Friday, June 25, 2010

The Avengers #2

One of the problems most writers seem to face when tackling a team book like The Avengers is coming up with a menace that will actually challenge a team made up of some of the most powerful heroes around.

Two issues into the relaunch of this title and I can safely say that Brian Bendis has that problem under control.

This is a team tackling the mind-boggling threat of the destruction of the future timelines (which involves some of future Marvel's heaviest hitting bad guys), a present-day battle with an incredibly powerful (and really honked off) former teammate, and the sudden appearance of a mysterious (yet somehow familiar) team of baddies.

It's all tied together with some fast and funny dialogue and lots of amazing artwork by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson. They seem to be having a blast working on this comic, and it's contagious.

I admit it, I read this comic with a big grin on my face - it's just a heck of a lot of fun. Can't wait for the next issue!

Grade: A

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