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Avengers Assemble, Vol. 3 (Avengers (1998) #23-34)

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The crisis of the Eighth Day is followed by Triathlon's first day as an Avenger, which takes the team south of the border and back in time thousands of years! And how does the mystery of Madame Masque match the curse of Count Nefaria?
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published July 26th 2006 by Marvel
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Chelsea
Apr 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Can Marvel stop torturing Janet van Dyne? Christ *sighs eternally*

Okay, so this was just not good. The last one was okay for the most part but this one just made me aware of how tone deaf white writers can be when trying to tackle issues of race and representation. I'm not sure if this was some Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt shit where the writers read criticisms that their team was too white and tried to combat with something praising themselves? Or if they were trying to be proactive and
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James
Sep 29, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who like stories that apear to be from the 1980's
Its books like these that make people think comic books are for kids. Cheesy dialogue and poorly exectuted arcs lead the Avengers through uninspired territory that only fans of the 80's could enjoy.
Marshall Ruddock
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Hey, a 3rd volume of Busiek written Avengers!

Ugh.
Colm
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Triathlon joins/is foisted upon the Avengers with a chip on his shoulder. Crossover with the Thunderbolts. A stupid trip to South America to help Silver Claw save her village. Mostly wonder what I read it for but the clash with Count Nefaria was decent, even if Madame Masque's internal dialogue was woeful.
Randy Lander
Another hit and miss volume, but more hit than miss. Busiek's missteps include breaking up Scarlet Witch and Vision in favor of a clunky, uninteresting Scarlet Witch/Wonder Man relationship and trying to introduce new villains (good impulse) but introducing a forgettable team based on the Juggernaut, plus more of the underwhelming Triune Understanding.

On the upside, there's also a pretty good crossover with the Thunderbolts, the use of classic (but not overused) villains like Kulan Gath, Count N
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***Dave Hill
Aug 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is Avengers story-telling in the best traditions of the old school, around 2000, with great Perez (mostly) art, epic stories, and all-around goodness. The cross-overs with the Thunderbolts (under Nicieza & Bagley) make me want to see collections of that work, too. As much as there's great stuff going on in both Avengers and Thunderbolds in the present time, it makes me miss those old days a lot.
Chris Lemmerman
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great stuff, all the way through. Trumps the previous volume because of the consistent Perez/Busiek work instead of having some fill-ins (though the Hellcat annual will be wiped from my memory), and the Nefaria Protocols crossover with the Thunderbolts at the end is superb. I like how Busiek still has loads of little subplots bubbling away - this is how you do Avengers properly.
Devero
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Il rapporto tra Wonder-Man, la Visione, Scarlet Witch sembra esplodere, mentre si avvicina la minaccia degli esemplari dell'ottessenza. In seguito lo scontro con Kulan Gath, e il ritorno di Nefaria. Ospiti i Thunderbolts.
Busiek pesca a piene mani nella mitologia Marvel continuando a creare storie ottime per George Perez.
Ondra Král
Jul 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Busiekovská telenovela se svými klady i zápory
TJ Shelby
Oct 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Another amazing volume.
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Kurt Busiek is an American comic book writer notable for his work on the Marvels limited series, his own title Astro City, and his four-year run on Avengers.

Busiek did not read comics as a youngster, as his parents disapproved of them. He began to read them regularly around the age of 14, when he picked up a copy of Daredevil #120. This was the first part of a continuity-heavy four-part story arc;
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