Sunday, July 20, 2014

Avengers World #9

   The main Avengers titles have been mighty serious of late - so this issue of Avengers World arrives like a shot of fresh air.

   It features two Avenger team members who are best friends and former New Mutants - Sam "Cannonball" Guthrie and Bobby "Sunspot" DaCosta are cast in the unlikely role of spies, trying to uncover the secret behind the growing threat of AIM Island.

   They approach it as a lark (time travel is nothing new to them, after all), and eventually they land in that greatest of dramatic devices: a bar fight with dozens of strange aliens.

   It's all in good fun! Writer Nick Spencer keeps the dialogue fast and funny, and artist Stefano Casselli brings us amazing alien creatures and worlds of the future and keeps the storytelling clear and easy to follow.

   I'm always a sucker for humor when it's well done, and this issue fits the bill. Recommended!

Grade: A-



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