Tuesday, 15 January 2013

#9 Avengers Invaders


Avengers Invaders is a Time Traveling/altering story written by Alex Ross and Jim Kruger, and drawn by Steve Sadowski.

The story enters a year after the events of the Civil War where the 2 Avengers teams have split into the Secret Avengers (Spider-man, Wolverine, Luke Cage, Ronin, Iron Fist, Echo, and Dr Steven Strange, who are all hiding from the law), and the New Avengers (Ms Marvel, Wonder Man, Ares, Wasp, Black Widow, Sentry and Iron Man, who are funded by the government). While Spider-man is evading arrest, the Invaders, a 1940's superhero team (Captain America, Bucky, Human Torch, Toro and Namor) arrive in the middle of New York 2008, along with a soldier Paul Anslem, transported by a mysterious mist. Needless to say the Invaders are confused and, having just come from WW2, they attack the first thing that opposes them and generally become a nuisance. After being pursued by the New Avengers, the Secret Avengers rescue Toro, Human Torch, and Bucky.

*Spoiler Alert*

After being rescued Dr Strange leads the Secret Avengers plus Toro and Bucky (the Human Torch gone off to distract the New Avengers) to New York Sewers, where D'yspare is using the cosmic cube to amplify his powers and cause the whole world to despair (complete coincidence of course). With the 2 teams now reunited through an Ultron Threat, they intend to send the Invaders back to their own time. However Paul Anslem believes he can make the world a better place. He steals the cube and saves his friends from death; however he forgot to protect himself and is gunned down. The Cube then finds its way to Red Skull, who changes the future dramatically. The only heroes to survive this are all of the Invaders, Luke Cage, Spider Woman, Mrs Marvel, Ironman, Spider-Man, and Wolverine, who were all protected by a spell cast by Dr Strange just before he died. These 9 heroes then travel to Germany to retrieve the Cube. Following a major battle, it comes down to Captain America verses Red Skull in a brutal fight. The Cap' wins the fight and sends everyone back to their original time, correcting all the damage that had been done. After this the 2 teams of avengers create a temporary peace to properly mourn Captain America's death.

Review Time

This was my first Graphic Novel, so obviously I’m a bit biased, but I love this series. It has everything a comic needs: heroes fighting bad guys, heroes fighting heroes, complex moral thinking, big team battles, and quite a few interesting twists. Jim Krueger gets everyone's voice perfect, and Sadowski gets everybody’s looks right. Normally in a comic, background characters lack detail, but in this comic I can see everybody crystal clear. It was an absolute joy to read and definitely recommended :). So TTFN, LL'n'P


1 comment:

  1. Awesome blog george, Sounds like a good read. I may pick it up myself :) I have a few graphic novel slying around. I wish I had more.

    FUN FACT: Did you know that Iron Mans armour is made out of Pepsi cans*? How mysterious!

    *This may or may no tbe the truth.