UNCANNY AVENGERS #1
And this time the title-blending spinning wheel of Marvel’s multiple-issue Avengers-verse lands on … the Uncanny Avengers! Here we have Spider-Man, Doctor (nee Brother) Voodoo, Deadpool, Rogue, the Human Torch, Quicksilver, Old Man Captain America, and someone called Synapse all together as Avengers because that’s the name on the cover, though you would be forgiven for thinking these were just the random action figures that fell from the box when you were putting it on the shelf. Writer Gerry Duggan’s bubbly script ticks along, and his characterization is strong, but I was put off a bit by Ryan Stegman’s art, which is forceful and bold but his characters are boney and a bit … ugly. The point of these Avengers, I gather, is to show unity between Avenger, mutant, and Inhuman, so of course our heroes bicker back and forth, and quit the team, and assemble in the former speakeasy basement of an old movie theater because … because … because Avengers mansion is up for sale on Zillow, I guess. Or because Cranky Cap doesn’t want to take other people’s money. I dunno. They wouldn’t tell me why. I’m confused and feel older than Old Man Captain America. I need a nap.
Approachability For New Readers
Poor. We’re left to connect too many dots on our own for why these disparate characters have come together, and there really should be some explanation why an iconic character like Captain America has suddenly reverted to his natural biological age. And for an Avengers movie fan? Forget it. The whole team they know is MIA.
No. It doesn’t add up.
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