Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Avengers #24.1

Okay, we're going to start the night off with a slight change of plans... The first comic I'll be reading/reviewing is going to be Avengers #24.1. Next I'll be checking out Avengers vs X-Men #0. And that'll do it for tonight. My hours got switched around at work for tomorrow, and as it is now, I have to be in there really early, which means no Daken review tonight, plus the three comics I plan on reviewing tomorrow night(Daken, Morning Glories and X-Men Legacy) will probably wind up being posted later than usual... Okay, with the housekeeping taken care of, let's dig into tonight's books.

Avengers #24.1:

Summary: Finally having a few moments of downtime after the Norman Osborn Saga, Vision asks Iron Man why She-Hulk “killed” him during Avengers Disassembled. Iron Man hedges and haws for a bit before revealing that the Scarlet Witch(Vision's one-time wife) had been responsible for She-Hulk's actions as well as disassembling the Avengers and decimating the mutant population... Yes, Bendis obviously hates Wanda... With this knowledge, Vision heads to She-Hulk and She-Hulk apologizes profusely for what she did to Vision, with Vision accepting the apology. From there Vision heads to Crazy Mutie Island(Utopia) and picks a fight with Magneto(!), since Vision felt most of the problems in Wanda's life were due to Magneto. The two argue and threaten each other for a bit, before the two come to a sort of truce, since Mags felt that Wanda's only real shot at happiness may just come from Vision. However, pissed by the way Vision spoke to him, Mags literally throws Vision from Crazy Mutie Island back to San Fransisco just to show who had the real power between the two of them. Vision returns to Avengers Mansion where he's scolded by Captain America for starting trouble on Crazy Mutie Island. Vision offers to quit the team, but Cap tells him that he understood what Vision was going through and this one ends with Cap comforting Vision.

Thoughts: Not bad. This issue was definitely a HUGE step in the right direction for this series, especially in light of what we had been getting for the past several issues. I mean it wasn't fantastic or anything, but it was a good read. Not only that, but Bendis managed to keep his dialogue(mainly) under control. Sure, there were a few moments of unnecessary dialogue(Magneto's scene and Cap's weird conversation with Hawkeye and Spider-Woman being two examples), but for the most part this was a highly readable comic. So hey, it looks like we're starting this week off on a high.

Score: 7 out of 10.
avengers #24.1
It's time to take out the trash!

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