Posted by:
Byron Brewer

Review: Avengers #13 (Hickman and Spencer)


Avengers #13 is a beautiful chapter in Jonathan Hickman' s long-term saga of world breaking and ruptured systems. But this one is most uplifting.

Hickman and Nick Spencer present our heroes in the Savage Land where they are teaching the Children of the Sun the meaning of ... well, everything!

I have enjoyed the camaraderie of Thor and faux Superman Hyperion, who sort of bookend this tale. Hypes has come to regard El Nihilo's creations as his own, and the evolution in his character reflects this.

Speaking of evolution, this is one of the best uses of the High Evolutionary character ever! As our tale says, H.E. has never met a catalyst he didn't like. Who would guess he would use the kids as a pack of Eveready batteries to power Terminus?!

The confrontation between Hyperion and High Evolutionary is quite shocking.

There is also a nice appearance by Garokk, a fixture in the Savage Land who works out great here with Captain Universe and who has long been ignored.

Hawkeye and the others have their moments. I could've used an "Avengers Assemble" as the team busted through H.E.'s hologram.

This, along with last issue, is one of the stronger chapters in Hickman's Avengers saga. Plot and character are both cared for, and that makes us care for these people.

That, above all, is always what any Avengers story needs.