Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Olivier Copiel
"Stupid superhero books.
Always pulling me back in."
This is what I said as I finished reading this comic.
You see, I like the different, I like the little things, and as excited as I was for Dark Reign after Secret Invasion, half a year later, I was exhausted. I gave up on New Avengers, Dark Avengers, Secret Warriors, Deadpool, etc. Blackest Night was boring me as well. Suddenly, the only standard cape and tights books I was reading was my beloved Spider-Man and my favorite of the big two, Batman.
At the end of this book, is another script. It is Nick Fury rallying his troops and all of a sudden I realized what I was missing out on by giving up the ghost on issue four. That was some bad ass shit! And there weren't any pictures.
Okay, to the comic itself. Badassery abounds. Ares figures out that Norman played him and he is pissed, but oh shit that's mofo Sentry acting like he grew a pair. FINALLY. The big yellow guy gets down to business and rips Ares a new one, literally.
Meanwhile, Jarvis is trying to get the band back together again. Cap has got some Warriors and some New Avengers. Oh yeah and Thor is gonna kick some ass. Hell yeah. Kid's gloves off, bust some heads action.
I love it. Only things I am confused about... one who the fuck was the old man that tells Ares about Asgard not being there by some mistake and what does he mean that Thor's dad is alive? Next, that's Ares' kid that Nick tells to stand down, right? Yeah I guess I gots to pick up some Secret Warrior trades or something.
And it was nice to see the correctly printed script page from last issue and unlike Marvel to put out a new one to fix the mistake. They almost show some class.
It is easy to understand after this issue why Bendis worked with Hickman on Secret Warriors, only question is why is SW not crossing over with this.
Unfortunately, my questions (the ones about this book) aren't answered on the page so I give this book the following score:
story - 8
Art - 9
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead