Archive for April, 2013

AVENGERS #501

avengers 501

Such a purty picture.

I love the Avengers Disassembled arc.

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FANTASTIC FOUR #514-516

new frightful four

Waid’s run is terrific, but sadly I never like Frightful Four stories.  Never.

WEB DESIGNERS

I JUST FIGURED OUT WHO THE BROTHER AND SISTER ARE THAT JOSS WHEDON WAS TALKING ABOUT

Joss recently tweeted that Avengers 2 would have his favorite brother and sister in it.  Everyone said it would be Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.  But they’re owned by another studio.  So, I figured out who it is:

Actually, it was my son’s idea.  So it it’s wrong, blame him.

THROG by Skottie Young

throg frog thor skottie young

DCU by Mike Allred

COSPLAY OF THE DAY

sexy galactus cosplay

Galactus by Philip Bonneau on Flickr.

FANTASTIC FOUR #512-513

fantastic four merchandise

Another great Torch/Spidey issue.  Two great goofballs that go great together.

AVENGERS #500: Disassembled Book One

Avengers 500 disassembled

This is page one of the arc that ended Avengers Volume 1 permanently, never to return to it’s original numbering.  It was also the exact moment that Marvel handed over the reins to Brian Michael Bendis, who would be their most excellent architect for over a decade.

THE HISTORY OF SCARLET WITCH AND VISION’S TWINS

scarlet witch conceives of the babies

Time for a history lesson.

In 1985, writer Steve Englehart–known for weirdness–and artist Richard Howell teamed up on what Marvel then called a “Maxi-Series.”  Twelve issues of the duo, off on their own.  In issue #3, knowing that the synthezoid Vision was unable to create sperm, Wanda used magic, with the help of good old Agatha Harkness.

(Remember, Agatha taught Wanda how to use her magic powers way back in Avengers #128 (also written by Englehart).

Of course, magic babies never end well.

But before disaster struck, Vision was the proud daddy of not one but two hex-children….Delivered by Doctor Strange.

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It ended tragically, of course.  In the pages of West Coast Avengers, Agatha told Wanda that the children–Tommy and Billy–were unnatural children of magic and didn’t exist when Wanda wasn’t around.  An extremely cool symbolic parent-role.

Anyway, Wanda went to join her teammates in a battle against Master Pandemonium, and in her absence MP killed them and absorbed all of Wanda’s memories about the children.

Now, you know what you need to know to read Avengers #500.

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