Thursday, October 18, 2012

Avengers Assemble #8

This comic should be called the Marvel Movie Magazine, since it almost exclusively stars everyone who's been in (or will be in) a Marvel Studios movie.

We're talking The Avengers (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk), the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos - heck, even the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man make an appearance (and their films are from a different studio).

It's all a good introduction for new readers who might have been lured in by the movie - it all stands alone, it's a big, hoo-hah cosmic battle as Thanos (stop me if you've heard this one) gets his hands on a Cosmic Cube and uses it to make himself a virtual god.

Which means bad news for the good guys, of course - but they do have some surprises up their sleeve.

The issue also serves as a great lead-in to the new Guardians of the Galaxy comic, which will premiere (with Bendis writing) in February.

With great art by Mark Bagley and a fun story (though it does lean a bit on the original Jim Starlin Thanos story), this has been an enjoyable series so far and well worth tracking down.

Here's hoping the creative team that follows can maintain the high standards.

Grade: A


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