Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Don't know how I got there, but I found my way onto this Tumblr and there beheld something truly awesome:
fake Avengers cover
This Avengers cover mock-up.

It originally came from Comics Alliance, concocted by blogger Chris Sims and artist Kelly Callen.

In case you can't see it, the image shows seven Avengers --- Captain America, Thor, Nick Fury, the Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, Iron Man, and a black-gloved redhead I think is Black Widow (hard to tell since we're just seeing the top of her head, from behind) --- all holding the worst possible gift someone could ever give them. Cap's got a pair of pink socks covered with swastikas; Fury (who has one eye) has a 3-D movie and a pair of 3-D glasses, which he is holding up to his single eye; the Hulk has a chemistry set; Iron Man has a book on running a successful business by his old enemy and competitor Obadiah Stane; Hawkeye (an archer) has a box of bullets; the Russian Black Widow has a DVD of "Rocky IV"; and Thor has a copy of Richard Dawkins's book The God Delusion*.

Captain America's speech bubbles say, "ONE OF US is responsible for these horrible gifts! And nobody's leaving until I FIND OUT WHO!"

I love the look on Thor's face.

*This is especially funny because, not only is the book an argument that gods in general don't exist, but Thor in particular is one of the author's favorite examples of gods no one believes in anymore. (See this video for a collection of clips where he refers to Thor in this way.)

1 comment:

Daisy Deadhead said...

THAT IS HILARIOUS! My husband the comics geek, greatly appreciated it too.

Love the Hulk, looking pissed. Doesn't ANYONE understand him?