Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Mighty Avengers #9 Review

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Mark Bagley
Inker: Danny Miki

Synopsis: So Doom is chilling in the past, you know, nailing Morgan Le Fay (yeah, hes got game like that). She asks him for a gift and he says he can't because that could mess up time and he takes off and goes back to the future only to find that Tony Stark is getting ready to totally invade his country. Tony asks Ares (Marvel's favorite bigot) what the plan is. His response is an awkward silence followed by instructions to the team. He tells them get out of the plane and goes 9-11 on Doom's castle (to soon? please comment). He jumps out and the Mighty Avengers start going to work on Doom's army. Three splash pages later Doom and Iron Man stare each other down. They start to go armor to armor when Doom brings out the magic and starts winning the fight. They end up falling into the time machine and are sent to some mysterious dimension along with Sentry who tried to bail out Tony. The Mighty Avengers regroup and try to figure out what the fuck happened. Tony is waking up in a comic book world I guess, where Doom is standing over Stark about to just wail on him (he swore on his mom's soul).

Comments: Bendis's run on Mighty Avengers has hit a major snag since that awesome beginning (buy that trade). It has hit a snag and lately has been one rushed issue after another. The venom virus storyline got murdered and it appears that Bendis is just trying to get ready for Secret Invasion. It seems that the delays hurt the way the storyline was supposed to develop so he has just been rushing things to catch up. That being said, this was a very pretty issue to look out. It was nice to read but you won't remember it in a week. It looks really nice though, I can't stress that enough. The thought bubbles are getting old since they aren't saying anything funny but things that they should say out loud, in other words they are getting pretty useless. The comic does have moments but it earns a

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