UNCANNY AVENGERS volume 2 (!) #1 review 2/1/2015 Feb 1, 2015 13:20:26 GMT -5
Post by starfoxxx on Feb 1, 2015 13:20:26 GMT -5
Vision, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Rogue (who absorbed Wonder Man in Volume 1) , Falcon/Cap, Brother Voodoo, and Sabretooth....
Acuna's cover and interior art is very nice, as is the coloring.....my only slight problem with the art is the first scenes' chase/fight between Quicksilver and a Cheetah-man. A bit confusing, but high speed battles have ALWAYS been a little hard to depict, as well as follow! Wanda chides Cheetah-man for not having his "eyes front" when he runs into a wall, but it looks to me like he was looking straight ahead; I guess just a gaffe between artist and script.
Another thing about the first scene>> I don't particularly like Remender's choice of "voice" for Pietro.....I seem to remember him having a more formal, almost eloquent way of speaking, and not really having a sense of humor. And I guess the last 10 years have changed Wanda, ala Dark Phoenix, and now every writer writes her as a bad-ass.
Wanda and Rogue's costume updates are the only ones I like. I like that Remender threw in Rogue saying "SUGAH",
Having the Vision return is great, I really missed him on the team......I guess he's been appearing as an Avenger for the last couple of years, but this issue is the first in a looooong time when I felt like the Vizh is back!
While Falcon/Cap doesn't have much to do this issue, I was REALLY surprised by how much I liked Brother Voodoo here! Sure, he's just a stand-in for Dr Strange, but I found myself liking the idea of BV as an Avenger for the first time! And Acuna does cool stuff with BV artistically.
Okay, Sabretooth.........oh boy, now he's fighting his inner bloodthirsty villain because now he is "morally good"......it's just stupid, IMHO.
And I know this re-imagining of Wanda and Pietro's origins/powers/parentage/mutation is all part of Marvel's totally crapping on years of MU history to tie-in to movies.......but I REALLY don't care as long as Marvel puts out a few comics that I can just enjoy because they are written and drawn well. This issue wasn't the greatest, but I like the way Remender set up some of the Avengers with intriguing storylines, now let's hope he gets the ball rolling, and doesn't take years and years. Especially the fate of Wonder Man. This issue (hopefully) seems to be a set-up for a confrontation with an old foe and his lackeys, and it was good enough that I will stick with Uncanny Avengers for another issue.