New Avengers: The Reunion 2 (June 2009)

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It’s a soap opera, but not as a pejorative. I mean, I could be nicer and say it’s a character drama, but it’s really not because the characters are solely defined by events, nothing deeper. So it’s a soap opera. And a damned good one.

Wait, wait, I do need to complain for a moment about the Lopez art. The sideburns on Clint? A disaster. A fashion disaster. Doesn’t Disney have any fashion people at ABC who can consult on these things?

For a while it seems like the issue is going to be a spy thing–Clint and Mockingbird are on this spy mission–but then it turns out it’s just about her dealing with coming back from the dead. Though there is some super-future James Bond type stuff and it’s lame.

McCann does a good job with a female protagonist, which makes Reunion rare for a comic.

CREDITS

Kiss Me Deadly; writer, Jim McCann; penciller, David Lopez; inker, Alvaro Lopez; colorists, Daniele Rudoni and Marco Patrucco; letterer, Dave Lanphear; editor, Jeanine Schaefer; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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