Saturday Issue Review: The New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout

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BreakoutSource: Purchased
Publisher: Marvel
Series: The New Avengers #1
Edition: Paperback, 160 pages
Genre: Graphic Novel
Purchase: Amazon*
*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases
Rating: 4/5

In the wake of the systematic destruction of the original Avengers, just what sort of threat to the world could persuade Captain America to assemble an all-new team? And following the events of Avengers Disassembled, who could possibly be on this team? How does Cap, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Wolverine sound? Fate has brought them together, and now Captain America wants to make it permanent. Who will take his hand and join the new Avengers? And will they be strong enough to fight the mysterious forces at play around them? Collects New Avengers #1-6.

So with the conclusion of Avengers Disassembled (Review here) and House of M (Review here), I was really curious to see how things picked up for the motley team.

It starts out with a mass riot/breakout at the Raft,  a supervillian prison, caused by Electro. Our heroes are once again forced together as they all respond to the danger. I think overall it’s a pretty interesting team set up: Spiderman, Ironman, Captain America, Luke Cage, Spiderwoman, and…Wolverine. Who I think will probably be grumpy and not actually be ‘on the team’ just with the team.

There were some dull moments in this one but I think Spiderman and his humor saved it from bringing the story down too much. It just nice to have a ‘normal’ guy on the team who is more than willing to point out just how ridiculous or confusing something is. The artwork is great though I did get irritated when I saw the same panels used more than once.

I’m kind of curious to see how well the team dynamic works out in a more controlled setting and see who butts heads with each other. So far I really like it, but there is definitely the promise of some drama building.

4 stars

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1 Response to Saturday Issue Review: The New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout

  1. Greg says:

    I thought this was pretty good, although it’s been a while since I read it. I’m not a huge fan of the author, but he’s got another one he wrote (I think it was a few story arcs down the road) where they go to Japan, Viper is the villain as I recall- that one is pretty good. Spiderman cracking jokes while they fought ninjas was pretty funny.

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