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Avengers #675

by Jrs1003 on January 11, 2018

Avengers #675
Writers: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Colourist: David Curiel
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Say what you will about Marvel's overuse of crossovers, but No Surrender seems like it will be a grand time to read. Drawing in characters from all four current Avengers books, as well as a few bonus heroes, this book had a lot to establish right off the bat. It does this by shifting between the teams as the world falls apart around them. This allows for some nice character moments, particularly with the interaction between the All-New Wasp and Jarvis. Almost every Avengers gets a small moment to shine, but even so, the story feels frantic and overfilled at points. Lots of plot points are crammed into this issue, and the reader is left with a lot of questions. This is excusable, as it is the first issue of the arc, but hopefully over the course of this long crossover, the narrative tightens up and gains some focus.

The story itself is another end-of-the-world, all-hands-on-deck spectacle, which would seem overdone if it didn't allow for such epic set pieces. This issue takes the reader all around the world, and even into space as the heroes struggle to save as many people as possible. This really lets Pepe Larraz flex his artistic ability, and it shows. The art throughout the issue is fantastic, as the reader can almost feel the destruction as it occurs from panel to panel. Curiel's colors are also vibrant and aesthetically excellent, making an issue filled with reds and oranges really pop.

Overall, the No Surrender crossover is off to a strong start, but could use some refining in future issues. If you're looking for an exciting, visually appealing book, this crossover is the one for you.

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