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Posted by: Byron Brewer

Review: Avengers World #2

Writer: 
Jonathan Hickman
Writer: 
Nick Spencer
Art: 
Stefano Caselli
Colors: 
Frank Martin
Letterer: 
Joe Caramanga
Cover: 
Jung-Geun Yoon
Publisher: 
Marvel Comics
Price: 
$3.99
Release Date: 
January 22, 2014

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Just like in Avengers #5, Smasher’s issue of Avengers World, #2, is a sentimental one about the girl behind the Shi’ar mask. I am enjoying this expansion of the Jonathan Hickman Avengers machine because it allows more room for character as well as that long-brewing long-term sci-fi saga Hickman is working on.

While the plot and design might be Hickman, the character and feel of the story is pure Nick Spencer. Read any of his works and you know what characters you are dealing with, and Spencer as a writer is better at character voices than almost any writer today.

Everything is here: Grampa, Captain Terror and those scientists from AIM that are so hard-working that they appear both here and Avengers this week. And you really do not feel a break in continuity between the two magazines. Wanna have fun? Read Avengers #5 and then Avengers World #2 back to back. Fun!

I was sorry we didn’t see more of Sam and Bobby this issue, but I am enjoying the hell out of Cap and Bruce Banner’s time together. Different chemistry than Bruce and Tony Stark, but still hysterical.

The art by Stefano Caselli is beauty itself, and reflects some of the oddities of the bombs sent by Ex Nihilio back in Avengers #1 with that alien-ness on AIM Island.

Avengers and Avengers World made quite a little combo package this week. Thanks, House of Ideas!

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