Review: U.S.Avengers #2
I am happy to say that the awesome crazy train of ridiculousness continues in U.S.Avengers #2. This issue starts off with Thanos, and some massive event that has happened in another timeline called Zero Day that sees many of the Marvel heroes dead at his feet. We also get more Dani Cage as Captain America, some great moments with The Golden Skull and his pirate cronies, and one moment that actually made me laugh out loud. Many comics are funny, but few can actually make me laugh out loud, and so far, Al Ewing is two for two for these issues. It is great when a comic with such an odd and seemingly silly premise shines like this. That’s a testament to the writing and the great art on this series. We are only two issues in, but you can already tell that this book is going to be one wild and fun ride. It comes with a patriotic Red Hulk with striped shorts. Nuff said.
Paco Medina continues the fantastic work we saw in the last issue, and I love his Red Hulk. He walks that fine line between the silliness of this series, and just flat out great character design. It works very well with the premise and what Ewing is doing with the story. Also, we get to see the team in suits as they go to a party, complete with Squirrel Girl’s tail sticking out of the back. The Golden Skull is a great villain and has a great design thanks to Medina. He looks part pirate, part gangster, part silly, and part awesome. I also really love his depiction of Dani Cage, as she looks like she is a perfect mix of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. The inking by Juan Vlasco and the colors by Jesus Aburtov are also fantastic and compliment Medina’s pencils perfectly. This is a great looking comic. There’s no doubt about that.
I really love this series so far. This is exactly what I needed from Marvel, after the doom and gloom of Civil War II. I am also glad that Al Ewing is getting more comics, as he has shown he can really write not only great stories, but of different styles as well. He also writes Ultimates, and the squared renumbering version of Ultimates, and they are consistently mentioned by most people as some Marvel’s best books. Ewing will also be writing the upcoming Inhumans comic, Royals. Basically, my point is, the more Ewing, the better. You should at least check out U.S.Avengers, because it is different than anything else out there, and I am happy to say that it wasn’t a one hit wonder, and the second issue is great silly fun.
Story: Al Ewing Art: Paco Medina Inker: Juan Vlasco Color: Jesus Aburtov
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review