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MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 (Ewing, Land)
Those looking to keep up with Infinity should give this title a cruise, as it’s entirely nestled in the event and with only two issues thus far it hasn’t bred its own story yet that might tangle up temporary readers. Thanos and his Black Order have their hands all over this one, so readers should too.
This issue was a lot of shallow bang and mostly buildup, so its audience will be looking for something stronger next issue. Ewing will likely deliver, but with Land at the helm on art, whatever’s in store for the Mighty Avengers will likely come about with a lot of yelling, squinting, and alien body proportions.
– M.J. Feuerborn
INFINITY: THE HUNT #2 (Kindt, Sanders)
The increased action is hugely apparent in the increase in quality of Steven Sanders’ artwork. There is a lot more going on visually in this comic and Sanders gets some moments to shine. His pencils are sharper and the pages are a lot more interesting to look at in this issue than the last. His work is consistent throughout the issue, especially with respect to the inking, and with the action looking to stay high heading into the next issue, I expect more quality work from Sanders going forward. Jim Campbell’s colour work is strong throughout the book and helps make the kids in the issue easily recognizable. His style meshes with Sanders’ work well.
Infinity: The Hunt #2 is a middle of the pack book that is still lacking a spark to make it’s mark on the Infinityevent and the Marvel Universe in general. The artwork is solid, but the dialogue is flat considering the characters involved and the situation they are in.
– Aaron Long
THUNDERBOLTS #16 (Soule, Palo)
…The humour gives the issue a black-comedy feel as these characters are some of the deadliest in comics and are in the middle of a mission that could become a total bloodbath, but it works. This dark take on this team (with splashes of black comedy) works well in this issue and showcases how a standalone title can tie-in to an event without completely succumbing to it. With more tie-ins like this, event fatigue would not be as common and I applaud Soule for keeping the essential characteristics of his book intact and using the event as a plot thread rather than the plot itself.
Thunderbolts #16 is a solid event tie-in that stays true to the primary series. Soule does an excellent job of keeping this book true to its core while integrating the events of Infinity, and he infuses some delightful dark humour to give the book a unique feel. Palo’s artwork lacks some of the subtleties I feel make the script strong, but overall it is one of the strongest issues of Thunderbolts I have read.
– Aaron Long
Hitting stores Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Infinity Power Rankings
- AVENGERS #19 (10/10)
- CAPTAIN MARVEL #15 (10/10)
- CAPTAIN MARVEL #16 (10/10)
- AVENGERS #18 (9.5/10)
- INFINITY #3 (9.5/10)
- NEW AVENGERS #9 (9.5/10)
- INFINITY #1 (9.0/10)
- THUNDERBOLTS #14 (9.0/10)
- NEW AVENGERS #10 (9.0/10)
- AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #19 (9.0/10)
- INFINITY #2 (8.5/10)
- NOVA #8 (8.5/10)
- MIGHTY AVENGERS #1 (8.0/10)
- AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #18 (8.0/10)
- THUNDERBOLTS #16 (8.0/10)
- AVENGERS #20 (7.0/10)
- THUNDERBOLTS #15 (7.0/10)
- INFINITY HEIST #1 (7.0/10)
- MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 (6.5/10)
- INFINITY: THE HUNT #2 (6.0/10)
- INFINITY: THE HUNT #1 (5.0/10)
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