Can you do a comics blog without the Avengers? I think not.
We'll see as we progress that the Avengers, while never quite as interesting as their DC counterparts in Justice League of America, had their moments.
Like this very last panel from Avengers v.1 #1:
That's right. The Hulk did a great Mr. T impersonation before there was a Mr. T! I piddy the fool that exposes hisself to gamma radiation!
From Avengers v.1 #2:
Is that Iron Man or a giant, talking, golden salt shaker?
We can't start the meeting without Ant Man!
You can't? Hmmmmmm... you've got the Hulk, Thor, an inexplicably morbidly obese Iron Man.... yeah, considering you've got three guys who could topple a skyscraper with one swift kick, you can probably proceed without the guy who can make himself as small as a bug.
This is one of the most unintentionally funny panels I've ever seen. Read it while playing the Looney Toons theme in your head, and try not to smile. The Avengers weren't exactly poetry in motion back in the day.
You see? It's not that I object to the Wasp because she's a woman, but because she's an idiot.
Miss Van Dyne, if you'll wait outside, I'll contact Thor for you.
I am Thor! Please ignore the fact that I just appeared in this closed room and Dr. Donald Blake has disappeared. There is no connection between the two events, verily!
Whatever you say, you husky God of Thunder!
The biggest prop one can give Robert Downey Jr. is that he took a very unlikable character in comics (especially after Civil War) and made Iron Man a flawed but sympathetic character.
That being said....
Ain't no way Iron Man has anything in his bag of tricks that can repel the freakin' hammer of Thor. Shenanigans!
I'm no chemist (or alchemist, or metallurgist for that matter):
but I've never known of anything rusting immediately.
See? Immediate rust? Can I get someone who knows what they're talking about to tell me if we got shenanigans here?
Great to be back! See you tomorrow!