The Black Widow // artwork by Reilly Brown (2012)
These Are The Avengers! (Vol.8) // by Marvel Studios (2012)
An amazing set of GIF’s based on Earth Mightiest Heroes great blockbuster from last year. You can also take a look at the previous posts I have on this series, I hope you enjoy it!
A Lovely Assemble // artwork by Abraham Lopez (2013)
So I Read Today… Avengers #1 - #6 (2013)
I spent the last four years reading Bendis Avengers and while I enjoyed very much the take of the writer on all things related to Earth Mightiest Heroes I saw them jump from one crisis to another with very little space for character development (other than the introspective issues where all the characters relate a single story in their own perspective). However I think that he did a very good job wrapping up every plot he had laid out. Enter the Marvel NOW initiative and a revamp (or dare I say “re-interpretation”) of the concept with writer Jonathan Hickman at the head and artists Jerome Opeña and Adam Kubert as the storytellers. Boys and girls I have to tell you: This is the best god damn Avengers book out there right now!
As is expected the book kicks-off with the big crisis one that only The Avengers can deal with, Bendis did something very right with the team and Jonathan has picked up on this: The Avengers is now a true force to be recognized power-wise. I would even go as far as saying that on par with Dc’s Justice League. The core team is of course the six main characters from the movie, but as the crisis grown the team just goes bigger and packing the power of b-list characters that are way overpowered and get a real chance to shine in the spotlight on Hickman’s hands.
Hyperion, Captain Universe and Smasher all get the spotlight after the first initial crisis and you get to learn so much about these characters that you realize why you hand’t taken notice of them years ago. Better yet: why somebody hasn’t taken a bother to write them and make you care about them. If this is the pace picked by Hickman to tell his Avengers tale, I’m very much looking forward to see what he has planned for the team. More so if the artist roster keeps up the quality of these first six issues. I highly recommend this book, it will be money well spent!
Marvel Comics: The Siege // artwork by Oliver Coipel (2010)
Avengers Vs X-Men // artwork by Jimbo Salgado (2013)
Age Of Ultron // artwork by Rock-He Kim (2013)