I review Uncanny Avengers #10 by Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna, published by Marvel Comics.
Uncanny Avengers #10
Ragnar?k Now continues! THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF DEATH are unleashed!
It feels like forever since the last issue of this series came out, which is a shame – as this is one of my favourite Marvel Now! titles and what I feel is really the only one that actually does a good job of being an actual Avengers book. Young Avengers is morelike teen superheroes, Avengers is basically the team off in space, Avengers Assemble I’ve only read two issues of – so I guess you could probably say that this is the closest to an Avengers-esque book alongside Uncanny, which technically isn’t an Avengers book because it features X-Men as well. However, the inclusion of X-characters is really the whole point of Uncanny Avengers, and in this issue at least, it gives some great focus on the team members, both Avengers and X-Men alike.
What I liked about this issue was that Daniel Acuna returns, handling the majority of the art in excellent style. Whilst the issue itself was a bit confusing and perhaps more geared towards pre-Marvel Now! readers, Rick Remender manages to cram a lot of content into this – but it’s just the right amount, because never once whilst reading this did I feel like I was getting too much info at once, and not enough direction. It’s nice to see the continuing events unfolding from when the team learn that Wolverine has killed a child – and it seems that they’re divided on this despite the fact that this child would be the next Apocalypse – something that I can’t remember reading about, but I believe it happened in Remender’s run on Uncanny X-Force before Marvel Now!. Remender manages to deal with internal struggles within the team very well – something that helps reinforce the image that this book is one of the closest to what I think an Avengers book should be like out there. It should deal with a newly formed team of superheroes fighting amongst themselves as much as they’re fighting the enemy – really bringing conflict to the front whilst allowing time for character development. Remender’s Uncanny Avengers really gets this, and the issue itself is as a result a really strong read.
If I had to pick one flaw in Uncanny Avengers #10, it seems like it felt like a bit too much time spent in setting up, which wasn’t really delivered as much as one would expect. However, the set up still nonetheless makes me excited as to what’s to come – as mentioned earlier, this is one of my favourite Marvel titles. Whilst it may not quite fit in the Top 5 spot (Hawkeye, All New X-Men, Thor, Young Avengers & Daredevil), it’s certainly in the Top 10. Bring on issue 11, I say. I can’t wait to see what Remender can do with this title next.