Marvel and their various creative partners began laying the groundwork for Marvels The Avengers (pictured) several years back -- not just in their development offices, but onscreen, in a series of teasers tacked onto the end of their films. Maybe you scoffed at fans who anxiously stuck around through the end credits -- but we salute them as savvy moviegoers who simply know how to get the most out of their multiplex buck. How much more did they get, exactly? Here are our reviews.
—Tom Russo, Globe Correspondent