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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Avengers Guide Part 3: The Villains

The Avengers Guide Part 3: The Villains

If you have missed any part of The Avengers Guide here are the links.
The Avengers Guide Part 1: The Movies.
The Avengers Guide Part 2: The Heroes.
The Avengers Guide Part 3: The Villains
The Avengers Guide Part 4: The Comic Book
The Avengers Guide Part 5: The Origins.
The Avengers Guide Part 6: Secrets and After The Credits.
The Avengers Guide Part 7: Information and Pictures.
The Avengers Guide Part 8: The Cast.
The Avengers Guide Part 9: 5 Avengers We Want in the Sequel.
The Avengers Guide Part 10: 5 Villains We Want in the Sequel.
The Avengers Guide Part 11: After The Avengers.

Not all of the information in the following post is 100% accurate since the movie is still being filmed.

The Villains

The main villain in The Avengers movie is Loki. If you have seen the Thor movie you know everything you need to know about him so I will not spoil anything if you haven't seen the Thor movie go watch it now.

The Skrull
The Skrull is the other villain in The Avengers movie. There has not been any picture of what they will look like in the movie. The Skrull are a alien race that the ability to shapeshift to look like any person.

 Appearance and abilities
The following is copied from
Skrulls are green-skinned reptilian humanoids with large pointed ears, red or green eyes, and corrugated chins. Skrulls are known for genetic and molecular instability, and genetic diversity, due to Celestial experimentation creating the Skrull "Deviants" (now the only surviving Skrulls). The Skrulls are known for their physical malleability and ability to shapeshift to any size, shape, or color at will, taking on the appearance but not the characteristics of other beings and objects within a volume range of .75 to 1.5 times the Skrull's original volume. Skrulls are able to assume virtually any form, be it organic (e.g. cows) or inorganic (e.g. lamp). As a result, the Skrulls excel at spying and infiltration. Skrulls are also able to use their shapeshifting abilities to form weapons (e.g. blades and clubs) with parts of their bodies, making them dangerous hand-to-hand combatants. The Skrulls later developed the ability to render themselves undetectable when using their shapeshifting abilities, even from telepaths and those with superior senses.

This picture is from The Avengers set. That looks like a wrecked Skrull space ship and the guy in the grey motion capture suit is most likely a Skrull and will be replaced with a Computer Generated character.

Here are some Skrull pictures.

If you have any questions please ask.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Avengers Guide Part 2: The Heroes.

 This is Part 2 of "The Avenger Guide"

The Heroes

This next part is about the characters of in The Avengers including the heroes and villains.

I do not own any of following pictures. Most of them are from
Read the following dossiers (files) of the characters in the Avengers movies. If you haven't seen Captain America: The First Avenger and are planing on doing so DO NOT read the picture below it contains spoilers.

Captain America/Steve Rogers

Iron Man/Tony Stark


Hulk/Bruce Banner

Nick Fury

Black Widow/Natalia Romanova

Hawkeye/Clint Barton
The info on Hawkeye is outdated but in our next Avengers guide we will have up to date info on him.

Agent Phil Coulson

Who is your favorite Avenger? Please post a comment.

Check back soon to see Part 3 of "The Avengers Guide."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Avengers Guide Part 1: The Movies.

If you don't already know The Avengers is coming May 2012. It is the most anticipated movie of the summer. This a guide to what you need to do before The Avengers movie. Since The Avengers is not coming until May 2012 there is plenty of time to watch all of the movies connected to The Avengers.

JT/King Valun at The Window on the South  requested that we he wanted to do a pesonality test  Click Here and thake the test. What hero are you please comment. I was Captain America.
Here is The Avengers Trailer.

Here is IGN's Rewind Avengers trailer.

The Movies.
This part is about the movie you need to see and what order you need to see them in and if we have reviewed the movie there we be a link to it below.
Remember to watch after the credits of the movies.
Iron Man

Iron Man is the first piece in The Avengers movie and it sure started out with a bang with arguably the best of the movies leading up to The Avengers (we liked Captain America and Thor better) movie and definitely the best comic book movie at the time it was made and one of the best movies ever made. If you are going to watch The Avengers movie you have to see Iron Man it set the stage for the other movies to follow. Even if you don't like comic book movies you should check out Iron Man.

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk was not any were near as good as the other Avengers hero's movies. It was good but not in the same realm of greatness as Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. Of all of the movies  connected to The Avengers The Incredible Hulk is not as necessary to see like Iron Man, Thor and Captain America are. The actor who played Bruce Banner(Hulk's true identity) Ed Norton is being replaced by Mark Ruffalo so the Hulk movie is not as connected to The Avengers movie as the other movies are. But if you are a huge fan you might still want to check it out.
Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 sets up The Avenger movie more than any of the other movies do by introducing Nick Fury(Sam L. Jackson with a eye patch) Natalia Romanova aka Black Widow and War Machine who are two very important characters in The Avengers movie. Iron Man 2 was not quite as good as the first Iron Man movie but it was still a awesome movie. While Thor and Captain America were their own individual story Iron Man 2 feels like a prequel to The Avengers movie, which some people didn't like.But if you have watched the Captain America and Thor movies before watching Iron Man 2 there are a lot of hidden secrets you will enjoy like Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer.

We watched Captain America before we watch Thor but if you haven't seen either the ones you should watch Thor before you watch Captain America. Thor is a fantastic movie that crates a fascinating fanasty world that draws you in. If you are planing on watching The Avengers this is a must see movie. Tt doesn't set up for The Avengers movie as munch as Iron Man 2 but it is a great movie that anyone can enjoy.
Click here to read the review for Thor.

Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger last movie leading up to the Avengers and it is also the best. Captain America: The First Avenger is the best comic book movie ever. If you are going to watch The Avengers you have to see Captain America even if you don't like comic book movies. 

What is the best one?
This part is about which of The Avengers' hero's movie is the best here is the order.

At Number 1: Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger stand out as the best of The Avengers
movies with its great plot, excellent 1940s setting and many other great things makes Captain America : The First Avenger not the best comic book movie ever but also one of the best movies ever.

At Number 2: Thor

At Number 3: Iron Man

 At Number 4: Iron Man 2

 At Number 5: The Incredible Hulk

What order are your favorite Avengers movies? Please post a comment.

Don't forget to check back soon for Part 2 of "The Avengers Guide"

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Coming Soon!

Starting tomorrow we are going to post the 7 or 8 part Avengers Guide and we are going to end it with "5 Things to do Until The Avengers". If there are enough questions we will add a extra day to the guide with answers to the questions. If anyone wants to chat in the chat box to the right I check it every morning at 7:00am eastern time.

JT/King Valun at The Window on the South  and That Dude at Thoughts of a Dude and a Dudess  had this on thier blogs and passed it on to us.

Twas the month before Christmas

Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand.

Why the PC Police had taken away

The reason for Christmas - no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a ' Holiday'.

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down

At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.

At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears

You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded

The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree' Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say


not Happy Holiday!

Please, all Christians join together and

wish everyone you meet


Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!

If you agree please post this on your blog, if not, simply ignore.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The History of Captain America.

Jamie at throughtwoblueeyes asked

"I love his relationship with Peggy in 'The First Avenger'. But, I'm starting to panic in that I'm hearing rumors that Cap is going to have another love interest in the Avengers.

Can you tell me; does the Cap have a second love interest in the comics? Is it large; like large enough to be included in further movies?

If he does; do you like it? Is it alright, or do you still prefer Cap with Peggy?"

From what I read he most likely will not have one in The Avengers movie but if he does is might be Sharon Carter(Peggy's niece) or The Black Widow. If he does not have one in The Avengers movie he most likely will have one in the sequel to the Captain America: The First Avenger. There is enough in the comics to have Sharon Carter in a movie with Captain America. I liked Peggy because she is some what like Princess Leia. I am not sure if I like Sharon Carter but if she is like Peggy I might. Below is some history on Sharon Carter.

Some of the following is from

Sharon Carter
Character Biography

Sharon was born in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of two wealthy Virginians, Harrison and Amanda Carter. She grew up with the stories of her aunt (Margaret "Peggy" Carter) who was a freedom fighter with the French Resistance during World War II. During this time, Peggy worked alongside Steve Rogers, the patriotic hero known as Captain America, on several occasions. The two fell in love, but were separated in the closing weeks of the war. They did not find each other again because Rogers was thought dead, lost in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic.
Inspired by her aunt's adventures, Sharon joined the international security agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and was assigned the code name "Agent 13". By this time, Rogers had been revived from suspended animation, and during one of Sharon's earliest missions, he came to her aid when she came under attack by a mercenary known as Batroc the Leaper. Rogers could not help but notice the remarkable resemblance Sharon bore to his lost love, but did not connect the two; however, the two of them crossed paths again and again, teaming up on several missions against A.I.M., HYDRA, Red Skull, and many others.
Over time, Sharon and Rogers eventually fell in love; however, the dangerous nature of Sharon's work constantly placed a strain on their relationship, with Rogers wanting Sharon to give up her life as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Eventually, Sharon brought Rogers back to the place she was born, and he was also reunited with the much older Peggy. Peggy would also join S.H.I.E.L.D., and in later years serve as one of the support crew for the super-hero team the Avengers.
While working as a S.H.I.E.L.D. liaison with the New York Police Department, Sharon investigated and infiltrated a white supremacist terrorist organization known as the National Force. During one of the National Force's battles with street criminals in Harlem, the National Guard was sent in to put an end to it. Under the effects of a mind-altering gas, however, Sharon apparently activated a self-destruct device in her National Force uniform and committed suicide. Rogers was shown the event on videotape, but in fact her death had been faked so that Sharon could be free to go on a top secret mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. The mission did not go well, and Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Executive Director, believed her to have been killed in action. Captain America was therefore not informed of the true circumstances of her "death".

This is a picture of Sharon Carter

I hope this helps. If anyone has any more questions please ask.

The History of Captain America
This post is gooing to be about the history of Captain America in the comic books form the 1940s though the 1970s. If you are a Captain America fan you might want to read this.

Steve Rogers was born July 4, 1917, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, to Irish immigrants Sarah and Joseph Rogers. Joseph Rogers died when Steve was only a child and his mother, Sarah, died of pneumonia while Steve was a teen. By early 1940, before America's entry into World War II, Rogers is a tall but scrawny fine arts student specializing in illustration. Disturbed by the rise of the Third Reich, Rogers attempts to enlist, only to be rejected due to being in poor shape. U.S. Army General Chester Phillips, looking for test subjects, offers Rogers the chance to serve his country by taking part in a top-secret defense project — Operation: Rebirth, which seeks to develop a means of creating physically superior soldiers. Rogers volunteers for the research and, after a rigorous selection process, is chosen as the first human test subject for the Super-Soldier serum developed by the scientist "Dr. Josef Reinstein". later retroactively changed to a code name for the scientist Abraham Erskine.
That night, Operation: Rebirth is implemented and Rogers receives injections and oral doses of the Super-Soldier Serum. He is then exposed to a controlled burst of "Vita-Rays" that activate and stabilize the chemicals in his system. Although the process is arduous physically, it successfully alters his physiology almost instantly from its relatively frail form to the maximum of human efficiency, greatly enhancing his musculature, reflexes, agility, stamina and intelligence. Erskine declares Rogers to be the first of a new breed of man, a "nearly perfect human being."
The process he underwent has varied from account to account. In the original 1941 story, he was injected with the formula. When the origin was retold in Tales of Suspense #63, the Comics Code Authority and its prohibitions on demonstrations of drug use were in force, and the injection was replaced with drinking a formula. In Captain America #109, the Vita-Rays were first introduced, although a dialogue comment preserved continuity by mentioning that he had also drunk the formula beforehand. The retelling of the story in Captain America #255, however, stated that all three were used in combination. In addition, the limited series, The Adventures of Captain America reveals that Rogers also underwent rigorous physical training in combat prior to his enhancement.
After the physical transformation, Nazi spy Heinz Kruger reveals himself and shoots Erskine. Because the scientist had committed crucial portions of the Super-Soldier formula to memory, duplicating it perfectly would be unlikely. The spy dies, killed either while running away to escape Rogers or because Rogers threw him into live machinery. In the 1941 origin story and the Tales of Suspense #63 version, he dies when running into the machinery but is not killed by Rogers; in the Captain America #109 and #255 revision, however, Rogers causes the spy's death by punching him into the machinery.
The United States government, making the most of its one super-soldier and to hide all information about Operation: Rebirth and its failure, re-imagines him as a superhero who serves as both a counter-intelligence agent and a propaganda symbol to counter Nazi Germany's head of terrorist operations, the Red Skull. To that end, Rogers is given a uniform modeled after the American flag (based on Rogers' own sketches) a bulletproof shield, a personal side arm, and the codename Captain America. He is also given a cover identity as a clumsy infantry private at Camp Lehigh in Virginia. Barely out of his teens himself, Rogers makes friends with the camp's teenage mascot, James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes.
Barnes accidentally learns of Rogers' dual identity and offers to keep the secret if he can become Captain America's sidekick. Rogers agrees and trains Barnes. Rogers meets President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who presents him with a new shield, forged from an alloy of steel and vibranium, fused by an unknown catalyst. The alloy is indestructible, yet the shield is light enough to use as a discus-like weapon that can be angled to return to him. It proves so effective that Captain America forgoes the sidearm.Throughout World War II, Captain America and Bucky fight the Nazi menace both on their own and as members of the superhero team the Invaders (as seen in the 1970s comic of the same name). Captain America also battles a number of criminal menaces on American soil, including a wide variety of costumed villains: the Wax Man, the Hangman, the Fang, the Black Talon, and the White Death, among many others.
In late April 1945, during the closing days of World War II, Captain America and Bucky try to stop the villainous Baron Zemo from destroying an experimental drone plane. Zemo launches the plane with an armed explosive on it, with Rogers and Barnes in hot pursuit. They reach the plane just before it takes off, but when Bucky tries to defuse the bomb, it explodes in mid-air. The young man is believed killed, and Rogers is hurled into the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. Neither body is found, and both are presumed dead. It is later revealed that neither character actually died.

1960s to 1970s
Years later, the superhero team the Avengers discovers Steve Rogers' body in the North Atlantic, the Captain's uniform under his soldier's fatigues and still carrying his shield. After he revives, they piece together that Rogers had been preserved in a block of ice since 1945, surviving in such a state only because of his enhancements from Operation: Rebirth. The block had begun to melt after the Sub-Mariner, enraged that an Arctic Inuit tribe is worshiping the frozen figure, throws it into the ocean. Rogers accepts membership in the Avengers, and although long out of his time, his considerable combat experience makes him a valuable asset to the team. He quickly assumes leadership, and has typically returned to that position throughout the team's history.
Captain America is plagued by guilt for having been unable to prevent Bucky's death—a feeling that does not ease for some time. Although he takes the young Rick Jones (who closely resembles Bucky) under his tutelage, he refuses for some time to allow Jones to take up the Bucky identity, not wishing to be responsible for another youth's death. Insisting that his hero finally move on from that loss, Jones eventually convinces Rogers to let him don the Bucky costume, but this partnership lasts only a short time; a disguised Red Skull, impersonating Rogers with the help of the Cosmic Cube, drives Jones away.
Rogers also reunites with his old war comrade Nick Fury, who is similarly well-preserved due to the "Infinity Formula." As a result, Rogers regularly undertakes missions for the security agency S.H.I.E.L.D. for which Fury is public director. Through Fury, Rogers befriends Sharon Carter, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, with whom he eventually begins a romantic relationship.
Rogers later meets and trains Sam Wilson, who becomes the superhero the Falcon, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comic books. The characters established an enduring friendship and adventuring partnership, sharing the series title for some time as Captain America and the Falcon. The two later encounter the revived but still insane 1950s Captain America. Although Rogers and the Falcon defeat the faux Rogers and Jack Monroe, Rogers becomes deeply disturbed that he could have suffered his counterpart's fate.
The series also dealt with the Marvel Universe's version of the Watergate scandal, making Rogers so uncertain about his role that he abandons his Captain America identity in favor of one called Nomad, emphasizing the word's meaning as "man without a country". During this time, several men unsuccessfully assume the Captain America identity. Rogers eventually re-assumes it after coming to consider that the identity could be a symbol of American ideals and not its government; it's a personal conviction epitomized when he later confronted a corrupt Army officer attempting to manipulate him by appealing to his loyalty, "I'm loyal to nothing, General... except the [American] Dream." Jack Monroe, cured of his mental instability, later takes up the Nomad alias. During this period, Rogers also temporarily gains super strength. Immediately after witnessing Number One's suicide, he is summoned to the future to participate in the Destiny War between Kang the Conqueror and Immortus (it is revealed over the course of the story that Rogers was selected from this time frame as, had he been taken from any other time period, his strong personality- shaken at this point by the events he had just witnessed- would have dominated the team and deprived them of the flexibility required to succeed in their mission, although his presence alone still brought cohesion to the group). He also learns of the apparent death of Sharon Carter.

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