WHAT DID THE WATCHER SEE?
Story- Blade is defeated and captured by the Were-Chickens on earth. On the moon Blue Marvel meets with Ulana, the dead Watcher Uatu’s mate. They muse about Uatu’s life before he is dubbed their unborn child’s “godfather”. He uses his powers to help the baby come to maturation. Back on Earth Falcon, Spectrum and Luke Cage battle a self aware and scared “Mindless one”. Then the captured Blade stands before his captors: The Deathwalkers, rulers of fire, water, earth and air.
Cover– Gorgeous rendering of Blue Marvel/Adam Brashear floating majestically over the surface of the moon; quite fitting when you consider most of the issue is dedicated to the fallout from Original sin with “the Watcher” killed and Blue Marvel visiting his significant other and kid.
Art-Courtesy of Greg Land; this issue has a few pages with multiple panels dedicated to Blade the Vampire Hunter v the fir breathing were-chicken ninjas (I am not making this stuff up!).
Friendship– It was touching to see another side to the character of the watcher through Blue Marvel. Original Sin has focused on the fallout of his death and the exposure of secrets but this issue focuses on “humanizing” him. It also
Action- I truly enjoyed the rather seamless exchange and choreography of the battle between Blade and the Were-chickens as well as Luke and company tackling the mindless one.
Villains– While I am excited at the last page reveal of the villains, their obscure nature will not be bringing in anymore fans.
Mighty Avengers continues to impress me each and every month and this issue ramps it up big time! 4/5 Stars