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Review: Avengers #672

Marvel Legacy comes to the Avengers in this renumbered refresh that picks up post Secret Empire in a story that has a foot in the past with a story that references some recent past storylines but not enough that it impedes the enjoyment of the story and comic.

In Avengers #672, the countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction! The Avengers and the Champions are ready to meet this threat – but will their first cataclysmic clash deter them from Changing the World?

Written by Mark Waid, this issue is all about the coming together of these two teams that in a way that is similar to that first team years ago. A villain brings together heroes for what is sure to be his doom. In this case it’s the High Evolutionary and a story that references the “other Earth” on the other side of the Sun. That’s not super important right now, but who knows in the future.

The issue is really about these two teams and how they gell and for the most part the interactions are pretty solid. There’s lots of friction due to age and “experience” as the senior heroes meet their junior counterparts. It’s good, though for this series to succeed in the long term it’ll need to find more material to mine than that. But, as far as a “classic” feel, this does that, but the classic it mines is more of the forgettable but enjoyable years. We’ll see if that changes.

The art by Jesus Saiz is really good and enjoyable for the main story but where it really shines. Daniel Acuña there does a fantastic job running folks through what brought the original Avengers together in a story written by Robbie Thompson. Thompson does a good job of condensing things.

Overall, the issue isn’t bad and enough to get me to see what happens next but it doesn’t quite deliver an experience that has me excited.

Story: Mark Waid, Robbie Thompson Art: Jesus Saiz, Daniel Acuña
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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