Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Avengers #26

Now that the chaotic Avengers vs. X-Men event is in full swing, we're starting to see some fraying around the edges.

That's because several comics are covering the same ground - and the events seem less than consistent.

For example, this issue of The Avengers covers similar territory to Secret Avengers - but the events (and the costumes of some of the characters) don't exactly match up.

It's not enough to ruin the comic, but it does give that "speed bump" feeling to the events.

This issue, as written by Brian Bendis and drawn by Walt Simonson, gives yet another look at the space mission that features several Avengers trying to stop the Phoenix Force in deep space.

The focus is on Thor, who does most of the heavy lifting, and Noh-Varr, The Protector (former Marvel Boy), who's facing a moral dilemma.

The issue looks great, with Simonson offering up a huge, cosmic vision for the proceedings - and it's always great to see him back on Thor.

If you can overlook the (mostly minor) continuity glitches, there's a lot to enjoy here. If you focus in on such things, this might be one to skip.

Grade: A-


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