Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 has been released, and as a direct consequence, users of the internet have collectively lost their minds. Spoilers (that you’ve already seen everywhere on twitter) follow the jump.
So it’s come to this: the culmination of the Avengers Standoff event! The story comes together for an ending that brings most of the hanging plot threads to a satisfying conclusion, while holding the door wide-open for Marvel’s next event. Spoilers for the entirety of Avengers Standoff after the jump.
The penultimate entry in the Avengers Standoff event, Captain America: Sam Wilson #8 is a solid issue that provides some important final notes before the impending showdown. It makes sense, as Nick Spencer, who is also writing the main Pleasant Hill books, pens this issue. Spoilers begin after the jump.
New Avengers #10 jumps back into the narrative right where New Avengers #9 left off: with a giant robot fighting a giant monster. It’s a solid conclusion to the most cohesive arc offered by any of the tie-in books. Spoilers begin after the jump.
After a disappointing first entry for All-New, All-Different Avengers, the series comes back strong for its second and final Avengers Standoff tie-in. Featuring a good balance of action and character, each of which serve to forward the overall narrative, this issue delivers a solid chapter that leaves the reader prepared for the impending showdown at Pleasant Hill. Spoilers begin after the jump.
This is my first time reading Illuminati, and while not entirely without promise, this issue didn’t do much to pique my interest. Although the art was well done, the story is essentially a rehash of an earlier tie-in issue. Spoilers begin after the jump.
Far too often, comics as a medium are dismissed out of hand. It’s a ridiculous perspective, but one uninitiated individuals might possess because of their expectations for comics: outlandish stories, archetypal characters, and ridiculous situations. Naturally, there are plenty of comics that delve into intricate emotional issues, or present complicated and textured characters, tackling meaningful historical events and winning Pulitzer Prizes. Then, there are comics about giant monsters fighting giant robots. New Avengers #9 falls unapologetically into the latter category, and thank Godzilla for that, because it’s one hell of a lot of fun. Spoilers begin after the jump.