Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Uncanny Avengers #1 - Review

Uncanny Avengers #1 - Team Roster: Thor, Havok, Scarlet Witch, Rogue, Captain America, and Wolverine.

The first book in the Marvel NOW! line of comics hit store shelves today and picks up where the events of “Avengers Vs. X-Men” left off. Captain America realizes that he’s been ignoring mutant rights and decides to restructure the Avengers to be comprised equally of X-Men. With Cyclops imprisoned for his crimes with the Phoenix Force, Alex Summers AKA Havok is chosen to help lead the new team.

But Summers isn’t ready to take the spotlight. And an old enemy has seen an opportunity in the current state of the world and it’s views on mutants. It’ll take the combined might of Earth’s mightiest heroes and strongest mutants to stop the threat.

Rick Remender and John Cassaday have knocked it out of the park with Uncanny Avengers. Since the release of the blockbuster movie, fans have been waiting for a fresh new take on Marvel’s premier team. This series is setup as being the bridge that needed to be built between the Avengers and the X-Men.

The characters in this first issue all feel genuine. Every character from Wolverine to Captain America feel like they’ve been plucked right from their own series. When the book starts, it seems that it’s going to be X-Men heavy, but ends up balancing the two different sets of characters so that everyone gets equal panel time.

If this is any indication of how Marvel NOW! is going to be, then we’re in for a real treat. It’s really just a change of creative teams and a bit of a shake-up in the Marvel Universe, but it makes a big difference.

Uncanny Avengers #1 is well worth the time for any X-Men or Avengers fan.

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