Welcome to the seventh issue of The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative. Last week, Henrik Zetterberg made his first appearance as Steve Rogers/Captain Sweden and we got a bit of the story behind what’s going on–basically, Jonathan Ericsson‘s Loki stole the Stanley Cup and Mike Babcock’s Nick Fury is trying to get it back.
This is the last “introduction” comic of characters! By process of elimination (or if you know the movie as well as I do), you know it’s time to see genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist Tony Stark.
As a completely unrelated side-note, this week’s post (and possibly next week’s post) are labors of love. I unfortunately lost a battle with a hedge trimmer and am one-handed for ten days. Ten stitches and a splint later and I’m stuck with my left hand only, which is great since I’m left-handed, but it makes typing and lots of other things tougher.
Kudos to @Helmerroids and @Codename_Loki on Twitter for coming up with the idea of Tomas Holmstrom as JARVIS. It’s one of my favorite things. Plus, hearing his Swenglish as your butler/whatever you want to call JARVIS would just be wonderful.
Jimmy Howard doesn’t look like Jimmy Howard yet again, but I think this is the closest attempt at it. Also, I don’t think you see him again for some time. Also, drawing the Iron Man suit sucks, so you won’t see it very often.
Next week, we finally get into the thick of the movie. I decided while drawing these, rather than trying to come up with a coherent plot, I’m just going to take some of the best lines and scenes from the movie and draw them in the context of hockey. (In case you hadn’t gathered that already.) Because in the end, I would rather this be fun and hilarious than keep a plot going.
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, July 9!