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Going Cosmic

Once upon a time, a curious me wanted to catch up on Avengers history. Through some digging, I found a name that kept popping up on the top 5 greatest Avengers stories of all time: The Korvac Saga. So I found myself a trade copy and decided to see what all the hubbub was about. […]

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Sometimes, the New Order Stinketh

As has been discussed many times in these pages, a large part of the strength of THE AVENGERS as a concept is its ever-rotating roster of teammates. However, that doesn’t mean that every now and then, a real lemon doesn’t somehow find his or her way on to the team. Let’s tale a look at […]

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Staying on Target, Part II

For Those Who Came In Late: Last time, we began our coverage of Marvel Comics’ resident archer and malcontent, Hawkeye the Marksman. As we saw then, Hawkeye got his start as a misunderstood supervillain, repeatedly finding himself in conflict with Iron Man thanks to Hawkeye’s romantic fixation on the Soviet femme fatale the Black Widow. […]

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Staying on Target

I have a tendency, it must be admitted, to root for the little guy when it comes to comic-book characters. Sure, your Supermans and Wolverines and Incredible Hulks are cool, but I always tend to identify more with the “regular joes” of the superhero community, the ones who get by on their wits and nerve, […]

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Caged Heat, Part II

Last time, we took a look at the beginnings of Luke Cage’s origin and superhero career. Let us continue… In Luke Cage’s second issue, he met up with his eventual love interest for the series, Dr. Claire Temple, who just happened (ah, love those comic-book coincidences) to be sharing a neighborhood clinic with none other […]

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Marvel Firsts: Avengers #1

Okay, so obviously there have been many AVENGERS #1s. I think somewhere between twenty and twenty-five this year, give or take. This time, though, we’re dialing back to the Silver Age for a look at the genuine article… the very first time that Marvel heroes united against a common threat and decided to call themselves […]

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The Number-One Number One

So there’s a lot of first-issues hitting the market these days. And I mean a lot. Let’s take a look at just the ones I took home with me last week alone, and see what rises to the top. (There was one more number-one I would definitely have picked up, by the way, Bendis’ new […]

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A Single Android Tear

Raise your hand if you’re excited to see Paul Bettany as Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. I’m hoping all of your hands are raised. Though I’m looking forward to the simple and happy fact that there’s another Avengers movie on the horizon, I have feelings (FEELINGS, even) when it comes to Bettany. He’s a […]

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A Tale of Three Thors

Thor has done more for modern comics than I think anyone gives it credit for. I’m talking the first movie – the one I also very often see folks negatively (and unfairly, I think) comparing to other Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks. I’ve seen more people say that Thor has opened up the world of comics […]

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This Ain’t Your Disney Avengers

This ain’t your Disney Avengers. Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 combines members of the Avengers from various time periods and in their different incarnations. United by a very unlikely ally, they must end Ultron’s rule in a future that cannot be while also maintaining the delicate balance of time. Naturally, Ultron is not their only foe. […]

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An Entirely New Kind of Iron Man

Tony Stark has never been the idealized, larger-than-life hero like some of his Avengers counterparts. He’s a “billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” who, prior to donning the suit and becoming a hero as Iron Man, was a reckless, thoughtless… well, billionaire, playboy, etc etc. Even once he became a superhero, he had to reckon with his past […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.