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Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #3: Review

Dec 2014
Al Ewing, Luke Ross

Story Name:

The Avengers/Avengers War

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #3 Review by (January 25, 2015)
Comments: AXIS tie-in. The cover is a homage to X-MEN #100 (1976). And this was a fun synopsis to write, covering all the give-and-takes of the action.

Review: It’s an AXIS tie-in so the whole thing is bad good guys fighting good good guys. This mostly action issue is pretty entertaining though it seems the series is just biding its time until it can get past the obligatory event tie-in and get back to whatever the Mighty Avengers were doing before their book was rolled back to issue #1 to attract the unwary. And I find it odd that for a comic rebranded with Captain America’s name in the title, the focus has been more on Spider-Man than Cap. Go figure.

Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #3 Review by (January 25, 2015)
This issue's tie-ins are bulked up by 4 delayed from last week. CAPTAIN AMERICA & MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 The Mighty Avengers (without Cap) fight the inverted Avengers (with Cap), and Spider-Man gets invited back on the team. This issue and the last 2 happen before the big shrinking in Axis#5. SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3 Concludes the 3-issue confrontation with Daredevil that spun out of Axis#6. But DD will actually be back next issue too, which I think is post-Axis. LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #9 This begins with a mini-tale squeezed between Axis#6 and #7 where Loki and Enchantress go after Lorelei and Sigurd. Then it continues from within Axis#9 and sees worthy Loki defeat Thor with Mjolnir on the Moon, but then their inversions get reversed. DEADPOOL #39 This is an Axis aftermath story as Zenpool reverts to Deadpool and Apocalypse reverts to young Genesis, whom DP takes under his wing. NOVA #25 and ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #18 aren't really tie-ins apart from happening after Axis is finished. This Event is unusual in not having any tie-ins delayed or to follow.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A wheelchair-bound Gideon Mace is being pushed along by his aide Bobby, dreaming about the joys of World War Hate. Suddenly Bobby is replaced by Jason Quantrill who informs him that he is no longer needed and leaves him in the hands of Quickfire….

The inverted Avengers confront the Mighty Avengers, demanding they disband or die. The good guys refuse. Iron Man presses a stud and an Ultimo drone arises from the Aegean Sea; Blue Marvel must go and deal with it. Thor attacks the new Power Man, Wasp stings She-Hulk and Spectrum zaps Jan in turn. Iron Man absorbs Spectrum and Scarlet Witch attempts to turn their opponents into frogs but Kaluu blocks her spell. Luke Cage attacks Kaluu but She-Hulk punches him out. White Tiger assaults Thor to protect Power Man but Medusa smashes her into the ground with her hair. Captain America hurls his shield at Kaluu’s face but Spider-Man arrives and snatches it out of the air. Spidey then tries to talk sense into everyone. Spectrum breaks out of Shellhead’s armor and Blue Marvel returns from his mission, putting the Mighty Avengers back at full strength. Iron Man realizes that they are now evenly matched and noting that a crowd has been watching so he concocts the story that their minds have been controlled by Machinesmith, making them bad. The Bad Avengers depart (as Iron Man has another plot in mind) and Spidey surprises the Mighty Avengers by wanting to give their foes the benefit of the doubt….

Epilogue: Gideon Mace is dead in the alley, a hole ripped in his chest….

Luke Ross
Iban Coello
Rachelle Rosenberg
Luke Ross (Cover Penciler)
Luke Ross (Cover Inker)
Luke Ross (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)

(Jennifer Walters)

(Peter Parker)


Plus: White Tiger (Ava Ayala).

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