A new form of Marvel’s Illuminati has assembled for the Marvel NOW! Initiative. These bigwigs of the Marvel Universe have worked behind the scenes of some of Marvel’s biggest events. With the crisis revealed in issue #1, readers now get to see how these power hitters will interact with each other in a landscape affected by all the recent Marvel events, including the bad blood left from AvX. Away we go with a Major Spoilers review…
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 sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of New Avengers #25 from Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato and Will Conrad.
Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of New Avengers #24 that arrives in stores April 11, 2012.
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- “Don’t Listen To The Devil In The White Night Gown!”
Many complain of Brian Bendis’ stewardship of the Avengers franchise, notably that he shovels all his favorite Marvel characters into the group, regardless of logic, and creates additional teams as necessary when there are too many favorites for one team.
The solicits (“Daredevil finally joins The Avengers!”) made me want to HATE this issue on general principle, but upon reading I had an even stronger reaction that I had ever expected…
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…