"The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative," Issue 8

Welcome to the eighth issue of The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative. Last week, we finished off the introductions of Red Wings players as Avengers with Niklas Kronwall as Tony Stark. Of course there’s a huge difference in the two men’s personalities, but that’s just how the roles fell.

This week, we start the interactions of various Avengers with each other, not just Pavel Datsyuk showing up randomly… even though he shows up randomly in this one.

Miss an issue? Get caught up:  Introduction  |  Issue 1  |  Issue 2  |  Issue 3  |  Issue 4  |  Issue 5  |  Issue 6  |  Issue 7

9 helm meet zI’m kind of in love with the fact that Darren Helm‘s huge, dark secret is how he usually doesn’t finish on breakaways (though he seemed to have fixed that some last season). Don’t worry, it will keep cropping up in future Issues as well. And it’s even more hilarious then.

Why is Pavel Datsyuk chilling in the background of these panels, you ask? I’ve been drawing the comics straight from the screengrabs from The Avengers movie. So when you’re watching this scene, Natasha Romanoff is chilling in the background watching the whole thing unfold. Plus, it seems like something Datsyuk would do.

I’m currently working on the last handful of Issues and I can tell you that some of them are amazing. The “interrogation scene” between Loki and the Black Widow took me a while to figure out how Jonathan Ericsson would goad Datsyuk, but I think what I have works incredibly well. You can be the judge when it gets to that point. I’m just saying to get excited (and enjoy that Mickeyism I just used).

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 16!

Tags: Comic Darren Helm Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg NHL

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