Friday, July 11, 2014

Avengers #32

   The Avengers has been a rich, meaty read ever since writer Jonathan Hickman took over - but with the present storyline, he's getting even further into the weeds.

   That's because a small group of Avengers have been on a most unusual journey. It started when Captain America confronted Iron Man to demand an explanation for the actions of the Illuminati (who have been dealing with alternate-Earth incursions that threaten to destroy the world - see New Avengers).

   But their "discussion" was interrupted by the appearance of the Time Gem, which took a small group of heroes on a jump into the future.

   That journey has included some revelations about the future (happily, it indicates that we have a future, which is in doubt sometimes in Hickman's tales) - and this issue includes a surprising guest star.

   So, got all that? If you're a bit confused, don't worry, you have plenty of company. But as I've said before, for those willing to tackle this complex, twisting tale, it's a rewarding task.

   Add in the stunning artwork by Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan, loaded with fantastic vistas of a mysterious future world, and you have a powerful comic.

   It's not for everyone - but for those who "get it," it's terrific!

Grade: A


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