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Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes II #8: Review

Apr 2007
Joe Casey, Will Rosado

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3 stars

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes II #8 Review by (May 5, 2020)

Review: And we end on a weak note: the Super-Adaptoid is pretty silly looking, having a Catwoman mask, a Thor helmet, paddle-shaped wings, and a huge bow. Oh, and he’s blue all over, making life easier for the colorists. He also isn’t that hard to beat, though he has the arrogant villain patter down perfectly. A small number of people are rescued by Vision so apparently everyone in the city likes him now, or at least he doesn’t worry about it anymore. Meanwhile, Black Panther addresses the problem of bullying in high school by talking to the victim rather than the bullies and the problem is solved by the victim going to jail. Then Hawkeye and Black Widow sound like a couple of teenagers breaking up, which sounds silly for her as she is revealed to be much older than she looks, having already had an affair with Winter Soldier so her actions are a way off. The hostile NSC and SHIELD don’t seem to be a problem anymore. And everyone seems too huggy at the end.

Comments: All-new material following from issue #7. Cap refers to the team having no founders among the active members for the first time; this is true only if Cap was given retroactive founding member status.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes II #8 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Black Panther visits Delroy at the police station, revealing his identity, mentioning the consequences of Delroy’s actions, and warning him against violence. T’Challa then receives an Avengers Priority Alert….

Hawkeye and Jarvis watch from the doorway of Avengers Mansion as Vision battles the Super-Adaptoid in the sky above Manhattan. The villain fires an explosive arrow which passes harmlessly through Vision but hits a building spilling rubble toward the crowd below. Vision swoops down and vaporizes it before anyone is hurt. The Super-Adaptoid taunts Vision for his compassion as they fight and then Black Panther and Hawkeye arrive on the scene to join the battle. After some more scuffling and explosive arrows, Vision delivers the final blow that knocks the baddie out of the sky and the crowd cheers. A SHIELD helicopter arrives, bearing Hank Pym and Janet/Wasp; Jasper Sitwell demands to know what they think they were doing. Vision answers: "We’re doing our job.”

Later Luke Charles is telling the kids about the Rwandan genocide and assures his colleagues that his resolve to change the kids’ lives is stronger than ever….

Hawkeye meets with Black Widow and they realize their lives are at different points and so they decide to part amicably. Hawkeye then hurries to the meeting room where the Avengers, including Captain America and Iron Man, are listening to Nick Fury on the big screen. Fury is telling them the capture of the Super-Adaptoid almost makes up for the disaster of a wedding but ends up praising them. Cap congratulates Vision, Panther, and Hawkeye for their recent performances; Hank mentions a leave of absence; Vision knows that he serves a noble purpose; Iron Man says the dream lives on….

Will Rosado
Tom Palmer
Will Quintana
Dave Johnson (Cover Penciler)
Dave Johnson (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Comicraft.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Panther
Black Panther

Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Clint Barton)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Edwin Jarvis)

(Janet Van Dyne)

Plus: Jasper Sitwell.

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