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Guest Review: @Marvel Avengers #3

Avengers #3 Cover

The Garden


The birth of the New Adam.

On Mars, the Battle between The Avengers and the Garden comes to a dramatic conclusion.

"If you want LIFE and all the good things living entails, then you'll have to earn it." --Ex Nihilo

Preview





The Universe Has Spoken Original Review by tdk_1997 at Comic Vine


The first thing I have to say is that Opena is the guy for this series. He has an awesome style and his take on the Avengers and the new characters that appeared in this first arc was amazing. He makes them look as the way they should look like and doesn't have a single bad panel at all.

The big, awesome, stoty-telling part of the issue was the big battle between the new Avengers and Ex Nihilo, his sister Abyss and Aleph. The battle takes almost the whole issue and it is worth it.It is not one of those issues which have only big fighting and no story telling, it's one of those issue that tell you the story with the big battle. It is really interesting to see these new guys for the first time in action as Avengers even though that we only saw Sunspot, Cap Universe, Hyperion and Cap do something big from the Avengers. Some of the characters were like a little bit forgotten and it felt bad for them but we knew that they were fighting some of the creations of Ex Nihilo.

This arc was good but it felt a little bit short. A three issue story arc is small for the start of new series where you have new characters that some of them are pretty unknown to some of the readers. In this issue we saw some newbies that haven't earned the trust of Steve go in such a big battle to Mars. It felt strange but as I already said it was good to see them in action. Manifold, Hyperion and Cap Universe are characters that I am not really in touch with and know almost nothing about them. I was a little bit confused with things and wasn't sure if this was the same Hyperion as the one that appeared in Thunderbolts.

The issue was good, it told us the story that Hickman was trying to tell and created some new characters that I hope are going to be used in the future (Ex Nihilo, Abyss). The arc was a little bit short but it gathered some of the Avengers that were needed and this is indeed a different roster from what we have seen so far in the Avengers books.

Score 4/5


What I Thought


See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic 

Cover & Solicit - 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 5/5
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 5/5
Verdict - 4.9


I was originally going to give the cover a 4 because it really doesn't have anything to do with the issue, but because of the variant covers and the fact that it combines with the others makes it a 5. I'm really digging the art for this series, Jerome Opena is doing an outstanding job and the colors work fluidly with it. My only gripe with the issue isn't the story itself, but the length. It's odd to see a 3 issue arc nowadays and even more so one that had 2 issues of no real buildup. The first two issues were mainly forming the new team and finding out about Ex Nihlio. Now after 3 issues, it's back to the old team being rescued and at lead I hope the new characters not being shuffled out. So far this has been a great series, while only in it's 3rd issue, and I can't wait to see what the next arc has instore.

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tdk_1977 is a comic book reviewer at Comic Vine. The use of this review has been authorized by the original author.

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