Trailer Park: Avengers – Age of Ultron Extended Trailer

Were we about to see Captain America: Thor palette swap edition?

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Trailer Park: Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron

Keep it up nerds and Marvel’s going to take their ball & go home.  Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron trailer leaks early (it was supposed to debut during Agents of SHIELD next week), so of course Marvel pulls it down.  But, surprise, surprise, they go all Good Guy Gary and toss up the official version.  Thanks Marvel!

Hulkbuster armor looks rad as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge.

This Week’s Comics Haul: Not So Many Comics, But At Least Now I Can Buy Lunch

Random Thoughts

Invincible Iron Man is Still dope as f@$k.

– I’m only buying Uncanny Avengers because up until I have it in my hands, I refuse to believe this is an actual book and that’s its actual cover.

Archer & Armstrong continues to be an incredibly fun read.

– Guess who’s back? Back again? Joker’s back. Tell Batman. (Remember when Eminiem was a cultural force?)

 

Hickman & Opena’s The Avengers

Take a look at the interlocking covers for what looks like the first two issue’s of the Marvel NOW reboot/re-whatever of The Avengers by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena.  So who answers this call this go ’round? From what I can tell, it’s Captain (formerly Ms.) Marvel, maybe Cannonball, some mystery dude to the bottom right of Captain America, The Hulk, Wolverine, The Falcon (he sucks, right) The Black Widow, Thor, The Human Torch (?), Iron Man (with some badass new armor) Spider-Man, Hawkeye and Spider-Woman.  Time will tell about the series overall but this cover is still cool as hell.

Assemble
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Review: Avengers vs X-Men #10 – Secret Power Source

Look, I agree I might be a bit obsessed with Cyclops’ Phoenix-Force mandated thong, but clearly so is Marvel. Why else would it be so prominent on this cover?

In this issue, Cyclops shows up to K’un Lun ready to wreck shit (preferred) in his quest to bring Hope back home (less preferred). Everyone gives it their Avengers-brand® all, but of course it’s not enough. Look, you would think that in 50 years of defending the Earth from threats ranging from small time crooks to reality-devouring villains, the Avengers would know that individuals who tend to both glow and float are generally a large problem.
 
Yet you’ve still got Hawkeye out there, ready to bounce a few arrows harmlessly off of Cyclops’ face.

That, of course, goes about as well as could be expected, with Cyke just DOMINATING everyone then afterword throwing some shade the Avengers way. Man, Phoenix Force Five Two Cyclops is kind of a dick.

Cyclops to Avengers: “LOL WUT”

You know that bottom panel is just begging for a Kirby-esque “KRAKKA-DOOM!!!” Plus, awesome call back to on of my favorite bits from Fraction & Aja’s Immortal Iron Fist, where they used to put all of the moves employed by Danny & his fellow Immortal Weapons into little captions. Dance of 1000 Monkeys! Shattering Palm Strike! Brooklyn Headbutt! I also really enjoyed seeing Cyclops out of his element for the first time in this series and just dumped on his ass after hovering about, lording it over everyone.

Anyone wanna bet that next issue features Cyclops heading back to Earth after recovering from the ass-kicking Hope gave him, dispatching Emma via first round rear naked choke,absorbing all of the Phoenix Force and then just going bonkers?

Here’s the music video that really inspired Cyclops when it came time to put together his new costume:

I really can’t wait for this event to be over.  Then again, that means Marvel NOW! will be kicking off and I’m not exactly sure how thrilled I am for that.  Hmm.  QUITE THE FIENDISH LITTLE CONUNDRUM, MARVEL. Quite…the conundrum.

Here’s Your Marvel NOW! Lineup

A complete rundown of creative teams on the upcoming books (courtesy of Comic Book Resources, click on thumbnails to embiggen. If you’d like to scroll through the pics, gallery style, that’s below the jump)

Uncanny Avengers – Rick Remender and John Cassaday

A+X – an anthology with each issue of the series featuring two team-up stories with a different Avenger & X-Man.

All-New X-Men – Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen.

Indestructible Hulk- Mark Waid and Leinil Yu

Captain America- Rick Remender and John Romita, Jr.

Iron Man – Kieron Gillen and Greg Land

Fantastic Four – Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley

FF – Mike Allred and Matt Fraction

X-Men Legacy – Si Spurrior and Tan Eng Huat

Deadpool -Gerry Dugan, Brian Posehn and Tony Moore.

Avengers – Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña

 

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