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Subj: Re: Uncanny Avengers #30: Breaking up and getting together...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 at 08:47:39 am CST (Viewed 234 times)
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Uncanny Avengers 030

So good! Some no action issues are boring, some not. This was not with fine characterization and footnote attention to significant danglers ignored by other books.

Perfect cover! Inside art was superb!

Wanda and Simon break up (again) was maturely beautiful. Interesting that Simon new flying form.

Johnny and Anna 'getting closer together'. Seems a bit rushed that Wasp jumped to that conclusion and it's... surprising to see the impication that writer is moving in that direction for them. Interesting to learn an unknown developer bought the Baxter Building - look forward to reading details in MTiO #1 tomorrow! Johnny is maturely dealing with his newfound fortune. Good news for Avengers Mansion and Jarvis! Does this imply Johnny owns AVENGERS MANSION INC. or he set it up as separate legal entity?

Attilan GH, Hellion, T-Mist, Royals in Space, new NuHuman doc, Synapse's actual injuries... more welcome deets in Emily's engaging scene. All topped off with the heartfelt contents of the letter that Pietro left her. It was nice to see him too - but a visual clue of what he's headed would've been nicer.

Wanda and Jericho 'getting REALLY closer together'. Seems just plain rushed that Wanda threw herself at him. She's alludes to how she's grown (during her cancelled series); otherwise, their talk is lite. Interesting power implication that she (apparently) could 'see' (some way) her brother (where ever he was) via some kind of meditative monitoring. Nice that she cares after her abrupt 'break up' with him.

Shocker trial and Secret Empire Darkforce Crisis more welcome deets. Is Rogue going to give him a shot on the Unity Squad? It the US court recognizing Anna Marie as Miss Rogue or does the writer just not have clearance to make up a last name for her? ;\) She is very likable this ish. Rogue is inching back up my Top X-men Faves List.

Nice better-than-nothing cameos for Wasp, Jarv, and Hank... followed by a SHOCKING SHOCK appearance of Cap! Given his nomad status in his title and unresolved S.E. danglers his negotiating Official Avengers Status felt the MOST RUSHED story element of all - if not unbelievable. Still, it feels right -and at the same time wrong- she keeps UNITY SQUAD but breaks up with the franchise not to mention the flippin' book title name. Hmm... where's that going to go.

Finally, that last page subtle introduction (at least in these pages) of Voyager made for an awesome last page splash.

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The single best team book on the market in my view. \(yes\)

I haven't had the time to talk about Uncanny Avengers but with this, possibly the last issue, hopefully not, I have to commend the creative team on an outsandingly fine issue and a wonderfully upbeat closing scene.
Uncanny Avengers has always been blessed with fine talent, some are relatively unknown, but this continued level of quality is the mark of an unusual proficient editorial team. Tom Brevoort has been at the helm of many a fine production for Marvel and while editors rarely get mentioned in despatches I would like to commend him here for his work on both the Avengers and in particular this very book.
With this issue we have another new arrival on art in the form of Sean Izaakse, and so confident and natural are his layouts and command of the page one might think he had been doing this type of work for years. A marvellously composed first page of a seated relaxed Wanda Maximoff and a descending Simon Williams sets the quality of the entirety of the following pages of the issue. The autumnal colouring from Tamra Bonvillain are almost as vivid and memorable as the artwork itself, and so a pairing that complements the other perfectly and assures of a strong visual consistency...

This is an installment of the Avengers that is concerned with closure, of taking stock before a pause in the greater story and an uncertain future, and writer Jim Zud pitches the balance perfectly. A welcome opening in the park between Wanda and Simon in the autumnal light is a fine backdrop to a relationship that has in need a pause in itself. Wanda's need for independence and a sense of personal control over her decisions has been a theme well developed over the last three years, whether this is truly the end between this couple or just a long pause onlyt he future will yell, but it does fit with the uncertain nature of The Uncanny Avengers team as a whole. Holding it all together through these last years has been the surprisingly resilient and adept figure of X-Man Rogue, journeying from the groups disruptive and troublesome voice of dissent to gradually being forced into the position of having to decide how much this group and its purpose actually means to her. It has been aneat inversion of her own prejudices on the whole, the critical Mutant voice in a team branded as being intended as a bridge-point between the worlds of Mutant and human has turned out to be a thoroughly devout believer in the groups purpose and aims and has proven herself a capable guiding light for the groups members. It's quite unusual in modern comics to experience a trajectory for a character in a team book that has felt so natural as this. In her final meeting with the restored Captain America and a clearing of the air between the two it is entirely fitting that Rogue makes a point of personal principle to have her one last say in the groups future and where it is she stands in relation to any invitation to join the ranks of the greater Avengers organisation - she will do it her way. If at all.

And so into another frothy mega-crossover-that-will-change-everything. Does anyone care? Not me personally. The only interest for me is whether this book will come out of all of that noise and static with a future.... here's hoping it does. \(yes\)

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