Avengers #672 opens with extremely effective and intriguing framing. From top to bottom, the page – written by Mark Waid and rendered by Jesus Diaz – presents Peter Parker, Spider-Man, delivering a flash-like vibrating warning. As your eye-line tries to uncover the infinitely overlaid message, Peter transitions panel by panel into Miles Morales, the Champions’ Spider-Man. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #6: Avengers #672 – Worlds Are Colliding, Jerry!
On the heels of all the reductive funneling found in the last few installments of writer Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers epic, this week’s issue takes a slightly different tactic. Front-loaded with several flashback segments, “…And All That’s Left is Ashes” is surprisingly additive as it plows ahead. It’s a lot like throwing on a bunch of last minute topping ingredients right before the whole thing goes into the oven that is Secret Wars. [Read more…] about AVENGERS #43 Review: “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
For a series touting “Everything Dies” as its mantra since inception, there is some pretty clear intent. However, the make-good on that promise doesn’t ease the blow any – no matter how much it’s projected. After thinning some of the support cast last time, this week writer Jonathan Hickman turns to the Multiversal Avengers, culling from Earth’s Mightiest in “The Fall of Gods.” [Read more…] about NEW AVENGERS #32 Review: “Are You There, Beyonders? It’s Me, Thor!”
This week’s Avengers recovers a lot of buoyancy lost over the last couple of installments. Packed to the gills with scene changes and cast galore, Jonathan Hickman goes into overdrive crunching Marvel’s multiverse toward the Summer 2015 Secret Wars. With his run on Earth’s Mightiest wrapping in April, the writer’s renewed urgency is ably accompanied by some of artist Stefano Caselli’s strongest work. It’s such a well-paced visual delight that you almost forget a coalition of intergalactic empires is heading to Earth to pre-emptively end it. [Read more…] about AVENGERS #42 Review: “Oh, Wait– Aliens Still Hate Us…”
Two issues in, and we already get a giant battle between a demon Nazi with two giant robots and a large percentage of Marvel’s biggest characters. Apparently Rick Remender didn’t get the message that Marvel events are supposed to hold back on anything exciting until the last issue (or maybe last two), and the rest of the event is meant to promise that something cool is coming like they’re dangling a shiny object in front of our faces. Anyway, Axis began on a good if not spectacular note, but how does the second issue continue the tale of Red Onslaught’s rampage? [Read more…] about Avengers & X-Men: Axis #2 Review! It’s All Your Fault Tony Stark