Avengers Vs. X-Men Issue One

Right from the start, you can tell this isn’t gonna be your daddy’s Avenger’s versus X-Men. This promises to be one of the best “events” in recent years. It starts off, simply enough, with the re-emergence of the Phoenix Force. If you go back to Marvel’s Point One series, you would have seen the return of Nova (not Richard Rider). Now that AvX issue one has been released, we now know it was the Phoenix Force he was running from. Continue reading “Avengers Vs. X-Men Issue One”

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers; Season One, Volume Two

HUZZAH! Six more GLORIOUS episodes of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers!! Volume two is rightfully dubbed “Captain America Reborn!”. In the eigth episode, ‘Some Assembly Required’, you see that the Avengers are lacking as a team. Something just isn’t right with it all. But they still manage to come together. And, with that said, episode nine (Living Legend) lays the groundwork for what will ultimately be a great team dynamic. Captain America returns!! in a somewhat “Ultimate”-style comeback (watch/read The Ultimates), Captain America tries to come to terms with the 21st Century and proves to be a great asset to the team. He also realizes that there are threats that are more familiar to him than most. With that in mind, Cap joins the team. :) Continue reading “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers; Season One, Volume Two”

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes S02E04-05 Quick Review

Heroes for Hire Luke Cage & Iron Fist

The Marvel Universe presented in EMH in season two keeps expanding. In the fourth episode of season two, “Welcome to the Kree Empire,” we see Ms. Marvel & Mar-Vell in action. In the fifth episode, “To Steal an Ant-Man,” we get Luke Cage & Iron Fist but not most of the Avengers save Pym and the Wasp. Continue reading “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes S02E04-05 Quick Review”

Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week Quick Review

Fury's Big Week Chapter 1 Cover

OMG! This series is AMAZING! For any Marvel Studios fan that has been aching for some kind of a tie-in or something to scratch that itch, THIS is for you! This 4-parter chronicles the events that take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and shows that S.H.I.E.L.D. always had a hand in all the events.

Panel from Fury's Big Week

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RHM's Rejected Avengers Articles

Dark Avengers
The Avengers in the mid 2000s: a brand extension gone awry.

We here at RHM know that you may want to read about a certain superhero super-group. We’ll prepare lots of Avengers-related stuff in the next week. Maybe there will be a COUNTERPOINT to all the hype. Here are some Avengers items that won’t be avenged next week: Continue reading “RHM’s Rejected Avengers Articles”

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers; Season One, Volume One

Leading up to the Avengers movie, we are going to be reviewing some of the current developments of work that deal with our favorite Marvel Super-Team. Today is no different. The first seven episodes of this new cartoon series are amazing. Each episode leads up to the assembling of the Avengers. You get an introduction to every character and even a few surprises in the form of cameos.

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Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 Quick Review

[Read reviews of episodes 4 & 5 AND read our reviews of the entire series! – Ed.]

Earth's Mightiest Heroes w/Human Torch
Are THEY waiting for the plots to get good? © Marvel and Disney

I’m more eager to watch EMH than Ultimate Spider-Man. What I don’t get is why after three episodes are there four separate plot threads: Sue Richards of the Fantastic Four being a Skrull, Iron Man resisting registering the Avengers to S.H.I.E.L.D., and Captain America being a Skrull with Thor bringing Asgardian shenanigans back to Earth. The Fantastic Four’s issues should’ve been settled as a two-part season opener. There must be a satisfying payoff to having a fraction of the heroic roster Skrulling about. Continue reading “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Season 2 Quick Review”

Avengers: X-Sanction (If it ain't broke yet, come back to the past and make sure it doesn't)

Avengers X-Sanction #1 Cover
This series has not disappointed AT ALL. Even if you have no idea what is going on in current Avengers or X-titles, and I really don’t, then you can still love this series. For one, it has Cable. Cable is one of the coolest characters in the Marvel U and this is definitely his book to shine in. You get to see Cable play Judge, Jury and Executioner in this title. THAT’S the Cable I remember from the early 90’s. And what is there even possibly NOT to like about the team of EdEx? Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines have brought something that was much needed back to the table. Big muscles on big heroes with a smooth animated feel to round them out. I, personally, would love to see an animated series based on their art syle. I digress. Continue reading “Avengers: X-Sanction (If it ain’t broke yet, come back to the past and make sure it doesn’t)”

Avengers Assemble # 1 (Assembly Required)

Avengers Assemble #1 Cover
Just picked it up! I had to as soon as I saw it had Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley, Danny Miki and Paul Mounts as the team behind it. As soon as I opened it up, I figured I would like it. I love the way Bagley brings his characters to life. I even like the way the villains were “assembled”. It makes sense. The overall delivery of this book gets a 6 from me. I only marked it down because I was thinking that this was going to somehow tie-in to the upcoming Avengers movie. Was I wrong to believe that? Are they NOT the characters from the movie on the cover? Color me stupid but isn’t creating a new book dubbed “Avengers Assemble” and then putting all the characters from a movie that is coming out soon WHILE advertising said movie at the top of the cover kind of like false advertising? I mean, seriously? I bought the book for two reasons:
1) The team of Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley, Danny Miki and Paul Mounts.
2) Because I thought it was somehow related to the movie.
I kind of feel cheated by buying this now. The story was alright (at best) but I was let down because of the reasons I actually bought the book. Needless to say, it gets a 6 based on the art and the camaraderie shown. They have obviously tacked onto more of the Avengers’ history so I will continue to see where this is going.