The Mighty Avengers # 23
By Hervé St-Louis
March 29, 2009 - 14:31
The Avengers have defeated Chthon but now Hank Pym and Tony Stark bicker about which one will lead this new team. All the gloves are off as personal attacks are dished out by these two senior Avengers, while the third, the Hulk, just try to not get angry. Is there a more sinister plot to all of this?
I finally understand why Pham reminded me of Coipel’s work. It’s really Loki pretending to be Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch! Pham does a good substitution and interpretation of characters developed by Coipel this issue. The only difference is the inking style that makes his work look like an early Jeff Johnson. By the way, I finally noticed that the covers of issues 20-22 all form a larger cover when assembled. Neat little Easter egg by Marvel Comics.
This series continues to be lighter than the New Avengers and far less sinister than the Dark Avengers. With three Avengers series, it’s becoming crowded already. As I said last issue, it’s really starting to feel that these are the Westcoast Avengers where they focused on traditional super heroics instead of the more cutting edge stuff Bendis is doing over in the New Avengers’ series. But no matter how much one can label this team the B team, when the Westcoast Avengers were the best at their game, they routinely beat the main Avengers series in terms of good stories. I don’t have any complaints about this series. It’s not groundbreaking while being above average. It will be interesting to see when Slott takes this team. He has the potential to make this series very popular, especially with readers tired of reading Bendis’ take on the Avengers. For one thing. With Slott aboard, it doesn’t feel like readers are reading the same comic book spread over two series, as it felt during the Secret invasion.
Rating: 8.5 /10
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