Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The New Avengers #2

The New Avengers #2 - Comic of the DayThe New Avengers might be my favorite comic book right now. Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen seem to bring out the best in each other with every issue of The New Avengers.

Starting the New Avengers line is a story involving magic. Wooo, mysterious. The characters involved in The New Avengers #2 are the duel team leader (Thunderbolts team leader as well) Luke Cage, the ex magica himself Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, Wolverine, the ever love'n Thing and the rest of the classic New Avenger gang. The comic of the day has them caught up in a little tussle. Nothing dramatic. Oh yeah, the fate of our existence hangs in the balance, but like whatevs.

I've spoken about Immonen's simplistic style before. It just works when there are a lot of people on the page. Too much detail clutters up the pages with intense action and takes away from the focus of a panel. Immonen is the perfect team book artist.

Oh, did I mentioned Cage above? If you are also reading Thunderbolts right now, you may notice that while Luke Cage is leading two teams at the moment he is also getting thoroughly punked. In both issues Cage is being dominated by the "bad guy(s)". I don't know about you (you being the reader...yeah, I'm talking to you) but I like my leader to be in charge and not constantly getting messed up. But maybe I'm just being old fashion.

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