Friday, March 8, 2013

Avengers #7

Marvel seems to be in a real throwback mood these days.

First there was the foil embossed cover over in the Avengers-based Age of Ultron, and now we're seeing a return (of sorts) to the New Universe in The Avengers.

Which is not to belittle the story - it's a cosmic-sized story with far-reaching implications.

It establishes the reason for the fabled White Event that changed the New Universe and threatens to do the same - or worse - to ours.

Writer Jonathan Hickman is again weaving a detailed, infinite tale, using an amazing cast of characters (including Avengers old and new) and setting up universe-changing events.

The art is by Dustin Weaver, and it's outstanding - a combination of original creations, real-world characters and illustrations, complex concepts and heroic ideals. Very impressive!

Like most of Hickman's work, this series may not be for everyone. It promises to challenge the imagination of the reader and push the limits of storytelling.

Personally, I wouldn't miss it for anything.

Grade: A


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