Wolverine, War Machine, The Falcon, Doctor Strange, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel, Namor, etc

Villains: Loki, Ultron, Thanos, Kang the Conqueror, Graviton, Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil!

Must Read Stories: Civil War, Avengers Disassembled, World War Hulk, Avengers vs X-Men, The Kree / Skrull War, The Infinity Gauntlet, Dark Reign, Siege, Uncanny Avengers, and The Ultimates (1 + 2 by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch)

The Ultimates 2

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That time is nearly upon us once again – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Saturday May 7th is the 15th National Free Comic Book Day AND the 4th Annual Beaches Library Comic Con! If that’s not enough, it’s also the Willowbranch Library’s First Comic Con!

FDBD 2016


  • $1 Back Issues
  • 2 for 5 Variant Covers
  • 50% off Trades / Hardcovers
  • 30% off Action Figures
  • 15% off (most) Statues
  • Hourly Drawings!

So come get your comics at the Hive or the Beach and then head to the library for cosplay, artists, trivia and board games!

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What I’m Reading #6

Kingdom BumAction Lab

Kingdom Bum!

The circle is now complete – all 4 issues of ‘KINGDOM BUM’ are out now – along with the trade! Seriously pick it up, despite the fact that you should support local talent, it’s a damn good comic. It’s irreverent, dark and chock-full of Jacksonville references.

(Warning: May be offensive to those without thumbs.)

Click for an Interview with local writer, Adam Wollet!

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PREVIEWS – April 2016

We here at the Super Hero HQ take a sneak peek at what’s in store in June!


Also be sure to check out our look at CIVIL WAR II and DC: Rebirth!



Vote Loki

This seems oddly appropriate this election cycle. Heck, I’d vote for him.

The Shadow: The Death of Margo Lane – Dynamite

The Shadow - The Death of Margo Lane

Written and Illustrated by Matt Wagner!

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DC: Rebirth Preview!

DC Comics Rebirth

DC: Rebirth is coming – A major turning point in the DC Universe! It all begins here…

Stop by and let us know which titles we should put you down for.

DC Rebirth - Checklist


By Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jimenez, and Gary Frank


SUPERMAN #1 – The Son of Superman

By Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray

Dc Rebirth - Superman

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CIVIL WAR II Checklist

Here’s the rundown of the upcoming Marvel – CIVIL WAR II comics starting this May! (Be sure to add these titles to your pull so that you don’t miss out)


Marvel - Civil War II

A mysterious new Marvel character comes to the attention of the world, one who has the power to calculate the outcome of future events with a high degree of accuracy. This predictive power divides the Marvel heroes on how best to capitalize on this aggregated information, with Captain Marvel leading the charge to profile future crimes and attacks before they occur, and Iron Man adopting the position that the punishment cannot come before the crime.

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DC Comics through the Ages (Part 1)

Justice League

If you’ve picked up any DC books recently you may have noticed a couple of interesting changes over the past few months: Batman is no longer Bruce Wayne (instead it’s James Gordon in a Mech-suit), Wonder Woman has taken over Aries’ job as the God of War, and not only is Superman nearly powerless, his secret identity has been revealed to the world!

Unlike Marvel, which until recently (see: Secret Wars) had one continuous cannon with a shifting timeline and the occasional retcon, DC comics has a long history of revamping their cannon to fit the times. Although these reboots irk many a fan, I for one have always kind of liked DC’s willingness to try new things over the years. It’s good to change up the status quo every now and then. (see: DC Rebirth)

Here’s some of my favorite changes to the Dc Universe over the years…

NewDC: Wonder Woman, Superman, Robo-Bat, Renegade GL

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The Short Box Cometh!

It’s the summer of punching your best friend in the face! – Batman v Superman, Daredevil vs the Punisher, Cap versus Tony, and The Short Box vs GAAM?!

Find out more in the latest episodes of THE SHORT BOX!

Badr v Cesar

Badr v Cesar

“Pulled Porkin’s”
Apr 10, 2016
We get around to covering our picks from the Image Comic Expo and DC Rebirth coverage. Badr commits a party foul and there’s a ton of emails to be read. Keep the emails coming and let us know your thoughts on our next commentary episode!

Apr 03, 2016
It’s the summer of punch your best friend in the face blockbusters and we’ve been inspired! It’s a full house when we try our best to have a discussion about Batman Vs Superman, answer emails, and we pick more champion picks than you could ask for!

Adam Returns

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Marvel Universe Live!

Marvel Universe Live

Marvel Universe Live! is coming to Jacksonville’s Veterans Memorial Arena – April 28th -May 1st. Stop by Superhero Beach and Superhero Hive before April 24th for a chance to win a 4-pack of free tickets and a signed poster! Excelsior true believers!

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BATMAN v SUPERMAN: Dawn of Justice – REVIEW (Spoiler Free)

Batman v Superman

“Mr. Wayne! Clark Kent, Daily Planet. What’s your position on The Bat Vigilante in Gotham?”

As a long time DC fanatic, I’ve been waiting for this movie since before they even starting making it and I gotta say, for me, it delivered. That said, much like the first entry in the series, there are some creative decisions in the film that will certainly be divisive among fans. Despite some minor details here and there, I really do think this might be the best Superman movie to date, BUT as far as Batman movies go… well it’s no “Dark Knight”.

Ultimately this is a movie for the fans of the comics.

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