Thursday, April 25, 2013

Uncanny Avengers #7

Here's a book I can't wait to read!  The last issue was, in a word, perfect.  I'm hoping for similar stellar results here.

Uncanny Avengers #7: 

Summary: This issue opens near the sun with Genocide summoning a Celestial in order to take Apocalypse's place as... um, the new Apocalypse, I guess.  After finding him worthy, the Celestial prepares to grant Genocide the armor of Apocalypse, but is interrupted by Uriel and Eimin, the Apocalypse Twins.  Uriel attacks the Celestial(!) with Jarnbjorn(Thor's enchanted axe from last issue), and cleaves through the Celestial, killing it(!!!)!  Genocide is livid at this, but is apparently defeated with the rest of the Horsemen.  Back on Earth, SHIELD clears Rogue of the death of the Grim Reaper, but asks Havok to keep her off field missions for a few months...  HA!  Yes!!  Rogue naturally bitches about that('cause that's all she does...), so Havok asks her to investigate Magneto, which leads to Wanda making a hilariously catty comment.  Meanwhile, Wonder Man bemoans his existence and tries to hook up with Wanda.  Wanda tells him she loves him...  Like a brother...  Ouch.  Also, Wasp flirts with Havok, who doesn't seem interested.  Luckily for Havok, the team is called into the meeting room.  Upon arriving, they are told by Captain America what happened to the Celestial, and inform the team that Apocalypse's ship was on a collision course with the SWORD satellite, which was where Cap and Sunfire currently were.  Watching the footage of the Celestial's death is especially profound to Wolvie and Thor, who have a connection with Uriel(in Wolvie's case) and Jarnbjorn(in Thor's case).  Sunfire makes sure Cap gets into an escape pod and prepares to face the Apocalypse Twins on his own.  Havok begins to formulate a plan, but can't find Thor, who ends this issue heading towards the falling wreckage of the SWORD station.

Thoughts: Yet another great issue of this series.  Sure, it wasn't as perfect as the last issue, but yeah, it was damned good.  Lots of little interpersonal stuff went on, all while the main story advanced.  Just like in the good old days of the Avengers.  Plus, Rogue was benched, meaning I hopefully won't have to see her anytime soon!  So huzzah for that!  But yeah, as I said, this was yet another good issue in a long line of them here.

Score: 9 out of 10.


  1. This was actually a pretty good issue. I'm on/off with this book. I got the first two issues and my wallet said stop. I got 6 and 7 yesterday and was surprised by the awesomeness.

    1. I've enjoyed this series from the start, but the last two issues have been spectacular for me. If done right, I think this could be the type of storyline that's talked about years from now.

    2. Ummm...since no one seems to be thinking about it....wonder when Wolverine is gonna visit the Charles Xavier school to inform O5 Angel that those are his bad a$$ kids running amuck in the universe. HA! I believe Angel just became the most important person if not non Apocalypse yet! Will the twins target amnesciac Angel or baby Angel for the daddy search?! And how will O5 Angel react when he finally gets the answers everyone dodged to inform him about. YEAH...EXCITEMENT IS COMING!...IN ALL THE MAJOR X BOOK +AVENGER BOOKS. YEAH BUDDY!

  2. Totally agree. Remender is just so clearly moving the ball down the field. I liked how they even mentioned Red Skull here, reminding us that he's out there (and will, as we saw in that flash-forward, re-appear at a really bad moment for the team). I'm really intrigued by why the Twins are here now and whether it's all part of Kang's plan or if they've somehow thrown off Kang. Great stuff. It also _feels_ like an Avengers story, which makes it better than the last, like, ten years of Avengers stories.