Mighty Avengers #2 Review

MIGHTAVN2013002-DC11-LR-93125The Mighty Avengers is an odd book. Again, I find this title really struggling to know what it wants to be. On one hand, we have a book that is serious in tone as the menacing threat of an all out attack by Thanos is happening. On the other, we read wise-cracks and jokes that may fit better in a book like Superior Foes of Spider-Man. All the while, the art is nothing too special; it neither portrays the book’s darker side nor the book’s humorous side.

Still, the plot is intriguing, especially when the backdrop is dealing with the consequences of the current Infinity storyline going on. A new ragtag group of heroes, including the Superior Spider-Man and Luke Cage, band together to fight off the forces of Thanos. Meanwhile, Dr. Strange is introduced to the story in what turns out to be something so odd that I really have no clue what is going on. The choices made in this book are just weird.

One thing that I do praise the book for, though, is the fact that it is bringing back old or forgotten heroes and putting them in the spotlight. Not only is Luke Cage front and center, we see the Blue Marvel make a return.

Still, while this issue is entertaining, the shortcomings and lack of focus make this issue, and series so far, nothing to be excited about.

Score: 6.1

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