Sunday, July 25, 2010
the Avengers #3 - Marvel
Well . . we're off on the path with a new Avengers book here, and . . wouldn't you know it, the first story-arc has to do with Kang and some threats to the time-stream. If you've read my blog, you know how these things annoy me. But . . we'll rummage through it. Hopefully things don't get to out of whack. At the end of the last issue Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen show up right outside of Avengers Tower. The question is . . where did they come from. Logan assumes that they're from the future because, obviously, he was one of Apocalypse's Horsemen at one time, so . . this must be a new incarnation . . or, from the future. But they don't get to ask him very many questions because it's all just a slug-fest after that. The only good thing that happens is Tony, Iron Man, stalls Apocalypse long enough that he does and entire scan of him and his armor. From it, and the molecules and particles on him . . 'It's a map of everywhere he's been and where he started from. This will help us pinpoint the exact place we need to go to in the time-stream.' Tony and Noh-Var build the time machine, and either it's already working, or . . there's more trouble in New York City than they anticipated. When they come out of one of Nick's secret bases, they find the streets deserted. That is except for a guy, his sword, and his dinosaur. I guessing that they already went into the future without realizing it. So far I think this book has had a pretty good pace. I'm just not to hip on these time-travel stories. I'm glad that they've kept some of these other members around on the team. Especially Spider-man and Wolverine. I think those two, especially, help to keep things a little more light-hearted and upbeat. No matter what they're going through. Brian Bendis is doing a good job with the stories. And John Romita Jr, as usual, is turning is some great art. Personally, I'd like to get past this story-arc, and move on to the next one. But . . it is what it is. If nothing else, you can't say it's dull. They've jumped right back in to the thick of things.