Book Review: Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (2009)) Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers by Chris Eliopoulos

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers has Lockjaw organizing a group of animals (sidekicks and supporting characters) to obtain the Infinity Gems and thwart Thanos.

This story isn't bad and has some cute moments, but doesn't really work for me. Part of it is just the scale of the mission...fighting the Infinity Gems and battlings Thanos. Given how hard both tasks are, it's ridiculously easy in this book. A better example of a story with animals could be found in a recent Super Sons Annual by Peter Tomasi where the goal was much more reasonable.

In addition, even if you did go with such an outsized goal, that could still work in the sense of Squirrel Girl battling Galactus, but that worked because they leaned in to the ridiculousness of the situation. Here, for some reason, Thanos is playing against the Pet Avengers on the easy setting for no good reason.

Overall, this is kind of a meh read, some fun moments, but ultimately doesn't seem to know what its doing.



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Published on November 29, 2019 22:42 Tags: lockjaw, pet-avengers
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