I’m a huge fan of the Dark Avengers, so I loved this issue, and got a huge kick out of seeing who would be on the new team. I had guessed a couple of them, like Skaar and Superia, but the likes of Barney Barton, June Covington and Ai Apaec were a surprise. It’s great that Bendis is digging out these characters who are from recent but fairly minor mini-series and putting them front-and-centre into one of the biggest books in the industry, hopefully people will go back and pick up the trades of ‘Osborn’ and ‘Hawkeye: Blindspot’ to see these characters in action. I also loved how Bendis is going back to the point of view that the Avengers aren’t always right, and that maybe Osborn, crazy as he is, had a point. I’m sure some readers will be annoyed that the New Avengers didn’t actually appear in this issue, but the gradual build-up works for me, and as this story is spread across both Avengers and New Avengers, it deserves the space.