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TV Review: Avengers Assemble, "By the Numbers"
It seems the best Avengers these days are always Tony's machines and calculations vs. Captain America's human factor and hard work. And so it is in "By the Numbers."
The Avengers discover that the Cabal, led by the Red Skull, has an unstable Cosmic Cube. This comes during an exercise wherein Stark has invented a machine that predicts all probabilities. The Cabal will not get the drop on them again.
Only it does, as an incoming Hyperion blasts through Avengers Tower, grabs the Hulk and heads out into the Hudson.
This leads to a battle royal between the Avengers and the Cabal, one that Stark tries to win with his probability calculating machine. Of course, it does not work as well as planned because Red Skull has had little spy spiders out everywhere watching the heroes.
Enter Cap and the human factor.
The Avengers actually employ teamwork and not only thwart the Cabal, but prevent the explosion of two missiles headed to American cities.
This is one of those great toons that is driven by character, the foils of character and also exhibits the great teamwork the Avengers have always been known for. That teamwork has sometimes been left out of Avengers both in comic books that other media. It was good to see it displayed again in this great toon.