And when I say “versus,” I pretty much mean “ask a lot of stupid questions about.” This is the first of a serious of “Avengers Assemble” skits put on by a group of nerds; sure, not all them might be ready for the big screen, but I laughed my ass off at Ms. Marvel’s insistent questions about the death panels. If you like it, make sure to check out Part Two, where the Avengers deal with job loss, and the wondeful Part Three, where they deal with the oil spill — with a special guest appearance by a certain Atlantean prince.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.