I haven’t been posting on this blog as much as I want to lately because hey, a man needs to work and save up for the future. Beer, pizza, and comics won’t pay for themselves you know. Thank goodness for this long weekend (5 days, bitches!) that’s giving me some time to catch up on TV shows, movies, comics, and some blogging shenanigans. I’m not sure if I can catch up on all of that, though. I’m just glad I’m not working for a few days.
An actual photo of me in my actual former job that I actually quit 2 years ago. Actually irrelevant to this post.
And now for some updates you didn’t ask for but you’re going to get anyway:
By now, most of us have already seen the awesome extended version of the Avengers movie Super Bowl XLVI ad. Actually, I just finished watching it for the 17th time and I have a few thoughts (other than HOLY CRAP IT’S ONLY THREE MONTHS AWAY). Three thoughts to be exact:
Along with the main Avengers vs. X-Men mini-series, there’s going to be a tie-in series that may not really be essential to the story but it’s going to be essential for those of us who love violence. AVX: Versus will feature two fights in every issue and I can’t tell you how much I love this idea.
This is the stuff that sets forum boards aflame. Who’s going to win in a fight between Iron Man and Magneto? How about Namor and the Thing? Forget the main story. Forget the introspective view of secondary characters as seen in previous event tie-in series. This tie-in series is all about the fights and man, I am pumped! Here are some of the bouts I would love to see aside from the announced Iron Man vs. Magneto and Namor vs. Thing smackdowns:
1. Captain America vs. Cyclops
There’s a good chance that these two opposing generals will come to blows at some point during Avengers vs. X-Men and they’ll probably talk a lot while doing it. But I still want to see an entire half of a comic book dedicated only to these two leaders exchanging punches and hurtful words.
Avengers vs. X-Men. AVENGERS. VERSUS. X-MEN. I don’t know about you but those three words are tickling my soul right now. I love the interaction between the two teams in Avengers: Children’s Crusade even if they didn’t actually get into an all out brawl. Just the promise of these two teams who have gone through hell in the past few years coming to blows is enough to feed the comic book violence monster in me. But this? THIS? A 12-issue event that actually promises a fight between the teams in its own title? This is perfection.
The trailer for The Avengers — the only movie coming out in 2012 as far as I’m concerned — has been unleashed and the Internet has exploded! Even if the trailer contains a lot of scenes we’ve already seen via official promo images or crappy unofficial photos, the fact that it’s the trailer for the biggest Marvel movie so far is enough to give people a multiple-hour fangasm. If you haven’t seen it yet, what’s wrong with you?
And now, here are the scenes from the trailer that caught my attention:
These army boys look like they’re shooting at either something that’s flying (a Skrull ship, maybe?) or something that’s really huge. Judging from the lasers in the latter part of the trailer, it’s probably a ship.