Catholic News Service
Seemingly destined to haul in wads of cash at the box office, the ensemble adventure “Marvel’s The Avengers” will not disappoint fans of the comic books on which it’s based. But it may prove problematic for the parents of some excited youngsters anxious to ride the juggernaut.
The film has a long pedigree that can be traced back to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original comics series from 1963 (Lee serves the screen version as an executive producer).
More recently, it has been foreshadowed with subtle references and clues scattered among the four previously separate superhero franchises that are united here. 2011′s “Captain America; The First Avenger,” for instance, hinted at a future Avengers movie not only in its title but in a post-credits add-on scene as well. Read more »