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8-Bit Avengers, Assemble!

Is it harder to assemble when you only have 8 bits to work with? Find out in this old-school video game re-imagining of The Avengers!

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Tuesday Tune: “Get Loki” by The Avengers (Parody of “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk)

You’ve gotta give credit to these folks for turning Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” into an Avengers parody. Well, you don’t have to, but it’s hard not to…
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Marvel Comics: World-Killing in a Bi-Polar Universe

Marvel has historically been the more grounded of the Big Two comic book companies. Its world (commonly called Earth 616) was, by original editorial fiat, our world. There were few fictional settings, with most of the action taking place in an NYC identical to ours save the Baxter Building and Avengers Mansion.

The extra abstraction layer in the Marvel world (as well as DC and other comic book universes) is that SF and fantasy tropes exist in almost equal measure, and in vast numbers. Aside from comic books, such a robust slathering of concepts from both SF and fantasy (not to mention a dollop of horror) is exceedingly rare. The mystic and the mechanical seldom intermingle on such a grand scale successfully. This is especially true in fictional universes that have well-established sandboxes. Miles Vorkosigan will never discover he’s destined to become the next High Mage. Westeros will never encounter a rogue berserker probe.
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Friday YouTube Bonus: How The Avengers Should Have Ended

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Friday YouTube: Too Many Avengers

Because Friday was made for funny videos…
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Who’s Who in The Avengers – A Primer For Newbies

Joss Whedon is bringing The Avengers to movie theaters everywhere on May 4th.  Not everyone knows who The Avengers are or what they’re all about, so I thought we might take a look at the team before that movie comes out.

The Avengers began in the pages of Marvel comics way back in 1963.  They followed in the footsteps of DC comics who re-launched their team, the Justice League of America, in 1960 (The Brave and the Bold #28). A lot of heroes have been part of the team throughout the years, but the original team had Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and the Black Panther.  Captain America joined a little later.  Similar to the JLA, the idea was the team would ‘assemble’ whenever there was a threat too big for any one superhero to handle.  Hence, they were ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’.

For the film, they are looking at a team of: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow, all of whom have been part of the team at one point or another. 

Let’s take a look at each one…

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TRAILER: Marvel Avengers Assemble

Yes, please!

SF Tidbits for 9/5/09

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