Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Avengers #27

   I've said it before, but I continue to be impressed with writer Jonathan Hickman's storytelling skills.

   During his run on The Avengers and New Avengers, he's planted seeds along the way that seem like normal storytelling beats - like a recent issue that brought a team of Avengers from an alternate universe into play (they were the usual evil counterparts of the original team).

   A small incident there pays off in a big way in this issue, along with other threads that surprise us - but make perfect sense (not an easy trick for any writer to manage).

   This issue follows the team of "Multiversal Avengers" as they take what may be a one-way journey to the other side of the universe to try to find the reason behind the impending destruction of the universe.

   There they must confront an army of mystics who can kill simply by speaking a single word.

   It's another intense chapter in the complex story that's barreling toward what we trust will be a well-crafted (and darned exciting) conclusion to this story that literally shakes the heavens.

Grade: A-


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