New Avengers #1 is the latest Marvel NOW! title, featuring the talents of Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting. But how new is New Avengers really? Major Spoilers explains it all in this review.
Since giving up the title of Sorcerer Supreme, Stephen Strange has been more of a plot device than a super hero. He had his moments in the spotlight, particularly in Defenders, but now the good doctor has to embrace his inner action hero as he faces off single-handedly against the Avengers as volume 2 of the New Avengers comes to a close. It’s the end of the book as we know it. And how do I feel about it? Find out after the jump.
Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of New Avengers #28 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Deodato.
Marvel has released the cover to New Avengers #25, that features Iron Fist dealing with the Phoenix Force.
When the Phoenix Force arrives, its gonna be X-Men vs. Avengers, and the action will spill into New Avengers #24. Marvel released the cover of the issue, that you can check out, after the jump.
Or – “Combining Five Old Things = The Next Big Thing!”
Norm-O is out of prison, teamed up with a coterie of scum and villainy, ready to once again launch his one good idea scrambled up to look different than before. If the Marvel Universe were a call center, he’d clearly be the one in charge…
Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of New Avengers #19, featuring the Dark Avengers out for revenge.
Or – “A Bunch Of Guys Versus… Another Bunch Of Guys.”
One of the charges I often hear leveled against Brian Bendis is that tendency to take a random group of characters and throw them together regardless of logic or established characterization. Heck, the New Avengers themselves fit this trope, and now Simon “Wonder Man” Williams has returned with a grudge and an eclectic team of “Revengers” to bring down his former pals…
It’s The Revengers vs. the New Avengers in the New Avengers Annual #1! Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek, that you can check out, after the jump.
Or – “Don’t Let The Cover Fool You…”
During Secret Invasion, I complained voraciously that the titles related to the big storyline (basically all four of the then-extant Avengers books) were put on hold for the duration of the big crossover madness, running stories that deepened Secret Invasion, but weren’t truly stand-alone issues in their own right. New crossover time is upon us… Are we in the same boat?
Or – “They Really Kind Of Are The Defenders, Aren’t They?”
New Avengers started out with tons of potential and a roster of pretty cool heroes (and Ms. Marvel.) Things went downhill quickly with the murder of Doctor Voodoo in the name of cool cliffhangers, and we seemingly now have the team in the particularly silly role of ‘proactive superhero strikeforce’ that we’ve seen so often (and that I’ve only seen work once.) How does this issue stack up?
Cage’s Avengers have started to come into their own as a group, but can the team handle a mortally wounded Mockingbird on their first real mission together? Also, what was Fury putting together back in the late 1950’s? Find out after the jump.