Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quality Will Tell

I'm about halfway through an Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes marathon - it started when I needed to pull reference from the first episode, and I let it run until ... well, lets just say I just finished "Living Legend".  Some scenes still send a chill up my spine.

The humor, the spot-on characterization by Chris Yost and his team of writers, the whole Silver Age gestalt... the series holds up to repeated viewings in the same way that Batman: TAS and the Justice League cartoons do, with the difference that, well, not to put too fine a point on it... these are my Avengers.

Shame the comics, under BENDIS!, are for me absolutely unreadable - cardboard mannequins in colored costumes.  They look alike, they sound alike, they move like chess pieces to fulfill the fanfic-level crap plots.

The difference is... excruciatingly, nausea-inducing pain.

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