Posted April 4, 2011 by Earl Maghirang in Columns

Avengers # 11 Review

Reviewing Avengers # 11 by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr.

The battle for the Infinity Gems continues in the second arc of the Avengers book by Bendis and company. This issue moves the ball, although a bit slowly than what should be expected from one of Marvel’s so-called Architects.

The book features a grand chase between Parker Robbins, the so-called Hood and formerly the villain in the first volume of New Avengers and the current holder of a least three of the dreaded “Infinity Gems” and the combined might of the three Avengers teams (Avengers, Secret Avengers and New Avengers) plus the powerful secret cabal known as the “Illuminati”.

The book continues to deliver spot-on dialogues as well as a very fat and off-looking Uatu the Watcher checking out the battle between Thor, Rulk and Namor against the now-powered Hood.

While the writing was exceptional, the art was kind of bland and kind of dull. Sad especially since this was done by John Romita Jr. himself. I felt like the art should have made

Earl Maghirang