Avengers Assemble! Episode 2: Jobs

Avengers Assemble! Episode 2: Jobs

Tony has to quell fears about how the team may have to face the eventuality of layoffs.


The Avengers Assemble tweaks the Marvel Universe by introducing real-world politics (the health care overhaul, BP oil spill, conflict in the Middle East), and running them through a filter of inane office board room chatter, all staged as a prelude to an ass-kicking.

The hilarity of series lives somewhere between the minutiae of office politics and the absurdity of the comic universe in which Scarlet Witch asks, “Does the new health care cover an android common law husband?” or Ms. Marvel uses the Kree-Skrull Warras an analogy for the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. And what fun Abbot & Costello could have had with the double entendre “death panels.”


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