Post by Marvel Boy on Jan 24, 2013 16:01:58 GMT -5
I think it was worth the wait. This was a dark and brutal issue, showing how Skull is able to spread and infect his brand of mutant hatred. (The shot of Honest John pouring Skull a drink as the murderous riot continued was quite chilling)
Havok displays why Cap made the correct choice in picking him. He could have fought Cap but instead chose the high road and showed off his innate leadership qualities.
Some may have issue with the abundance of caption boxes, but I like them here. They offer a closer look into the mind-set of the characters, especially Skull.
Delays hurt this title, but I think the story is strong enough that I'll continue to hang around for now, especially with Wonder Man and Sunfire set to arrive.
It was pretty good. The wait between issues does hurt the book for me, but it was still an enjoyable read. Good writing, good art, not much more one might wish for. This books problem for me is we now have an embarrassment of riches as Avengers fans, so a perfectly good book like this ends up as my 4th most favourite Avengers comic, behind Avengers, New Avengers, and Avengers Assemble. Which is not a complaint, just a way of saying we have it pretty good nowadays. Here's hoping the next issues are prompt..
I think Wanda is pretty off-character, I can't see her yelling "Dammit" and she's just very mean.
And what does "nutty rice" mean? Rogue calls Wanda this.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that this arc for Uncanny Avengers will end next (4th) issue. Guess I got used to very long, at least 6 issue arcs. Then I read Avengers #3, and that intro arc ended after 3 issues. Alright, I'm liking this. Then I read New Avengers #2....this story seems like it will be long and complex, (and lacking action, so far).
But I'm enjoying them all. Just one more complaint.....I'm not a fan of seeing Tony Stark in armor but no helmet....c'mon, it's cooler seeing Iron Man WITH the helmet. And probably safer, too.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2013 17:34:39 GMT -5 by starfoxxx
How good is Avengers Assemble? Is their focus still on the 'movie' team of Avengers?
I think it's rather good, myself. It's relatively light-hearted, without being out and out comedy. The characterization is good, it's fairly tightly plotted. It has a slightly "old-school" feel to it in some ways. It's probably the Avengers title you can come to without having to make a big investment of reading lots of other arcs either side. The "movie" team are still very prominent, but other characters like Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel get plenty of panel time and important roles to play. It feels a lot less like a cheap movie cash-in book than when Bendis was writing his terrible Whedon impersonations in it.
It is good enough that if Hickman slips up a bit, or Assemble gets just a wee bit better it could easily be my favourite Avengers title.