Re: Animated • Avengers “Hail Hydra!”

avengers21Obligatory 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.

“Hail, Hydra!”

As the first season of Avengers begin to draw towards a close, it’s time to start wrapping up some of the many plot-threads spun out during the season, and this episode has a lot of them: Hydra, AIM, Black Widow… and the Cosmic Cube! Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “The Casket of Ancient Winters”

avengers20Obligatory 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 Casket of Ancient Winters”

… and now for something completely different.

Having defeated Kang the Conqueror and saved the Earth, the Avengers are confronted with a whole new menace. Rather than a technologically-advanced foe from the far future, it is a mystic menace from the ancient past. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “The Kang Dynasty”

avengers19Obligatory 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.

Episode 19: “The Kang Dynasty”

It’s the conclusion of the Kang the Conqueror trilogy as the Avengers take the fight to Kang high above the Earth, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Come the Conqueror”

avengers18Obligatory 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.

“Come the Conqueror”

It’s Worldwide Invasion time for the Avengers as Kang, fresh from his defeat in a one-on-one encounter, unleashes his legions on an unsuspecting Earth. Part two of the Kang trilogy of episodes really builds momentum and keeps going the entire time with barely any pause. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “The Man Who Stole Tomorrow”

avengers17Obligatory 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 Who Stole Tomorrow”

So, I’ve got to admit: I didn’t “get” Kang the Conqueror at one time. When I started reading comics (around 1979-1980) Kang just didn’t seem all that menacing. It wasn’t until Kurt Busiek’s treatments of him in Avengers and Avengers Forever that I really got the idea of Kang as a foe to be reckoned with and re-read some of his earlier stories and saw him as both noble warrior-general and arrogant conqueror rather than second-rate Doctor Doom. Fortunately, the trilogy of Avengers episodes starting here taps into the Kang I “got” as well as his original comic book appearances to make him a foe worthy of Earth’s Mightiest heroes. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Widow’s Sting”

avengers16Obligatory 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.

“Widow’s Sting”

This episode is a good one for the “agent-level” Avengers who rely primarily on their skills and training (and gadgets) rather than on being giants, gamma-monsters, or gods. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “459”

avengers15Obligatory 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.

“459”

The aliens invade in the episode of Avengers that introduces us to the Kree and their ancient foes, the Skrulls, as well as Captain Marvel and a future member of the Avengers. It’s also a nice spotlight on Ant-Man, Wasp, and their budding relationship. Continue reading