Friday, March 27, 2009

New Avengers #51

New Avengers #51
Written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Billy Tan, Chris Bachalo, Matt Banning, Justin Ponsor, Tim Townsend and Antonio Fabela
Published by Marvel Comics

There are a few different things going on in this comic. In one part of the story this bad guy is being attacked by a monster that says he can become the new Sorcerer Supreme because Dr. Strange isn’t going to be allowed to be in charge of it anymore. Then Dr Strange meets up with some kid in a diner. The kid has magic powers and Dr Strange was hoping that he would be the new Sorcerer Supreme but he isn’t sure if the kid is right for it. Dr Strange tells him that there are a whole bunch of people who have magical powers and they all want to be the Supreme because then they’ll have the all of that power and even Dr Doom might want to try. Then Dr Strange gets attacked by the bad guy who was battling the monster in the beginning of the book.

I like how the artist drew all of the magic stuff and the monsters. They did a really good job of putting a lot of stuff into the pages and making it look really cool and really spooky. I like how the monster’s skull was flaming and had all these things popping out of it and all these other creatures were around it.

The part I liked more was when all of the Avengers were at the table in their base talking about how they should go after Osborn and how they have to take care of some other things. The first thing they want to do is pick a new Captain. They say Captain America should be the leader since he always is but they have a new Captain America on the team and he doesn’t want to be the leader. They also think that Luke Cage should be the leader since he has been the leader already for so long but he says that he never was the leader. I don’t know why he says that but he does and he doesn’t want to be the leader of the team. Eventually they pick Ronin as the leader because he’s been around for awhile and he wants it.

The first rule that Ronin makes is that everyone should be honest with each other. He says that since there used to be Skrulls who impersonated heroes they need to be able to trust each other and know who they are so he tells Spider-Man that he has to take off his mask. Spider-Man is worried and I it was funny that the artist drew him with the spaghetti sticking out of his mouth all sloppy.
Spider-Man says that it’s too dangerous and he can’t take his mask off for any reason but the rest of the team says if he doesn’t take his mask off then he has to leave the team. On the next page Spider-Man takes off his mask. When people find out he’s Peter Parker, Luke Cage’s wife says she had a crush on him in school and that makes Cage really mad. I think it was a mistake that Spider-Man took his mask off. Someone could betray the team and then a whole bunch of other people are going to find out who he is. I think he should have either left the team and went on his own again like he is in his own comics or figured out a way to stay on the team without taking his mask. If Luke Cage still owes Osborn his favor for finding the baby he might tell him about Spider-Man and that will be bad.

I liked the art and the story in the comic but it would have been better if there was more action in it. I kind of like the magic stuff with Dr Strange and the way the bad guys are really creepy even thought I don’t really like Dr Strange. I think the Avengers should have been doing more than just talking about stuff though.

My Review: 9 out of 10

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