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Thursday
May102012

Avengers Assemble

I can't express how much of a thrill it is to finally see these comic book movies in such splendor on the big screen. As a kid collecting comic books (X-Men, Spider-Man, Batman, Justice League, etc.), I never imagined a day like this, where I'd be able to see my beloved characters come to life over and over again in unique and interesting ways. Sure there were movies made back in the day, but mainly the low-budget variety. Early Spider-Man, Captain America, and Punisher films failed to capture the essence of the comic books and they sank at the box office or never debuted there in the first place.

Now here we are, with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man behind us, Chris Nolan's Batman saga wrapping up, and Joss Whedon's Avengers taking serious root. I'm a kid in a major candy store! The success of these movies only emboldens fanboys like me to keep cranking out stories in an attempt to propel this collective machine forward. To see them all succeed is important, because for far too long us geeks have been put out to pasture or left on the sidelines to stew while other genres were getting their due. Now our day has come, and our heroes are getting their moment in the sun! And in the biggest way possible, what with all the record-breaking Avengers has and is doing.

I'm already so inspired I've come up with a half dozen new tales Gordon and I will push through 711 Press in the coming years, once they're tweaked and refined and such. I'll keep you posted.