Welcome back to our new series in which we review the comics that we read every week. This week Seppin is going to be reviewing Avengers #6 by Jason Aaron and art by Ed McGuinness.
Um, do I really have to review this? I’m sorry, but I am not a fan of the Avengers title. I don’t think that the book has ever been as great since New Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis. That is my personal opinion and will affect my review.
However, I just think that this story is bland and not amazing. I like that it is tying into the 1,000,000 BC Avengers, but I don’t think that it works so well here. The best part of those stories were that they were on their own and that they had no connection. Now it just makes an uninteresting backstory for the usual alien invasion plot. This brings together the Earth’s Mightiest heroes and blah blah blah. It’s been done!
I want something new. Perhaps sending the Avengers into space or throw them all together in a battle arena that they have to fight their way out of. What happened to these great story ideas that didn’t revolve around alien beings coming to Earth and they have to stop them. You could even do a more grounded Avengers team that is forced to hide from the public eye and they take on street criminals and run from the police. These are cool stories. In this issue, the best thing that we get is a giant Ghost Rider and some weird, “with our powers combined” bullshit!
Overall, this book could be so much more and I don’t recommend that you read it.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 7 / 20