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



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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?
 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Avengerous Tales 2.36 - Avengers #138-#139



To read Avengerous Tales 2.35, go here!

Prescription: Death doesn't tell me very much.  How often am I supposed to take death?  How many deaths can I safely take at one time?  What are the potential side effects of death?  Does death have any contraindications?

I don't think Whirlwind has ever even seen a medical school...

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Avengerous Tales 2.35 - Avengers #136-#137



To read Avengerous Tales 2.34, go here!
 
Before we dive in, I should explain something about Issue 136—it’s a reprint.  See, during the 1970s, Marvel’s creators seemed to have trouble meeting their deadlines from time to time.  When that happened, rather than delaying the book, Marvel would usually print a replacement story that had absolutely nothing to do with whatever ongoing storyline was happening.  In this case, however, they’re reprinting a story from Amazing Adventures #12, originally published in 1972, rather than giving us a new story.

Either way, it was kind of jarring and irritating.  Still, since it’s in an Avengers comic and features both an Avenger and a future Avenger, I’m going to review it anyway.
 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Avengers 2.34 - Avengers #135-Giant-Size Avengers #4



To read Avengerous Tales 2.33, go here!
 
Dang, we’ve been having a lot of giant-size specials lately, haven’t we?  Also, instead of Sal Buscema and Joe Staton on artwork, we have our old friend George Tuska instead.  Hi, George!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Avengers 2.33 - Avengers #133-#134



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Okay guys, chill out already.  The Secret of the Hooded One really isn't all that exciting.