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First Avengers: Endgame Teaser Trailer is Suitably Epic!

Here it is, folks! The first trailer for Avengers 4, now titled Avengers: Endgame! It’s here, it’s great, and you should watch it immediately!

Loved this trailer! Loved the darkness, loved the hopelessness, love the emotion, and I super loved the Scott Lang stinger at the end! He’s my favorite character in the MCU, and Paul Rudd arriving in the darkest hour to charm his way into saving the day is exactly what I want from Avengers: Endgame!

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How About Some Avengers Stuff?

Avengers: Infinity War came out on DVD this week, so of course the internet was awash in Avengers-related videos and articles and whatnot. That’s how the internet works nowadays. And if I had any skill whatsoever, I would have done something too, instead of randomly talking about Venom instead.

But speaking of Avengers: Infinity War, how about an Honest Trailer?

Gotta love those things! They’re the bread and butter of the internet.

But how about I do you one better and deliver an 8-bit recreation of the Avengers vs. Thanos fight!

That was put together by those fine folks at Mr. Sunday Movies, a favorite vlogger of mine.

Gotta love all this neat Avengers stuff! Good way to kill some minutes in the day!

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The Answer to Why Thanos Couldn’t Just Wish For More Resources

Avengers: Infinity War is out on DVD this month, so the question has returned as to why Thanos couldn’t simply use the Infinity Gauntlet to wish for more resources instead of wiping out half of all life in the universe. Part of what made the movie so good is that Thanos is such a compelling villain. He believes whole-heartedly that he’s doing the right thing, that this evil act is for the good of the universe. According to Thanos, planets and their peoples will thrive and avoid overpopulation if he arbitrarily wipes out half of them. He knows it’s a tough call to make, but he believes he is the only one strong enough to make it.

Thanos thinks he’s helping.

But wouldn’t creating double the resources also work, and keep everybody alive?

I don’t think so at all.

Thanos Answer 01

At least they remember him

First of all, you’ve got to remember that Thanos is a mad man. He’s not some altruistic hero out for the greater good. He’s comfortable with genocide, so he’s going to go with genocide.

Second of all, with the release of Avengers: Infinity War on DVD, we’ve got an official answer from the people who created the movie:

“Well, he was told ‘no’ to an idea that he had that he felt was the only solution, and then was proved right to himself when that solution was not acted upon,” Joe Russo said. “So his messianic complex — he is now committed to following through on the idea he had many many years ago. He is not a stable — although he appears stable at times, he is not a stable individual.”

That seems like a pretty solid explanation to me. But there are a few more reasons on top of that, if you’ll allow me to explain.

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Avengers: Infinity War; I’m in it for the Banter

The new Avengers: Infinity War trailer is here and it’s pretty awesome!

Honestly, I’m starting to feel like this Thanos threat is going to be a pretty daunting challenge for the filmmakers. How do they turn something so nebulous and vast as Thanos and intergalactic armies of faceless aliens into an adversary that doesn’t just feel like a big, CGI mess? Granted, I have 110% faith in Marvel Studios and the Russo brothers to pull this off with aplomb, but I am having some slight fears.

On the other hand, the witty banter in this trailer is on freakin’ point! Tony and Star-Lord is great! Peter and Dr. Strange at the end is great! If nothing else, this movie is going to give us some fun new banter partners!

Movie comes out on April 27. The wait hopefully won’t be too terrible.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 11/19/16

Oof. What a crummy week for comics. I don’t know if it’s just me, but this whole week was kind of a dud. And I even read some of my favorite comics! Squirrel Girl! Hellcat! Wolverine! I don’t know what happened, but everything just felt kind of…flat. They were all still pretty good, but there just seemed to be something missing. Some magic…

As such, I’m not even sure which comic to award Comic Book of the Week. I kind of want to just not give it to anybody. But I’m not ready to set that precedent, so I’m gonna give it to Infamous Iron Man #2 because it has the most potential.

I'm still not buying why he modeled himself after Iron Man

It’s a good look for him

My actual reviews are going to be kind of light this week, because after reading a bunch of comics, I just didn’t feel like reviewing them. Plus sometimes I skip over storylines, like I’m currently doing with Patsy Walker and All-New Wolverine. Both are fine, but eh…also, the fill-in artist they got for All-New Wolverine was just bad. Like, make you question what Marvel was thinking bad.

Still, we got a handful of comics to check out this week.

Comic Reviews: Infamous Iron Man #2, Jessica Jones #2, Nightwing #9, Thanos #1, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #14.

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