Avengers Prime 5 (March 2011)

790709.jpgI think this issue must be Bendis’s best-paced ever. Lots happens here…

Let’s see, very big battle scene, followed by a fight scene. Before the battle scene there was some stuff, including Steve and his elf girl. Really wish Brubaker would bring her into the regular title (or whoever’s writing it once Steve’s Cap again around movie time)—Bendis gave him a decent romance here. I guess Bendis is actually good at those things.

There’s also the constant banter between the Enchantress and Thor—she really hates him, just desperately, but gosh darn, don’t they have a lot of chemistry. Only Tony gets through the issue without flirtations, unless you count Fanfir.

But then Bendis still has time for the wrap up, where Steve and Tony resolve their problems or at least decide they’re going to. It’s a bit easy, but the last page from Davis makes it work.

CREDITS

Writer, Brian Michael Bendis; penciller, Alan Davis; inker, Mark Farmer; colorist, Javier Rodriguez; letterer, Chris Eliopoulos; editors, Lauren Sankovitch and Tom Brevoort; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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