Welcome to the eleventh issue of The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative. Last week, we got some great interaction with Johan Franzen‘s Thor and Jonathan Ericsson‘s Loki and Thor’s wonderful line of “Do I look to be in a gaming mood,” but in the hockey world.
This week, WE TAKE A BREAK! We’re side-stepping from The Avengers for a week, but firmly staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (sort of). Guardians of the Galaxy comes out Friday, so I thought I might sneak them into a comic.
You guys have no idea how incredibly stoked I am for Guardians. Well…unless you follow me on Twitter. Then you know. I also have a niece/nephew arriving sometime soon, so there’s a lot of anticipation for me right now… and I won’t lie, I really just want to make it to the movie and then get a new relative.
Okay, truth be told, I don’t know where Luke Glendening will start the season so I don’t know how much truth is in this comic (and if you’re concerned about that, I’m very sorry). If you’re seriously invested in it, Winging It In Motown has a good breakdown of Glendening-vs-Joakim Andersson.
Xavier Ouellet was picked for Gambit just because he’s the closest thing we have to a Cajun, apparently. French and all that jazz (is he French Canadian or just French?). Also, Peter told me to make Mitch Callahan into Rocket Raccoon (I gave him the choice of the talking raccoon or the giant talking tree). Ryan Sproul is Groot because he’s the tallest of the bunch.
I also kept the Guardians background in the last panel because I’m lazy. And it looks cooler than any drawn version I can muster up.
Come back next week when we return to The Avengers and get all of the players’ takes on how crazy Jonathan Ericsson really is. It’ll be great.
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, August 6!