Monday, October 17, 2016

Uncanny Avengers #15 Review

This Is A No Respawn Boss Fight

Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: Pepe Larraz, David Curiel and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 12, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion

Let’s enter into the aftermath on an event that isn’t even over yet. That makes sense, right? What’s that? No, it doesn’t make any sense at all? Okay, you’re right. I don’t even know what Marvel is thinking with all of this. Let’s just dive in and hope we don’t smack our face on the bottom.

This issue does pick up in some kind of aftermath, but it doesn’t feel like the aftermath of the Civil War. It’s more the aftermath of Captain America being a super dick and disbanding the Unity Squad. Rogue and Deadpool are left to figure out their next move, which leads to some pretty funny banter between the two. Suddenly, Doctor Voodoo magics his way in and tells them about the Hand’s plan to resurrect Bruce Banner. So it’s off to Japan for our team of Freelance Avengers.

They call together the rest of their old squad (minus Captain America, who isn’t too happy with them, and Cable, who’s doing… stuff) and head through Doctor Voodoo’s magic blood door. They show up in the middle of Tokyo and since they’re so short-handed, Deadpool called Elektra to come help them out. After Deadpool blows up a building, it’s game on. The Hand shows up and is ready to rumble.

Now it’s time for some ass kicking. The team must be feeling good, because they are on a roll. Deadpool is cracking jokes, they’re whooping up on some ninjas, and they’re even working together. Captain America would be proud. Ohhh, is that too soon? They’re not making any progress, so Voodoo hits them with a “Karmic Bomb” and figures out where Banner’s body is.

They head off to Hiroshima and find the Kai estate pretty easily. The team goes in guns blazing and manages to keep the Hand from resurrecting Bruce Banner. Except it turns out the resurrection they stopped wasn’t for Bruce. Just when they think they’ve won, the Hulk comes crashing in wearing some ninja armor and ready to throw down.

This was actually a really entertaining issue. It was a really quick read that advanced the story enough to keep you intrigued while managing to throw in the most Deadpool jokes I’ve seen in the entire series so far. Gerry Duggan balances story with action really well and Pepe Larraz’s art continues to be excellent.

Bits and Pieces:

Even though the team is officially disbanded, they still end up working together to create a really fun issue that sets the stage for a huge battle next month. This is one of the most surprisingly good titles I’m reading.

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1 comment:

  1. I love this book! It's really great to see Deadpool go from the unwanted member to someone who is such an accepted member of the team. Seeing the awesome friendship between him and Rogue form has been entertaining and Duggan is doing big stories that are full of action but still hold substance. Great review Josh!


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