Thursday, June 26, 2008

Review - New Avengers #42 (Marvel)

The best Secret Invasion title so far

The story of how Jessica Drew, a double agent for SHIELD and HYDRA, and a reinstated Avenger as Spider-Woman, got replaced by the Skrull Empress Veranke. To go into too much detail would post too many spoilers, but let me say that this story never challenges the Marvel continuity, its full of talking but never boring, the action, when it happens, tends to be of the inter-personal variety and does not suffer one bit for that.The art is fantastic, the ending is amazing and it is about 10 times better than the main title it ties into. Above all else, the Avengers titles that tie-in to the main 'Secret Invasion' book are mandatory if you want to get more out of the story than a few big fights. I look forward to these Avengers titles more than any other at the moment. The best Marvel is offering at the minute, and its of a very high standard.

Review - intricate, makes sense, thrilling, great art, a fantastic, mysterious climax - the best this week. 9.5 out of 10.