Thursday, May 08, 2008

Review - The Mighty Avengers #13 (Marvel)

Unbelievably, this is another fantastic tie-in to the main 'Secret Invasion' title. It is almost too good to be true. In fact 'Mighty Avengers' is currently even better than the main title it is feeding into....

Carrying on from last month, we basically get less Nick Fury, but he is still there at all the right moments. Who we do see more of is Dasiy Johnson (aka Quake), a former SHIELD agent who manages to cover a lot of ground as she goes around the world recruiting 'caterpillars' as part of a Nick Fury masterplan....

Though there is limited action, what there is (showing off the new recruits powers) is nicely done. The art, from Alexi Maleev, is outstanding. I particuarly liked the grainy detail in the convenience store, and the way he illustrates a high speed chase. His facial drawings are also brilliantly realised - there is a great sequence where 3 taunting children get more than they bargained for, and its highly amusing.

Exciting times ahead for this title, or whatever title decides to take this nascent teaming, with Fury as the lead. There are some great choices in amongst the ranks, and I look forward to seeing how they work out.

Verdict - This title goes from strenght to strength. Are we due a retitling - namely 'Nick Fury & His Howling Commandos'??? Whatever happens next, this is an essential component in the 'Secret Invasion' saga, and just about the best Marvel title out there this week (and maybe even this month). 8.5 out of 10.