12 Characters Marvel Should Put In Their Movies

Marvel entertainment have announced the third phase of their epic and impressive movie plans.  And if you thought Guardians of the Galaxy was a risky move they've shown they have no such worries with movies based on Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel all in the lineup. So with Marvel clearly happy to mine even C or D list characters at this point I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the ten characters I would really like to see in Marvel's movies. Since I'm a… Continue reading...

The Avengers - The Invasion Of The Lava Men

This is a pen and ink of the cover for Avengers Classic #5 by Art Adams. Which was itself a reprint of the original Avengers Vol 1 #5 which featured the original Avengers lineup going up against Molto, Supreme Warrior of the Lava Men. Not perhaps one of their stronger outings. It's probably unfair to directly compare the two given the difference in publishing practices and art styles in the intervening forty years, but I know which I prefer. Source: ComicArtFans - Avengers Classic… Continue reading...

LEGO Micro Avengers Assemble!

I've probably said this a few times before but that doesn't make it less true, micro-scale builds are extremely challenging because you have to distill everything down to its most basic essence. There's no room for extra details. And that's exactly what M<0><0>DSWIM ! has done here with his micro-scale Avengers. Each of the figures is instantly recognisable despite being built out of only 20 or so small LEGO pieces (okay Hulk gets more, but he's Hulk.) There are no facial features and no logos but you still know who everyone… Continue reading...

LEGO Avengers - The SHIELD Hellicarrier

The biggest limitation for most people when it comes to building in LEGO is not having the right parts, or not enough of the right parts. Particularly when it comes to the giant thousands of brick designs that people sometimes come up with. Fortunately LEGO has a solution for that. It's called LEGO Digital Designer and it allows you to model your creation on your computer. It will even give you a list of required bricks and build instructions. All of which is a long way of pointing out that while the designer of this amazing Avengers Hellicarrier LEGO model… Continue reading...

The Baby Faced Avengers.

Artist Ben Oliver has produced these fun caricatures of the Avengers characters with baby faces. I've seen quite a few kiddie Avenger cartoons before, but what sets this one apart is the more realistic style of the baby faces and proportions. And yet there's still enough of the adult  version in each character to make them unmistakable. Depending on your tastes you may find this creepy or funny. Source: BenOlvierArt. Continue reading...