Uncanny Avengers #1 Review

Can this new Avengers team successfully rise from the ashes of the House of Idea‘s latest mammoth event?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

ALL NEW ONGOING!

• THIS IS IT! The greatest era of the Marvel Universe starts here! From the ashes of AvX an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble!

• Captain America begins his quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together – so why is Professor Xavier’s dream more at risk than ever?

• The first attack of the most loathsome villain in history will quake the Marvel Universe forever!

• The funeral of one of Marvel’s greatest heroes!

You could not have asked for a better team to handle the opening issue of Marvel NOW! than the one on display here.  The story is engrossing to the point that it nearly makes you want to forget any issues someone might have with the ending of AVX, as you sit back and enjoy the awesome results.  If this is the future of this storied universe, then i can’t wait to see what comes next.

Rick Remender continues his streak of launching stellar new series with another captivating first issue.  His Avengers are going to be different in tone and style than anything that has come before, as he writes a script that leans heavily on the narrative influences from both the established cannon of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Children of the Atom.  Nothing feels forced as he takes us on a journey that will make this book a must buy for any Marvel fanboy, while employing some very evocative story-telling techniques.

John Cassaday turns in a near-perfect job with this opening issue.  His characters are simply exceptionally designed from the get-go as they perform dynamic actions in some lavishly detailed panels, that show the artist’s exceptional dedication to his craft.  His pencil strokes yield a believable world, that feels like an honest representation of the current and future Marvel Universe following the events of Avengers vs X-Men.

Uncanny Avengers #1 is an excellent beginning to what is sure to be a landmark series from Marvel.  Highly recommended.

4.5/5

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.williamson.758 Jonathan Williamson

    What? Actually I refused to actually read the whole thing after the end of AvX. But based on what little I did read = disappointed. Red Skull kidnaps the corpse??? Really? COME ON!!!

    • http://twitter.com/guardian0452 Harrison Rawdin

      The final shot was epic though, it got me all excited for what could possibly be another Rick Remender roller coaster ride.