For this comic book review I read Avengers #9, the story in this volume is titled “The Coming Of the … Wonder Man!”. In this tale we have Baron Zemo, The Enchantress, and The Executioner returning from their banishment that occured in Avengers #7. Like most typical villains, their mind is single focused n gaining revenge, seeking to thort and destroy the avengers whom wronged them. To do this, they seek out another wronged -in a way- by the avengers. In this case Simon Williams is found, and turned into Wonder Man by the genius of Zemo. Wonder Man with a wondrous array of powers, the strength, speed, and skill to rival the avengers – kept in check by Zemo only by the need to continuously retrieve an antidote for the method that caused his super-powers or otherwise die – is then sent to infiltrate the avengers, to help Zemo destroy them from within. (more…)
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The Coming Of The... Wonder Man!
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Kang, The Conqueror!
This issue is a fitting follow-up to Fantastic Four Annual #8, as in this issue we find out that we indeed know who Kang is, and that we have seen him -although briefly- in that issue. You see Kang, The Conqueror the time traveler the Avengers are facing off in this issue, by his own admissions is the same man as Rama-Tut! In his telling of the story, and events, what occurred in Fantastic Four Annual #2 was a part of his recent Past. Having traveled back to the future –in fact further into the future then whence he came.
I find myself glad, in this telling; all references and suggestions of him and Doctor Doom being one and the same removed. Be it he came to his senses or Stan Lee decided to drop that plot idea, I know not. But at least for now – Kang gets to be his own man.
But the big question we have to ask ourselves is how can the Avengers stop Kang with weapons from 2,000 years in the future? Even Kang thinks it impossible, and even the Avengers need a little help from Rick Jones and the Teen Brigade. But if you want to know just how they succeed, I would suggest you read this classic Avengers story. (more…)
October 26, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)
Their Darkest Hour!
With my comic book review of Avengers #7, it is easy to see that at least the idea of universal continuity was beginning to go full swing. In this issue, from just the opening pages, we have Iron Man facing consequences for his failure to respond to an avengers call, an event that just happened in Tales Of Suspense #56. This fact alone awed me, something so recent coming into play, and being at least slightly significant. But then there was more, with the Enchantress and the Executioner from Journey Into Mystery #103 , and a tie in to the last issue of Avengers as well. Before even 2 pages in, this review seemed to be off to a good start, with lots of Marvel Universe goodness potential. But does the story titled “Their Darkest Hour!” Live up more to the title, or to be a great shining light for what the marvel universe can be? Read on, to see what I think about this and more in my comic book review. (more…)
October 17, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Masters Of Evil!
Just from the first moment you look at the cover, you can get a good idea what to expect, the Avengers facing off against a team of super-villains; the Masters Of Evil. Lead by an unknown and new menace “Zemo”, leading a cast of antagonist that each of our hero’s has faced in a solo adventure. we have Radioactive Man, The Black Knight, and The Melter back and together for the first time, to stop there former opponents new team.
But will this team of Super-villains stand a better chance united then they each did on there own? and what is Zemo’s motivation? lets just say he is being put in via retroactive continuity, as a historic Captain America opponent. (more…)
May 7, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Invasion of the Lava Men!
Now has come the time for me to review Avengers #5, where we have the first issue of avengers with Captain America as a full member, and even after the epic battle with the hulk in Fantastic Four, we have him returning for this tale, titled “The Invasion Of The lava Men!”
That is right, for those who remember, this is a follow up of not only the recent avengers stories in Fantastic Four and Avengers #4 & #3, but also Journey Into Mystery #97. And in this tale, we don’t have just one Lava man, but a whole army, and a weapon like none other, the living rock!
April 4, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
Captain America Joins... The Avengers!
Just from the cover you know this comic is going to be important, and not likely a taunt like Strange Tales #114. In fact, even as I sat down to read and review this comic, I could not help but feel the awe and wonder of what was bound to be one of the most epic avengers tales from those early days. (more…)
March 9, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
The Avengers Meet Sub-Mariner!
For today’s comic book review I read Avengers #3, In this issue we have Namor, the Sub-Mariner, in his first appearance scene Fantastic Four Annual #1. But in this issue he does not face the Avengers alone, instead he acquires the assistance of the renegade and hunted Hulk to improve his chances of success against the surface world.
This issue also have an all-star cast, showing us almost every active hero In the marvel universe, even if only for a few short frames. We have the Fantastic Four, The X-men, and even Spider-Man making a showing in the first few pages, as the Avengers call out for help in locating the hulk. but to no surprise it is Rick Jones and the Teen Brigade that is the real help in locating him. But Finding the Hulk is the easy part, and when he teams up with Namor, can even the Avengers stop them?
February 10, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Space Phantom
For today’s comic book review, I checked out Avengers #2, where they do battle against The Space Phantom! But who is this space phantom, and how can he alone threaten the avengers?
The space phantom has the power to become anyone he chooses, and in doing so, vanquish them to limbo, taking their place and powers among men. Where he is from, we do not know, but his goal is to test himself against the avengers and pave the way for the conquest of Earth by his people.
Can the avengers defeat the space phantom? or can he defeat them by playing on their own fears and mistrust? (more…)
January 12, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Coming Of The Avengers!
For Today’s Comic book review, i Read and review Avengers #1 from 1963. This classic Tale features The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and The Incredible Hulk, and though the action’s of this 22 page story, they come together to form the Avengers!
Our Story begins out with Loki, plotting his revenge against Thor, and then searching the earth via his magical powers for a way to get even with the God of thunder. It is in this search that he comes to the hulk, and decides to set him up to draw Thor out.
As fate would have it, his action’s get the attention of much more than just Thor, but also Iron-Man, Ant-Man, and the Wasp. All of whom respond to the Teen Brigade call for help for The Hulk. But can the 4 hero’s help the hulk or will they be forced to capture him, and Can Thor deal with the menace of Loki?
Be you a classic avengers fan or even just a comic book fan; or perhaps your here because of the upcoming Movie Blockbuster. Avengers #1 is a must read, read on to see why: (more…)