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All-New All-Different Avengers #4: Review

Jan 2016
Mark Waid, Mahmud Asrar

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4 stars

All-New All-Different Avengers #4 Review by (February 13, 2016)
Mahmud Asrar takes over as artist from Adam Kubert. He did the Ms Marvel/Nova section of #1.

Vision got rid of his emotions (again) in Avengers #0 because they were interfering with his system.

The female Thor is Jane Foster who's human body is dying of cancer. Then in the 1st issue of the post-Secret Wars Thor series we learned that becoming Thor was negating her cancer therapy. So it seems that being Thor is a choice of living her last days to the full.

The ex-Ultimate Spider-Man's electro-sting or venom strike can paralyse someone or render them unconscious.

As mentioned in my comments on #1 it seems that a 'Dynasty' is associated with the Qeng Enterprises who have bought Avengers Tower.

This Cyclone is the 3rd villain to use that name. He was a recurring villain in Thunderbolts. For some reason he was recruited into the Sinister Sixteen in the Superior Foes of Spider-Man series. After a couple more apps here he is again in his post-SW debut.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

All-New All-Different Avengers #4 Synopsis by Rob Johnson
Edwin Jarvis wakes at 6, says goodbye to his aged mother and her nurse, and drives (in his little sports car) to a condemned airfield owned by Stark Industries. Inside the hangar he finds the Avengers fettling their only quinjet. This is all the HQ Tony Stark can afford for them.

Jarvis' disappointed sighs cover the security (Iron Man assures him he was scanned on entry), the kitchen (poky) and the equipment (what little Tony could salvage when he sold Avengers Tower). Stark says he's still got a couple of surveillance satellites in orbit. But sarky Jarvis doesn't believe there's enough to look after here to warrant his employment.

The Miles Morales Spider-Man and the Kamala Khan Ms Marvel confide in each other how emotionless Vision is. He doesn't sound like the android she's heard about, who used to be married to Scarlet Witch. The Sam Alexander Nova continues to get on MsM's nerves.

Everything is interrupted when Iron Man says they're going to deal with a totally unexpected hurricane in Atlantic City. Even though the quinjet is flight-ready he figures it's not worth firing her up for such a short hop. Nova and Vision can give Ms Marvel and Spidey a lift (but Kamala obviously swaps partners).

The female Thor flies off before Tony's finished speaking, expecting the storm to obey her. But it doesn't, and the Sam Wilson Captain America has to swoop in to knock her out of the way of a flying car. Iron Man arrives and deduces that the storm is artificial, and he spots the source hovering at its centre - the mercenary Cyclone.

A lot (37 by Vision's count) of the cars flying around still have people in them. Nova is towing Spider-Man by his web, so he has a free hand to catch Ms Marvel when Vision drops her to go rescue passengers (by ghosting them out of their vehicles). Kamala is not happy. Iron Man and Cap join in the rescuing, while commenting on the lady Thor's exhilaration fighting the hurricane. Her whole joyous approach to life seems more like  Hercules than the Odinson.

Nova goes to rescue civilians too, but 1st he throws MsM and Spidey at Cyclone. Kamala enlarges her hands to hit the guy with, but Miles can't use his electro-sting for fear of paralysing her too by conduction. Cyclone tries to whirl them away, but Spidey attaches a web line and grabs MsM's hand.

The villain takes time out to explain what he's doing. The Dynasty hired him to flatten the casinos. Any people hurt are irrelevant.

Angry Ms Marvel gets Spider-Man to throw her at Cyclone again. This time when she hits him he starts to fall from the sky. And she keeps pummelling him as they both plummet towards the ground. Nova rockets in to save her as the baddie hits rock bottom.

But Cyclone survives, and he directs the wind to pluck the 2 teens out of the sky.

But then Vision takes a hand. Cyclone tries to blow him away as he approaches. But Vizh has increased his density and strides forward unstoppably. Cyclone starts to panic. And then Vision does his solidifying a hand inside an opponent's chest trick. Cyclone is unconscious and the hurricane rapidly dies away.

Thor gives Nova and Ms Marvel a congratulatory hug. Cap is irked by the civilians complaining about being rescued by 2nd-string Avengers, but Thor advises him to ignore them. When he airs his inferiority complex she kisses him and says he's a true warrior in her eyes. And she flies off, telling him to seize the moment - life's too short.

As the rest are left to tidy up, Iron Man and Vision find that a strange sentiment from an Asgardian immortal. And they begin to wonder if she really is 1.

Mahmud Asrar
Mahmud Asrar
Cory Petit
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)

(Peter Parker)


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