Monday, April 10, 2017

Uncanny Avengers #22 Review - Marvel Monday

Wonder Man Is Such A Cock Blocker

Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: Pepe Larraz, David Curiel and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 5, 2017
Review by: Josh Vermillion

I have been a big fan of this book for months now. The team works well together despite being a mash-up of a bunch of random characters and Gerry Duggan seems to usually have something for every member to do. Going into this issue, I’m excited to see what mess the group gets itself into next.

Let me preface the rest of this review by saying that they don’t get into much. Not a lot happens this issue, and we don’t even get to see Beast operate on Red Skull’s brain to remove Professor X’s telepathic section. The issue just kind of opens up with him having already done it like it was no big deal.

Captain America, the former leader of the team, shows up at the hospital and demands that Rogue give him the piece of Xavier’s brain that Beast extracted. Obviously, Rogue isn’t having any of that, so she flies out of the building and up into the air away from Cap. Once she’s safely away, she calls Human Torch up and has him destroy the brain, finally setting Xavier free and “giving him back his dignity.”

We get a couple quick pages of the team celebrating their victories and talking about disbanding for good. Deadpool leaves to walk home, but Rogue follows him, grabs him, and flies him up into the night sky. She kisses him, curing him of his messed up face and taking it on herself. After sharing a few more smooches, and some of Wade’s memories, they are interrupted by Wonder Man, who doesn’t seem very happy about the whole situation.

This was a really quick read that didn’t pack the usual action that this title usually has. I enjoyed the story enough, but don’t have any idea where Gerry Duggan is going to go from here. The thing that I enjoyed most was the art. I love Pepe Larraz on this book. He draws every character well, even the ones that don’t appear that often. I think Marvel needs to throw him on some kind of event book and let him shine.

Bits and Pieces:

After a ton of action the past few months, Gerry Duggan delivers a more low-key issue where not a lot happens, but it’s still fun enough. It’s a very quick read and Pepe Larraz’s art looks great as usual, but it did leave me wanting a little bit more of an idea of where this story is headed.


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