G.I. Joe vs. The Avengers!

Yeah, yeah, I’m still talking about Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.  DisneyXD has been posting new microsodes every day, and I’ve been pretty much in love with every single one of them.  With G.I. Joe: Renegades apparently not debuting October 11th, the 20th is now the date I’m most looking forward to next month.

That being said, I was giving my readers a bit of a break from it, because nothing puts a focus on a lack of Joe news like hitting my site and seeing back-to-back-to-back-to-back Avengers updates.  However…yesterday’s episode featuring The Hulk forced my hand, when I saw this:

Yes, that is a helicopter pilot for The Hulkbusters, and yes he speaks with a thick Southern drawl, and yes, he parachutes out of the helicopter just in the nick of time when the Hulk brings it down.  Freaking awesome.  As cool as this little cameo is, I really geeked out when I saw the following pictures:

You see, while many folks will say Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, or Wolverine got them into comic books, for me it was Hawkeye.  Sure I was buying G.I. Joe comics back in the day, but I hadn’t broken into super heroes until I stumbled upon the Hawkeye limited series way back in the 80’s.  I had been fascinated with archery at the time, and a super hero who just used a bow and arrow was absolutely awesome to me.  I hadn’t yet been exposed to Green Arrow (and only would be about a year later when I got into the Super Powers toys) so Hawkeye was the man.  Sure, he was in that horrible 90’s Avengers cartoon, but here he seems to be done right.  I’m fired up.  Cannot wait to see this cartoon in full bloom.

Check out the Avengers Microsodes right here!

8 thoughts on “G.I. Joe vs. The Avengers!

  1. Heck-yeah Hawkeye! I was a huge West Coast Avengers fan when it first rolled out, and Hawkeye was a big reason, though Iron Man was the main draw for me there.

  2. I want to know why they brought a GI Joe character into it. Wild Bill does not belong with SHIELD, he is the ace helicopter pilot for GI Joe.

  3. I’m watching the avengers cartoon now and it seem to have more GI Joe cameos on the 1st Ant-man episode: recondo, spirit and stalker. They are bad guys mercenaries.

  4. Actually they look more like characters from Predator movie, which, in turn were inspired by GI Joe?

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