Mighty Avengers (2013) #1 Review

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The Avengers are light-years away in space, contending with the Builders! Thanos’ marauders ransack the Earth, doing as they please! Who will stand in defense of mankind?

Luke Cage! The Superior Spider-Man! Spectrum! The White Tiger! Power Man! And a mysterious figure in an ill-fitting Spider-Man Halloween costume! These unlikely heroes must assemble when no one else can-against the unrelenting attack of Proxima Midnight!

The Good

Cover– The cover does a good job of showcasing all the heroes that make an appearance in this book and are a member of the team. Luke Cage is in the foreground White Tiger, Power Man, Superior Spider-man and Spectrum in the mid-ground and the background is comprised of destroyed buildings.

Dynamic– Two big chemistry pieces in this opening issue was the dynamic between Power Man and Luke Cage. Victor and Luke have never seen eye to eye and clashed back in Shadowland: Power Man so that bit of continuity was welcome. Superior is the ‘dick’ he’s always been and his clashes with Luke and Victor add character to the book.

Black HeroesAva Ayala/White Tiger, Power Man/Victor Alvarez, Monica Rambeau/Spectrum were all here.

CharacterizationLuke Cage’s doting daddy attitude is in line with his new all family sensibilities

Art- Say what you want about Greg Land’s art but when it’s done right without repetitive poses in the same book it can be quite pleasing. For this first issue we luckily get some good stuff though not very consistent.

Infinity– I like the off kilter mix of having street level heroes clash with space faring baddies.

Villains– It’s a nice change of pace to not have the Phoenix or the usual villains causing mayhem in the marvel universe

The Bad

1.       Spiderhero

2.       Superior Spiderman is a bit on the over baring side and will grate on a few nerves

3.       Art was inconsistent.

The Ugly

Not perfect but it has an interesting dynamic with off kilter chemistry 3/5

stars- 3


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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