By Jay Hick
Please note: Our inventory is limited as we may have only received a few posters in total. Most of our items are obtained from film premieres, studios, and from autographed hounds such as the one in the story below:
In all my years as an autograph-hound, I will never forget the first time I saw the Avengers cast altogether. I've met most of them through premieres and meet-and-greets and stuff, but seeing them side by side during 2014 San Diego Comic-Con drew my breath away!
I brought with me my copies of their first movie, "The Avengers," for them to sign and I was determined not to miss anyone! Fortunately, most of them were there. The only one that wasn't was Iron Man, Robert Doenwy Jr. But I had already had him sign the posters at a previous event prior to comic-con, so he was good. But for the likes of Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and more, this was the best opportunity to have them all sign my copies. They were introducing "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" at the time, which was why almost everybody was there.
And so, after waiting two hours (yes, there were that many people wanting to see them!! Was that even a surprise?), I finally got my chance. Evans, as I expected, was such a great guy. He signed all my posters without sweat and his smile never left his face. Hemsworth, on the other hand, was a bit of a joker. "You want me to sign all of this man?" he asked, then acted as if he was already tired. I replied, "Yeah, is that alright, Thor?" After a moment or two of silence, he laughed "Yeah, of course!" and went to sign all of them. And the rest of the cast signed them as well.
I've had great experiences in my time as a fully-fledge autograph-hound. But that moment, seeing the Avengers together for the first time, even joking around with the God of Thunder himself, was truly memorable!