Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Secret Avengers #33
Is Max Fury actually dead? I’m not a fan of a long-term villain who is just a robotic clone of the hero (Cyborg Superman excepted), but still, that seems awfully abrupt for the main villain from Ed Brubaker’s excellent run at the start of this comic.
I like the odd team-up of Captain Britain and Hawkeye dealing with the undead Avengers. I never bought for a second that Capwolf and all those other monsters could actually be good guys. Those designs are begging to be villains! I always say entrusting the undead with anything important is always a mistake.
Father and the Descendants really mop the floor with the short-handed Secret Avengers. I have to think Remender is going to have his pet character Flash Thompson/Venom save the day again. After all, he already defeated the big bad guy AND got to sleep with the hot, immortal, Asgardian goddess. It’s a good thing Remender’s pet Venom is so likable.
Andy Kuhn is a solid penciller. He tries to ape Matteo Scalera’s scratchy pencils and he mostly succeeds in giving the art a uniform look. The design work on the undead Avengers is strong, as is the core team. I still find the Descendants a bit too hard to tell apart, but I’m getting there.