New Avengers Vol 1 HC NM 1st print Bendis Stuart Immonen Thing Cage SHRINKWRAPPED


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NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 01 HC (MARVEL COMICS) Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by STUART IMMONEN Cover by STUART IMMONEN! Find out who the New Avengers are, where they call home (gotta see it to believe it!), which Dark Avenger has joined their ranks, and just who the interdimensional demonic threat to our existence is! These heroes have gathered to take on the threats too dark, too dangerous, and too bizarre for any other team of heroes. The Siege is over, and the Heroic Age has begun. So what’s next for Luke Cage and the New Avengers? Steve Rogers thinks he has the answer, offering Cage the reins of his own team and the keys to Avengers Mansion. Which heroes will Luke choose to join him, assuming he even wants the gig to begin with? He’d better decide soon, because the forces of evil are literally dropping out of the sky – and even a formidable trio of master mystics like Dr. Strange, Dr. Voodoo and Daimon Hellstrom are at a loss to stop it. It’s time for Luke Cage and his New Avengers to step up, or their first mission may well be their last! The first issue, with Captain Steve Rogers getting Luke Cage to accept running up a new official Avengers team, was a great way to start the series. Fun, witty, and warm. The book’s events are taking place shortly after the events in the Siege book, and part of a new status-quo at Marvel, which they, themselves, have dubbed “The Heroic Age.” (This new “Heroic Age” deal included a re-launch of all Marvel Avengers titles, as well as the launch of a few new Avengers titles.) The previous New Avengers series was written by the same writer as this one, and was consistently a pretty good read. Expectations were high for this book, and though it is a bit of a departure from the old, it’s also familiar territory with familiar characters. Every new series desires to start off with a strong storyline, and I believe that this book bit a pretty good job of that. The current character line-up of the team includes Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel, Wolverine (of course!), Spider-Man, Thing, Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones. It’s an interesting line-up of characters, and most of these characters were a part of the previous incarnation of the team, as well. The majority of this book deals with two things: establishment of the new team in their new base of operations, and the threat of an inter-dimensional, supernatural cataclysm that has something to do with the relic, The Eye of Agamotto. The book is a good mix of “talking heads” and super-heroic action. It was a real treat to see a sort of “super-hero mash-up” with Wolverine being endowed with the powers of the other Avengers for his face-off against the big baddie. This is the kind of stuff, of course, that can and does only happen in comic books, and it’s fun to see. Stuart Immonen bangs it out of the park with his artwork, just as he does in the recently-published Fear Itself event book. I’ve always enjoyed everything that Stuart does, and he just seems to keep on improving with time. The New Avengers are back!! And Bendis & Immonen are back with the Siege & Secret Invasion colorista Laura Martin! Collecting NEW AVENGERS #1-6. 144 pages.


Collects New Avengers 1-6. 1st print, shrinkwrapped in near mint condition.