Review: Avengers #11
Done-in-ones. Don’t we just love them once in a while?
Okay, so, let’s start with the cover! I have to say that this cover is really nice and is probably one of the best I have seen in a while. I think the Japanese Avenger designs look really cool and really work well with that certain character. However, these character designs are not seen at all during the comic which is a little disappointing but I think that makes the cover even more unique.
The story is very good but completely different to what is suggested on the cover. The story is a done-in-one and doesn’t have an awful lot to do with the rest of the Avengers series so far but does potentially set up something quite big towards the end (a result of what happens during the issue) for future issues. The issue sees a team of Avengers (composed of Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, Shang-Chi, Sunspot and Cannonball) visit a casino in Hong Kong to find out about A.I.M. selling prototypes of their next generation bioweapons. The issue isn’t very high on action but there is quite a bit of Shang-Chi fighting during the issue which is very cool.
The artwork on this issue come from Mike Deodato and is very nice indeed. Previously I have not been a massive fan of his work but this time around I was pleasantly surprised. I thought that the artwork looked really good and fitted in very well with the Casino setting. However, saying that, I have to admit that the artwork held up very nicely during the Shang-Chi action sequences as well.
I have to say that overall it is a very nice done-in-one story that is quite different to what we have seen in Hickman’s Avengers so far. I think that this was very nice as it gave a little breather between all the high action and interlocking storylines in previous issues and undoubtedly issues to come. However, having said that, I do really like that type of Avengers and thought that, whilst being a great issue, it wasn’t quite as great as issues past in this series.