Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Avengers #680

   There are several things about this issue of The Avengers I could easily dislike.

   It involves an alien power "stealing" the Earth and relocating it, which is more of a Doctor Who concept than a Marvel Universe event - but I can overlook it (after all, I do like Doctor Who).

   During the "No Surrender" event, the series is being published weekly and written and drawn by committee, which is typically not a great way to tell a cohesive story - but so far, they're managing to keep it together reasonably well.

   The cast is large, ever-shifting and spends a lot of time talking - but they're all in character and there are some nice moments, including a joyful reunion with old friends the Beast and Wonder Man, and the return of one of my all-time favorite (and criminally underused) characters.

   The story follows a battle royal between two alien super-teams and the Avengers, and it continues to build nicely.

   So against the odds - I like it!

   Go figure.

Grade: A-


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