Sunday, February 22, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.11 - Avengers #21-#22



To read Avengerous Tales 1.10, go here!

I love how Wanda looks like she’s swooning on the cover of Issue Twenty-One.  “Oh Pietro, my brother, that Power Man is so hot!  Please bring me my smelling salts before I am overcome!”
 

Avengerous Tales 1.10 - Avengers #19-#20


To read Avengerous Tales 1.9, go here!
 
Today’s tale begins not with The Avengers but with Strange Tales, which at the time featured stories about Dr. Strange (you probably could have guessed that) and, more importantly for our purposes, about White Nick Fury.

In Strange Tales #135, a historic event occurred: Nick Fury was put in charge of SHIELD.  SHIELD’s nemesis, Hydra, wasn’t too crazy about that and put out a hit on Fury, who spent most of #135-#136 running around in flying cars and stuff trying to defeat them.

Yes, this is relevant, I promise.  Head behind the cut to find out how!  (Was that shameless enough?)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.9 - Avengers #17-#18



To read Avengerous Tales 1.8, go here! 

You know what this comic has been missing?  Anti-communist propaganda!  Gee, Iron Man sure is going to be disappointed when he learns he missed out on a chance to whale on some commies.
 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.8 - Avengers #15-#16


 
To read Avengerous Tales 1.7, go here!

Today is not just a review of some old Avengers comics.  Today is an AWESOME review of some old Avengers comics… and a major change in the line-up of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.7 - Avengers #13-#14



To read Avengerous Tales 1.6, go here! 

In which Europeans are melodramatic and evil, war-like aliens are easily intimidated by shouting, and the Wasp is useless.  So it’s Tuesday, then.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Spitballing - "The Sound and the Fury" (The Flash)


I have been waiting to see the Pied Piper on my television screen for literal years.  (And no, a two-second cameo doesn't COUNT, Justice League: Unlimited.)  A split-second after they announced the new Flash series, I was already thinking I hope Piper makes an appearance.

No WAY was I about to let this episode go by without throwing a few spitballs.

**Normally I don't post spoiler warnings, but since this episode is still so new at the time of this posting, I'm putting one right now.**

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.6 - Avengers #11-#12



To read Avengerous Tales 1.5, go here!

Once again, it’s backstory time!  See all this extra reading I do, just to flesh out these reviews?  That’s how much I love you.  And comic books.  But mostly you.

Okay, so leading up to Tales of Suspense #61, Iron Man’s heart condition took a bit of a nosedive (that’s why you don’t smoke, idiot), so he had to wear the entire armor all the time instead of just the chest plate.  Obviously Tony Stark couldn’t be seen wandering around in Iron Man’s armor, so Stark just kind of disappeared with no good explanation, leaving Iron Man as the prime suspect in his disappearance.  It all came to a head in Tales of Suspense #61, in which Tony stumbled on the idea of being sick and bedridden as an excuse for his absence.  Unfortunately, the Mandarin had to go and complicate things by destroying Tony’s house with a giant energy beam from space, making the world think everyone’s favorite playboy engineer is dead.  Iron Man runs off to find the source of the beam.

Which brings us to today’s tale.