Marvel Comics
Mighty Avengers #31
By Hervé St-Louis
January 9, 2010 - 23:34

Marvel Comics
Writer(s): Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage
Penciller(s): Sean Chen
Inker(s): Yeung, Morales
Colourist(s): John Rauch
Letterer(s): Dave Lanphear
$2.99 US


With Hank Pym’s leadership the Avengers fight the Unspoken by using his own technology against him. But many of the Avengers have been turned into mindless slaves already and it may not be possible for Pym and the few unaffected Avengers to free the others and the civilians. Can The Avengers save the day?

This issue finally resolves a long standing storyline that dragged for months and will probably never be collected in one book. Hence it may not have been bad, but it was useless. I expected Pym to contribute more to the solution than just use his fists. He really didn’t do much here but keep the villain occupied while Amadeus found the real solution. I’m beginning to wonder which of the two is the smartest one. Still the story had enough touches and good characterization that it was still enjoyable. The method used to defeat the Unspoken was a bit cryptic and unclear and of course let the door wide open for a return of that villain. I really liked the ending with Quicksilver and his daughter and the revelation she made to him.

The artwork was good, although a departure from the regular artist. A little bit more inks and shadows would have balanced the pages more. It felt like everything was a pastel palette.

Rating: 8/10

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