by Punchy » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:40 am
Once again Marvel get a little bit cheeky with the whole ‘1ST ISSUE…..(of a new era)’ thing. I know it boosts sales, but it’s silly. This was a good issue as usual, and though it is a new era, it’s still recognisable as the same book, but given a fresh lease on life. It was great seeing all those other minor teen characters show up in the background, and the introduction of Julie Power and White Tiger to the team is a great idea (I particularly liked White Tiger’s attitude towards Reptil for not getting involved in the Latino community), but it’s great that Gage hasn’t forgotten about his central characters. The original class have a lot of depth for characters who’ve been in less than 30 comics, and it was very interesting to see their fears come to boil in their fight with Cap, Hawkeye and Luke Cage. Jocasta’s murder is an interesting hook for future storylines, but I’m not sure about the time-travel, evil future versions thing, it’s been too many times really.