Well, I have to say that Norman Osborn’s (latest) exit came in one terrifically written and drawn issue of Avengers. No. 24 was all a classic Avengers tale should be, from the complexity of the villain(s) to the emotions of the heroes to the cataclysmic and imaginative derring-do throughout.
Take a bow, Mr. Bendis! Even if so much else was not upcoming before your departure from these pages – and we know that it is – this would have been on the same level as the departure of Roy Thomas from these pages years ago with the missing Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch giving a thorough drubbing to the Sentinels. Excellent tale and finish!
Of course, it is always a treat – even four bucks worth – to see the art of Daniel Acuna and this issue was a beautiful tribute to his ability as not only an artist but a storyteller as well. Facial expressions, panel flow, angles -- they all combine to make Avengers #24 a great read and a greater look.
Avengers and New Avengers have been half-here, half-there, a mixed bag in recent months as this H.A.M.M.E.R. tale cranked out, but I am glad I stuck with it because this issue is one to point to in future years when those nasty old internet rumors that BMB never wrote a classic Avengers yarn come up. Here ya go!
Great job by all, and on to Ultron.