Jonathan Hickman’s other Avengers title kicks into high gear with New Avengers #24, which is also under the “TIME RUNS OUT” banner. However, unlike the Avengers issue, NA doesn’t waste anytime giving you what you really want: Namor and the Cabal absolutely wrecking stuff up.
Actually, this issue gives us even more than we bargained for, as it also features a pretty healthy helping of Dr. Victor Von Doom as well. The issue opens with Namor meeting with Doom and asking for his help with stopping the incursions that have been threatening Earth since the beginning of New Avengers. In the eight-month gap between this issue and the last one, Namor is finding that his Cabal, which includes members like Thanos, Terrax, and Maximus, is becoming too hard to control, and they’re sensing that Namor doesn’t relish destroying worlds like they do. Of course, Doom turns Namor down in one of the best scenes of the issue. Hickman’s dialogue for this scene is so good that it makes me want him to write a Doctor Doom ongoing right this second. Read the rest of this entry
“Inhumanity” finally hits the New Avengers, but not in the way that you think. Cleverly playing with our expectations, New Avengers #13.INH (that’s to let you know it ties into “Inhumanity”, in case you couldn’t tell from the cover) switches gears and shows us a parallel Earth with it’s own Illuminati, and its own spin on the Inhuman gas that was released during Infinity. Writer Jonathan Hickman continues to build on the events that have been occurring during his entire New Avengers run, but the art by Simone Bianchi definitely hurts this issue. Read the rest of this entry