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Mike Isenberg recommends 100th Anniversary Special: Avengers #1

Batman just celebrated his 75th anniversary.  Superman’s 75th was just a few months ago.  Not to be outdone, however, Marvel is now celebrating 100 years of Marvel comics!

Wait… that… doesn’t seem right.  2014 minus 1961… umm.  No that’s more like 53 years.  Maybe they mean Marvel’s predecessor, Timely Comics.  Let’s see, Timely debuted in… 1939.  Huh.

Okay, so Marvel as we know it still has 57 years before it can actually celebrate it’s 100 year anniversary.  As it turns out, though, these 100th Anniversary Special books that Marvel is releasing are from the future!

Marvel’s 100th Anniversary Specials are a series of one-shot glimpses into the Marvel Universe of the 2060’s.  Marvel has given some incredible talent free rein to let their imagination go wild, and the results are as fun, strange, and unexpected as… well, as Marvel announcing a 100th anniversary celebration in 2014.

The creator tapped for 100th Anniversary Special: Avengers #1 is none other than James Stokoe, the amazing talent behind Orc StainSullivan’s Sluggers, and Wonton Soup.  (Check out my colleague Jen’s great write-up of Wonton Soup here.)

Stokoe imagines 2063 as a rough year for the Avengers.  They’ve just barely halted an alien invasion, most of the world is in ruins and covered with alien spores, and the entire American continent (along with most of its heroes) has been lost into the Negative Zone.  Rogue, Doctor Strange, and Beta Ray Bill have returned to Avengers headquarters, re-located in Kuala Lumpur, to assist with the reconstruction effort when a new enemy emerges from the depths.

The book is strange and funny and gorgeously illustrated, all in Stokoe’s distinctively twisted style.  The setting of spore-covered Kuala Lumpur is a visual treat, full of hidden details and beautiful weirdness.

I’m always excited whenever Marvel lets talented indie creators really go wild with their characters (see also: Strange Tales and Strange Tales II), and Stokoe has absolutely pulled out all the stops here.  My only complaint is that there isn’t more.  I’m willing to wait for the next issue, though, even if it won’t happen for another 49 years…

[Read 100th Anniversary Special: Avengers #1 Here!]

Mike Isenberg is an Associate Production Coordinator at comiXology, and the co-writer of FIRST LAW OF MAD SCIENCE.  He lives in Harlem with his cats, TESLA AND EDISON

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The Legend of Zelda : Feather Time.

Join this new epic adventure introducing pigeon Link !

… Well I wanted to create an epic legend …. with birds ^p^” !

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Devoted Buddhist Kane attains enlightenment amidst his bout with Daniel Bryan as he begins to levitate toward the heavens, choosing a spiritual victory over an official win, and leaving the American Dragon to wallow among the dregs of the material world.

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Devoted Buddhist Kane attains enlightenment amidst his bout with Daniel Bryan as he begins to levitate toward the heavens, choosing a spiritual victory over an official win, and leaving the American Dragon to wallow among the dregs of the material world.

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chomei:

this is the most inaccurate representation of how animals work ive ever seen

I’m so glad someone finally GIF’d these walk cycles because it was my favorite part and screencaps just didn’t do it justice

And I thought buff Luna from the latest Sailor Moon was bad.

Animators dream: Getting paid to do walk cycles like this.