The Avengers are no strangers to time travel or timeborn threats, but this time they face not only the might of the sinister Doctor Doom, but also a timeline tampered with to make Doom master of the world, and the Avengers never formed. Find out what happens, along with me, when I review this week’s episode of “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” – “Planet Doom,” after the jump.
Today’s episode of “Avengers Assemble” features the Impossible Man. Once again, a Fantastic Four foe, rather than someone (anyone) from the Avengers’ own formidable rogues gallery, the Impossible Man is Marvel Comics’ answer to Mr. Mxyzptlk, an imp with magical powers who can do anything. In “Avengers: Impossible” he turns up to match wits with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts.
Tonight on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” it might appear like it’s run of the mill espionage fare, but for anyone familiar with Marvel Comics, and especially the Avengers, this episode was much, much more. While it seemed like the agents merely had to rescue a kidnapped scientist from an opportunistic industrialist, what we were really witnessing was the secret origin of a super-villain. Join me after the jump for my review of “The Asset.”
In a rare follow-up to a previous “Avengers Assemble” episode, “The Serpent of Doom,” the Avengers visit Latveria to restabilize the nation since its leader, Doctor Doom, is among the missing. They expect to fight the forces of Hydra and AIM, but what they find is a weird hybrid of Doctor Doom and the Destroyer. Meet me after the jump for my brief review of this week’s episode “The Doomstroyer.”
As a side effect of saving the day in Age of Ultron, Wolverine apparently broke space and time. Yep, you read that right. One of the things this causes is dimensional rifts opening up, making passage to parallel universes possible. The ramifications are huge, and many, but there’s one that we’ll be focusing on as Hunger #1 hits the comic shop shelves. This week, Galactus comes to the Ultimate Universe, and he’s hungry! Get your appetizers, after the jump!
This villain has been teased twice so far in the “Avengers Assemble” animated series on Disney XD, and now Earth’s Mightiest Heroes come face to face with Marvel Comics’ most dangerous super-villain – Doctor Doom. My review of “The Serpent of Doom” is right after the jump.
Every other week, Jason Shayer will highlight an issue or a run of issues pulled from the horde of comic book long boxes that occupy more room in his house than his wife can tolerate. Each of these reviews will delve into what made that issue or run significant as well as discuss the creative personalities behind the work. “Long Box” refers to the lengthy, white cardboard boxes most comics find themselves stored within – bagged, alphabetized and numerically ordered.
Iron Man #149-150 is a great two-part story celebrating Iron Man’s 150th issue. Michelinie and Layton would revist this storyline in a sequel published in 1989 in Iron Man #249-250.
Tony discovers that an executive in his company has sold technology to Latveria, a country on Stark International’s black list. Iron Man intercepts the technology before it gets into Doom’s hands, but all that does in infurate Doom who then dispatches his minions to steal the technology back. They succeed and Tony decides to pay a “diplomatic” visit to Latveria and confronts Doctor Doom as Iron Man.
Their discussion leads to a physical confrontation: “You should not have done that, Errand boy. I was going to make your death a swift one!” But before anything can be resolved, one of Doom’s minons with a grudge, Hauptmann, sends them both back in time.
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Everything has changed in the Marvel Universe of the Age of Ultron maxi-series. In a bid to save everything, Wolverine has traveled to the past and murdered the Avenger Hank Pym before he can create the artificial intelligence known as Ultron – who in the present has conquered the planet and decimated mankind.
But we all know what happens when you mess with time, don’t we? Yep, that’s right. Biff kills your dad, marries your mom, and makes her get back-breaking breast implants. Things may have gone from bad to worse for Wolverine and his traveling companion, the Invisible Woman. Find out why, in my review of Age of Ultron Book Seven, after the jump…