Re: Animated • Avengers: “The Man in the Ant Hill”

avengers5Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“The Man in the Ant Hill”

This one is a relatively short Avengers Assembled, no disrespect (or pun) intended to either Dr. Hank Pym or T’Challa, both of whom are pretty cool on the show and handled well by its writers and animators. Anyhow, let’s get down to it: Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers: “Meet Captain America”

avengers4Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Meet Captain America”

It’s flash-forward to flash-back in this episode of Avengers, as Kang the Conqueror plays temporal voyeur, looking over Captain America’s last hours of action in the Second World War. Which brings up… Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Hulk Versus the World”

avengers3Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Hulk Versus the World”

There’s a pretty fair amount of exposition at the start of this episode, with Bruce Banner on the run from the Hulkbusters and investigating the Cube before the confrontation between the Hulk and Absorbing Man, but then the action starts coming fast and furious. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Thor the Mighty!”

avengers2So, I was originally going to just post these blogs once per week on Wednesdays, but then I realized it’s my blog and I can post any time I feel like it, so…

Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Thor the Mighty!”

A topical episode, considering the release of Goldilocks’ own motion picture this month (which is a lot of fun, by the way, go see it and tell Marvel and their Disney overlords that we’d like to see lots more like it). Let’s get right to the high points: Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Iron Man is Born!”

avengers1A little side-project I’ve been wanting to work on for a while is going through the episodes of the new Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series with an eye towards superhero RPGs and what (if anything) we can learn in terms of game design and game mastering from what is (in my humble opinion) an excellent comic book style superhero show. So, without further ado…

“Iron Man is Born!”

The initial five episodes of Avengers were split up into little five-minute “minisodes” shown on the Web to promote the show, then collected to form the introductory episodes. The first focuses on Avengers founder and financier Tony Stark, Iron Man. Some of the episode’s game-able highlights: Continue reading