SUPER COMIC WRAP UP!!!
Overview: I have many issues with this run of avengers and new avengers. I honestly dont think its Brian Michael Bendis's fault. I think he was put into a position where he was supposed to be a filler while they work up to Xmen Vs. Avengers. My first big beef has to do with the fact that there stories and lives are too closely intertwined. The reason I loved New Avengers before is that it wasn't The Avengers. There was a little connection and crossover but they were not the same. This one they are basically the same story crossing over in every book. So when i read volume 2 and 3 of each I kept getting confused and it didnt help that Captain America and Iron man are in both comics. Honestly this is the problem with Bendis writing both of them. The second problem deals with the bad guys they ran into. There is this huge bag guy conglomerate called Hammer. It basically takes all of the bad guys and put them into one giant team. With this came a completely... even for comics... unbelievable story line. Where Osborn basically does the exact same thing that he did in the Dark Avengers. The Dark Avengers was absolutely garbage and stupid and made no sense. This story that runs inbetween the two series follows basically the same story arc for a second time. I literally hated this part of the book and kept thinking about putting it down. The worst part was actually Osborn in both books he turned himself into a "Super adaptoid" which means he is able to take any ability of any person he touches. It was insane and the only way to take him down was to overload his circuits. It was like Osborn became super man. I hated this story arc and I hated the political bs that came from it and I realized too late I could have probably skipped both since it was all leading to Avengers v Xmen. I would suggest skipping this entire arc starting in on AVX and finishing up after that. Also I though when the heroic age started we were going to see Captain America (bucky) run the avengers, Iron man run the New avengers, and Steve Rogers run the secret Avengers. But as usual this is basically One giant Avengers and a seperate smaller Secret Avengers... Well and now when I think about it a lot of the secret avengers happen to be on the Avengers... Really lame actually I hope they fix this after AVX.
Sorry about that huge diatribe but it really bothered me. Onto the next books.
Overview: This was a pretty awesome week for comics. Very marvel heavy, but fun reads and a good way to catch up with some of my favorite characters. I didnt love my dive into avengers, which is sad, but ok. I enjoyed Captain America and I loved Black Summer. I would suggest jumping into a couple of these but skip the avengers until after the AVX run. I have a batman book to read, but I was not enjoying it so far. I might just add it to this later on.