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Mighty Avengers Finale

“WWJVDD” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #36, the final issue of the series, by writer Dan Slott and artist Khoi Pham, is now online at Avengers Forever.

The Mighty Avengers are gone, it’s Jocasta vs. Hank Pym, it’s three against three billion, Ultron triumphant, and What Would Janet Van Dyne Do? – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=647

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And thank you, Dan and Khoi, for a great but brief ride.

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Philadelphia Comic Con – Day Three

Another good day at the con. Here are a few observations about this year’s Philadelphia Comic Con:

~ As my buddy Ray noted, booth babes are back. There are the Suicide Girls of course. I’ve never been able to figure out what that is all about other than hot scantily clad women posing and vamping. This year there is also the massage station manned by hot female masseuses. To me, this seems like a step backwards. Just as we guys are finally getting our female significant others to come to these things, we are presented with a reason for them not to let us come. Not cool. Well, cool, but not cool.

~ I’m not a drinker so maybe this has been going on for a while and I just haven’t noticed, but has beer always been available at the comic con? It just seems like another bad idea to me. If you think a fat sloppy fanboy in a makeshift Batman costume arguing post-Crisis continuity is annoying – wait until you get him drunk.

~ There’s a secret phenomen that happens at all comic book conventions late in the afternoon on Sundays, and Wizard World Philly is no exception. The dealers drop their prices, sometimes drastically. The thinking being that what they sell, they don’t have to carry home. Lots of deals happening here today.

~ Friday after the show I went to the store and bought a whole package of hot dogs, a package of hot dog rolls and a Coke for the same price I could have had one dog and soda at the Convention Center. Wow. This is like going to the Wachovia Center or seeing a movie at Loews.

~ Oh my god oh my god oh my god! I saw the Batmobile, the real Batmobile!

~ Linda Hamilton does in fact have an identical twin sister who is local to the area. My question is – does she come to conventions and pretend to be her sister? I swear I saw a much younger looking Linda Hamilton on Friday than I did on Saturday. Just wondering.

~ Can someone tell me where they are giving away Stormtrooper armor? They must be giving it away because the Stormtroopers are everywhere. I think they are multiplying because there are more at the con everyday. I certainly hope they all used the little Stormtrooper’s room before the con because those things must be hell to take off. And doesn’t wearing a Stormtrooper costume sorta promote fascism anyway? Think about it. You know I’m right.

~ Khoi Pham is not only the nicest guy in comics, a featured guest at this con, and one of Marvel’s ‘young guns’ from last year, but also one of my favorite artists. I think he should be entered into the pantheon of great Avengers artists – along with Byrne, Heck, Buscema, Yu, Cho, Brown, Cockrum, Adams, Epting and the master of them all, Perez. Take a look at this terrific Mighty Avengers page I am now the proud owner of, and tell me otherwise. The dude rocks.

Thank you to Jerry Milani and all the folks at Wizard for putting up with us, our not-so-complimentary reports and of course for hooking us up with press passes. Thank you! Next year’s convention is already planned and scheduled for June 10-12 2011 – save the dates!

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Philadelphia Comic Con – Day Two

When I’m wrong, I’m wrong, and when I need to eat my words I will, and based on today, it would seem that my observations about Wizard World Philly yesterday might have been a bit hasty. Seem.

Today was a much brighter and busier day than yesterday. Guests, and cosplayers and just regular fans and good folks were everywhere. Lots of costumes and happy con-goers abounded. This was an excellent change from yesterday.

Saw lots of the non-comic guests like Adam West, Bruce Campbell, Brent Spiner, John DeLancie, James Marsters, Linda Hamilton and a whole boatload of wrestlers. My buddy Ray tried to explain who all the wrestlers were to me, but it all went through my head like a sieve. I imagine that that is the feeling my wife gets when I talk about pre-Crisis and post-Crisis continuity. The scary thing about Ray is that he knows both comics and wrestling.

I shook Adam West’s hand and told him he was the reason I was there – that if I had never seen his “Batman” TV show I never would have picked up a comic book. He smiled, and I’m sure he thought “you poor bastard,” but he was nice about it. Nice guy, and looking hella good for his age.

In Artist’s Alley I ran into former Mighty Avengers artist Khoi Pham. We run into each other at every east coast con it seems. It’s cool, I’m a fan of his work. So much so that I was going to get a sketch, something I plan on doing every time I see him but forget. A couple moments at his table changed my mind and I decided I wanted a page of his Mighty Avengers more. I’ll post a pic after I buy it tomorrow.

Upstairs, Ray and I ran into a fellow con-goer who had also bought some art, some amazing Haunted Tank and Iron Fist pages. We immediately struck up an intriguing conversation, and not necessarily about comics or the con either. It struck me that this is what the con, any con, is really about – making new friends, and hanging out with old friends.

There were glitches today, mostly dealing with lines – lines to get in, lines for guests, lines for panels – but that’s besides the point. Today was good. Today was fun. This was a one hundred percent turnaround from my Friday experience. Of course, there was the revelation of no press room, but we hung out upstairs anyway. It was cool. Looking forward to tomorrow.

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Mighty Avengers #35 Reviewed at Avengers Forever

“Ultron Lives…” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #35, by Dan Slott and Khoi Pham, is now online at Avengers Forever.

Alone in Infinite Avengers Mansion, Henry Pym and Codename Blackjack face off against the Avengers’ greatest enemy Utron and his ten billion brides – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=642

Also at the AF website, check this out:

“Avengers Assemble… Briefly” – my comic book review of Siege #3, by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel, is now online at Avengers Forever.

The real Captain America emerges and assembles a force of Avengers to take on Norman Osborn’s forces in the battle for Asgard, and Thor versus Sentry – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=641

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Avengers Assemble!

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Mighty Avengers #34 Review and Chat

“Undone” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #34, by Dan Slott and Neil Edwards, is now online at Avengers Forever.

Thor vs. Quicksilver, the Mighty Avengers vs. Loki, the Wasp starts to lose it, everything begins to fall apart, and the deadly Ultron is waiting in the wings – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=639

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And don’t forget – Friday evening, March 12th, at 8 PM EST – chat live with other Avengers fans about this issue, this review, New Avengers #62, the Heroic Age, Siege, or anything Avengers-related.

Come to the Avengers Forever Chatroom and check it out!

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Mighty Avengers #33 Reviewed

“Deus Ex Machina” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #33, by Dan Slott and Khoi Pham, is now online at Avengers Forever.

Henry Pym vs. Norman Osborn, the Mighty Avengers and the Dark Avengers vs. the Absorbing Man with the power of the Cosmic Cube, Sentry vs. the Void, the returns of Iron Lad and the original Vision, and Loki no longer in drag – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=638

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Siege #1 Reviewed

“War in Comics” – my comic book review of Siege #1, by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel, is now online at Avengers Forever.

Volstagg gets fried, Ares gets stupid, Thor gets thumped, Loki gets what he wants, Norman Osborn attacks Asgard, and why war in superhero comics just doesn’t work – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=637

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Mighty Avengers #32 Review

“Back on Track” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #32, by Dan Slott and Khoi Pham, is now online at Avengers Forever.

The Mighty Avengers vs. the Dark Avengers, Henry Pym vs. Norman Osborn, the Absorbing Man returns and the creative team gets things back on track – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=635

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Catching Up with the Mighty Avengers

“The Secret Return of Nick Fury” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #12, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, is also now online at Avengers Forever.

Where has Nick Fury been since the Secret War and what’s he been up to, and why can’t he trust anyone any more? Find out all this and more – and check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=607

“New Howling Commandos #1” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #13, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, is also now online at Avengers Forever.

Where are the Avengers? Not a one in sight as Nick Fury gathers a new team to fight the Skrulls’ Secret Invasion in this seeming pilot for a new series – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=609

“Skrulls, Secrets, and the Sentry” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #14, by Brian Michael Bendis and Khoi Pham, is also now online at Avengers Forever.

Young Gun artist Khoi Pham begins his run on Mighty Avengers and rocks the house with this Sentry solo spotlight – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=610

“Personal Worst” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #15, by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr., is now online as well at Avengers Forever.

Whatever happened to Henry Pym? Trust me, you don’t want to know… another of Pym’s darkest hours at the hands of Bendis – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=612

“Eulogy for the Wasp” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #20, by Brian Michael Bendis and various artists, is now online at Avengers Forever.

After the final battle of the Secret Invasion, the Avengers mourn one of their own – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=615

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Avengers Forever Holiday Chat Schedule 2009

From the Avengers Forever website:

The Avengers Forever Chatroom is open for the holidays! Some of us are lucky enough to have a bunch o’ time off from work and or school for the holidays so we thought it might be a good time to dust off the chat room and have at it!

That said below is a tentative schedule that includes chat room dates, times and topics. Please feel free to stop on by for some great conversation over the holidays!

New Avengers Chat
Saturday, December 26 @ 8:00 PM (EST)

Mighty Avengers Chat
Sunday, December 27 @ 8:00 PM (EST)

Dark Avengers Chat
Monday, December 28 @ 8:00 PM (EST)

Avengers Volume Three Chat
Tuesday, December 29 @ 8:00 PM (EST)

West Coast Avengers Chat
Wednesday, December 30 @ 8:00 PM (EST)

Enter the Chatroom here!

Hope to see you soon! Happy Holidays! And Avengers Assemble!

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