Avengers World # 1 Review

Reviewing Avengers World # 1 by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli.

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Hickman continues to expand his “Avengers World” concept by putting the larger-than-life team with larger-than-life threats that only “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” can tackle. This book is a nice fusion of super-spy politics and superheroics. That bit should be obvious since the writing team here are big in their respective fields, Hickman with his superhero tales (and fresh from Infinity mind you) while Spencer was kicking ass with Secret Avengers.

That said, the two managed to make something that’s overly used and dreary into something fresh and exciting. Not sure about how each Avenger team was picked but it rubs off as more of a “Marvel Team-Up” rather than a full-fledged Avengers mission.

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The art is gorgeous but that’s pretty obvious since we’re talking about Stefano Caselli here. The colors were vibrant and blends well with the context of each mission.

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I’m clapping my hands with the notion of having Captain America and his team working together closely with Maria Hill and the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. You can bank on this title getting a major push next year when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters.

If there’s one thing that I really miss here, it’s got to be Henry Peter Gyrich, the classic SHIELD liason. He’s a fellow that we all love to hate and not seeing him here, kinda kills the whole point. But hey, at least it won’t annoy me to bits.

Overall, Avengers World # 1 is a must buy if you’re a Marvel fan or an Avengers fan. It’s pretty out there in terms of concepts and execution and I foresee that this is going to be fun ride while Hickman is still steering it in the right direction.

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VERDICT: 9/10

(Yeah, that’s how much I miss Gyrich)

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