Saturday, July 1, 2017

Defenders #2

   While I still struggle a smudge with the name of this team (I fondly remember the original gang), The Defenders is a darned good comic.

   Set at the ground level of the Marvel universe, it teams up Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones as they face the challenge of a new kingpin of crime in New York - a surprisingly powerful and deadly old foe of Luke's named Diamondback.

   Formerly a run-of-the-mill villain, Diamondback is more lethal than ever - and his confrontation with Luke Cage leaves that hero at death's door.

   As you'd expect from writer Brian Michael Bendis, the dialogue is fast, funny and very real - and the reactions of each character are likewise.

   The art by David Marquez is excellent, with striking layouts and powerful character designs.

   Throw in some clever plot twists and several guest appearances, and you have a series that doesn't slow down for a moment.

   More like this, please, and I can forgive the lack of Dr. Strange, Namor and the Hulk!

Grade: A-



Billy Hogan said...

I miss Nighthawk in his light blue and black costume, and of course Valkyrie.

Chuck said...

And the Silver Surfer!