Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Avengers #7

Writer Jonathan Hickman became one of Marvel's top writers on the strength of his work on Fantastic Four.

Thees days he's riding herd on The Avengers and the New Avengers - but the latter seems to be looking a lot like an issue of the FF. (At least for this issue.)

That's because this issue is swimming with characters who have traditionally been more at home in the FF.

Let's list them: Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Namor (the Sub-Mariner), the Black Panther, Black Bolt (and his wives) and Dr. Doom.

This issue is something of a lull, as the New Avengers (actually the Illuminati) are enjoying a respite from the steady incursion of alternate Earths that's threatening "our" Earth.

But they have to keep busy, so two of the team (who happen to be kings) find themselves facing an all-out war between their people. But who would win such a war - Atlantis or Wakanda?

It's wonderful to see these characters written so intelligently and drawn so wonderfully (by the immensely talented Mike Deodato).

A terrific comic, and a great companion to the regular Avengers comic (though there's no crossover between the two). Highly recommended!

Grade: A


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