Posted by:
Byron Brewer

Review: Avengers #15 (Hickman and Spencer)


Jonathan Hickman and Nick Spencer continue their wide scope space opera in the pages of Avengers, with some satisfying moments as the story goes into Infinity.

I know a lot of people do not like Hickman's long-form storytelling, but to me it brings back memories of Stan Lee's scripting of Fantastic Four eons ago when a story would end mid-issue and a new one would begin. Wild!

I don't know if it is the addition of Spencer for a time to the writing chores, but the individual Avengers certainly have had better "voices" this issue than most. I know the  story is plot-driven, but I do enjoy hearing from our individual characters every once in awhile even though the Roy Thomas/Roger Stern soap opera stuff has not been forthcoming.

Artist Stefano Caselli does a great job this issue of following the super sc-fi script, with some awesome alien-esque visuals.

Of course, the real success this issue was Bruce Banner using his mind rather than his alter ego's muscle to help solve the case of our "shattered systems." I am also anxious to discover where Captain Universe and Manifold have gone. She talked about "knights." Could it be the world of Galador?

Again another great installment of Avengers and a must-read for our cosmic crews.