Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Avengers #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Steve Epting

The Illuminaughty comes together once again, and what's on everyone's mind is whether the real threat is the chain reaction destroying the multiverse, or the fact that the gathering of heroes has decided to do something about it. Namor's arrogance in admitting his part in Wakanda's fall, and Black Panther's refusal to understand he was under the influence of the Phoenix, make of the private meeting between these two the highlight of this issue. Of the seven main characters, the one who seems most unlike himself is Reed Richards; he tends to be more like Cap, less willing to cross the line or justify the means to an end; however, he is suddenly ready to pull the stops knowing what's at stake. Steve Epting's artwork is usually more detailed than shown in this book; it's hard to tell whether the inks or the digital manipulation robbed it of its charm.

The Illuminati by Steve Epting and Frank D'Armata

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