Sunday, March 28, 2010
New Avengers #63 - Marvel
This issue was a 'day in the life' type of issue. All the Avengers . . good, and bad . . are in Broxton Oklahoma trying to fight the good fight in Asgard. Although, I have to say, with Norman's meddling, it's a little hard to tell which side of the fight is right. And who's really fighting who? I can't believe with all of this going on, Norman is still trying to arrest what he considers to be the 'rogue', or 'outlaw' Avengers. Anyways, everybody's going through their usual fight habits. You know, the stuff they do to try to take their mind off of the seriousness of everything. And the fact that at any time . . they could end up dead. So we get a little peak at Luke and Jessica, the day before. As well as Clint and Bobbi. The thing that stands out to me is just how different everybody feels about this whole thing. Jessica, I think, is just fed up with everything. She wants their lives to get back to normal, and to be able to stop living as 'outlaws'. Luke wants the same thing, but . . I think he'd follow Cap to the ends of the Earth. So, as long as Cap's in . . he's in. No questions asked. Clint and Bobbi are a little different. Bobbi, I think, sees it all as kind of thrilling and exciting. But . . the seriousness of everything is starting to weigh on her. She has a nightmare, the night before, that she and Clint are both dead. Clint, I think, wants more than anything to be an Avenger. To stand by the side of all of his heroes. But . . now that Bobbi is back in the picture, I think that 'geek' factor is also swayed by the instinct to do whatever he can to protect her. But in the end . . it might not be enough. At the end of this issue, the Sentry flies over Asgard creating a sonic boom . . I think, and the whole place comes crashing to the ground. Everybody is a little confused, but Clint thinks that Bobbi is dead when he sees what looks like her hand sticking out from under the rubble. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until next issue . . the final one in this series . . to find out what happened. I thought Brian Bendis did a great job with the story in this issue. I really liked the closer look at our heroes normal lives. It was nice to see their human side, and to know that they worry about things just like anybody else. And of course, Mike McKone's art was great. Only one more issue. I can't wait to see what happens.