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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Comic Review - Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 1-8

Retro Rave with a Modern Take

Title/Storyline
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 1-8
Year
2005
Creative Team
Joe Casey, Scott Kolins
Publisher
Marvel

Story
This mini series provides deeper insight into the early days of the legendary Avengers from Day 1 up to the point where all the original team members leave and Capt America leads the team of ex-villains - Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver. (Now we know where the inspiration for Thunderbolts came from)

We get to see the relationships between the team and the US Govt. plus how Capt coped with waking up from suspended animation in an era alien to him and the loss of Bucky.

Art
Scott Kolins’ Art can best be described as an acquired taste. This is because at first glance, it appears rather unattractive and simple. Kolins’ clean art style has that illusion that it is simple because he doesn’t use any heavy strokes or shadows. Hence the lines are very clean – much like the artwork of a children’s coloring book. However, after a while, you would be able to begin to appreciate his artistic talents as his style grows on you. His work here is no different.

He’s not one of my personal favorite artists but I still like looking at his work.

Additional Comments
I was really pumped to read this series, as the Avengers had always been one of my favorite team books, but I was left rather disappointed because altho’ it had a meaningful story that complemented the much simpler storylines of the 60’s, it didn’t really do much for me. I wanted to sink my teeth into the battles with Kang and Count Nefaria.

It didn’t really do much for me. Not as good I would have expected because with 8 issues, it could have been so much more. A point of comparison would be the Avengers Forever mini. Altho' it had 4 more issues, but the thrills, suspense and action made it impossible to put down.

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