Existential horror from beyond as CORTEX Incorporated drops the mask – and shows its true face!
For one of the Mighty Avengers, the nightmare is starting all over again…
Is this story even in continuity? Are YOU even in continuity? LOOK IN THE MIRROR – WHAT IF YOU’RE NOT?
Art- Luke Ross turns in some awesome art with well proportioned characters and well choreographed battles.
Story- In the past, after Jason Quantrell lost Quickfire in battle with the Mighty Avengers he enlisted the help of W.E.S.P.E scientists. Here they created a device which allowed him to look beyond the temporal/historical/true-event structure of the universe and the Beyond corporation took him over. In the present he reveals all this to Luke and Jessica Cage before tossing them into space. On Earth Quickfire has infected Power Man and White Tiger aided by Gideon Mace. All New Captain America, She Hulk and Kaluu try to contain them but only Cap is left uninfected. Blue Marvel grabs Cage and his wife from space and heals them. Monica Rambeau then recalls things that had happened to her which others said didn’t she transforms into her retro look and prepares to take the fight to the enemy!
Blue Marvel– This guy needs his own series! Marvel needs to make it happen!
Spectrum– So for all who lambasted Spectrum’s re-design you can rejoice she’s back to the natural hair and the trench coat.
Threat– The Beyond Corporation seems like an interesting concept that if executed correctly could rival the Builders from INFINITY. Let’s see how this unfolds! Quickfire/the Mcdevitt thing’s infectious drama is equally compelling simply because unless All New Captain America gets some serious help if we are expected to buy him beating Kaluu, White Tiger etc.
Cover– Washed out colors and it’s just plain bland. This series needs some quality covers to even be considered worthy of purchase.
Underappreciated– It’s sad how many readers ignore or downright lambast this series. It’s not the greatest book ever written but it is decent enough and features the most diverse cast this side of the defunct Milestone comics that you should be supporting it!
Overall this book continues to be one of my guilty pleasures every month, the same way Batwing was years back. I look forward each month to this book and wish it lasts for years to come. 3/5 stars