Friday, March 14, 2008

Book of the Week 3/12/08 Mighty Avengers #10

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils by Mark Bagley
Inks by Danny Miki & Allen Martinez
Coloring by Justin Ponsor
Letters by Dave Lanphear

I've been talking about Mighty Avengers for quite a while now I finally have the chance to pick it as book of the week. I'm especially happy to pick this issue because, well this issue reminded me so much of why I love comics in the first place.

The issue picks with Tony Stark, Doom and the Sentry stuck in the past and reading through this book was exactly like reading a book in the 80's/early 90's. Marvel went back to the old school printing and coloring. Bagley did an amazing job of drawing characters as he did 10+ years ago and it's amazing to see how far comics have come since then.

I'm not sure if this story arc was planned by Bendis originally or just came along after the trouble with Frank Cho but I haven't enjoyed a single issue like this since.....well since I went back and read some of my old issues.

Another note about this storyline is that I feel like it's going to matter in the long run. So far it seems like it's pretty self-contained which I like but I also feel like Bendis is foreshadowing some things for us. Stark trying to figure out if Doom is a skrull. Doom and Tony talking about the advances in his armor and again, the fragile mental state of the Sentry.

All in all, this was just a great issue and I've said it on the podcast many times and I'll say it again here. Go pick up this book. It's well worth it!