Monday, November 30, 2009

New Avengers #59

It has been a long running annoyance to me that Bendis' Avengers can rarely clean up their own messes and defeat their own enemies. The Avengers actually do achieve their goals here, rescuing Luke Cage from the clutches of HAMMER. Of course, the team (with a ton of members already) had to supplement their team with Doctor Voodoo, Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Hellcat, Valkyrie, DD, and Doctor Strange. I can appreciate the idea; that Cage has so many buddies that folks would come out of the woodwork to help. It's a nice idea, but it supports my other theory too.

Osborn gets to save a little face by keeping tabs on Cage, but overall, it is nice seeing the reunion as Cage gets back with his folks. As usual, this whole storyline has run a bit long, but there have been some solid character moments sprinkled in.

Stuart Immonen's art is what is selling me on this title. It is just gorgeous. HAMMER and their agents look shady and dangerous, while the heroes are set apart by both their posture and uniforms. He gets to draw a ton of heroes in this book and they all look great (particularly Doctor Voodoo and Hellcat - of course). This is a great looking book.


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