Friday, November 13, 2015

All-New, All-Different Avengers #1

   Let's just get it out of the way up front - the title of this book is ridiculous.

   The All-New, All-Different Avengers (what happened to regular adjectives like "Mighty?") brings an all-star creative team - writer Mark Waid and artists Adam Kubert (on the opening story) and Mahmud Asrar (on the second) - to take over the classic team.

   Thankfully, this issue doesn't follow the standard first issue pattern ("let's put the team together") and instead launches right into the action, as an alien invader appears in the former Avengers Tower - and meets a mysterious figure who may be an ally in causing mayhem.

   The backup story is more fun, as the new Ms. Marvel meets fellow young hero (and, we assume, soon-to-be-fellow-Avenger) Nova, as they fight a monster (and each other, sorta) in what is one of the better-written "meet cute" sequences in quite some time.

   So it's a solid start for this series, though it leaves us with quite a few questions.

   That's not a bad thing at all.

Grade: A-


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