Thursday, May 9, 2013

Uncanny Avengers #8

This series has been as close to perfection as you're going to find.  I expect more of the same this issue, so yeah, intro over, let's dig in!

Uncanny Avengers #8

Summary: Thor and Sunfire manage to stop SWORD's space station from crashing onto Rio De Janeiro, before heading into space in search of the two responsible for the carnage, the Apocalypse Twins.  Meanwhile, Wolverine point the Uncanny Avengers towards the Akkaba city hidden at the North Pole.  As for Captain America, his space pod crashes in southern Sudan, where the local militia is none too pleased to find an American hero.  Severely outnumbered, Cap manages to find refuge in an old church, where a box is waiting for him containing a message from somebody(I'd imagine Kang or Immortus)...  The Apocalypse Twins kill everybody at Akkaba city, since they were mere humans.  By this time, the Uncanny Avengers are approaching, and catch sight of the twins as they are leaving the area.  However, before they can make a move towards the villains, a nuclear explosion rocks the area, presumably killing the team.

Thoughts: Yeah, I somehow doubt the Avengers are dead.  This issue didn't grab me as the past few issue did.  It was good, but there was a lot of people speaking in riddles and events being set up.  It seems like the Apocalypse Twins have broken from Kang, who took them so there wouldn't be an Apocalypse, which would make it easier for him to create a dynasty in the future.  The twins seem to be uber pro-mutant, ala Magneto, and are striking out, in part, because of Red Skull's antics earlier in this series.  Or at least that's what I was able to gather.  So yeah, good stuff, but not great, so I have to admit, I'm just a tad let down.

Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like they are going to have an AU tie-in, which I can only think bleh. Still, would be nice to learn more about the twins.