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Review: Avengers #11

Avengers #11

To deal with the fallout from last month’s world-shaking issue #700, the Avengers organize an international super hero summit, gathering heroes from the most powerful nations on Earth. But no one was expecting the shocking new representatives of the United States. The world is about to become a far more dangerous place. Especially for the Avengers. Plus Hulk and Thor try to go on a date.

The last issue was a big one with lots of action and this… is exactly the opposite. Writer Jason Aaron has crafted an issue focused more on the relationships and personal interactions of characters instead of punching.

The issue is broken into four parts. The new Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, is given an introduction as to what it means to be an Avenger by Carol Danvers. The second is a date between Thor and She-Hulk, and the third is Black Panther’s idea to find allies to prepare for the future. The fourth is all about Phil Coulson who’s back from the dead and no longer sees the superheroes for the heroes they are.

The bit with Robbie is short but is full of foreshadowing, especially when a villain is name-dropped and the other three are the bulk of the issue. The Thor/She-Hulk date is interesting and full of humor but something isn’t quite clicking about this pairing and it feels like its come out of left field in a way. Still, it brings a bit of levity to an otherwise serious issue.

The Black Panther’s meeting with other regional leaders is the more interesting bit mixing politics and superherodom together in a way that really makes it much more difficult than just going where you want to save the day. There’s geo-political forces at work and Aaron re-enforces that here.

The Coulson bit is all about character development in why he’s now working with the Squadron Supreme in a sanctioned by the U.S. government team. It’s a heal turn and features events that feel very out of character but at the same time something you could imagine when a lever has been flipped. We don’t get answers as to how he’s back but are delivered a rather shocking ending to really sell the turn from the character we’ve liked.

The art by Ed McGuinness and Cory Smith with inks/finishing by Mark Morales, Scott Hanna, and Karl Kesel, color by Erick Arciniega and lettering by Cory Petit is pretty solid. It works well with decent designs and smooth shifts between scenes. None of it is particularly jaw-droppping but it looks good and the characters are solid. There’s a simplicity about it all in a way.

The issue is all about characters removing the flashy action from last issue and delivering a focus on characters and relationships. Last issue was the beginning of the set-up and this one continues that with some intrigue.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Ed McGuinness, Cory Smith
Ink/Finishers: Mark Morales, Scott Hanna, Karl Kesel
Color: Erick Arciniega Lettering: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 7.85 Art: 7.65 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Avengers #11

The Avengers #11

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE AVENGERS WORLD TOUR COMES TO A SHATTERING CONCLUSION!
To deal with the fallout from last month’s world-shaking issue #700, the Avengers organize an international super hero summit, gathering heroes from the most powerful nations on Earth. But no one was expecting the shocking new representatives of the United States. The world is about to become a far more dangerous place. Especially for the Avengers. Plus Hulk and Thor try to go on a date.

Captain Marvel Blasts onto Comic Covers This February!

Captain Marvel is heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Marvel is celebrating the legacy of Carol Danvers with special variant covers from superstar artists Mike Hawthrone, Gerald Parel, Pepe Larraz, Valerio Schiti and Jesus Saiz!

Look for Marvel’s Captain Marvel variant covers on these select titles:

  1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 by Mike Hawthorne with colors by Nathan Fairbairn
  2. AVENGERS #15 by Gerald Parel
  3. CHAMPIONS #2 by Pepe Larraz
  4. FANTASTIC FOUR #4 by Valerio Schiti with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
  5. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3 by Jesus Saiz

Don’t miss your chance to collect all five variant covers, coming to comic shops this February!

Celebrate The New Guardians of the Galaxy Team With Special Covers!

This January, Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw – the creative team that brought you Thanos – will bring a new Guardians of the Galaxy series to readers! And to celebrate the debut of this brand-new team, Marvel is releasing a series of variant covers showcasing past and present Guardians of the Galaxy characters from superstar artists Mike McKone, Ema Lupacchino, Dale Keown, Will Sliney, and more!

Look for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy variant covers on these select titles:

  1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 by Gerald Parel
  2. AVENGERS #13 by Patrick Zircher with colors by Jason Keith
  3. BLACK PANTHER #8 by Jamal Campbell
  4. DEADPOOL #8 by Jamal Campbell
  5. DOCTOR STRANGE #10 by Will Sliney with colors by Frank D’Armata
  6. FANTASTIC FOUR #6 by Pasqual Ferry
  7. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 by Ron Lim with colors by Israel Silva
  8. IMMORTAL HULK #12 by Geoff Shaw
  9. SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST SPIDER #4 by Bobby Rubio
  10. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2 by Mike McKone with colors by Jesus Aburtov
  11. UNCANNY X-MEN #8 by David Marquez
  12. X-23 #8 by Dale Keown
  13. X-FORCE #2 by Ema Lupacchino

Don’t miss your chance to collect all Guardians of the Galaxy variants, coming this January to your local comic shop!

The Avengers Get a Box Set Slipcase in April 2019

And there came a day unlike any other, when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes found themselves united…collected into one mighty, epic, and spectacular boxset! Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Box Set Slipcase contains the Avengers’ greatest hits, starting with complete adventures from the original line-up: Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Captain America! Experience everything from the team’s cosmic battles in the Kree/Skrull War to their team-up with the Defenders, culminating in the shocking events of Avengers: Disassembled!

This spring, experience the magic and might of The Avengers in their most heroic and exciting stories with Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Box Set Slipcase!

Out April 13, 2019, the box set includes:

AVENGERS BY LEE & KIRBY
Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #1-16

AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR
Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #89-97

AVENGERS/DEFENDERS WAR
Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #115-118 and DEFENDERS (1972) #8-11

AVENGERS: CELESTIAL MADONNA
Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #129-135 and GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #2-4

AVENGERS: THE KORVAC SAGA
Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #167-168 and #170-177 and THOR ANNUAL #6

AVENGERS: UNDER SIEGE
Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #270-277

AVENGERS: THE GATHERERS SAGA
Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #343-344, #348-349, #355-363, #372-374 and material from #364 and #375

AVENGERS: THE MORGAN CONQUEST
Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #1-4

AVENGERS FOREVER
Collecting AVENGERS FOREVER #1-12

AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED
Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #500-503 and AVENGERS FINALE

AVENGERS: THE FINAL HOST
Collecting AVENGERS (2018) #1-6 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 (AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA)

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Root – How Stan Lee, Creator of Black Panther, Taught a Generation of Black Nerds About Race, Art and Activism – There’ll be a lot of debate about the credit he should have but there’s no denying this.

 

Reviews

Newsarama – Avengers #10

The Beat – I Am Young

Newsarama – Immortal Hulk #8

Newsarama – William Gibson’s Alien 3 #1

Review: Avengers #10

Issue “700” of the Avengers is here and Marvel has downplayed how big of an issue is. This will set the course of the Marvel Universe for years to come and begins to answer questions set up years ago.

Avengers #10 is by Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness, David Marquez, Frazer Irving, Adam Kubert, Andrea Sorrentino, Justin Ponsor, Erick Arciniega, Matthew Wilson, Giada Marchisio, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops Wednesday November 14. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

TFAW

 

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Marvel Rising Gets Variant Covers this December

The next generation of super heroes have arrived! To celebrate, Marvel presents Marvel Rising Action Doll Homage variants, hitting comic shops this December!

Featuring Marvel Rising characters such as Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Ghost Spider, and Quake stepping into their predecessor’s shoes, each of the five covers is a homage to a classic cover from years past.

The entire line-up of Hasbro’s Marvel Rising Action Dolls are available exclusively at Target! Find them on these select comic books starting this December.

CHAMPIONS #27
FOC – 11/12/18
On Sale – 12/12/18

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39
FOC – 11/12/18
On Sale – 12/12/18

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
FOC – 11/19/18
On Sale – 12/19/18

DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
FOC – 11/19/18
On Sale – 12/19/18

AVENGERS #12
FOC – 12/10/18
On Sale – 1/9/19

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