For those of you who read my reviews, you’ll know that I didn’t enjoy last week’s ‘Avengers’ #27 because it wasn’t uniform with the events that were taking place in ‘Secret Avengers’. Well, I figured it all out! Sometimes, at the beginning of tie-in issues, there’s an editor’s note that says that this arc takes place before another issue in the event. For example, in front of ‘Avengers’ #27, it said, “This story takes place before the events of AvX #4”. In front of this issue, there’s a similar note, but it reads, “This story takes place before the events of ‘Avengers ‘#26-27”. That clears everything up! It would be much appreciated if Marvel made these things sort of clear. It doesn’t change the fact that I didn’t like last week’s issue of ‘Avengers’, but things are now more clear, thanks to ‘Secret Avengers’.
Moving on to the book for this week, I loved it. The conclusion to this story set up things very nicely for the future of Carol Danvers, and it even gave a nod to her past, which is always a nice thing to see. By far, Rick Remender’s work on this title has made it my favorite AvX tie-in. He made me interested in a character that I previously had no feelings for, that character being Captain Britain. Whereas before I was simply indifferent to Brian Braddock, now I find him to be sort of a douche, but a douche that I want to read more about.
I also got the answer to my question about Captain Marvel from my review of ‘Secret Avengers’ #27. If you really think about it, I knew what was going to happen once I realized that this story took place after the one in ‘Avengers’ and when it was announced that Carol would be taking the Captain Marvel mantle.
But yeah, in summary, if you didn’t read this arc, go back and pick it up. Out of all the AvX tie-ins, this was the one worth reading, in my opinion.
SECRET AVENGERS #28
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by RENATO GUEDES, MATTHEW WILSON, JEREMY MOHLER
Cover by ALAN DAVIS, MARK FARMER, LAURA MARTIN