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MediAvengers: Earth's Mightiest Gossip is a blog of media parodies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
posted by brundlefly (19 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I have this long standing and bizarre fixation on the idea of Superheros having to navigate a modern celebrity media landscape (You know someone is a social media aide somewhere), appearing as both world-saving heroes and objects of speculation, gossip, etc so basically - thank you.
posted by The Whelk at 10:07 AM on October 3, 2013


I'm not even a huge Avengers fan, but I love this so damn much.
posted by Rock Steady at 10:10 AM on October 3, 2013


I still want my 3 in the morning PBS call in science show hosted by Dr. Banner
posted by The Whelk at 10:15 AM on October 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


I think we can all agree that the Tony Stark and Captain America secret gay romance is bullshit.

He's clearly banging Bruce Banner.
posted by Kitteh at 10:18 AM on October 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


The National Enquirer can't even handle what the Avengers get up to according to many places on the Internet (also my head).

I think I've seen this site before but if it wasn't on Metafilter and it wasn't the people who have already commented in this thread, I'm not sure how I would have seen it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:48 AM on October 3, 2013


Oh my god, the tabloids are brilliant.
posted by zombieflanders at 10:59 AM on October 3, 2013


I still want my 3 in the morning PBS call in science show hosted by Dr. Banner

And debate sidekick JARVIS!
posted by nicebookrack at 11:13 AM on October 3, 2013


And debate sidekick JARVIS!

Plus like 50% of the calls are bored teenagers and/or supervillian boasting.
posted by The Whelk at 11:28 AM on October 3, 2013


Also Battle of New York truthers.
posted by brundlefly at 11:31 AM on October 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


You do NOT want to see the flamewars at r/lokiwasright (selflink)
posted by The Whelk at 11:33 AM on October 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is pretty great. I'd love to see the actors' reactions to seeing this kind of treatment of their characters instead of themselves.
posted by mstokes650 at 1:17 PM on October 3, 2013


I haven't seen it yet, but from what I've read, I feel like there is potential for some of this stuff to actually happen in the Agents of SHIELD TV show, yes/no?
posted by Rock Steady at 1:26 PM on October 3, 2013


I'd love to see the actors' reactions to seeing this kind of treatment of their characters instead of themselves.

Not quite what you asked, but apparently Mark Ruffalo thinks Tony/Bruce science bros slash is awesome. and that is why I am married to Mark Ruffalo on the astral plane
posted by nicebookrack at 4:31 PM on October 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


He's also super nice in person ( warm smug glow of self satisfaction)
posted by The Whelk at 4:39 PM on October 3, 2013


The Whelk: "I have this long standing and bizarre fixation on the idea of Superheros having to navigate a modern celebrity media landscape (You know someone is a social media aide somewhere), appearing as both world-saving heroes and objects of speculation, gossip, etc so basically - thank you."

The same here, although I extend it to how superheros deal with the more mundane things, too, like grocery shopping or walking their 19 foot tentacular alien dog...
posted by Samizdata at 7:04 PM on October 3, 2013


When I was still pitching to Marvel and DC I noticed how I never wanted to tell stories of superheroes punching things, it was always being in the bathroom at an awards ceremony or listening in on a congressional hearing while preparing notes.
posted by The Whelk at 7:13 PM on October 3, 2013


This guy doesn't use 616 comics canon, just the MCU canon... I kinda rage-clicked out of there. I'm sorry, I like the comics!
posted by lineofsight at 7:58 PM on October 3, 2013


You could actually introduce differing canons into this world by realizing that there would certainly be comic books, novels, video games, etc. about these real life superheroes. Does Tony Stark endorse the Iron Man Saga video game series or the Armored Avenger movies? Maybe Natasha Romanoff stars in her own "based on the true story" biopic that takes some major liberties with her early career? How realistic is the Timely Comics Agents of SHIELD comic book series?
posted by Rock Steady at 8:44 PM on October 3, 2013


When I was still pitching to Marvel and DC I noticed how I never wanted to tell stories of superheroes punching things, it was always being in the bathroom at an awards ceremony or listening in on a congressional hearing while preparing notes.

Isn't that half of Millar's run on The Ultimates and a good chunk of Kurt Busiek's Astro City?
posted by kewb at 4:46 AM on October 4, 2013


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