Avenger a Day: Maria Hill

I’ve always been a little confused as to why Marvel has two short-haired female characters running around in S.H.I.E.L.D. outfits (the other one being Daisy from Secret Warriors), so my visual cue for Hill is slightly longer hair, which is pretty much how she’s depicted in Invincible Iron Man.

Also, I didn’t think it was appropriate to put a S.H.I.E.L.D. emblem on her arm, so I made up a Star-Avengers A hybrid.  Hope nobody minds.

Avenger a Day: Hawkeye

Surprisingly fun to draw, this sketch of Clint Barton didn’t feel right until I got around to giving him a slight smirk.  His mask is probably also a lot shorter than usual, but hey… that’s how I draw him.  I never got to know Hawkeye pre-Disassembled, but I have a feeling he’s gonna be my favorite Avenger in the Heroic Age.

Avenger a Day: Thor

In celebration of Avengers Day… or Week… I thought it’d be fun to do tribute sketches for Marvel’s flagship team.  To kick things off, the God of Thunder.

Almost screwed this up when I made his ears visible in the prelim sketch, but the way Coipel draws that new helmet is nothing less than tricky.

Tres Komikeros 43

John and Alex team up to bring you reviews of Brave and the Bold #32, Green Hornet: Year One #1, and Siege #3! After a round of quickshots, the boys discuss the rumor about Evans being Captain America and then go serious to discuss the trend of violence in comics and how it hurts the industry.

[audio: http://www.alexcipriano.com/podcast/tk043.mp3]

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At the tail end of the show, John makes a personal announcement and introduces the TK Book Club — the monthly group reading activity that TK will spearhead to expand comic fan interaction. April’s TK Book Club Pick is Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing (volume one). Listen to the show to learn more.

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