Thursday, October 6, 2016

Champions #1

   Team books are pretty common on the comic book landscape, so it's always nice when a really good one turns up - and that's what you get with the Champions!

   Proving that something good can come out of Civil War II, this issue catches us up on the young members of the All-New, All-Different Avengers - Nova, Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Ms. Marvel!

   They've parted ways with their former team - but they still want to make a difference in the world, so they seek out other young heroes and set out to make their mark.

   One reason this book succeeds is because of its attitude - it's a hopeful, upbeat series about heroes who (stand by for a shock) try to do the right thing and help people!

   Along the way they tackle bad guys (including an especially bad egg here) and hot topics - and the comments that wrap up their first adventure should be the bylaws for every hero team.

   Kudos to writer Mark Waid and artists Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba for crafting a terrific first chapter in what will hopefully be a long run for this new incarnation of the Champions!

Grade: A


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