Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The New Avengers #7-9

Truth be told, I'm not really a "comic book" fan as I am specifically a fan of manga/manwha and the like. I've wanted to be a comic book fan, heck I occasionally buy comics... but mainly on free comic book day and at comic conventions. But going from reading Asian comics to American is like jumping from one poison to the other- both are pretty expensive- manga is about $10+ a volume while comics can range from $3.99 or more for a single issue and the collections are like $15 or more for only like 7 issues so either way, it's an expensive fandom. But that hasn't stopped anyone before, so it sure as hell probably won't stop me!

Now, I picked up the New Avengers Marvel Must Have collection of issues #7-9 because the cover looked interesting. I mean Mokingbird, Wolverine, The Thing, Spider-man and more team up to be a band of super heroes? That looks interesting to me... even though I went to the store looking for TMNT issue one (which I did find but on the back said there was a collection coming out so I decided in the end to wait for that). I was also interested in the new FF series, but couldn't find issue one (I was at Barnes and Noble, which typically only caries recent issues so I'll prob have to check a comic store for some older ones). I also picked up some Spider-Island but that'll be a different AugReal entry.

Art: 8/10
It's always hard for me to let someone know what I think of art in a comic book because I haven't read many in my life. Most of them end up looking the same to me- more realistic than cartoonist... well at least the super hero comics. I have read some non-super hero comics such as Maus that don't have that realistic look, but that's not what we're talking about.
The New Avengers art is pretty constant, but there are a few times the art is a bit too realistic and that's not what I look for in a comic.

Story: 9/10
The beginning kind of recaps what happened in previous issues without having to be a flat out recap chapter, which is nice even though I didn't have the chance to read issues 1-6. I like the whole issue about if the team should be paid or not, and how everyone but Luke Cage agreed with the need to be paid, and that Spider-Man who has yet to come forth with his real identity is unable to be paid until he does so. There's also a hunt for a nanny that has super powers for Cage's baby. I don't think I've ever read a super hero comic or seen a super hero comic movie adaptation that has super hero families (Incredibles doesn't count considering it was an original film) so this was a nice look at the life of a super hero family.
There's plenty more to this story, and that's only from issue 7. I don't feel like "spoiling" anymore so you'll have to pick up the issue in order to get the rest of the story. I don't have much to compare this one to so please bear with me as I create a rating system >.<

Overall, I'm really enjoying this team up and looking forward to getting my hands on the next issue. Here's to creating a new addiction I don't even need.

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