Avengers 679 (2018)
More often than not, story decompression to this degree is more bad than good, however with this latest chapter that was not the case. Virtually nothing happens in the present 'real time' - and yet, oddly enough, it was still an engaging read with the exposition offered. And the art was marvelous which is really helped tip the scales. Here's the scraps to talk about...
Preview pages already discussed here:
The event is doing a good job of presenting Lightning as a admirable guy. [It would've been more... informative/vicarious to give us Lightning's commute time or maybe how his global crossings would compare to Quicksilver or Quinjets?]
Nadia is smarter than McCoy. Ha. Figures. Maybe Hank should take up magic.
Jarvis is revealed to have fallen from an extreme case of CONTRIVEDITIS! Sheesh.
Rulk and Herc given busywork against the lava flow - we don't see.
Rogue says The Avengers should stop playing defense. Last issue Falc said The Avengers priority was saving the people. Roberto is still considered leader of a defunct SHIELD-free Avengers acknowledged team in spite of the USAvengers series final issue resolve. Make up your minds - or better yet pick a new leader. Even if it has to be *koff* Voyager (who was oddly not even in this).
Torch and Dward will be just fine. Safely tucked in amber.
The Challenger's origin is fascinating. Kind of guessed right about that, last post
The story is very safe skirting around cameoing the full Elders line up and the details of the "Retconned Incursion". Kind of surprising how Marvel is still perpetuating the gimmick detail of each Elder as the LAST SURVIVOR of their race. That's a pretty cold final bet to end your brother's existence to gain "membership". Nitpick or dangler that Carina http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/carinaav.htm
was the daughter of The Collector which technically arguably should've negated his claim to Elder ranking?
Aaaand that was it. Almost nothing. Oh, PLUS they add a new mystery on the last page to replace the "Who is Challenger" one. "Who is Challenger's mystery new player piece?" With minimal clues. Any guesses?
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