By Hervé St-Louis
February 1, 2009 - 11:36
Luke Cage gets his baby back by participating in torture and the former Avengers decide they will oppose Harry Osborne and his new team of villainous Avengers, before they can repudiate their legacy and tarnish their name. Who will win?
This issue read quickly which is unusual for something written by Bendis. At this point, I ask myself why I am still torturing myself reading this series, as I really don’t like anything written by Bendis. He continues to kill Skrulls at every opportunity, yet Luke Cage, when he has the opportunity to attack some real villains, simply smack them a bit and allows them to live. I really liked how Cage was made agreeable to torture. These super heroes really do stand for something it seems. Torture and assassinations are all right, as long as they get the job done.
Tan’s work is not bad, but Banning is the wrong inker for him. He just muddles through the drawings of Tan, making them almost undecipherable. Banning makes Tan’s work look like a poor imitation of Leinil Francis Yu, which himself is not a great artist. Can standards to both writing and art be raised a bit?
Rating: 5 /10