Uncanny Avengers #4 Reivew
Uncanny Avengers #4 Review Short Version: I’ve been a little unsure on Uncanny Avengers so far. I’ve enjoyed it, mind you, but I’ve not bought in fully. Still, at four issues in, it definitely seems like the series is hitting its stride. I want to see the relationships between the Uncanny Avengers get fleshed out some more, but Remender has hit the ground running and that will come with time. Still, if you like super hero comics with no shortage of excitement and bombast, Uncanny Avengers is probably for you.
Uncanny Avengers #4 Writer: Rick Remender
Uncanny Avengers #4 Artist: John Cassaday
Uncanny Avengers #4 Review
So where were we? Oh, yeah, Thor was beating the living crap out of the Avengers. Red Skull is building his new empire and the Uncanny Avengers look like they are going to be hard-pressed from stopping the one of the Marvel Universe’s most conniving psychopaths, now armed with the abilities of its most powerful telepath, from doing whatever he pleases. Spoilers follow, I guess, but I try to keep them vague. The issue provides a temporary victory for the Uncanny Avengers. It establishes Havoc as the leader of the team, or at least continues that process. It has a pretty great page that is a Days of Future Past homage, a glimpse at the Red Skull’s plans for humanity but – more than that – a sign of Remender’s ability to reach into the past and put things together in new ways. Because it’s at the end of this issue that things get crazy. I mean, really, honestly, crazy as the issue shows us three months in the future where there are time anomalies and Red Skull has gained an all-new level of power. My only complaint about the issue is that I didn’t feel like, when the battle turned against Red Skull, considering his power and how things had been going to that point that his retreat seemed natural. He was surrounded, I understand that, but he had also caused massive amount of destruction. From a story point, it made sense that he needed to go, I’m just not sure I quite bought his motivation for it. Still a really enjoyable read with big ideas that looks like it should go fun places.