THE 8TH AVENGER Newsfeed.   Posted by Watcher.Group: public
Watcher
 GM, 355 posts
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 00:37
THE 8TH AVENGER Newsfeed
Welcome to the biggest (and best!) feed for all news we can find on the avengers and all the heroes around town. (and maybe, every once in a while, a little bit of gossip). are you up-to-the-second with the latest on everything that's going on with everyone with superpowers keeping us safe?

we’re back! after being shut down. we still don't know what happened, though we’d rather blame ultron than ess-aytch-aye-ee-ell-dee. now we’re on a new server with a new blog and a new name (we think the avengers can assemble o.k. on their own by now) in a new place, and maybe we got our face changed so we can sneak around -- er, report -- more easily. for old time’s sake: let’s get assembling!

Watcher
 GM, 357 posts
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 00:49
FALCON WINGS CLIPPED
who's your favorite bird-themed avenger? it's the same as ours if it's the falcon, but he took a bad beating in the fight between the wrecking crew and an army of doombots that leveled the latverian embassy and a lot of mid-city. no one saw who the falcon was fighting but we got a clear shot of him when he was being really carefully wheeled-off by shield medics after the fight. he was in real bad shape, and unconscious at the time. we don't know where they took him for medical care but wherever he is, we hope he'll have a recovery speedy enough that he'll be back in the air real soon!...
Watcher
 GM, 358 posts
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 00:52
LARGE MEN AT LARGE
And speaking of that skirmish in mid-town, what happened to the wrecking crew? some witnesses say they started the fight (but other witnesses say they didn’t...), but they were definitely in the thick of it. then disappeared right after it was over! the four guys just got released from prison and they’re probably on probation, and we would bet that the cops want to talk to them, but they haven’t been seen anywhere. be on the look-out for them, they wouldn’t be hard to miss!...
Watcher
 GM, 359 posts
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 00:54
NEW WARRIOR, NEW LIFE!
And speaking of just getting released from the clink, what new warrior just got out? it’s probably not hard to guess which, since the trial was as popular as it was divisive, and speedball or namorita would make bigger news. if the ‘warriors, who aren’t so new anymore anymore, aren’t up to much these days, he’ll have to find a new team now that he’s been brought to justice (oops!)...
Watcher
 GM, 363 posts
Thu 8 Mar 2018
at 06:52
BLIND ITEM!
Who was it racing across rooftops with daredevil in the still of the night? we couldn’t tell where we were positioned but it looks like he might have a new partner. we can’t even assume it was female. keep your eyes to the rooftops, folks!...
Watcher
 GM, 367 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 23:22
MANHATTAN FISH CRISIS!
You’re not a big tuna roll fan, are you? sushi restaurants and seafood joints around the city are having a problem getting fish to serve. after the fish market on the lower east side was damaged when the warehouse next door was revealed to be a major hydra outpost and imploded in the middle of the night (imploded, exploded -- what’s the difference?), the business been slow coming back. “we can still sell there but it’s taking forever to get as many refrigeration units as we need,” said one fish-monger. “and in this heat, you can’t take a chance on fish that isn’t cold.” we hope the fish market opens up again soon because we’re missing our nigiri sashimi!...
Watcher
 GM, 370 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 22:13
A SPECIAL NEW FRIEND FOR THE VISION?
Who’s been cosying up to the vision? we saw a lady in a leather cat-suit accompanying the ethereal avenger floating across town, hiding out in the morning hours, and passing into the avengers tower. rumors call her out to be sometime-hero, sometime-jewel thief the black cat (though with a suit like that, she could be anybody). there’s nothing that says they’re an item, but two dudes probably wouldn’t be flying together the same way. and we’ve seen epic romances start from more innocent beginnings. but where’s the scarlet witch, the vision's (ex-?)wife?!?!?...
Watcher
 GM, 373 posts
Sat 17 Mar 2018
at 05:30
WONDERING ABOUT ARKON SEQUEL?
What’s your favorite simon williams movie? the wondrous wonder man announced on the heroes @ midnight with brian allen show last night that he’s got the green-light for another arkon sequel. “we’ve just been trying to line up the right people and get the right script and i think we finally have it. It’s taken a while but we want go make sure it’s good enough to stand beside the rest of them.” it looks like he’s assuming there’s still interest, even after the most recent one bombed. he didn’t mention if there might be more precautions taken for when the real-life arkon shows up to shut down the production, which has happened with every film in the series. footage of that fight on the set would probably be better than the last one...
Watcher
 GM, 383 posts
Tue 27 Mar 2018
at 08:17
AVENGERS-THEMED BOWERY BAR IN DANGER!
What’s your favorite avengers-themed bar on the bowery? if it’s the mansion, you might not have much longer to have a beer amidst the collection of memorabilia. “with everything that’s been happening, business has been bad. real bad,” says owner and avengers super-fan dennis dunphy, standing beside a prized chunk of granite thrown in a battle by urban hero rage. “i don’t wanna say people are anti-avengers these days, but a lot of my regulars are goin’ to other places without givin' a reason. they won’t say it,” dunphy starts to tear up, “but I think people are angry over all the deaths and destructions lately, and people like that quack on the tv are turnin’ people against [the avengers].” dunphy looks out over a nearly empty bar on what is usually his busiest night. “it'd take a miracle to keep this place going. i’d need hercules on another bender,” dunphy tries to chuckle, “but even he’s not been around lately.” (hercules was one of the injured heroes seen taken away by s.h.i.e.l.d. after the incident at the revealed hydra base near the fish market.)
Watcher
 GM, 389 posts
Thu 29 Mar 2018
at 07:49
BAD PIE IN BROOKLYN!
Looking for a new pizza place... or want one to avoid? we don’t do restaurant reviews in this column (unless we do) but we can say something when a place stands out… good or bad. we recently wound up in brooklyn with a hankering for some pie and stopped in at a local joint, skudo’s. it wasn’t listed on yelp or any of the user-gen critic sites but there we were and we figured, how bad could it be? hoo boy. it’s a total hole-in-the-wall place but sometimes those are the best or most authentic or both. we took our chances. it could have been great. we didn’t even mind that the best it had for air-conditioning was a screen door. the place was empty when we got there but that meant more pizza for us! after the girl at the cash register -- well, not a girl, since she was at least my mom’s age but tried to dress like her granddaughter -- finally got the thing to work, she fumbled with it like she’d never even used one. she finally got the order in but then it was forever to get our food. most people throw around “forever” for an extra five minutes but for us it was seriously an hour just to get a pizza -- and what a pizza it was! in a bad way. the fact that they got the order wrong on the most standard choice possible was less an issue than what we got, which we settled for because we didn’t want to wait that long again for something else. that saying about the worst pizza still being pretty good is a lie when it comes to this place. what's the worst pizza you've ever had? i'd be willing to bet this one beat it. the crust might have actually literally been cardboard, since there was nothing between the toppings and the disposable serving plate. the sauce tasted too much like ketchup, but at least it was tomato-based. out of pepperoni, at a pizza place? is that even legal? the cheese wasn’t mozzarella, which, by law, means it's not a pizza. it wasn’t cheddar either. it might not even have been cheese. we couldn't complain, since the kitchen was empty (though with no customers, even in the time we were in there, there wasn't reason for anyone to be around). so we cut our losses and left. we were so surprised we didn't get food poisoning that we had to post our thoughts. for your own health and safety and good taste, please avoid this place. but, all that said, the wi-fi was great -- some of the best in the city! but it could barely make up for such a bad pizza. ug...