Review: Avengers #675

Avengers goes WEEKLY for the stunning sixteen-part saga that will write the end of an era!
The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear it apart. It’s time to ASSEMBLE! The teams you know and love from Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, U.S.Avengers, and Occupy Avengers come together to face a threat beyond any they’ve faced before in a weekly epic adventure that will define the future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

Avengers #675 kicks off “No Surrender,” the epic storyline that brings together the various Avengers team to save the Earth, but where is the Earth?! The issues kicks off with the crazy as phenomenon happen all around the world, end of world type stuff, and no one knows what’s going on. The Avengers assemble in their various places and do what they do best, save the civilians around while trying to figure out what’s going on. With no answers, everyone comes together and do their second best, squabble like family that can’t exactly get along.

Written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub, this first issue is big on the destruction and feeling of chaos. It’s a big screen disaster film on paper and works better as a start than the recent Avengers/Champions team-up which also had an end of world type start.

But, where these three succeed is remembering it’s about the individuals of the teams and their allies. They get along but it’s not like they all like each other and despite being a family, we’re reminded of this. And then the ending… who’s this!? We’ll find out next issue I guess.

With art by Pepe Larraz, with David Curiel on colors and Cory Petit on lettering, the first issue looks great and the various team members frazzled at times. There’s a lot to juggle here and everyone gets their visual moment and the “epic” nature of it all is visually passed along.

Go big or go home feels like the underlying motto of the first issue and this one kicks off what seems like an intriguing mystery and delivers us surprises too. Underlying it all is fun. I was skeptical about this event series but after this first issue, I’d be lying if I didn’t want to read more. Thankfully with a weekly event, I won’t have to wait long for that.

Story: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub Art: Pepe Larraz
Color: David Curiel Lettering: Cory Petit Cover: Mark Brooks
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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