Review: Champions #11

untitledBroken up and dispersed all across the U.S. In Champions #11 the team still fights the good fight. If they can’t pull together soon, everything they stand for will turn to ash!

Writer Mark Waid has done it again bringing us another great issue. It’s a very grim and somber one where the team’s joined by some of the younger members of the Avengers resistance. Steve Rogers and Hydra launched an all out assault on Las Vegas for giving refuge to the heroes. In this issue the group comes together to search for survivors. Split into groups we visit with each team to see how they are coping with the destruction.

Waid brings depth and weight to this issue, especially seeing how more lighthearted characters like Hulk and Spider-Man are coping with the massive loss of life. It’s hard to see these characters trying so hard to make something right, and see them realizing the futility in their efforts. But, in true Champions style, they don’t give up.

As usual, Humberto Ramos totally delivers on the art. I’m a huge fan of his work and style. He’s THE one I want see working on this book all the time. Ramos brings it with this story. He conveys the emotion and weight of the situation in each character.

Overall this was another great issue for the Champions. Their world has been turned upside down. We’re seeing how they cope and find the strength to go on. This title does a great job of resonating with the world today and relating to the same issues we’re all seeing as part of life these days. We don’t have Hydra blowing up entire cities, but we do have a political landscape where adversity, hate, and exclusion are becoming the norm. I hope readers see this title as an example that they don’t have to take it quietly. Champions is a lot more then just some superhero comic, and I wholeheartedly recommend picking it up.

Story: Mark Waid Art: Humbero Ramos
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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