With the release of the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer leaked last week and additional footage (read: seconds) being added for the broadcast debut of same during "S.H.I.E.L.D." this week, you can safely say this nation is about to get "Ultron Fever"!!
So why not sit down and read comicdoms (and soon to be the world's) favorite evil indestructible robot! And also dig on some delicious John Buscema art!
SPOILER FOR MOVIE FANS: In comic book land, Jarvis (Tony Stark's butler) is a real person and not just a computer, Also, in comic book land (unlike the movies) Hawkeye is a well flushed out character who is an actual asset to the team.
Golden age Comics, Silver Age Comics, Bronze Age, Atomic Age, Copper Age, Modern Age, Plastic Age, what-have-ya...I reckon we're in the age of the cinematic universe age now, what with Marvel Studios partnered with Disney is kicking ass and taking names.
Toys and video games galore are the prize for kiddoes today who only know Tony Stark as Robert Downey Jr. and for whom Ultron will be a new concept.
In 1966, comic book product tie ins were few and far between and the fans glommed onto whatEVER came along.
And they loved them.
Here's a collection of Marvel Trading Cards from 1966, Plot lines within are most certainly bastardized into the 'Ultimate Marvel Universe" and heading for a movie screen near you.
Ah, simpler times. I LOVE the Marvel movies, don't get me wrong, but I'll bet these cards brought some kind of joy that we may have trouble accessing today,
Don't fret fan boy! Ben Affleck's bloated fingerprints will soon be wiped from our precious Daredevil. Marvel Studios is bringing him to NetFlix and hopefully work their magic on ol' Horn Head.
Someone does need to bug bomb Sony's hold on our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and let Marvel and Disney do him right.
Iron Man in all his ill-health and sickly glory!
Kids got to put their words in Captain America's mouth.
Spidey Sense tells me that Sony's gonna keep making shitty movies!
Shell-Head is speechless...
Could certainly do better than the brain-trust at Sony. I'd rather have Disney do it, though.
Cap and The Winter Soldier, back when he was plain ol' Bucky Barnes,
Sony's DIY movies.
Pulls on my short hairs too, Peter. Someday,
OK, OK, OK, Hulk movies aren't very good...but he kicks some serious butt when he's with the Avengers.
The Thunder God.
Sooooooooooo looking forward to NetFlix!
Cap knocking down some Kirby style gangsters.
For a year of comics back then. Won't even buy you one issue nowadays.
Hulkster just wants to cuddle.
The Golden Avenger and The Black Knight when he was a baddie. Where's HIS movie?
And anguished Hulk.
Remember when Robert Downey Jr. tricked Jeff Bridges into flying too high? Me too.
Wally Wood goodness.
Hulk getting more no-love.
I dunno. You?
Hulk joins the Mets and makes a bad pun.
Probably "Hulk Smash!", or somethin'...
Loki's been in 4 movies (2 Thors, Avengers + a cameo in Cap's first)
Silly Nazis. Wing Head's got 'em!
Party in Asgard!
um...when that bomb went off in the first movie. Weren't you watching?
Kirby machinery. sigh.
You just can't kill a good bug. Even after he's been in 3 shitty movies in a row. (the first 2 were alright)
Don Heck's Iron Man throws a hissy fit.
Kirby Auto repair.
...come ON! You MUST have seen the first movie! I got blowed up with one of my own bombs! EVERYone saw it!
Cap leaves the bargain basement.
I sure hope Daredevil's a good show. He deserves it.
I don't think all of the image choosers for these cards actually read comics.
Thor's a horn dog.
Hee hee. He said "No. 2" snicker...
Ditko!!! You'll note The Human Torch's hand has been recolored to be blue instead of flaming and even the blue of his shirt and glove are the wrong blue. I'm guessing that since Hanna-Barbera were doing the Fantastic four cartoon at the time, his character was under a different licensing agreement and wasn't supposed to be here,
Reminds you on present day and how Fox CONTINUES to shit on Fantastic Four. This is the biggest tragedy on the properties outside of Disney. FF in really the flagship of all modern Marvel comics and should really join the fold over at Disney, especially with the abominations that they call movies that they've done at Fox and promise to continue doing.
Angry old man Cap.
The Leader had a brief appearance in "The Incredible Hulk". Disney's one bomb which they've only loosely hold in their continuity,
More Kirby. The ray-gun probably says, "BrrrZAP!"
Kirby Asgard goodness!
Daredevil eye-balls a baddy...
...annnnnnnd another. Lots of eye-balling for a blind guy.
ooooo DITKO oooo
The Leader doesn't make the movies and he didn't even get to be green in the cards.
I can't even afford the box tops.
Hulk gets a manicure.
Winter Soldier takes a steam.
STILTMAN! Yeah, I said it.
What Disney should say to Sony and Fox.
Spidey's most unflattering pose, At least until Amazing Spider-Man 2 came out.
How vikings had fun.
Imagine it's the summer of '66. You lie on your bed anxiously awaiting next months comics AND the Marvel Super Heroes syndicated animated series about to debut, flipping through these cards and lost in the majesty of it all.
Like I said. Simpler times.
Now you have to flip through them on your computer/phone/tablet.