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Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1: Review

Nov 2014
Al Ewing, Luke Ross

Story Name:

We Take Care of Our Own

Review & Comments

Rating:
3.5 stars

Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 Review by (November 12, 2014)
Review: Well, the street-level Avengers team is back but now Cap gets top billing. In fact, it’s hard to see where this is going since the first story arc will present the heroes in rather atypical roles. AXIS has turned several good guys bad and vice versa. So far this is the best look at bad New Cap (or New Bad Cap) i.e. Sam the Falcon Wilson. The strangest bit is when Spidey gets all shaboo over his Superior replacement: this seems quite out of character for him to be stumbling, muttering, and dancing around an apology to Luke Cage. You would think Bad Luke would have punched his face out sooner. Don’t really know what to say since this is a) issue #1 of a new series and b) organized around an atypical story arc i.e. Axis. Check back in a few weeks or so.

Comments: Tie-in to the concurrent Marvel mega-event AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS; this issue takes place between issues #4 and 5 of that series. Dave “D.W.” Griffith is an old friend of Luke Cage, introduced in HERO FOR HIRE #2, one issue after Luke himself in 1972. First appearance of Soraya Khorasani. Jason Quantrell’s only previous appearances were in MIGHTY AVENGERS (2013 series) #4 and 5.


Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 Review by (November 16, 2014)
I thought only those heroes and villains in Genosha during Axis #3 got inverted. So how come Plunderer has developed a soft spot for orphans?




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The whole country’s talking about the new Captain America, former Falcon Sam Wilson. Cap is winging his way over the city, keeping an eye on the streets but something is wrong. This Cap has been distorted by the events of Axis; he stops a robbery by hurling his shield to cause the fleeing crooks to crash into a wall. Indifferent to the pain and damage he’s caused, he flies on, sneering at the concept of human rights….

At the Mighty Avengers headquarters in the old Gem Theater, Spider-Man walks in—and Luke Cage orders him out. Spidey stammers through an apology/explanation of his being replaced by the Superior Spider-Man but Cage already knows about that and still blames Spidey for Doc Ock’s threatening his child (MA 2013 series #5) and wants him out….

Jason Quantrell, CEO of Cortex Incorporated, is presiding over a board meeting when it is rudely interrupted by the Plunderer and his gang of land-pirates crashing through the windows. The villain demands all of their money…so he can give it to the starving orphans. This surprises his crew but after a few moments of thought they come around to his plan. Suddenly Cap enters and beats them all mercilessly and takes off. During the fight, Quantrell was taking a call from Luke Cage, hoping to do some kind of deal….

Sam Cap heads to Avengers Tower where he meets with the hologram of Tony Stark to work on their joint project: destroying the Mighty Avengers….


Preview Pages
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Luke Ross
Luke Ross
Rachelle Rosenberg
Luke Ross (Cover Penciler)
Luke Ross (Cover Inker)
Luke Ross (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Sam Wilson)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
David Griffith
David Griffith

(David DW Griffith)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Luke Cage
Luke Cage

(Power Man)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man

(Peter Parker)

Plus: White Tiger (Ava Ayala).

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