Back Issues [Avengers Debut]: The Avengers #1

Having introduced comic readers to a whole host of colourful characters, in September of 1963 the legendary duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought together six of Earth’s mightiest heroes to form the Avengers. A super team like no other, with a constantly rotating roster, the Avengers has become the premier team of Marvel … Continue reading Back Issues [Avengers Debut]: The Avengers #1

Talking Movies [National Superhero Day]: Avengers Assemble

In 1995, Marvel Comics created “National Superhero Day” and, in the process, provided comics and superhero fans the world over with a great excuse to celebrate their favourite characters and publications. Released: 4 May 2012Director: Joss WhedonDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $220 millionStars: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, … Continue reading Talking Movies [National Superhero Day]: Avengers Assemble

Game Corner: Captain America and the Avengers (Arcade)

Released: 1991Developer: Data EastAlso Available For: Game Boy, Game Gear, Mega Drive, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) The Background:First created in 1940 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Steve Rogers/Captain America was an icon of the Second World War, embodying America’s obsession with patriotism and pride by taking the fight directly … Continue reading Game Corner: Captain America and the Avengers (Arcade)

Interplay: Killer Heroes

Before I earned my PhD writing about adaptations of videogames, I studied towards a Master’s degree in the same subject only, for my Master’s dissertation, I wrote about adaptations of comic books and superheroes. As many of you are probably aware, movies based on the likes of DC Comics and Marvel Comics costume-clad crimefighters are … Continue reading Interplay: Killer Heroes

10 FTW: Movies of 2019

As always, I made quite a few trips to the cinema this year; I saw sixteen movies in the end and, for the first time I can remember, actually had a couple of trips that resulted in less than enjoyable experiences thanks to disappointments like Glass (Shyamalan, 2019), Rambo: Last Blood (Grunberg, 2019), and Terminator: … Continue reading 10 FTW: Movies of 2019

Talking Movies: Avengers: Endgame

Released: April 2019Director: Anthony Russo and Joe RussoDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $356 millionStars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, and Josh Brolin. The Plot:It’s been three weeks since Thanos (Brolin) acquired the six Infinity Stones and snapped his … Continue reading Talking Movies: Avengers: Endgame

Talking Movies: Avengers: Infinity War

In case you missed it over the last ten years, there’s been this little thing called the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It all started with Iron Man (Favreau, 2008) but, after The AvengersAvengers Assemble (Whedon, 2012), Marvel Studios really started ramping up their long-term planning and goals. Throughout most of their movies, their plots have either … Continue reading Talking Movies: Avengers: Infinity War