After the events of issue six, the Avengers were left in space without a source of oxygen and moments away from death, while still having to worry about Thanos’ Badoon forces. Luckily for Tony Stark and company, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Black Widow were there to save the day and get them back in the battle.
Last time I checked, this book is called ‘Avengers Assemble’ right? Well it seems like the Guardians have been taking center stage the past few issues, especially this one. In some instances, the Avengers are kinda clumsy. For instance, why didn’t they wear space suits to fight in space? I believe Rocket Raccoon even calls them out on leaving their ship without an air supply. To me, it seems like this is turning into a Guardians of the Galaxy book.
I understand that the purpose of ‘Avengers Assemble’ was to create a book in the mainstream Marvel comic universe with the team of Avengers from the movie so as to draw fans of the movie into buying comics, and, seemingly at this point, to introduce those same fans to other heroes that could potentially (or will most definitely) appear in future Marvel Studios films, however, I don’t think they need to bury the stars of the book in the process. In my opinion, I think that the Avengers and the Guardians should appear equally as strong in this story, and then they can spin off the Guardians into their own series to build up to their own movie.
While I’ve been enjoying this series for the most part, this issue was pretty much filler to get the Guardians and the Avengers to the point where they would finally face the Mad Titan and his man-made Cosmic Cube. Hopefully some good things come out of that battle and the issues to come.
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by MARK BAGLEY, DANNY MIKI, and PAUL MOUNTS