The Spider-Man Project

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Vol. 2 001, 002, 003, 004

Posted by dave, November 18, 2007 at 9:25 pm · No Comments ·

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Vol. 1 001Writer: Joe Casey
Pencils: Will Rosado
Inks: Tom Palmer
Colors: Wil Quintana
Originally published: January 2007

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Vol. 1 002Writer: Joe Casey
Pencils: Will Rosado
Inks: Tom Palmer
Colors: Wil Quintana
Originally published: January 2007

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Vol. 1 003Writer: Joe Casey
Pencils: Will Rosado
Inks: Tom Palmer
Colors: Wil Quintana
Originally published: February 2007

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Vol. 1 004Writer: Joe Casey
Pencils: Will Rosado
Inks: Tom Palmer
Colors: Wil Quintana
Originally published: February 2007

So far this series is focusing on the induction of the Vision into the Avengers. He is an android — actually a “synthezoid” — originally designed to destroy the Avengers. Having changed his ways, though, he is welcomed by the Avengers into the fold. Other groups, however, are not so sure about Vision. The government and SHIELD get involved and take Vision into custody.

Meanwhile, another android — a super-adaptoid with the powers of all/most of the Avengers — has been captured by AIM (bad guys) and is being used to create a secret army of duplicates. SHIELD asks the Avengers (including Vision) to go in and solve this shit. They do (mostly), but it leaves Goliath (aka Hank Pym, former Ant Man and Giant Man) suffering from severe shock and psychological problems. The fourth issue ends with him waking up from nightmares and flying off the deep-end, tearing the shit out of his own garage.

There’s a C-plot involving T’Challa, the Black Panther, who has also just recently joined the Avengers. He has taken on a secret civilian personality as a public school teacher in Harlem. His motivations (other than pure do-goodery) are unclear, but the whole thing has pissed off some of his enemies and they’ve hired an assassin to rub him out.

I loved the first Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. This one’s good too, but I don’t think it’s quite as good as the original. The plot is interesting, but I think I’d be getting more out of it if I had been reading more of the Avengers stuff that was going on at this time. My main problem with these issues, though, is that the writing seems a little disjointed. It’s almost as if certain panels or pages have been removed to make space, leaving the connections between the remaining panels more tenuous and opaque. It’s not impossible (or even difficult) to read, it just seems a little fragmentary.

No Spider-Man in this series yet.

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