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.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.27 - Avengers #51-#52

To read Avengerous Tales 1.26, go here!

Who thought it would be a good idea to let the Grim Reaper dress himself?  Even for a supervillain, that’s super-tacky.  Also, for crying out loud, someone get the painting supplies away from Batman.  He keeps painting all the Avengers’ backgrounds yellow.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.25 - Avengers #47-#48


To read Avengerous Tales 1.24, go here!

I assume that by now most people know who Magneto is, yes?  Well in X-Men #11, he tried to recruit a mysterious fellow called the Stranger for his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.  This just annoys the Stranger, who ends up transporting Magneto and his toadie, Toad (GET IT???), to an abandoned planet. 

But it turns out the Stranger is kind of a moron, as said planet has rockets on it, and Magneto uses one to return to Earth by X-Men #18, leaving Toad behind.  In this issue, Magneto tries to destroy the X-Men for the millionth time, but Professor X just sends a telepathic signal to the Stranger, who comes to retrieve Magneto and return him to the other planet.  Yes, the same planet that Magneto was easily able to escape from before, but for some reason, he doesn’t try the same trick again.

And that’s where Avengers #47 begins.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.24 - Avengers #45-#46


To read Avengerous Tales 1.23, go here!

It’s background time!

In Tales of Suspense #84, Captain America went up against an android called the Super-Adaptoid, an AIM creation and blatant Amazo rip-off with the ability to absorb the powers of others.  He quickly absorbed the powers of Giant-Man, Wasp, Hawkeye, and Captain America, and then he followed AIM’s orders by attacking the good captain.  Neither side really won that fight—the Adaptoid threw Cap at the ocean and assumed he was dead, because clearly Cap has no experience with surviving a drop into the ocean—and ran off so that AIM couldn’t deactivate him now that he’d achieved his purpose.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.23 - Avengers Annual #1

To read Avengerous Tales 1.22, go here! 

We’ve got something a little different lined up for today’s review: the very first Avengers Annual, the first of twenty-three specials featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes published from 1967 to 1994.  Obviously that means they weren’t printed every year, so the title of annual will prove false, but anyway.  Because it’s so long, we’re only reviewing this one issue instead of the two I normally cover per post.  Let’s see if this story is worth the extra pages.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Avengerous Tales 1.22 - Avengers #43-#44

To read Avengerous Tales 1.21, go here!

So remember last time, when the Avengers learned of Black Widow’s capture and Hawkeye was justifiably eager to save her?  Well, Issue Forty-Three picks up TWO DAYS LATER, and they’re STILL sitting around Avengers Mansion.  Why?  I don’t know, to be honest, but apparently Quicksilver can fly for short distances now—a power which I believe will quickly be left by the wayside—so maybe they’re finally doing something with their “Wanda and Pietro have power fluxes” subplot after all.

Then this happens.