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'Avengers' marathon in NYC: How 7 fans celebrated the superheroes -- PHOTOS

by Michelle Profis and Grady SmithThe Avengers blasted into theaters just after midnight last night, but for many passionate fans of the Marvel universe, the premiere was a culmination of an entire day with their favorite superheroes. Starting at about 11:30 a.m., fans who paid $40 for tickets, got to see five Marvel films as part of the Ultimate Marvel Marathon, a 13-hour event taking place at 10 AMC theaters across the country that lead up to the midnight premiere. Fans watched (in order) Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor in 3-D, Captain America in 3-D, and then, of course, Joss Whedon’s brand new, well-reviewed 3-D spectacle.

Entertainment Weekly was there to capture all the fandemonium and checked in with marathon-attendees before, during, and after the event to see how they were holding up. Here’s what they had to say! READ FULL STORY

Your Avengers marathon survival guide: When to pee, get a snack, and check in with Mom and Dad

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Braving AMC Theatres’ epic Avengers movie marathon today? We applaud your stamina — and your chutzpah. (Not just anyone has the stones to fake the flu so they can watch grown men run around in silly costumes for nearly 14 hours.) Contrary to some joyless jerk’s belief, watching six movies in a row isn’t easy; while the spirit is willing, the flesh requires multiple snack and bathroom breaks. Luckily, EW is here to help.

We’ve carefully examined all five Avengers prequels — Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America — to determine when it’s safe to duck out of the theater without having to worry about missing anything important. (Read: Fight scenes and shots of Scarlett Johansson.) Load up this page before the marathon starts at 11:30 — by the time midnight rolls around, you’ll be prepared to sit still for a full two hours and 22 minutes as Joss Whedon’s new epic plays.

You’re welcome, America.

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Avengers Files: Who is Black Widow anyway?

Unsure who Black Widow is? Having trouble deciphering the Hulk’s roar? Can’t tell the difference between Iron Man and the Iron Giant? In anticipation of the release of The Avengers on May 4, EW’s team of super geeks is here to help guide you through the mythos with our seven-part series of superhero primers, the recently declassified “Avengers Files.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a comic book connoisseur or a Nick Fury newbie — follow along this week as we deconstruct Earth’s mightiest heroes and pose the question: Which Avenger is the mightiest?

Name: Black Widow

First comic appearance: Tales of Suspense #52 (April 1964), created by Stan Lee, Don Rico, and Don Heck.

First movie appearance: Iron Man 2, $312.4 million domestic, $623.9 worldwide

Portrayed by: Black Widow was a perpetual bit player in various Marvel cartoon shows, most notably in The Super Hero Squad Show, where she was voiced by Lena Headey (a.k.a. Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones). It’s fair to say that Scarlett Johansson’s role as the Widow in Iron Man 2 is probably the first time most people had ever heard of the character. READ FULL STORY

Avengers Files: HULK IN NEW MOVIE OUT FRIDAY! HULK SMASH YOUR PUNY BRAIN WITH FACTS ABOUT HIM!

Unsure who Black Widow is? Having trouble deciphering the Hulk’s roar? Can’t tell the difference between Iron Man and the Iron Giant? In anticipation of the release of The Avengers on May 4, EW’s team of super geeks is here to help guide you through the mythos with our seven-part series of superhero primers, the recently declassified “Avengers Files.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a comic book connoisseur or a Nick Fury newbie — follow along this week as we deconstruct Earth’s mightiest heroes and pose the question: Which Avenger is the mightiest?

Name: Hulk, The (Incredible)

First comic appearance: The Incredible Hulk No. 1 (May 10, 1962), created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.

First movie appearance: 2003’s Hulk directed by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s Ang Lee, whose artsy-fartsy superhero spectacular fizzled. Global gross: $245 million. READ FULL STORY

'Dark Knight Rises,' 'Avengers,' and the great superhero showdown of 2012

It isn’t hyperbole to say that this summer will witness the release of the two biggest superhero movies ever made. This Friday, Marvel Studios will finally bring its madcap five-year plan to fruition with the release of The Avengers, a mega-sequel action bonanza. But, as my colleague Adam B. Vary points out, moviegoers who see The Avengers this weekend will be treated to a preview for a very different comic book film: The Dark Knight Rises, the concluding chapter of Christopher Nolan’s bleak epoch-defining Batman trilogy. It’s not just that The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises offer different perspectives on the superhero genre. The two movies are diametrically opposed down to the microscopic level. READ FULL STORY

Which Avenger is your favorite? -- POLL

As we continue to count down to the release of The Avengers on Friday (and as our Avengers Files series nears its end), there’s something we need to address before the alien-smashing superhero espionage madness begins. It’s the perennial quandary, but frankly, we need to know: which Avenger is the best?
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Avengers Files: Captain America wants YOU... to read all about him

Unsure who Black Widow is? Having trouble deciphering the Hulk’s roar? Can’t tell the difference between Iron Man and the Iron Giant? In anticipation of the release of The Avengers on May 4, EW’s team of super geeks is here to help guide you through the mythos with our seven-part series of superhero primers, the recently declassified “Avengers Files.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a comic book connoisseur or a Nick Fury newbie — follow along this week as we deconstruct Earth’s mightiest heroes and pose the question: Which Avenger is the mightiest?

Name: Captain America

First comic appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (March 10, 1941), written by Ed Herron, edited by Joe Simon, and drawn by Jack Kirby

First movie appearance: It depends on how you define “first” and “movie.” READ FULL STORY

Avengers Files: Evolution of Nick Fury

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Unsure who Black Widow is? Having trouble deciphering the Hulk’s roar? Can’t tell the difference between Iron Man and the Iron Giant? In anticipation of the release of The Avengers on May 4, EW’s team of super geeks is here to help guide you through the mythos with our seven-part series of superhero primers, the recently declassified “Avengers Files.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a comic book connoisseur or a Nick Fury newbie — follow along this week as we deconstruct Earth’s mightiest heroes and pose the question: Which Avenger is the mightiest?

Name: Nicholas Joseph Fury

First comic appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May 10, 1963), created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

First movie appearance: Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., a 1998 made-for-television movie. In terms of the modern Marvel movie franchises, Fury has popped up in most of them: Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'The Good Wife' season finale, that superhero movie, and stars in big hats

It’s the season of season finale television, and up next we have The Good Wife‘s spring ender, where we’ll learn if the firm can survive its looming bankruptcy. And by the end of this week, we’ll also have the answer to another very important question — Will The Avengers have the biggest weekend opening ever? (Or at least until July, when The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters.) Plus, stars in funny hats! (Because who doesn’t love a funny hat.) READ FULL STORY

Avengers Files: Getting a bead on Hawkeye

Unsure who Black Widow is? Having trouble deciphering the Hulk’s roar? Can’t tell the difference between Iron Man and the Iron Giant? In anticipation of the release of The Avengers on May 4, EW’s team of super geeks is here to help guide you through the mythos with our seven-part series of superhero primers, the recently declassified “Avengers Files.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a comic book connoisseur or a Nick Fury newbie — follow along this week as we deconstruct Earth’s mightiest heroes and pose the question: Which Avenger is the mightiest?

Name: Hawkeye/Clint Barton

First comic appearance: Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964), written by Stan Lee, penciled and inked by Don Heck.

First appearance in The Avengers (comic): Issue 16 (May, 1965), written by Lee, penciled by Jack Kirby.

First movie appearance: To set the stage for Hawkeye’s bigger role in The Avengers and to cultivate greater continuity among its movies, Marvel squeezed the the bow-twanging lone wolf agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (that’s Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division in Marvel movie lingo) into last summer’s Thor (gross $449 million worldwide), where he came thisclose to giving Thor the shaft in his brief cameo. READ FULL STORY

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