Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Avengers Academy #5 [2010]


AVENGERS ACADEMY #5

This issue focuses on the origin of Striker and what he will do to achieve fame and fortune. Striker with the help of his mother sets up the team to face off with Whirlwind. The Avengers cadets fight on the streets of Manhattan with the media covering the story. Now the public is aware of the Avengers Academy with unknown consequences are just around the corner.

Christos Gage continues to showcase his writing abilities without the help of Mike McKone. The issue is much more than a fill-in artist issue as it ramps up the intensity of the characters as they are pushed into the spotlight. Super-Soldier Steve Roger guest stars as he teaches the cadets on unarmed combat. Great series without the decompression storytelling like other Marvel titles.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – 5 OUT OF 5