Sunday, August 14, 2016

On Hiatus (ish)

So I've been planning on taking a break from this blog for a while, since my interest in superhero comics has been sorely tested lately, and if you read this blog you can probably guess why.  (It's Civil War.)  Now it looks like that break is going to happen a bit sooner than I planned--Marvel isn't letting me log into their website, so I can't finish the next Avengerous Tale I was working on, which really stinks.  It was gonna be awesome.

Once I do manage to get back in, I'll probably post sporadically, i.e. when I feel like it and not every weekend like I've been doing.  My interest in this blog will probably peak again someday--it's waxed and waned in the past--but for now I think I need to take a step back.  In the meantime, I hope you continue to enjoy what I've already posted and thanks so much for reading!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Avengerous Tales 2.42 - Avengers #150-#151

To read Avengerous Tales 2.41, go here!

Let’s just hope that the 150th issue is more exciting than the 100th.  Well, it certainly can’t be worse than the 200th! 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Avengerous Tales 2.41 - Avengers #148-#149

To read Avengerous Tales 2.40, go here!

Also, bless both these cover artists for not putting the nose on Iron Man’s mask.  I don’t know if they forgot it or just straight-up refused to do it, but either way, I’m sure we’re all grateful.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Avengerous Tales 2.40 - Avengers #146-#147

To read Avengerous Tales 2.39, go here!
Just a reminder—the previous issue was created by Tony Isabella, Scott Edelman and Don Heck rather than the usual creative team of Steve Englehart and George Pérez.  In this first issue, we also get an art assist from Keith Pollard before returning to our regular folks.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Avengerous Tales 2.39 - Avengers #144-#145

To read Avengerous Tales 2.38, go here!
One, I know this is supposed to be Hellcat’s big badass debut, but it just looks like she’s falling on her butt.  Two, I was really surprised to find out Hellcat was a ‘70s invention.  The name just sounds so ‘90s xxxtreme.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Avengerous Tales 2.38 - Avengers #142-#143

To read Avengerous Tales 2.37, go here!
Was this cover artist incapable of showing dangerous scenes without a damsel in distress?  The Scarlet Witch is hardly in this issue, and she’s certainly never in more peril than anyone else.  What is this nonsense?

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Avengerous Tales 2.37 - Avengers #140-#141

To read Avengerous Tales 2.36, go here!

I’m sure you won’t be the least bit surprised to learn that one of these covers has a big fat lie on it.  Comics, amirite?