Written By Mark Waid
Art by Adam Kubert, Sonia Oback, Mahmud Asrar, & Dave McCaig
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: December 2, 2015

Don’t be a jerk!

Picking up where we left off in the last issue, Miles is giving Cap a wake-up call as Vision comes on the scene. Meanwhile, Nova and Kamala are tracking Warbringer, guiding them closer to the rest of their team. Our mighty Thor drops in to turn the tide of battle, before our team gets a couple of very unwelcome surprises.

All-New All-Different Avengers #2 is fitting for the next entry in a team-building arc. Everyone isn’t on the same page, and they’re all trying to find their bearings in a dire situation. They’re all trying to figure out how to make the most of very different personalities, melding them into a team even if just for a moment. This makes me want to see the next issue, but, alas, I’ll have to wait.

Mark Waid is definitely great at giving each of the Avengers defining identities. There are some really wonderful touches, such as Kamala’s passionate defense of her neighborhood against Nova’s measured destruction. She’s someone who cares deeply for her home, and that will surely be one of her shining qualities. Waid’s writing captures some of the best qualities of each of the characters, a definite strength of this issue.

There’s a lot going on in this issue, and the art fits the level of activity through each panel. Adam Kubert does a great job working with important details and specifics, capturing something dynamic in every panel and making use of space in very creative ways. Sonia Oback’s colors are certainly built to showcase activity and imbue life into the Kubert’s pencils. This team is perfect for portraying the action of this first arc.

I loved the action and I loved everyone coming together, but I can’t lie: I’m becoming a bit impatient. The cost of building a good team series that you’re invested in is time and deliberation. I’m ready to see where the team goes, but I know I have to wait. Luckily, I’m also willing to see the series through its first arc because it has a lot of potential, and I trust Mark Waid to deliver that. I really do feel that ANAD Avengers could be a groundbreaking series, and I’m glad that this creative team is taking care to see that through, even if I’m anxious to see how things work out.

All-New All-Different Avengers #2 is continues to set up the long haul for our new team of Avengers. There’s a bigger story ahead and this was just one cog in the machine. I have faith that this story will lead to something great for our new team, and I can’t wait to see how the arc finishes and what it leads to.

The Verdict: 8.0/10


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