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New Avengers #4: Review

Apr 2005
Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch

Story Name:

Breakout—Part Four

Review & Comments

3 stars

New Avengers #4 Review by (February 27, 2010)
The variant cover for this issue features Ronin, even though s/he is not in the story. In case you were wondering, it’s a box of apple crumb cake Entenmann’s Donuts, which explains everything.

New Avengers #4 Review by (June 10, 2013)
This is Maria Hill's 1st appearance. She's been chosen to run SHIELD after Nick Fury was disgraced in the Secret War mini-series. I don't recall anywhere where Spider-Man told Spider-Woman his name (even his 1st name). Spidey giving her his blessing to use the name Spider-Woman does ring more of a bell, but I can't figure out where that happened either.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

New Avengers #4 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Jessica Drew arrives at Stark Tower to find the New Avengers in a confrontation with Maria Hill, acting Director of SHIELD, via telescreen. Hill tells them they cannot put together a new hero team. Captain America and Iron Man point out that with Cap’s security clearance, they don’t need SHIELD’s permission to form a new team and would like to work with Hill to recapture to escaped villains. Hill and Cap go off to speak privately. When he returns the team goes over their mission: to identify the criminal who was the object of the breakout and recapture him. On security films, Spider-Man recognizes Electro and a computer search traces him to a restaurant in Boston. They board the new Quinjet and head there. At the restaurant, Max "Electro" Dillon approaches his waitress girlfriend Mia and asks her to run away with him; she balks when she realizes he was responsible for the crime in New York. Then the Avengers arrive and Iron Man contains him in a force bubble, rendering him powerless. Luke Cage threatens to beat him up causing him to faint. Spider-Woman has an idea: she leads the team back to the Raft and offers the inmates donuts to rat out Electro. She quickly gets the answer: Karl Lykos/Sauron. Discovering that SHIELD’s file on Lykos is locked, they head to the Savage Land to find him. Iron Man manages the risky landing…and several minutes later the Quinjet is stomped by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Elsewhere, Luke and Spider-Woman are startled when she suddenly finds Wolverine’s claws at her throat.

David Finch
Danny Miki
Frank D'Armata
David Finch (Cover Penciler)
Danny Miki (Cover Inker)
Frank D'Armata (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Peter Parker)

(James Howlett)

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