Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Avengers #5 [2010] by Brian Michael Bendis & John Romita Jr.

The Next Avengers star in the unofficial sequel to their Next Avengers Heroes of Tomorrow DVD as half of the Avengers are brought into the future. Meanwhile the other half deal with multiple time rifts opening in the present and their consequences. The future Tony Stark explains to the present Tony Stark exactly what to do which leads them to a time loop a la Groundhog Day facing Apocalypse and his horsemen. This time when they go back to the future and they come face-to-face with Ultron at his prime.

Brian Michael Bendis unfold an Avengers time travel story that begins slowly however comes together as the final issue approaches. Bendis gives us clues into what awaits us in the Marvel Universe by copying Geoff Johns pages of Booster Gold.

- Three (Fantastic Four)
- Man Without Fear (Shadowland)
- Five Lights (Uncanny X-Men)
- Iron Lad Returns (Avengers The Children’s Crusade)
- All Hope Lies in Doom (Fantastic Four)
- Traitor Within (Avengers Academy)
- Galactus Seed (Fantastic Four)
- Schizm! (Unknown Marvel Title)
- Yesterday’s X-Men (Uncanny X-Men)
- Steve Rogers vision (Captain America)
- Ultron War (Avengers)

John Romita Jr. does really pours on the action as he draws the present and future Avengers. Great time travel story wrapping up next issue and bringing consequences the Avengers will face in the future. The Red Hulk will join the team starting in Avengers #7 which will begin the story of the Hood Parker Robbins hunt for the infinity gems that bring also bring the Illuminati together and reveal their existence.