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Mighty Avengers #2 (No Pasaran! Spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:43 am

After an excellent debut issue, Mighty Avengers continues to impress as Al Ewing and Greg Land deliver an exciting, all-action comic that not only ties into Infinity, but also starts to do it’s own thing to.

After an intriguing opening page with Black Maw continuing to manipulate Doctor Strange, we then head to the bottom of the ocean, where Uatu The Watcher is meeting with The Blue Marvel. I’m not really familiar with this character, having not read his solo mini-series, but he seems like an interesting character, with an awesome underwater base and a cool hook. He’s an older black character, one who had to face much more overt prejudice than Luke Cage and the other minority characters in this book, so he’s going to have a different perspective. I personally can’t wait to see him clash with the brash Power Man. Plus, he’s friends with The Watcher!

Ewing then takes us back to the heart of the battle, with Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Spectrum and… Spider-Hero taking on Proxima Midnight and her goons. This was a very enjoyable fight, and Ewing once again showed a knack for great mid-battle banter. His take on the dickish Superior Spider-Man is a lot of fun and he really nails the never-say-die attitude of Luke Cage. I also liked how he brought in the regular, human people who interfered in the fight. It may be getting a bit clichéd at this point, but seeing that old lady stand up to Proxima Midnight was very cool, and it led to Luke and her having a heck of a fist-fight. I also thought the way Ewing had Proxima take out Spectrum was very interesting, they both have light powers, so it was cool to see them come together. The battle is stopped suddenly by the appearance of Thanos’ giant floating head, who is admonishes Proxima Midnight for not being able to defeat Luke Cage’s lowly team. He calls her off to begin the attack on Attilan, but not before handing over the job to the Black Maw, who’s mysterious whisperings in the ear of Doctor Strange pay off in a big way, as Shuma Gorath rises out of the Earth to try and destroy New York.

I’m not really familiar with Shuma Gorath, I only know him from the fact that he was, rather inexplicably, one of the playable characters on the Marvel Superheroes fighter game from back in the 90s. But, he’s basically a Lovecraftian horror, and it’s going to be fun to see the Mighty Avengers go up against him.

This is a very enjoyable book, and I’m also really liking how Al Ewing is taking his time putting his team together, the first issue didn’t feature Blue Marvel, and here, White Tiger and Power Man are totally absent, She-Hulk hasn’t even shown up yet! We are getting to know these characters bit-by-bit, and that’s useful, because as I said, the likes of Blue Marvel will not be known to many fans.

Greg Land’s art was of course, as Greg Landy as can be, but he draws an excellent Watcher and the action scenes were well done. Let’s just hope he didn’t trace any tentacle porn for the Shuma Gorath scenes!

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Re: Mighty Avengers #2 (No Pasaran! Spoilers)

Postby Grayson » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:40 am

Shuma Gorath you say? Well now I may just pick this up in trade.

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Re: Mighty Avengers #2 (No Pasaran! Spoilers)

Postby Flynn the Pirate » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:00 am

This was a really fun issue with some really neat things going on. I was a little surprised (in a good way) that even though Ewing used Infinity to launch this title, he seems to already be going in a very different direction. I think that that is the best way to use a crossover as a springboard.

Also, I also wonder if the new guy might be Blade. It would explain the martial arts skills, as well as the mystical sense he displayed. It would also explain him as someone who had been out of the country, as the last time we saw him with any regularity he was a member of MI-13.

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Re: Mighty Avengers #2 (No Pasaran! Spoilers)

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:03 pm

Flynn the Pirate wrote:Also, I also wonder if the new guy might be Blade. It would explain the martial arts skills, as well as the mystical sense he displayed. It would also explain him as someone who had been out of the country, as the last time we saw him with any regularity he was a member of MI-13.


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I don't think it's Blade. The whole costume doesn't seem like something he'd do.
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Re: Mighty Avengers #2 (No Pasaran! Spoilers)

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:06 pm

I also like the way the fight ended with more of a draw than anything else. It makes this new Avengers team seem like a formidable team, being able to take on a chief follower of Thanos, while still keeping the sense of danger surrounding Proxima Midnight intact.
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Re: Mighty Avengers #2 (No Pasaran! Spoilers)

Postby Draco x » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:16 pm

As I said before Blue Marvel is Sentry done right and I like the fact that the writers of MA finally found a use for him after his mini awhile back and that brief post-Siege appearance fighting Pagan and King Hyperion. If they were to ever bring Sentry back as a hero, I would imagine that he and Blue Marvel would have a Hal Jordan/ John Stewart type relationship.

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Re: Mighty Avengers #2 (No Pasaran! Spoilers)

Postby avengingtitan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:15 pm

Flynn the Pirate wrote:This was a really fun issue with some really neat things going on. I was a little surprised (in a good way) that even though Ewing used Infinity to launch this title, he seems to already be going in a very different direction. I think that that is the best way to use a crossover as a springboard.

Also, I also wonder if the new guy might be Blade. It would explain the martial arts skills, as well as the mystical sense he displayed. It would also explain him as someone who had been out of the country, as the last time we saw him with any regularity he was a member of MI-13.

Doubt it. I'm sticking with my guess of Paladin.
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Re: Mighty Avengers #2 (No Pasaran! Spoilers)

Postby Flynn the Pirate » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:37 pm

avengingtitan wrote:Doubt it. I'm sticking with my guess of Paladin.


I could see him as well.

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Re: Mighty Avengers #2 (No Pasaran! Spoilers)

Postby Draco x » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:25 pm

I kind of hope the new Ronin/ Spider Hero is someone new myself.

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