Review by: ToddFrazier

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Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Barry Kitson
Colors by Nolan Woodard
Cover by Jorge Molina

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

Infinity fans may want to read Avengers 18 first to really get a solid enjoyment of this tie in. I did not, and was a little confused until I read Avengers. I should have known better.

Jessica has always been a favorite character of mine. She’s a bit of a lost soul, who does not really fit in but tries to connect to the people around her. Spider-woman was one of the books that reminds me of the spinner rack of my youth. Defenders, Daredevil and Marvel Team Up have a nostalgic warm fuzzy spot in this reviewer’s heart.

Enough reminiscing, Jessica has been a main focal character in this book and Deconnick channels this character’s inner conflict rather well. I like the Hawkeye, Captain Marvel dynamic. The issues that Jessica has with her past and her place in any group setting is handled very well in this book.

However, as an issue of just Avengers Assemble, outside the realm of the Infy Event, without the affections for Spider Woman, it’s just a good read that gets muddled by being a part of the big event. And this in my opinion, diminished what could have been a good character driven story. Back to my spinner rack memories of Ms. Drew.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good


  1. I gave this a 4 overall. This was my first issue of this series and I’ll definitely be giving it a few more issues. Lucky for me I read Avengers first so Avengers Assemble actually made sense, I can see why this would make no sense if you read this first.

    In the future I’m not treating Avengers and New Avengers as tie-ins, I think they’re going to be a pretty essential part of the infinity story, seems like reading them before any other non-Hickman tie ins is the way to go.

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