We here at The Mary Sue
are all in favor of great tastes that taste great together. Who doesn't like a crossover you can really sink your teeth into, especially when it comes to the well-worn territory of The Avengers? Fear not, comrades at arms. For those wishing this summer's box-office bunker-buster had a little more samurai spirit amidst its sound and noise, the Internet has got you covered!
Artist Alex Mitchell
, who has previously applied his knowledge of traditional Japanese yōkai
, oni, arms, and armor to DC's Justice League, here takes a more historical, but no less fantastical, approach to the current Avengers ensemble. Beyond the obvious appeal, there's a carefully considered wealth of detail in these re-imaginings that compliments each character, allying them dutifully with Japanese cultural archetypes and real historical figures. Mitchell has even put thought into name translation, and a bit of alternative backstory for each. Now tell us this isn't one anime-ification you would be thrilled to see.