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Posted by: Byron Brewer

Review: Avengers #29 (Hickman)

Writer: 
Jonathan Hickman
Pencils: 
Leinil Yu
Inks: 
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors: 
Sunny Gho
Letterer: 
VC's Cory Petit
Cover: 
Frank Cho, Jason Keith
Publisher: 
Marvel Comics
Price: 
$4.99
Release Date: 
May 14, 2014

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Avengers writer and cosmic opus architect Jonathan Hickman has taken us so far into the future, apparently, that we are back in the Marvel past. Cap, as we knew he would, has discovered he has been the mind puppet of the Illuminati, and it is Civil War all over again, Cap vs. IronMan. And still, we do not know which side is right and which side is wrong.

If you are familiar with the way Hickman writes his long-term stories, you know this was a direction he was obviously heading from some early flashbacks of Cap while he and Stark are first building the extant Avengers Machine. What was less obvious was what had happened and how, all of a sudden, we only had ONE Assembler rubbing elbows with Black Bolt, Reed Richards and Namor.

There is a hefty dose of recap here that is probably not needed, but there is also excitement, the thrill that happens when two symbols of right go at each other and, with that suspense of disbelief, it seems to the fanboy inside us something BIG is gonna happen, something that may be permanent.

As usual, Leinil Yu does the same great job he did during the Infinity side stories. I must say the art bar on this Avengers book has remained excessively high.

Hickman’s cosmic opus continues, and I could not be happier!

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