What a difference a month makes, last time out I kind of made fun of this book for just being there to sell movie tickets or whatever, but now, after actually seeing the glory that is the Avengers movie… I absolutely loved this issue. Reading this just reminded me of how great the movie was, and by extension, how great these characters and concepts are. This issue was full of stuff from the movie, not just the main characters, but also the prominent roles for Maria Hill and the SHIELD heli-carrier. The movie was Marvel Comics come to life, and this kept up that same spirit and tone, just classic superhero stories done right and with a sense of humour. And then of course, there’s the final page reveal of who the secret villain behind the Zodiac is. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this character, and he’s also the secret villain behind the Chitauri in the movie, so it was brilliant to see him show up again. It is weird though, the plan in this book doesn’t seem like what he’d normally do. Notice how hard I’m trying not to spoil it. It’s difficult as hell, in the mean-time, Mark Bagley draws an awesome Hulk.