Review: Avengers #677
Quicksilver flamed out of the Avengers, leaving devastation in his wake. But now that it’s all hands on deck in, is this his chance at redemption? Or will his hunger to prove himself be his downfall?
The third part of “No Surrender, ” Avengers #677 gives us a better idea what’s going on in an issue where Quicksilver is front and center. Written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub, the issue is fascinating due to its focus. The trio of writers are able to balance the big picture event with keeping it somewhat intimate on one character. The captions are told through Quicksilver’s perspective and we get to see him dealing with what’s going on. And more importantly, to folks’ reactions to him. Even if you’ve never read any issues of Quicksilver’s team, you firmly understand his position and what everyone thinks of him. It’s an interesting shift to move from two issues which were very much an ensemble story to one that drills down a bit.
Even with that focus, there’s still a hell of a lot going on. We get a better idea who is behind all of this. We also get a lot of fighting and some more on those frozen Avengers. It’s an action, fast paced, issue.
Pepe Larraz with colors by David Curiel balances a hell of a lot and even the battles involving a large amount of characters feel like they aren’t too cluttered. There’s also a lot of dynamic action, it just looks fantastic and enhances the epic nature of it all. The comic is a fun read and the art creates a dynamic aspect of it all that ups the energy level of Avengers #677.
I’ll admit I’ve been skeptical about this event but three issues in, it’s held up and been fantastic. What easily could have been an issue with a lot of punching turns into something a bit unexpected with the spotlight on Quicksilver. Hopefully the rest of the event keeps me on my toes as much as this one.
Story: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub Art: Pepe Larraz Cover Art: Mark Brooks
Colors: David Curiel Lettering: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy