Tag Archives: Avengers

The tempting Tigra …

Marvel.com released New Avengers: The Reunion #2 on digital comics today. And, it reminded me of an important truth.  No one should ever draw Tigra again except David Lopez … like, ever. ‘Nuff said. Advertisements

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Lo! There Shall Be an Interview!

So, it’s good to have goals, right? Well, I have a new one for our modest little blog here. I am bound and determined to achieve it. And, I need your help. Here it is: By hook or by crook, I … Continue reading

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A Hawkeye & Mockingbird Moment: You can stick it!

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Crime Does Not Pay, But Neither Does Crimefighting …

We have our priorities way, way out of order in this country when it comes to compensating those on which order and society rely … teachers, police officers, soldiers, EMTs, santitation workers … and AVENGERS!?!?! Seriously, how many times has … Continue reading

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The “Oh So Short” Avengers

Over the last several weeks, Marvel.com has been putting up the 2003 “Red Zone” issues of The Avengers by Geoff Johns and Oliver Copiel LONG before visions of Blackest Nights and Sieges were dancing through our heads. Poised just a year … Continue reading

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Why I Love Marvel Comics! Avengers #236

Back in my 30th birthday ode to the Jade Giantess,  I revealed my “conversion comic” — the one that started the snowball rolling down the hill — Avengers #236. And, what’s not to love!?!? Just check out this panel and … Continue reading

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That’s Marvel BadAss! ~ Week Thirteen!

So, I’m a little late with That’s Marvel BadAss this week … my apologies, I am working on some future interviews… and they’re still percolating. But, that gives me the opportunity to offer up some quick shots on some bloggers … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Favorite Avenger Still Sitting on the Bench?

Which former Avenger do you want to see back in the ranks of “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”? Who’s ready for prime time, but stuck on the graveyard shift? The Avengers have undertaken quite a journey over the past 7 years, and … Continue reading

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That’s Marvel BadAss! ~ Week Eight!

When I started this blog, it was in an attempt to share a lifelong love of comics … particularly Marvel Comics … with “the world.” My intention was to be able to talk about the world of comics. But, I … Continue reading

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Why I Love Marvel Comics ~ Cap’s Kooky Quartet

One of my favorite Avengers teams assembled for the first time in Avengers #16 – Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Lovingly nicknamed “Cap’s Kooky Quartet,” this four-some was a true game changer. As a lifelong Hawkeye maniac … … Continue reading

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John Byrne Terrifies Me: Avengers West Coast #54

This is another new category of exploration here in Smartassville … the twisted mind of John Byrne. Now, don’t get me wrong. Like many of you, I worshipped all things Johnny B. back in the day. Loved X-Men. Loved Fantastic … Continue reading

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Why I Love Marvel Comics: Avengers West Coast #51

John Bryne is a sick man. A sick, sick man. Evidence: Avengers West Coast #51 I love Marvel Comics for their pure wild abandon. Evidence: Avengers West Coast #51 A few months ago, a writer friend of mine and I debated … Continue reading

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Avengers Assemble! (Part II) – Original Avengers Marvel 70th Logo

I know Cap wasn’t an “original” Avenger and Giant-Man came around issue 2 and this isn’t the golden Iron Man … but that’s just splitting hairs. There are incarnations of the Avengers I confess I love more (ANY team with … Continue reading

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Avengers Assemble! Marvel 70th Anniversary Wackos Logo

We’re going back to Cali … to Cali … to Cali … This is a very special tribute to the book that made me a Marvel fan for life … the West Coast Avengers. I loved the Wackos and still do. This … Continue reading

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Cap underestimates the mousy girl …

Marvel’s Greatest Tactical Errors: Day Twelve After choosing to stay home and whinge about WWII in lieu of going to “She’s All That” with Wasp, Ant-Man and Iron Man, Cap never learns a powerful lesson – in the heart of every … Continue reading

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