Punchy wrote:This book continues to get better and better for me, it’s just getting so big and so crazy. I love it. I also love how it’s building on what was already a huge story in Uncanny X-Force and making it even more insane. It’s going to be a great moment when Wolverine is finally forced to reveal what went down to the rest of the team.
So Avengers, suddenly Cyclops isn't looking so bad after all.
In amongst all of the explosions and space debris, I continue to be very impressed with how Rick Remender is developing the characters and team relationships here. I don’t think I’ve read a comic with Sunfire in it since the 90s, but I already have a good feel for his arrogant character. When the God in the room is the humble one, you know you’ve got issues!
I haven't cared for Remender's characterization of most of the characters so far but man, I have to admit he really got Shiro in this issue. I wasn't sure that I would like Sunfire being added to the Avengers but his interaction with Thor was priceless and he really proved his worth here.
I also really liked the scene between Rogue and Wolverine, and even little tidbits like Havok wondering if he should go to his brother for help… it’s all great stuff.
This was definitely the first time that this team has actually felt like a team to me. I'm glad they stopped bickering among themselves for 5 minutes but I don't think it will last. As you mentioned earlier, Wolverine's secrets are going to come to the surface. It's only a matter of time.
The Captain America scenes in this issue were a bit more straightforward, as Cap kicks the ass of some Sudanese militants in classic Cap fashion (I love the casual way he catches his shield in one panel), but there’s interesting stuff here to, with someone apparently making him crash-land in Sudan on purpose? Who is it? Nick Fury? Kang? Who knows?
If the Apocalypse Twins really are working against Kang, then I suspect he is the one who set this entire thing up. Which opens the door to all kinds of possibilities.