Avengers Corner Box c.1969
The Talking View-Master Spider-Man Gift Pak, 1977
This was my first exposure to the Black Widow.
"Day off…? Oh, of course! The new holiday!”
"You got it, Witch! Martin Luther King’s birthday!”
GIVE ME THIS MOVIE, MARVEL. Look, I drew you a poster and everything. Just make it happen. (Tumblr, it’s your task to write the pitch and script.)
Because Disco Avengers were clearly a thing the world needed.
Of course every other studio sees what Marvel is doing and misunderstands it. Yes, the crossover and interwoven narrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is incredibly exciting and interesting and unique, but it’s the characters that make it work. There’s a cameo in Thor: The Dark World that works not because of continuity or the long arc leading to The Avengers 3 but because we like these characters; it’s fun to see them pop up again. Warner Bros. is creating Batman vs Superman, a movie that has a new Batman going up against a very undefined new Superman that uses crossovermania as its launching point. They don’t seem to understand that the best scene in The Avengers isn’t an action bit or a mythology moment—it’s the end gag of the characters eating shawarma together.
Some of these little things, like bothering to get the physics right (that little hitch as the thrusters overcome gravity, tho), are what really make me love the Marvel movies.
Avengers (1963) #5
Artist Appreciation: Phil Noto’s Hank Pym’s Photo Archive.
This is one of my favorite projects by an artist. Not only is each of his works beautifully detailed, but Noto also seems to turn these fictional superheroes into real life people. I love the use of actual dates in order to show us a glimpse into the real lives of these characters. I feel like I would see this “photographs” in old issues of TIME Magazine or something. Fantastic.
I love this so much
He’s so great at making them real.
Oh wow, these are so lovely.
I want a coffee table book of this.
Lovely. I agree: would love to have a whole book of these on my coffee table. No story necessary. Paging Marvel - can’t you guys plleeeeeezze make this happen?
I was not prepared for how this would make me feel: it’s not just incredibly cool, it’s surprisingly emotional.
Why didn’t I notice this acronym before now?
Shouldn’t it be BITCHH? Poor Hawkeye.
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