Sunday, December 24, 2017

Champions #15

   Death can be tricky in comics these days.

   It's so common to kill a character off and then bring him, her or it back afterwards that death doesn't have much impact anymore.

    (For further reference, see next week's review of the return of the original Jean Grey / Phoenix.)

    So give writer Mark Waid credit - in this issue of Champions, he manages a unique approach to the death of a character - and puts an unexpected twist on the story.

   This issue wraps up the six-part crossover with the Avengers, as they face a terrible loss after their recent efforts to save the world.

   As always, the art by Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba is expressive and powerful - all in service to a moving story about friends dealing with pain and loss - and how they cope with it.

   Highly recommended!

Grade: A



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