Thursday, May 26, 2011

Review: Secret Avengers Vol. 1- Mission To Mars

SECRET AVENGERS VOL. 1: MISSION TO MARS (Marvel, 2011; Hardcover)
Collects Secret Avengers Nos. 1-5 (cover dates July- November, 2010)
Ed Brubaker is one of the best talents writing for Marvel these days, and this title is no exception. While I was leery of the whole "X-Force" Avengers angle, it works just fine in Brubaker's more than capable hands. The line-up: Super Soldier (a/k/a Steve Rogers, the original Captain America), War Machine, Ant-Man (as in the Irredeemable, not Hank Pym), Nova, the Black Widow, Valkyrie, the Beast, and Moon Knight. Yes, Moon Knight. The Beast was an Avenger back in the '70s, so it was interesting to see him back in the fold. I wish that someone would undo Grant Morrison's uber-retarded secondary mutation, and pretty much every other change that Morrison did to the X-Men some 10 years ago. Enough is enough! This third incarnation of Ant-Man is interesting, in that he isn't much of a hero at all. War Machine was an Avenger when he was the second Iron Man in the mid-80s, so it's interesting to see him back in the group now that he's fully come into his own. This is a solid line-up, and I am in for the long haul with this title. 

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