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New Avengers #18: Review

Jun 2006
Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato Jr.

Story Name:

The Collective, Part Two

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

New Avengers #18 Review by (April 8, 2014)
This Vision is derived from Iron Lad's armour with the older Vision's operating system, in the pages of Young Avengers. The other Vision had been destroyed during Avengers Disassembled. The Young Avengers are shown having a meal at Avengers Tower here. In their own series the Avengers, mainly Captain America, had disapproved of the teenage group. But in the last issue #12 Cap seemed to mellow, and so they have probably been taken under the Avengers' wing for training. Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are friends and trusted allies at this time, so I guess Cap has the control code to Iron Man's armour just for cases like this. But after Cap returns from dying after Civil War, and they reform the team, I believe Steve *demands* an off-switch for the armour because he no longer trusts Tony. Me Marvel's Binary powers have gone as quickly as they came.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

New Avengers #18 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Daisy Johnson is sitting on a park bench reading when a jogger tries to flirt with her; she unleashes a bit of her quake power and the Earth trembles, scaring him off. Sharon Carter arrives to bring a summons from Captain America….

At Avengers Tower in Manhattan, a hologram of Iron Man appears and calls the Vision to duty, warning the other Young Avengers to remain at the Tower….

In Cleveland the strange superbeing which called itself Michael has grown to a giant size and is unleashing energy to devastate the city. Iron Man orders the other Avengers away for their own safety. Spider-Woman flies Spider-Man to the SHIELD Helicarrier to aid with the scientific side of the mission. As Iron Man flies into the sky to take energy readings from their foe, his Extremis armor suddenly flies off him and he is saved only by the timely intervention of Ms. Marvel, who has regained her Binary powers. Putting Tony down safely she returns to engage the enemy but is suddenly devastated by a succession of varying attacks—ice, force fields, magnetism, and many more. She is saved by the sudden arrival of the Sentry who carries the monster into space where a battle of cosmic proportions takes place. The Avengers rush to Carol’s aid and once she is focused again, she describes the sensation of being attacked by fifty different powers at the same time, all vying for dominance. Cap speaks the code which allows him to order the Extremis armor to reassemble itself and carry him to where Tony Stark is. In space, the Sentry is hurled into the distance and Michael heads back to Earth….

Aboard the Helicarrier, Spider-Man is studying the energy readings which Tony has sent him and trying to match them against the Avengers files stored on Vision’s circuits. Film of the destruction in Alaska shows that it originated in a post office; a search of SHIELD’s database turns up a postal employee named Michael in that town—one Michael Pointer, who could be the menace they are facing. Vision completes the search and displays the power sources he has identified—and suddenly the screen is filled with pictures of thousands of mutants. Spidey exclaims, "I know what he is."

As the creature arrives back on Earth…..


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Mike Deodato Jr.
Joe Pimentel
Dave Stewart
Steve McNiven (Cover Penciler)
Steve McNiven (Cover Inker)
Dave Stewart (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Luke Cage
Luke Cage

(Power Man)
Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel

(Carol Danvers)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man

(Peter Parker)
Spider-Woman
Spider-Woman

(Jessica Drew)
Wolverine
Wolverine

(James Howlett)

Plus: Collective, The, Daisy Johnson, Jarvis (Edwin Jarvis), Young Avengers.