Heresy: Avengers Comic Books Were Boring

I have recently posted my thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War and about my enjoyment of Kurt Busiek’s writing, and it got me thinking about something I find incongruous about the MCU from the perspective of a long-term comic book fan: I have always found The Avengers a really boring book.…

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From A Library – Avengers: Endless Wartime

Written by Warren Ellis Art by Mike McKone Tblunka, capital city of Sorenia, nestled between Iran, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. A mercenary, part of a force formed by the unseated regime trying to retake the country from the democratically elected government, shoots down something strange with ‘US Air Force’ on it.…

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From A Library: JLA/Avengers

JLA/Avengers #1–4 by Kurt Busiek and George Perez My mainstream superhero obsession in my early years was the X-Men books, which meant that I grew up thinking that the Avengers and the Justice League of America were the uncool comic books of the previous generation. Therefore, I was never one…

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Dark Avengers: Assemble TPB

Dark Avengers #1–6 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato I rather liked Warren Ellis' 12-issue run on Thunderbolts, which is effectively what the Dark Avengers are: the Thunderbolts masquerading as the Avengers. Bendis has always admired Ellis as a writer, so working on the same concept was probably a…

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The New Avengers: Search For The Sorcerer Supreme

The New Avengers #51–54 by Brian Michael Bendis, Billy Tan and Chris Bachalo Time to catch up with more trade paperbacks I purchased over the course of the months in which I wasn't blogging regularly. Today, the latest New Avengers paperback collection. I have been enjoying the odd mix of…

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Ultimate Avengers: The Movie

It was nice to finally see this film (in fact, I have already seen the sequel before viewing this), especially as it is more or less based on the first ‘season’ of The Ultimates by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch (with a few tweaks here and there). In this respect,…

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