Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Avengers #4.1

   It's a shame that this fun little throwback series is wrapping up next issue, because it's been a nice burst of nostalgia with great touches like the classic corner art box, the original letters pages and even some classic ads.

   It's focused on the period of The Avengers affectionately known as "Cap's Kooky Quartet," as the original team (except for Captain America) stepped down and left in its place Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

   The team was remarkably successful, taking on such villains as Kang and Dr. Doom, and living to tell the tale.

   This issue features a return match with another classic - the Frightful Four, who made short work of the Avengers in their "first" battle.

   But the heroes have a secret weapon this time around - but there are secrets within secrets.

   This story also gets a special "thumbs up" for including a scene I've always wanted to see - an argument between two heroes that doesn't follow the same old pattern.

   So, it's a great series,  with terrific art - it's lots of fun. As a longtime fan, I can only say, "Thanks!"

Grade: A-




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