Saturday, February 28, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.12 - Avengers #23-#24

To read Avengerous Tales 1.11, go here!

The moral of today’s Avengerous Tale is that love conquers all, even when you are an actual conqueror, as long as you are being written by a man in 1965.

Okay, so I’m no Aesop.  So sue me.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Some extra Avengerous Tales for you all

So I've actually been writing my Avengerous Tales reviews a lot faster than I thought I would and now I have a backlog of about fifteen of the suckers on my laptop.  I'm going to try to get rid of some of them by posting two a week--Saturdays and Sundays--for a while, if it's all the same to you. :)

Oh, and what a coincidence, if I do that, we'll get to Ultron's first appearance just in time for the movie.  My excitement for Age of Ultron has waned considerably since I learned it's all leading up to that crapfest Civil War, but hey, if you're still excited about it, now you'll get an extra dose of evil robot goodness.  Er, badness.

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.