Friday, August 30, 2013

Avengers Vol. 1 Graphic Novel Review

Hello Everyone, 

It's that time again. This week's Graphic Novel Review. 

New Avengers Volume 1: Everything Dies

New Avengers Volume 1 by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting is the second Avengers book this team is working on. Where the main Avengers book is about the creation of a team of Earth's mightiest heroes being the face of the defense of the world; the New Avengers is about Marvels Illuminati (Iron Man, Captain America, Professor X (whose replacement is revealed this issue), Dr. Strange, Blackbolt, Black Panther, Mr. Fantastic, and my favorite Namor, who is in full on King Dick mode the whole book. This clandestine team tasked themselves with taking on Earth's biggest problems from the shadows where they can do what must be done unfettered.

In this book the Illuminati are dealing with a threat to Earth from the incursion of other Earths from all over the multiverse. If the incursion is successful and the Earths collide the entire universe will be destroyed, this leads to the Illuminati struggling with what to do to prevent this and debating if they are prepared or willing to do what is necessary to save their world. Epting’s art does a great job if illustrating the weight of the issues the team is dealing with and you can see the change in the characters demeanor as the gradual realization of what must be done dawns on them.

This book is a setup for Marvel's next big event, Infinity, and if that event is anything like this volume and the main Avengers book I’m excited to see where it goes and how it will effect the rest of the Marvel Universe and status quo.

Post by Sam
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