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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 25 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 32 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 18th with 59 views. The most popular post that day was superman and batman can’t exist in the same universe.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were comicculturewarrior.wordpress.com, themspot1313.wordpress.com, inveteratemediajunkies.com, twitter.com, and swearallyoulike.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for superpowers, wade wilson, super powers, green lantern movie costume, and ryan reynolds wade wilson.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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superman and batman can’t exist in the same universe October 2010
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deadpool and green lantern more weapons in the war August 2010

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young justice vs avengers the new weapons in the marvel vs dc war July 2010
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What would you do with superpowers? August 2010
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dc universe online who do trust? i trust the makers of this game. August 2010
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twitter

i’m on twitter now finally i’ve given to the weight of the wave of coolness that is twitter and am swimming in the tweet and the following and the followers all both of mine.

but i’m sort of adujusting to twitter as the character limit is a bit frustrating so i’ll still have the blog it’s just that twitter will be a quick random spots of the intelligance and idiocy that is my life. so if you are on twitter then please check me out in this link
http://twitter.com/assembleavenger

sadly i found out this is true

he’s one of the most remarkable men throughout all of history a true genuis. he’s become involed in the amazing series from johnathon hickman shield but even he is has fallen to the terrible humiliation of the typo.

behold the amazing issac newton shit isaac newton
EPIC FAIL!

so like many people i’m loving jeff parker’s thunderbolts and can’t wait for the next issue.
but in saying that his book is so good and the characters are so busy withall sorts of crossovers lined up to start off they’re gonna be in avengers academy as hank pym has some affiliation with the program (see thunderbolts 144). then they will be appering in the street event that is shawdowland while helping their fearless leader luke cage who is busy enough with thunderbolts where does he get time to sit down with iron man,cap and thor and talk about daredevil or go run an errand for them then he has new avengers on the weekends wow this guy is busy. but i’m getting off topic what really excited about is that in november the thunderbolts will go up against the avengers.
Now naturally I think it will be good beacause of parker but so much else. steve rogers fighting crossbones beacause he killed him (even though he only was drifting through time i know blah blah blah) or iron man fighting ghost as he put him through some shit recently.
but i’m genuinly excited about this and can’t wait just look at the promo art

this was my WTF of the day HA!

so on monday i head to my local comic shop and i ordered (my shop is so small i have to order all my books on mondays) avengers acadamy 2,daredevil 508,invincible iron man 28,mystery society 2,superman 701,batman beyond 2,dynamo 5 sins of the father 2,heroic age prince of power 3,power girl 14,thunderbolts 146 and i spent a wopping £40.50 on comics so the guy behind the counter said do you want to order any avengers or new avengers. i said no told him i ranted avengers 2 on the blog and he’d said he’d check it out.

so i got home and heard that dc would be realesing 9 batman one shots about the return of bruce wayne. now i made a vow that i would boycott all batman books beacause of bruce’s death in final crises and battle for the cowl that awful mini series.

So i checked out the sales figures for june and i noticed that new avengers was 1 and avengers was 3 and i thougt that was it there are plenty of other books who deserve my money like power girl got the 99 spot or thunderbolts got the 61 spot. These books don’t deserve this and need more support so i am hereby with you my lolal reader as my witness that i’m boycotting any bendis avengers books or any return of bruce wayne books coming out in the future unless the start getting good i would sleep much better at night knowing i was giving steve niles,jay faeber or jeff parker or judd winnIck than lining the pckets of some marvel or dc wanker who fanboys will follow them through heaven or hell and looking at some of these books it’s hell.

but i am standing up for the little creator who barely gets a mention who dosen’t get in the to ten or twenty or even thirty i am standing up as a one man protest by saying “no sir you cannot take my just beacause of the character on the cover or the name on the writer or artist” i shall be robbed no longer and for those of you who are with comment and be proud the revolution is coing an uprising shall happen the day of the fanboy is over soon shall come the day of good comics of writers who care about their characters or other writers stories this day shall come soon and bendis and johns and millar and leob shall fall and us the u.f.a.b.c. united fanboys against bad comics.

and their came a day. a day like no other where comic fans united against a common foe. as they bannded together to fight a foe no single complainer could withstand. they banned together with a single battle cry U.N.A.B.C.ers ASSEMBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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COPYRIGHT AIDAN MC COLLUM 2010

it's coming

so in 2006 i went to my local woolworths (which is closed down now) and i seen the marvel young avengers 4 pack. at the age i was i got them for my birthday that sunday which were just 4 superheroes who were only a few years older than me. what i didn’t realise was that they were an africian-americian who’s grandfather was the original black captain america (patriot), a teenager from the 30’th century who was destined to be one of the avengers greatest foes (iron lad),a half skrull half kree who was the son of the skrull princess and captain marvel (hulkling) and a homosxual who was the scarlet witchs biggest fanboy and had the potential to be one of the most powerful mystics on the planet.

but now to their most recent book avengers the children’s crusade. This book takes place in i don’t know what time period of the marvel universe i think between extremis iron man and civil war given the costumes. but try to put that out of your head (i think allan heinberg wanted to do this but beacause of civil war it was put on hiatus and then the marvel event machine continued on rolling and this is the first chance in a while you get to tell this story. it follows the narritive of wiccian (billy kaplin) as he looks back on the day the avengers told him about his mothers problems with her powers.

For those of you who know wiccian and hulkling are homosxual partners and in issue 7 i believe wiccian tries to tell his parents he’s a superhero but then comes out of the closet (if you know what i mean, if you don’t google it) so the avengers (ms marvel,steve rogers cap and iron man) confront wiccian and for a young avengers fan it’s preety big as you see their headquarters in avengers mansion which i wonder where they’ll hang out now that luck cage is taking a half destroyed mansion and living in it meh. The avengers are worried as at the start of the book he disarmed 20 guys with guns and a nuke. so they tell him about m-day and “no more mutants” and wiccian says “how do you know it’s her, not someone controlling her.” the fanboy in me went “beacause the scarlet witch is mental” and the writer in me “went ahh very clever”.

i have a question beacause when bendis brought back hawkeye he had him track down the scarlet witch in mount wudagore in transia. then shag her and come back where they say did you find her he say’s no wolverine says “you’re lying” and it’s never mentioned again. this was right before secret invasion so bendis just like the avengers forgot to go looking for the scarlet witch WTFUCK IS THAT ABOUT!.

Then captain america (steve rogers as this happens before civil war) shows up at wiccans house and tells his parents on himand wiccian moves in with the avengers and hulkling comes along with but jarvis makes their room up with 2 beds maybe he just thinks friends when they said partners. But if he didn’t then why give them the same room then you’re asking or trouble if i stayed at a girls house and her father wtold to sleep in the same room but separate beds WOULDN’T STOP ME! and it hasn’t sperate rooms a bit harder but can work around it hehehe.

So by the end of the book the young avengers break hulkling and wiccan out of avengers tower and a question i’ve always had of why speed and wiccan have never met their uncle or their grandfather?

So thank you dear reader for reading my review of my favourite team book and thank you for checking out my blog this book is a definate 5 stars although i’m a bit biased. thank you so good night and travel well
copyright aidan mc collum 2010

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goodbye, for now

as i sit here typing this out listening to muse on my stereo and half reading mystery society 1. i can’t help but feel a bit sorry i’m going on a trip and will be away until saturday of next week. as i can’t give away my undisclosed location as my superiors would not allow it i can however say it’s gonna be some crac (irish for a good time). i’ll also miss next weeks comics and next weeks reviews and raves and rants but rest assured i’ll come back with some more ideas for my comic as well as more passion for this amazing industry and fantastic form of media. now i fare thee well dear reader and i bide you adieu. goodbye for now…………….

okay like matt fraction reading the reviews of the iron man 2 video game i was dreading this. much like matt fraction as well i didn’t like what i read. i sat down after reading thunderbolts 145, dynamo 5 sins of the father 1and turf 2 and my thoughts were “well all the comics i picked up this week were preety good.” then low and behlold i gazed upon avengers 2. okay i’ll start with the positive theirs action and there’s some amazing artwork i’m a big john romita jr. fan and a massive avengers fan hence the name of the blog. but then the positives stops there i’ll start at the begining so noh-varr or the protector fighting titanium man and i’m thinking this is gonna be a good fight with all the avengers attacking and fighting titanium man but no in one page it’s done without the avengers even throwing a punch. as the fight’s over tony stark address noh varr about him being a former terrorist and joining avengers team even though wolverine stats that he was the only dark avenger to walk away blah blah blah sheer boredom but then the avengers are sitting eating pizza in avengers tower lab sigh. but soon after tony stark says he wants noh varr to work for him where is editorial? okay stark asks him to work for him noh varr says no stark says “NO? NO! you don’t say no to me”. why do we need more of this tony stark being a douchebag that’s what civil war then the whole inititive was so matt fraction was having to make tony stark cool again. I’ll be honest during civil war i hated tony stark hated then i read invincible iron man and he’s an amazing character again a good guy again. to top it all off he says stark industries WTFUCK is bendis doing and i posted a link a while a go on the ccw blog proving that bendis dosen’t read marvel comics he dosen’t read captain america or invincible iron man or anything i’m not even going to get into what happened with with the time and all the different realities. uhhhhhhhhh god kill me please then tony stark says time is broken i would put money on the fact that bendis was watching doctor who saying time is broken ripping off stephen moffat’s amazing storyline from the recent doctor wh series.if you stuck with me this long guess loyal readers who the villian of this book is yes wonder man who can knock out wolverine in one punch or thor in one punch and knock all the avengers on their ass with one blast then noh varr blasts him into building then he flies at them yelling “I TOLD YOU!” BOOM no just dissappears. and apocalypse shows up meh. at some point i would like to write comics but something like this puts me off as i said in an earlier post i remember reading the first bunch of stories with the new avengers and alan heinberg and jim cheung’s young avengers that was a good story involving time and kang avengers 2 was not a good book proof that bendis dosen’t read other writers comics

cover of this awful book

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r2yp1L3MJ4&playnext_from=TL&videos=YArocSsrzDM

personally i don’t know how to feel about this book i’m still on the fence about it but the storyline is interesting enough to keep reading it. In this story arc baron zemo (his son not the original) is deciding what to do in this new world of black and white. of heroes being good and villians being bad. i have to say it’s interesting to see zemo trying to kill bucky and the idea that he’s continuing on his father’s legacy is good even though his father died years ago. I’ve always found zemo to be an interesting character as he is one of those supervillians who wants to kill their archenemy then take over the world while having a european accent muhahahaha. theirs a good fight between bucky cap and an old nazi villian called the iron hand he was created in the sixties i think but this issue is good fun a fight some foreign accents and some explosions and a red white and blue shield hitting some nazis in the face 3 stars

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baron zemo

who is your avengers is a question that has been thrown around ever since we had to sit through 2 avengers teams saying they were the avengers. then 3 different teams saying they were the avengers during dark reign.But now during this heroic age we finally have 1 avengers saying they’re the avengers NO actually brian michael bendis thinks he can squeze another 3.99 out of his loyal fans every month by saying that new avengers is a book where heroes can be heroes on their on terms sadly it’s just another way of taking your money for the “avengers” sitting around eating food. Sigh sadly this book is just luke cage and friends not even the cool luke cage from thunderbolts.
Sadly these aren’t my avengers i started reading modern comics in 2006 when for my birthday i got a marvel legends 4 pack (action figures) the set i got was the young avengers and it came with the young avengers issue 1 which i loved then i picked up all the issues up to 6 then got the trade paperback of family matters. Those are my avengers the way patriot wanted to make his grandfather proud and kate bishop worked past her sexual assault. or cassie lang being proud of her father and trying to become ant girl, or iron lad trying to change his future by becoming a hero not one of the avengers greatest villians i read young avengers they were my team and i will be picking up avengers the childrens crusade which looks good with alan heinberg writing and the faboulous jim cheung doing art who’s cover on secret warriors which i love i don’t know why the young avengers aren’t getting a montly though so thanks for reading and stay tuned for a review of some comics