November 13, 2013 - Into the blackness
Easy to pick Avengers here.
It worked really hard - but...
It also pretty much was a mess throughout. t didn't hold my attention as it spun through stories and timelines and then back again. It had a terrible habit of creating a mess of simplistic stories - and telling things much too simply - at the same time. It succeeded at neither.
Thankfully, this time it seemed to at least fill all of the pages - but I wanted more of the flippant odd reactions to each other - instead of immediately getting to such simplistic perspectives - baby taken. Now, the bay's dead. No - it's really alive.
Get rid of this character. We never cared for her - so planting something on her and then taking her away - doesn't make me pine for her loss. Get rid of her - and then bring better conflict. Soon.
Return to homeland
I loved this comic. First, it revolved completely around the whole image of the Black Panther - both his homeland and his background. Most of the book delved into it. And I know it sounds foolish, but I kept hearing the depths of his voice coming from his lines.
Heck, I even liked the Man-Ape. As racist as the character really is - he was an interesting foil back at T'Challa - and the scheme of slowly taking over the country - great idea. It's really motivated from the wealth of the country - and the inside working of what Wakanda probably was. The shift of power had to occur in his absence - and more than likely any man would have attempted to shift into the void behind.
I loved the comic. It shows what Avengers had become - and will become over the next few months. Especially the focus on one section - one character. Great.