Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Luke Ross
It saddens me that this run is coming to an end. I’ve enjoyed this series from the beginning and have picked up every issue from day one. I even made it through Greg Land’s art, but I digress. For a series that I care for so much I can’t help but feel let down by this issue.
The issue begins where the last one left off, a very angry Steve Rogers has approached the Mighty Avengers. He informs them of the upcoming incursion set to happen in 178 days. He informs them of Tony and the Illuminati’s previous attempts at handling the incursions which drives a line down the team.
What this issue does right is showing how the public has reacted upon hearing the news. Of course you can assume that most people are acting in a panic, but it is interesting to see how well the people of the Marvel Universe react to the upcoming crisis. Maybe crisis isn’t the best word for the Marvel Universe.
The problem that I had with this issue is that it is essentially a recap. Nothing new comes from this issue besides the team joining Cap’s side. I find it weird that during the secret meeting they have that they don’t include Spider-Man who is probably one of the best people when it comes to having a moral compass. Now I understand it is a tie-in to Hickman’s storyline, I just wish that there was more substance in the issue.
The art in this issue is overall average at best. I find that the artist over uses shadows on the faces of the characters which takes away from their expressions. It didn’t bother me too much on the first read through, but after going back I found it distracting.