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Judging a Book By It’s Cover: Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1

Judging a Book By It’s Cover: Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1

Pretty busy week at the comic book store this week. But the Skottie Young cover for Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 caught my eye. Written by Al Ewing, art by Luke Ross. We bought it for one reason: the friggin’ cool cover. How does it read?

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The Good:

There is a lot of good going on in this book. The introduction of Sam Wilson as the new Captain America is very interesting. This group of Avengers is a crazy mix of new and old. You get Captain America(Falcon) , Luke Cage , Power Man , She-Hulk , White Tiger, Blue Marvel and Spectrum. The art is fantastic by Ross, really hits his perfect team and makes them look great. The Spider-man scene with Luke Cage where he apologizes was really strong.

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The Bad: 

The bad is the Marvel everything is connected thing, This book although it lays out plot there is an underlined belief that you are reading all the Axis books. That makes the book feel a little jumbled that if you have not you just say “huh?”. Why is Sam this way, the cliff hanger comes out of right field.

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Conclusion:

I think this book has a chance to be something, although I have a strange feeling the title will change in twelve issues. With secret wars coming up this summer, this is obviously leading into it. This may be a key issue.. Who is Jason Quantrell? He looks a lot like the Beyonder circa 1980.  That could be an interesting swerve. I hope Marvel gives all this enough time to play out.

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The Beyonder?

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