Monday, September 19, 2016
Uncanny Avengers #14 Review - Marvel Monday
Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: Ryan Stegman, Richard Isanove and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 14. 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion
Woo!! More Civil War II tie-ins! I love Civil War II and I love all of the books having to have an issue dealing with it! It is by far my favorite event comic ever… I can’t even be sarcastic about this. I don’t like Civil War II and I am sick and tired of these tie-ins. I wasn’t confident about this being any different. Let’s just get this over with.
The issue starts with a mystery dead guy talking to the hand about where they can find the Hulk’s body, but this mystery man needs something in exchange for it. It’s not really clear whom this guy is, but that will come later. Meanwhile, at Hulk’s funeral, Tony Stark tries to convince Doctor Voodoo to resurrect Bruce, but Voodoo refuses, saying it would come at too big of a price. Captain America asks Deadpool where Cable and Rogue are, but Deadpool claims to not know.
Catching up with those two, they’ve teamed up with Toad and Sebastian Shaw to steal the U.S. Army’s research on Terrigan gas. They want to take the research to Beast to see if he can develop a cure for the mutants. Captain America shows up to stop them after putting a tracker on Deadpool. Cap wants to take them in and make them face justice, but they aren’t having any of it. A pretty awesome fight follows that ends when Rogue steps in and takes over. She lets Cable and the others get away with the research, but stays with Deadpool to have a conversation with Cap.
This is where asshole Captain America comes in. He starts laying into Deadpool, calling him a disgrace and a failed experiment. He disbands the Unity Squad and tries to leave, but Rogue has some stuff to say. She yells at Cap for not caring about mutants or wanting to find a cure, and Deadpool fires back a shot about “handling” the Red Skull.
It turns out that the mystery guy from the beginning was Doctor Voodoo’s dead brother, Daniel. Daniel has come back to life thanks to the Hand and attacks Voodoo. The issue ends with the Hand pulling Bruce Banner’s coffin out of his grave, presumably paving the way for Hulk to return after Civil War II ends.
I think I’ve made it pretty obvious I don’t like all these tie-ins, but this one wasn’t too bad. It was a pretty entertaining issue by itself, I just don’t have any idea how it’s going to fit into the big picture of this event, especially considering the next issue is supposed to be part of the Civil War II aftermath, but Civil War II won’t have ended yet. Ryan Stegman’s art was solid throughout the issue, but not great. Some of the faces looked a little off to me, but the fighting looked pretty good.
Bits and Pieces:
This Civil War II tie-in surprised me by actually not being too bad. It was pretty fun, but I really didn’t like the characterization of Captain America. I want to get moving on the real story of this title, but I guess I’ll have to wait at least another month for that.