Hi, Dear Ones! I'll be with you in a sec. First, I've gotta take care of some business here:
Dear President Obama,
I have been running an enterprise, a blog to be exact, that has been well-received but has failed to generate any profit for over two years now. As the CEO or whatever of said failed business, I would like to ask for my share of the bailout. As an executive or something, I am perfectly fine with the $500,000 salary cap.
Please send my $500,000 to me in cash. Love, Adam
Now that we got that out of the way, let's consider where we are in the Avengers. The team had apparently decided that the Scarlet Witch didn't bring enough boredom into the fold, so they also deputized the Swordsman and Mantis. Both the Swordsman and Mantis characters are used today, I think just to tick me off and keep Thunderbolts and Avengers from being too awesome for our brains to handle.
Anyhoo, despite the addition of these lame characters, the Avengers during that run had its moments. Here's a classic scene from Avengers v1 #119, where the Collector is defeated by the sheer annoyance of comic book geeks like ye and me:
That, my friends, is an official Great Moment in Comics History!(tm!)
You know what else is awesome? Tape recorders. At least, Thor seems to think so, courtesy of Avengers v1 #120:
I guess the lesson here is not to show Thor an Ipod without having a defibrillator handy.
And hey! It's time for more Fun with Out of Context Dialogue!(tm!)
This is why Tony Stark was such a hit with the ladies. Watch and learn, men. Watch and learn.
See you tomorrow!