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Review: Mighty Avengers 4


Mighty Avengers #4

Writer: Al Ewing

Pencils: Greg Land

The Infinity Crossover has ended, and this titles is really starting to shape on his own. With an all new base, Luke Cage begins to build his new Avengers squad, excuse me his Mighty Avengers Squad. After an argument with Superior Spider-Man, the roster begins to open up. Falcon immediately puts in his application, though everyone thought he was talking about Cap, and reminds everyone his name is not “And the Falcon”. Photon, I mean Captain Marvel, I mean Spectrum, is solidified on the team, Blue Marvel may or may not returned. Lil Powerman and White Tiger are fo sho, and the mysterious Spider-Hero finally takes off that nasty costume and gets Clint Barton’s ol Ronin costume!

The Good: The Mighty Avengers finally feel like its about to take off, still mystery around the new Ronin, I think I know who it is, do you? Luke Cage really nails home he wants this to be its own Avengers team not some Dark Avengers that he operates under the watch of the main squad. The banter between each member as they seem to agree to join was just funny, I am a huge fan of Falcon and I’m always down to see him being used more, especially when Cap isn’t involved, no offense to Cap, because I love him.

The Bad: Pretty much nothing happens in this entire issue, other than your basic role call kinda issue, more of a issue 1 feel, which is nice since Issue one felt like a issue 4. I still can’t get into Greg Land’s art, people feel posed in every panel. The whole blurry background like its a movie thing just ain’t for me.

The Verdict: I have really been enjoying this tittle, a good writer can make me look past a bad artist, and well Greg Land really isn’t a bad artist, he just isn’t for me. Al Ewing has a cast I’ve always wanted to work with, and he’s doing them well, this title is a fun read, and this issue just adds to it. It wasn’t the action packed issue the previous had been but it was fun. It was a wait for the trade kinda issue, but you know I just had to pick it up.


A Mighty Surprise


Mighty Avengers #3

Writer: Al Ewing

Penciler: Greg Land

Not got lie I personally thought this title was just gonna be really gimmicky with the whole ‘Racially Diverse’ Avenger line-up. But it has definitely found itself in to my haul of the week since it’s started. This issue solidified a strong title, banter between Superior Spider-Man and Spider-Hero is just down right funny. SHUMMA GORATH. While the team scramble to deal with Thanos’ invasion, they find themselves face to face with Shumma Gorath courtesy of the Ebony Maw messing with Dr. Strange’s mind, which was a cool tie-in to what had been going on in New Avengers. The Team pulls together and begins its first victory tethered together as The Mighty Avengers.

The Good

The Banter between teammates and comments they make to themselves makes this one of those feel natural sort-of super hero books. Its def got a honesty to the characters. The use of of Photon,or should I say Spectrum, as she now wants to called, and the Blue Marvel is just down right awesome. This def feels like the team Superior Spider-Man can stay on. The opening arc wraps in this but it leaves enough lose ends I want the next one.

The Bad

I’m honestly not the biggest fan of Greg Land’s art. It was perfect for the Ultimate Universe, they hyper real style, it seems out of place in the 616 for me, but I’m one guy. White Tiger seems a little out of place on this line-up but that’s not really bad its just what I had to say to not make this issue look incredible.

Writing: 8/10


Final Verdict: Buy It.

That’s all from me, more to come from me at Weekly Recs. And be ready to catch more of the Outright Geekery on there coming soon…very soon!