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Posted at 1:15 PM ET, 08/14/2010

TOP VIDEOS OF THE WEEK: 'Scott Pilgrim,' 'Avengers' & Neil Gaiman

By Michael Cavna


The "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" onslaught continues, even if the film is thus far faring poorly at the box office. Even Stan Lee tells Comic Riffs that he personally approves this would-be vintage "Avengers" premake, by self-admitted geek Ivan "Whoiseyevan" Guerrero. And Neil Gaiman dazzles the Sydney Opera House with an experimental reading.

And so, here they are: our Riffy Awards for Top Comics-Related Videos of the Week:

1. NEIL GAIMAN passionately discusses "the power of comics" as part of a multi-clip interview during his performance in Sydney. HERE'S THE CLIP.


2. BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY's "SCOTT PILGRIM" makes its animated debut on Adult Swim a day before the film's opening (as well as the teaser promo; elsewhere, the graphic novel's images had been edited to jibe with the film trailer in this YouTube clip):


3. "THE AVENGERS" PREMAKE "dated" from 1952 -- a good decade before "The Avengers" actually debuted -- deftly edits together dozens of vintage movie clips. Bravo:


4. STEVEN SLATER "hits the chute" via rough-and-tumble animation on Asian TV:

By Michael Cavna  | August 14, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
Categories:  Superheroes, The Animation, The Graphic Novel, The Video Shelf, Video of the Day  | Tags:  Ivan Guerrero, Neil Gaiman, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Avengers  
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