The only Avengers book I’ve been reading regularly since the end of Secret Wars is All-New All-Different Avengers. That is mostly because of the presence of Miles Morales. (I read Uncanny Avengers for about 5 minutes before Peter Parker/Spider-Man left the team.) And much like I mentioned in my Spider-Women Alpha review, I’m a sucker for crossovers, especially those that interrupt my regular monthly readings with tie-ins. As such, I’ve been reading the Avengers Standoff event. Some spoilers and thoughts on the latest chapter, Uncanny Avengers #8, after the break.
Writer Paul Jenkins and artist Jae Lee had a surprise hit with an Inhumans mini-series when the “Marvel Knights” line launched, so there was some anticipation for their follow-up.
That would have been a character they said was a long forgotten Marvel hero that predated the Fantastic Four. They said his name was the Sentry.
If you’re like me you hate those internet lists where you have to click through a page at a time to get to the end. I understand why sites do this, but from a reader standpoint it drives me crazy. Especially on my phone.
It is not uncommon for a major comics crossover to end in the death of a character. Marvel’s Secret Invasion was no exception. A so-so crossover written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu, the big death at the end was Janet VanDyne, the Wasp, on-again, off-again lover and ex-wife of Hank “1,000 Codenames” Pym.
She’s not currently dead. I’m not sure how she managed to come back, but she’s not dead anymore. So, really, did it matter?