Welcome to the fourth issue of The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative. Last week, we had Jonathan Ericsson making his first evil appearance as Loki and everyone reminding him that he was the last player drafted in the 2002 draft and is also a terrible replacement for Nicklas Lidstrom (that one’s a running theme. Just wait).
This week, we get to see the infamous Black Widow. And while it’s not Scarlett Johansson, it’s still someone you know and love and admire their play. And by admire, I mean cheer and go, “How the heck did he just do that?!”
I like that even though it’s a four-versus-one game that it’s only 1-1 and also in overtime. Pavel Datsyuk has all of those Selkes for a reason, right?
In case you couldn’t tell, the Russians Datsyuk is versing are Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, and Ilya Kovalchuk. Semyon Varlamov was going to be in goal until I realized that I’m the worst at drawing goalies in their pads.
I have come to realize, after watching The Avengers over the weekend and quoting along, that I have an unhealthy obsession with the movie and people may not know the lines and quips as well as I do. Basically, I hope these come off as funny as they are to me. Like Black Widow’s comment of, “Are you kidding?! I’m working!” boils down to the Datsyukian “You joke, yes? I work now.” Hilarious. Maybe I’m weirder than I think I am.
Next week, we’re still making our introductions of the various Avengers. We get the fun introduction of Bruce Banner and, truth be told, he was cast as Todd Bertuzzi for a while before I realized that wasn’t a good idea. So the introduction of the new Bruce Banner is a little shoddy, to say the least.
If you have any ideas of things you might want to see in the upcoming issues, leave them in the comments below! I’m always open to suggestions.
Next Installment: Wednesday, June 18!