Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Avengers Guide Part 4: The Comic Book

The Avengers Guide Part 4: The Comic Book

The Avengers Origins.
This the first issue of The Avengers.
The following is from
"And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born—to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Through the years, their roster has prospered, changing many times, but their glory has never been denied! Heed the call, then—for now, the Avengers Assemble!"
—Prologue from The Avengers

Origin Story
The origins of The Avengers in the movie is going to be very different from origin from the comic book.
The first adventure features the Asgardian trickster god Loki, who seeks revenge against his brother Thor. Using an illusion, Loki tricks the Hulk into destroying a railroad track. He then diverts a radio call by Rick Jones for help to Thor, whom Loki hopes will battle the Hulk. Unknown to Loki, the radio call is also answered by Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Iron Man. After an initial misunderstanding, the heroes unite and defeat Loki after Thor is lured away by an illusion of the Hulk and suspects Loki when he realises it is an illusion. Ant-Man states the five work well together and suggests they form a combined team; the Wasp names the group "the Avengers" because it sounded "dramatic".

The roster changes almost immediately; by the beginning of the second issue, Ant-Man has become Giant-Man and, at the end of the issue, the Hulk leaves once he realizes how much the others fear his unstable personality. Feeling responsible, the Avengers try to locate and contain the Hulk, which subsequently leads them into combat with Namor the Sub-Mariner. This would result in the first major milestone in the Avengers' history: the revival and return of Captain America. Captain America joins the team, eventually becoming field leader. Captain America is also given "founding member" status in the Hulk's place. The Avengers go on to fight foes such as Captain America's wartime enemy Baron Zemo, who forms the Masters of Evil, Kang the Conqueror, Wonder Man, and Count Nefaria.

The Characters Now and Then.
There is going to a picture of what the character looked like the original and a picture of what the character looked like in the movies.

Captain America
Captain America's costume is very hard to transfer to the big screen but it was done very well. It looked liked armor which worked really good.

Iron Man
Iron Man literally has hundreds of different armor suits but the movie version looked awesome.

There a few different version of Thor's costume and they went with combination of different looks for Thor. When we first saw his costume in the trailers we weren't sure if we liked it but after watching the movie we though it look great.

Hulk's look is simple: big green "hulking" monster with pants and they did it and it worked.

Since we haven't seen him is action munch other than the trailers we not sure we like the look but so far we like it.

Black Widow

Basically she looks very similar to the comics.

Nick Fury
There are two ways that Nick Fury looks. One is the original version which is on the right and then there is the Ultimate version which is on the left. The Ultimate Marvel Universe is a series of comic book made recently with re-imagined looks for the characters and as fans of the original comic Universe we like the original Nick Fury. But if you are going to go with the Ultimate version Sam L. Jackson is the perfect choice.

Like Thor's costume Loki's is hard to transfer to the big but it was done well.

If you have any questions please ask.
Don't forget to check back tomarrow for Part 5.


  1. Oooh, I like seeing film version and comic version side by side! It's very interesting! The costume designers for Marvel need a hand of applause (especially for the Cap, Thor, and Loki's costumes!)

    Hawkeye's comic costume is interesting! I love purple; I hope they let him wear it a few times in the film. :)


  2. Really good post. It looks like the movies do a pretty okay job!

  3. @Jamie: It would be interesting to the purple costume as long as they don't make it look cheesy.

    @Kayla: Thanks, I agree.


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