There's One Thing I Can Never Forgive Captain America: The Winter Soldier for

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a pretty good Captain America movie. It’s not my favorite Captain America movie—as I’ve written before, I have a resolute fondness for The First Avenger—but, overall, it’s a fun time and Chris Evans punches a lot of people in it. But four years on, I still can’t get over the…

Wonderfully Illogical Star Trek Headphones, and More of the Most Fascinating Merchandise of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the nifty little tchotchkes tempting our wallets lately. This week: Lego rides its chibi-style figurines all the way to the future, Hot Toys unleashes its take on a very beardy Captain America, and a weirdly cute Deadpool. Take a look!

This Video Shows Why Captain America and Winter Soldier Are the Hottest Ship in the (Marvel Cinematic) Universe

Avengers: Infinity War is just around the corner, so it’s time to talk about one of the most beloved ships in the MCU: Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. In this latest (and possibly greatest) episode of Total Shipshow, Kotaku’s Gita Jackson talks about why “Stucky” is the best Friend Ship out there—and why all Steve…

Captain America and Black Widow Have Been Through Some Shit Since Civil War

When audiences meet Captain America and Black Widow again in Avengers: Infinity War, they’ve changed. It’s not just that Cap has a beard, or that Widow has ditched her iconic red hair for blonde locks—it’s that since the Avengers disassembled they’ve been running their own covert missions, and it’s taken a toll on…

Captain Peggy Carter Is Finally Making the Leap From Video Games to Comics

Two years ago, as part of 75th anniversary celebrations for Captain America, a quintet of Marvel mobile games introduced special alt-reality Captains America. Most of them were fine, but the true standout was Marvel Puzzle Quest’s Captain Peggy Carter—and years after her video game debut, she’s finally getting a comic…

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The Road to Captain America's Redemption Starts in the Most Cap-Worshipping Town in America

Steve Rogers has been through hell. Marvel’s Secret Empire event took the character to a dangerous place, one that spent the best part of a year muddying the public image of both one of comics’ most beloved heroes and his publisher. This week, the Steve we knew is back, but his new comic isn’t quite yet willing to…

The Darkwing Duck Action Figure You've Always Wanted, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all the fabulous new toys just waiting to drain our wallets of their precious monetary fluids. This week, Hot Toys tackles The Last Jedi’s most important characters, plus a patriotically posable Captain America, and even stranger Stranger Things board games.