Saturday, May 23, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.33 - Avengers #61-#62

To read Avengerous Tales 1.32, go here!

A quick pit stop at Dr. Strange #178 before we begin today’s tale:

With his dying breath, the villain Asmodeus utters a spell that will cause the fire giant Surtur and the frost/ice giant Ymir (whom you may recognize from both Norse mythology and Thor comics) to come wreak havoc on Earth in one hour.  The only people who know how to break that spell are the Sons of Satannish, who are being held prisoner in the sixth dimension by a jerk named Tiboro.  Strange doesn’t really want to go there alone, so he tracks down our old pal the Black Knight—whose sword contains mystical properties—and enlists him as a road trip buddy.

And everything seems to go great.  Dr. Strange and the Black Knight defeat Tiboro, who agrees to release the Sons of Satannish.  Problem solved, right?  Well…

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.32 - Avengers #59-#60

To read Avengerous Tales 1.31, go here! 

Hey kids, remember when this comic thought it was competent enough to have a discussion about racism?  Remember how well that went?  Well today they’re going to try to tackle mental illness!  Won’t that be fun?!!

***This review contains depictions and extensive discussions of emotional and physical abuse, a couple of brief scenes that could be interpreted as attempted sexual assault, and gross misrepresentation of schizophrenia.  If you’d prefer to avoid that, feel free to enjoy some adorable fanart while slamming canon’s fingers in the door.  Actually, you’ll probably want to do that anyway.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.30 - Avengers Annual #2

To read Avengerous Tales 1.29, go here!

Wow, is it time for another Annual already?  The year just flew by, didn’t it?

Like with the first Annual, we’ve got Don Heck doing the artwork, this time with Werner Roth as well.  Apparently, he’s best known for his work on X-Men and Lorna the Jungle Girl, which explains why I’m not familiar with him.  If you just gave me the name ‘Werner Roth’ with no context, I’d assume he was a German explorer and imagine a dude in jodhpurs and a pith helmet.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A friendly reminder that this Saturday marks the last time I'll be posting twice in one week.  I'll make one post a week until I finish Avengerous Tales 1.0, and then I'll take a short break, and then I'll either post sporadically or once a week, depending on how busy I am.  Don't worry, though, I'm determined to get through all of the Avengers comics eventually, so I won't be gone too long. :)

Avengerous Tales 1.29 - Avengers #55-#56

To read Avengerous Tales 1.28, go here!

I don't have any clever cut text for you this time, so you'll have to click the button below to see my incredible wit at work.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.28 - Avengers #53-#54

To read Avengerous Tales 1.27, go here!
Oh good, another hero vs. hero battle.  You know how much I love those.

Okay.  Avengers #53 is actually the continuation of a story that began in X-Men #43-45, so we’ll recap that one first real quick.  I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that Magneto has captured the X-Men and is keeping them captive on his private island.  Angel escapes and, after a short delay, makes his way to the Avengers to enlist their help in rescuing his team.

While Angel is out, Cyclops manages to escape also, only to be waylaid by Quicksilver, who tries to convince him to join the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.  Cyclops refuses and Quicksilver threatens to straight-up murder him, but Cyclops knocks him out, mostly by accident.  That’s when the Avengers show up, and they’re not exactly pleased about their former member being unconscious, even though Quicksilver plainly abandoned them last issue, but I guess you can’t be on a team with someone for so long without forming some tight bonds.