Filed under: Comic Reviews, Marvel Comics | Tags: ACUNA, avengers, BENDIS, cap, marvel
As you can likely tell from my other posts here on Comics Anonymous I have been slowly but surely getting into more and more Marvel characters and titles. I love Bendis’ writing on the new Ultimate Comics Ultimate Spiderman and I’ve enjoyed Mark Millar writing Captain America in The Ultimates. Logically, my next steps led me to start sampling Bendis’ Avengers with the help of a well timed .1 issue.
Bendis’ most recent issue of The Avengers is also the first issue for artist Daniel Acuna who is somewhat of a superstar with a recognisable style and a background in fine art. He has previously worked on Flash, Green Lantern, Uncanny X-Men and Young X-Men. He is also responsible for the cover here on #18 that shows, what I think is a costumed Steve Rogers reflected back as he sits over a highly polished desk, drinking coffee and mulling over mugshots of potential candidates for the New Avengers team.
Perhaps veteran ‘Marvelites’ might be a bit bored with yet another team reformation or line-up change. This is my first one so I’m excited to see how the team develops. It also makes for a great jumping on point for new Marvel readers like me. I do think Marvel are one of the most ‘new reader friendly’ publishers out there what with their succinct and often humorous introduction pages; a catch up on the story and a run down of its protagonists are highly useful tools, especially for a complex team book.
The story begins months ago in the aftermath of a devastating superhero battle. Cdr Hill is dishing out her orders whilst Goliath lies still, apparantly killed by Thor. Acuna’s expansive art works well alongside Bendis’ witty and inclusive dialogue. A conspicuous by her dullness S.H.I.E.L.D. CSI takes samples from the scene meanwhile, Captain America tries to put the Avengers back together again. It also transpires that this CSI’s samples are about to have some major repercussions.
Avengers #18 gives us great art and brilliant dialogue. its a fun and interesting comic book that I want to read more of.
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