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With reality under furious attack by arcane power far beyond anything anyone on Earth has ever dealt with before, the Avengers have to start getting creative or forfeit all that we know. The rules of magic and mysticism in the Marvel Universe are about to change in a gigantic way and it’s all going to happen here! All this plus a brand new chapter in the oral history of the Avengers.


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Nick Fovargue09/09/10NoRead Review
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  1. That was quite a revelation last issue…I’m still a bit wary if the Ancient One has truly turned evil or if he’s somehow being manipulated or something.


    Still my favorite Avengers books on the stands, I’m really looking forward to this one.

  2. I didn’t know who that guy was at the end of the issue…the Ancient One?  The art in this book is the best in any superhero comic right now

  3. @ludusmaximus: The Ancient One was the mentor of Dr. Strange, which is why the reveal at the end was surprising. It also set the stakes pretty high.

  4. I’m wondering if the end of this switches up some things in the magic side of the Marvel U. I really like Dr. Voodoo, but it seems they just don’t know what to do with them.  Especially when they throw the eye to someone like Iron Fist.  

    Wasn’t the Eye of Agamoto something like Thor’s hammer?  Not everyone could use/hold it right?

  5. @MisterCKent  If i remember correctly the eye can only be used by those who have studied the mystic arts. since Danny is powered by magic but doesn’t ever cast spells or anything he can hold the eye and not have a freak out but he can’t use it really

  6. The Ancient One..oh ok..nothing kills a surprise ending like not knowing who the hell your looking at.

  7. hahaha, remember he is talking to someone. So it could be two people you won’t know.

  8. @tazz: I don’t think you NEED to know I didn’t know who he was at the end, you just need to know that there was a character reveal. I expect it to be expained here.

  9. Over the last few months money has been tight (weddings can do that to you) but this book has been the one book that i come back for and look forward to every month… and somehow manage to afford. Its definitely the book i look forward to most this week!

  10. @conor, i agree but i think it would have helped with the gut punch if i had known when i read it was the ancient one in this post i said to myself, oh shit! would have been cool to have that moment in the comic not a forum, that being said i knew it was some badass so i got the idea

  11. this is all very interesting.  I for one was 95% sure it was the Ancient One.  but I’m wondering, how could it have been more clear?  a conveniently placed flashback earlier in the issue maybe?  just wondering..

  12. Dr. Strange is awesome he needs to come back in a big way…. they should make him a Secret Avenger.

  13. Was it not spelt out in the issue? I recall it being pretty blatant as to who it was, and I’ve only read a handful of things with Strange. Hmm… I’ll have to reread.

  14. @prax You’re right.  I read it for the first time yesterday.  I’m confused about the confusion.

  15. Best Avengers book since the relaunch. Immonen has brought his art to a whole new level here. 

  16. @yyzKyle:

    As a life long Dr. Strange fan,  I can’t agree with you enough. Dr. Strange seems to be like Marvel’s Hawkman, an old character who was once pretty important, and now the company has no idea what to do with anymore.

    I mean, given the sales of this book, is it unreasonable to think that people would buy a solo ongoing of a magic-based hero? Would you guys buy a good Dr. Strange monthly?

  17. @360Logic:  I was reading a solo ongoing of a magic-based hero and it got cancelled.  Dr. Voodoo was clearly set up as the next sorcerer supreme.  I like that he’s still included on the New Avengers and is the main reason I’m picking it up (loving Immonen tho).  

  18. I wish I had amazing artists penciling for me.

  19. I don’t write comics by the way, just want them to pencil whatever I write.

  20. @misterckent: Yeah, I had high hopes for that series. People seemed at least hesitantly excited about it, but I can’t say it was much in line with what people associate with classic marvel mysticism. The voodoo mythology was great, but it just wasn’t the Ditko-esque trippiness I was hoping for, and I think it’s cancelation just proves that other people mostly agreed. I will forever wish that (while Marvel had him) Grant Morrison was put to relaunch Dr. Strange. I still can’t think of a better fit for him while he was there.

    Anyway, I still think this series has been pretty good, and is definitely the Avenger book I look forward to reading most, besides Prime. 

  21. There was a lot of magic in MI 13 as well and that didn’t make it.

    I don’t think the Dr. Strange BKV series sold that well and it was awesome . . .

    I don’t think there is a market for a solo series.

    I like him as a member of the New Avengers though.

  22. @Prax and magnum240- well, I don’t feel the need to reread it at the moment, but I’m glad there are others who knew right away.

  23. Stuart Immomen’s artwork is selling this for me, but the story hasn’t been bad. I would really like to see Spider-Man and Wolverine pick a team though. Having them on both teams is just ridiculous.

  24. @kcekada- for more on that subject, click on "New Avengers" at the top of the page, then click on the previous issue.

  25. this was F***ing awesome

  26. Strictly average. Every Avenger written by Bendis is the same nod-nod/wink-wink jokester. Male, female, black, white; it makes no difference. Uninspired and repetitive. (yawn)

  27. So how long have you been buying Bendis Avengers books and when are you stopping?

  28. Good read! Early contender for potw

  29. Had a blast with this issue, and my god man, the ART! Wish the last page was a little stronger, but not a big enough problem to detract from a spectacular issue.

  30. @ScorpionMasada- thank you for saying it.

    Immonen kicked ass.  and, I for one thoroughly enjoy the Maximoff-heavy text piece. 

  31. After borrowing this and catching up I almost feel that this should be crossing over with the Thanos Imperitive. I mean, come on, its a dimension trying to take over ours. Doesn’t that sound just like what’s happening in Cosmic Marvel?

  32. Not too sure I’m diggin the whole white costume thing for Iron Fist, looks kinda fruity to me, and again, has anyone noticed Hawkeye has been mysteriously absent the last couple of issues?

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