Avengers #1 Review
The Great One continues to knock it out of the park. With Siege being the best big event in at least the last decade, the Heroic Age started off great in Avengers #1.
The Great One brings his usual quirks that people love to hate on, such as witty dialog, but He also shows that He can write The Avengers with a completely different tone than He has in New Avengers for the past seven years (or whatever).
It was great to see characters like Kang show up, and Thor whacking him across the New York skyline was a mark-out moment, and the reactions of the characters was fun. It's interesting to see some of the New Avengers characters adjusting to being on a "real" Avengers team. They are still awestruck, despite being veterans by this point.
Steve Rogers interacting with Tony Stark was very cool, especially the awkward moment where Tony mistakenly believed Steve wanted him to lead the Avengers. Overall, these were the kinds of character interactions fans have been waiting for since Civil War, and there's a lot of potential for future conflicts that The Great One will be able to touch in the coming issues.
Speaking of future conflicts, the setup for a Wonderman heel turn was nicely done.
John Romita Jr.'s art was slightly less of a steaming pile of shit than usual. I wish he would learn how to draw faces. his foundations are good, of course, but the finished product is ugly art, and not in a hip, ugly on purpose sort of way. However, it's not as bad as I was expecting.
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