Avengers Assemble 17 review


Having not read any of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s writing before Captain Marvel, I’m still being impressed by her ability to write dialogue. Every single line feels like it’s coming from a real person, and everyone feels perfectly in character. There are too many good examples to choose from, but my personal favourite in this issue was the Hulk’s “RAAAAA!” followed by Captain Marvel’s “My feelings exactly, Hulk.”

This is the penultimate issue in the 5-part crossover between Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble, both written by DeConnick. Disgraced Kree warrior Yon-Rogg is causing havoc all over the world as a distraction for his kind of apocalyptic plans. The Avengers spend the bulk of this issue fighting off Kree sentinels, while trying to find Yon’s location. Nearly every single page in this comic has both action and story development, making the most out of its 20 pages as possible.

The art is also good. It’s a generally simple look that still has a lot of environmental detail. The monitors on Captain Marvel’s flying motorbike are complete with a highlighted map, a picture of Yon-Rogg and flight details. It’s this attention to detail that brings these pages to life, even if not every page or panel has that level of detail (and even if the map was probably digitally added). The panels near the end of the comic showcase exactly how tough Captain Marvel is, as she appears both determined and in incredible pain.

While Cable and X-Force was my personal favourite comic of the week, and while Supergirl 22 had the best panel of the week, this issue probably has the highest overall quality. There’s been a lot of talk lately that Carol Danvers deserves a movie in the Marvel Moviverse, and this issue provides strong evidence for that. Even ignoring that, this is simply a great Avengers book. Whether you see yourself as a strong supporter of female superheroes, you’re an Avengers fan or are looking for a comic that’s just plain fun, this is a comic you should read.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to Avengers Assemble 17 review

  1. Pingback: Release Day Rundown – July 17, 2013 | healed1337

  2. xmenxpert says:

    Kelly Sue DeConnick definitely writes the most human characters in comics. It was also nice seeing Sersi again. Also, Spider-Woman and Hulk make a shockingly good buddy team. DeConnick’s been pushing that since she came onto the book, and she continues to make it clear that she finds it absolutely hilarious putting them together, and she’s right.

    I’m hoping DeConnick gets a major push soon. I’d like to see her become one of Marvel’s Architect-level writers.


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