After a few issues of solo adventures for the members of the ‘non-team’ this issue features them getting back together to try and stop John Aman and get to the bottom of just what in holy hell is going on. Fraction continues to use this title to really explore the Marvel Universe, so we have the Defenders paying a visit to Wakanda, getting high on magic soul-juice with the Black Panthers, and kind of declaring war on John Aman’s country. This issue featured some real stand-out moments, particularly for Silver Surfer, the way his body morphed when he took Wakandan LSD was hilarious. Parallel to this, Fraction introduced everyone’s second-favourite sexy cat-based thief Black Cat to the book, you could tell he and the Dodsons were having a real blast in the heist sequence, and as this is their last issue, it’s good to have them bow out doing what they do best, drawing a character with massive breasts being sexy as Marvel can allow. I wonder what the deal is with those Brass Frogs, and what the hell are the ‘Council Of Antiquarians’ after? I’m guessing they want the Concordance Engine really. This book is the best expression of Fraction’s indie sensibilities I’ve seen in his Marvel work, lots of on the surface stylish silliness and, but beneath it, there’s substance. It’s not just being cool for cool’s sake. Unless it is.