Post by starfoxxx on Sept 10, 2010 19:54:32 GMT -5
This book is definitely very good.
I think Brubaker is doing a nice job. Returning the Avengers to intergalactic super-heroes is very hard to pull off, and make credible in this day and age. I like how Brubaker writes in a tone tinged with the espionage of a Bond-ish, "Moonraker" vibe, with alot of sci-fi. The great art helps pull it off, too, of course.
Comparing Secret Avengers to the other "Avengers" title I'm reading, Av: Academy: Academy has a more earthy, character driven story. IMO, Gage gets a lot more into each issue, while Brubaker's issues are defintitely more "decompressed" ( i think i'm using the term correctly ). But so far I'm enjoying the series.
I still have mixed feeling about this book at the moment. I really liked issue 1, but was disappointed by 2 and more so by 3 and 4.
I can't remember right now where 3 ends and 4 begins so I won't spoil for those who haven't read it yet, but the book for me feels too much like "Captain America and his amazing friends". The story is good, the art is very good, but one could replace nearly every member of the team with another random character and not much would change. I'll certainly stick with it at the moment, but I hope for more character-driven arcs later on, especially for the likes of War Machine, Beast and Moon Knight.