AVENGERS: 1959 #2 (OF 5)

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Avg Rating: 3.5
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Story by Howard Chaykin
Art by Howard Chaykin
Colors by Jesus Aburtov
Cover by Howard Chaykin & Jesus Aburtov

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

I make no secret of the fact that I love Chaykin’s work and I think that he’s in the middle of something special here. The art is great and the story moves along quickly but fluidly. All the characters get screen time, but Nick Fury is the center of attention and the dichotomy between him trying to track down who is after them played out against the rest of the Avengers fighting their enemies is a lot of fun. Chaykin’s square-jawed style seems a perfect fit for characters meant to inhabit this time, place, and professsion. There’s a reason that Chaykin is a legendary creator and storyteller. In this humble reviewers opinion, this book demonstrates why.

If you’re concerned that you might not want to dive right into something new, I didn’t read the Avengers issues that this team came out of and I didn’t need to. In the end, this is going to be a nice trade and a fun story for anyone to read, even if they have little to no history with the characters.

Awesome Bonus: Molly had an article on iFanboy about the Blonde Phantom about a week before this issue came out and she makes her trimphant return to our pull lists with this issue (The Blonde Phantom, not Molly).

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I should add that I meant to write that the Blonde Phantom makes a triumphant return in costume in this issue. She did appear in the first issue out of costume and I can’t figure out how to edit the review.

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