Do you wish the Avengers was more like Mission Impossible? Do you wish super hero comics were less colorful and more sneaky? Do you wish you had a little foot-tall man who plays piano? Well, some of your wishes have come true. Find out which ones after the jump.
Or – “Who Would Ever Have Thought Venom Would Make The Avengers Cut?” As one of the first reformed bad guys in the Marvel Universe, it’s easy to understand why Hawkeye is willing to give another villain a chance at redemption. Of course, when the villain in question is Venom, unpredictable no matter WHO wears the suit, things may be a little different. And then, there are some missions where that unpredictability is a good thing. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “The ‘How Is This Secret?’ Joke Is Officially Played. What Else Have We Got?” There are pluses and minuses to Marvel’s current editorial stance that everyone needs to be an Avenger. The positive is that we get character interactions that we’ve never seen before (The Black Widow and the Valkyrie haven’t shared the screen very often, and the Ant-Man/Giant-Man team is one that I’m perversely fascinated with.) The downside is that it often shuffles characters like The Beast, a high-profile 90’s X-Man, into a purely supporting role. This book is about to launch it’s new cast, creative team,
Marvel has released the cover to Secret Avengers #26, part of the Avengers vs. X-Men event.
Or – “Sadly, I Think I Really Meant To Pick Up #21.1…” And here is my biggest complaint about Marvel’s Point One initiative: It’s a pain to keep track of. When purchasing this issue, I thought this was the first part of Rick Remender’s revamping of the Secret Avengers. Will my disappointment outweigh my enjoyment?
Or – “Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together…” Warren Ellis: Mind-blowing turbo-crazy awesome writing. David Aja: Mind-blowing three-dimensional kung-fu hijinks. Put ’em together, add a dash of Shang-Chi, and you just sold me a comic book, sirrah…