How Captain America knew about Tony’s parents- Civil War Ending Explained [Spoilers]

We might have already seen the exact scene where Cap finds out.

(Warning: Spoilers for Captain America:Civil War. I will detail a very crucial plot point essential to the climax of the movie. Please do not read if you have not watched it.)

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Pick of the Geek (02-08 May 2016)

In honor of Free Comic Book day happening on 07 May 2016, this edition of Pick of the Geek will feature the comic books you should pick-up this week.

For those who are unfamiliar with the format, Pick of the Geek lists down the stuff that you need to watch out for in the coming week in the geeky realm.

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The Road to Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is just around the corner, so let us provide you with a refresher course on how we arrived to this epic war of ideologies.


Civil War 1

First off, a brief background on the source material. Civil War came about due to a superhero reality show gone awry, with the New Warriors discovering some super villain escapees of Ryker’s Island in a small town. Short story, one of the villains, Nitro, exploded which caused the death of hundreds of people including children from a nearby elementary school. With that, the US Government sought to enact the Superhero Registration Bill that would require every masked hero/vigilante to register with the government and be regulated by it, and anyone who opposes or fails to register would be regarded as a fugitive.

Ironman initially opposed the proposed bill but in the end sided with the Registration Act on the ground that the heroes must be accountable for their actions and should first be trained and certified by the government before being allowed to fight crime. Captain America, on the other hand, fought for his Constitutional right and opposed the act on the basis of protecting his identity and the safety of the people that he cares about. From here, a divide was created and the heroes took their sides, either with Ironman or with Captain America.

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Unboxing the very first Marvel Collector Corps!

Raffy and Denise are back! and this time they unbox the first ever Marvel Collector Corps!

Nerd Rave – Of Live Actions and Comic Book Adaptations

DISCLAIMER: I am no manga, anime or comic book expert. I read them, watch them, and appreciate them, I can go full on geek mode if I have to. But despite of those facts, I do not claim to be an expert on the stuff, so please spare me your bashing


The world just recently geeked out over the Avengers: Age of Ultron. Most of us sighed and looked lovingly at Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Hulk and Black Widow. Some of us gasped when Captain America, ever so slightly, lifted the Mjolinir. We somehow felt their seeming helplessness, as they plan on defeating Ultron. I, for one, smiled when Vision appeared right before my eyes (pun intended), because well, Paul Bettany, need I say more. The world was somehow engrossed over the Avengers and someday soon we will go gaga over Batman v. Superman, and hopefully the Justice League (fingers crossed). Continue reading “Nerd Rave – Of Live Actions and Comic Book Adaptations”

How To Get Your Own Marvel Collector Corps in the Philippines


The Marvel Collector Corps is a bi-monthly subscription box service designed by Funko and Marvel. It is guaranteed that only exclusive items will be included in each box and the theme will be built around a major Marvel event.

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The Oracle: 5 Unanswered questions from Avengers: Age of Ultron (and 5 “What if” answers)


Avengers: Age of Ultron has come and gone and along with it goes the Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As we look back, there are actually still plenty of questions left unanswered going into Phase 3. The Gladiators forwarded the following items to to our resident Oracle but she has yet to get back to us, leaving us to speculate on our own. Maybe you guys could help us.

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Videogame Review – Marvel Future Fight

I know that this is Gladiator Raffy’s realm, but humor me on this one, coz its just too good to pass-up.

For those with a serious hangover from the latest Marvel offering, a little movie called Avengers: Age of Ultron, this game might just be for you.

Marvel Future Fight is a mobile-app game offered for free for android and ios phones. It’s a pretty straight forward game, you use a control stick, and bash the heads of goons and bosses until you beat them silly.

To be honest, this is a game I’ve been waiting for on my smart phone. It’s fun to play and easy enough to navigate. Plus, you get to choose among a wide array of heroes from the Avengers, to Spiderman, to the freaking Guardians of the Galaxy. If only the X-Men were available though. Nonetheless, it’s a satisfying game to play.

The gameplay is akin to the earlier games released on 2nd-gen console platforms, such as X-Men Legends on the PS2. But it doesn’t matter, because for an ios or android game, this is as close as you get from reliving those memories but with a different story and characters, and its free.

So the the story revolves around a mystery villain who has wiped out the Marvel heroes, and the only way to prevent that from happening is by sending a message to the present time ala Terminator or Dragon Ball (either way) its the same plot. To do just that, you control a team of 3 playable heroes who you can upgrade and make stronger.

Like any other ios/android game, it is a goal oriented one where you have to accomplish goals to gain better tools/uniforms and the like. Of course the achievement part is just cherry on top of the ice cream game as the game alone would suffice.

The drawback here is that since the game is free-to-play, you get only a limited number of energy bars to enable you to play the game. After which, you have to wait for another 24 hours just to have them recharged. But again, like many free-to-play games, its just the price you have to pay for such.

Overall, the game is pleasing to play and would definitely be a good companion to the latest Marvel movie. Controlwise, and user interface-wise, its as easy as it gets. All you have to do is tap the screen and presto.

I give it a 4/5 Stan Lee Cameos

Gino is the Gladiator’s resident TV and Comicbook reviewer. He is a lawyer in the making at day, and a full on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon in the event of a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek

Avengers Age of Ultron Review


Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally upon us  and despite the overwhelming weight on its shoulders, it successfully manages to bring Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to an epic crescendo.

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Scarlet Witch Funko Is Coming Your Way This August

We’re pretty sure that you’ve all heard the rumors about Funko releasing Scarlet Witch as part of the the Marvel Collector Corps in August. However, that issue was quickly clarified and we’re happy to share that anyone can purchase it even without a subscription.

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