The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy take the fight to Thanos to recover the Cosmic Cube!
Avengers Assemble #6
As Maria Hill gathers all the available Avengers together to batten down the hatches on Earth, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow travel with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take the Cosmic Cube back from Thanos. Along the way, a Badoon warship intercepts the two teams. Despite the Avengers and Guardians’ best efforts, the Badoon appear to be a bit too much for them. In the distance, Thanos activates the Cosmic Cube…
After what I thought was a spectacular first issue, this series has slipped a little, but this issue brings back some of what I thought made the start so great. Brian Michael Bendis doesn’t waste a great deal of time before getting to the action. Instead of having the team continue to try to figure out how to stop Thanos, Bendis opts, instead, to just have Tony cut to the chase and tell the earthbound Avengers what is going on and what they are up against. It was a nice touch to just get things moving in a very actiony way. Let’s not worry about the plot right now because Thanos is about to destroy everything.
Another great moment was the Hulk hiding out in the Iron Man suit to ambush the Badoon. I don’t read any of the Hulk series, but I know Banner and Hulk are separated now, or at least that’s the last I’ve heard. I am willing to bet this might raise questions from Hulk fans as to why they are together again. For me, just reading this without the Hulk books as backbone, I just liked the Trojan Hulk idea. It’s just a very cool moment.
Mark Bagley continues to kill it in art. If nothing else, this series has stayed afloat thanks to the art. That two page panel with each of the other Avengers assembled in Avengers Tower was particularly great from the artist. What Bagley does do well, though, is bring the battle scenes. He even makes scenes of the two teams flying into space, just hanging out in the cockpits of their ships tense and exciting.
This series isn’t quite perfect, but this issue was a pretty good one on the excitement and action scale. If there’s no other reason to get this book, definitely flip through it for Bagley’s art.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Bagley’s art is a major reason this series has been quality for me. Bendis cuts to the chase and brings action.||I’m sure there’s more than a few people scratching their heads over continuity – especially from the Hulk.|
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