Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Avengers #40

   It's not easy for a comics series to really surprise us.

   But this issue of The Avengers manages it.

   It continues the countdown to the point when "Time Runs Out" (whatever that means), as three of the different Avengers teams face off. (For the record, we're down to four months).

   The three teams don't see eye-to-eye on many issues, but they agree on the importance of stopping The Cabal, a team of world-destroying monsters led by Thanos.

    The solution to the problem is just as shocking as the unexpected events that occur at the end of the issue (which we won't spoil here, natch) - but it includes a fatal showdown between three long-running Marvel heroes.

   As always, Jonathan Hickman's script is sharp and Stefano Caselli's art is powerful and compelling.

   Best of all, I have no idea what is going to happen next. There aren't many comics out there you can say that about.

Grade: A




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