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The Mighty Avengers, Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis
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Feb 28, 2011

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2nd Reading, Feb '13: I'm still hovering between a 3 and a 4 for this one. There are a few things I love: the characterizations are excellent. Ares, in particular--how could you not love his brash, out-of-touch idiocy by the end of this story. How can a character I know nothing about suddenly become my favorite Avenger?) Cho's art is gorgeous, and the color work accents it perfectly. The plot is solid but not quite revolutionary, and there are some things I'd like explained, but it certainly isn't boring. My only serious complaint is the thought bubbles. I don't know if Bendis was trying something new here, or if the letterers got out of control, but following every word bubble with a snide thought bubble gets annoying really fast. But, other than that, an above-average (but not great) Avengers story.

And, oh: the "picking the team" portion of the book is now one of my fave Avengers moments.

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