By now it’s no surprise that it’s Thanos who’s behind the new Zodiac. For those who aren’t familiar with the Mad Titan, this issue does an okay job at introducing the villain to fans who may not have had prior knowledge of what he’s capable of. In fact, Tony Stark and Maria Hill take some extreme measures to insure that he’s stopped.
There’s some indication of mistrust in the air among the Avengers, specifically between a certain green one and the rest of the team. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out over the course of the next few issues, especially since I think it may only be in his very large and powerful head.
The big splash page reveal at the end of the book was interesting as well. If the Avengers can’t deal with an intergalactic threat alone, then who better than these guys, right? I think that by including them in this series, it’ll give those readers who are unfamiliar with their history a foundation for when their rumored movie happens.
Since this series spawned out of the idea that the team from the smash hit movie should be together in a comic, I think that things that pop up in the comic will reappear again on the big screen somehow. If my theory holds up, I’ll be glad that I’ve been checking out this series so I’m not let entirely in the dark.
Out of the three Bendis books that I read this week, this is my second favorite behind ‘Spider-Men’ #1. He weaved in a few things that should result in some interesting action once my questions are answered.
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by MARK BAGLEY, DANNY MIKI, and PAUL MOUNTS