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Review: Avengers #16 (Hickman and Spencer)

Posted By: Wonder Worlock
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 16:27

Finally, Captain America screams "Avengers Assemble" and a mighty battle, albeit a brief one, is on, with the Avengers -- including Hyperion and Thor -- fighting an unknown alien entity summoned by the ever-frequent signal.

Jonathan Hickman and Nick Spencer continue Hickman's long-term work of cosmic delight leading somehow into Infinity.

It was nice to see Adam teaching the new Starbrand, reminding this longtime reader of early Dr Strange tales when the Ancient One was still in charge.

I was sure last issue when Captain Universe mentioned “knights” that she and Eden might have teleported to Rom's Galador, and it seems to be the case. We see the Galadorian Spaceknights, including Ikon who replaced the Silver Surfer in Annihilators. (I believe that is her front and center in the last panel on that page.)

And as we saw last issue, Dr. Banner finally Hulks Out! Cool!

Stefano Caselli is holding up the tradition of excellent art on this Marvel NOW title, and I hope that is something which continues long after these mysteries are solved. Kudos to colorist Frank Martin as well, whose work only embellishes Caselli's fine art. 

Where all this enjoyable space opera is heading and how it ties in with Thanos and Infinity are still mysteries to me, but I am enjoying the heck out of it.

I'm in for the long haul! Hope you are too.