May 21, 09
Read in April, 2009
This was a fun bit of Avengers craziness. Lots of action and a decent story to keep it moving. I'm not a big fan of Ares or Sentry (I like the classic Avengers lineups) but at least their additions to the team are explained in the story. The art is great, and though Matt Fraction's stories tend toward what I call "one panel adventures" and "one panel battles" (no good fight ever goes more than a page or two, unfortunately) he keeps the story moving and the dialogue crisp. Like many readers, I hate the thought-balloon subtext he gives a lot of conversations (too distracting) but they are few enough in number to ignore. This book has lots of cool heroes, tough villains and the kind of world-saving action that Avengers fans crave.