New Avengers - Civil War
The recently reformed New Avengers find themselves torn down the middle as the government passes the Super-Human Registration Act. Captain America is ambushed by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents upon his refusal to comply with the registration act. He joins up with Falcon to try and persuade people to join his cause and starts with Henry Pym who has already chosen the pro-registration side. Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are also against registering. Iron Man and Ms Marvel attempt to persuade them to no avail. Luke Cage sends Jessica and the baby to Toronto and later that night he is ambushed by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as well. Captain America, Falcon and Daredevil come to his aid. Spider-Woman is arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D. but then broken out by Hydra agents and taken to a Hydra base. She escapes and blows up their base and seeks out Captain America and asks to join his resistance team. Sentry goes to the moon to think and is confronted by the Inhumans. Tony Stark is kidnapped by a disgruntle former employee and is rescued by Maria Hill.
In this volume each issue deals with a different Avenger and a problem they're facing. Brian Michael Bendis does a nice job writing but the fact that there are five different artists(one for each issue) on this book means we have five completely different styles of art. Jim Cheung's issue is probably the only issue the art was excellent. In the first issue the way Captain America was portrayed was horrible. He looked inferior standing next to Falcon. The art on the issue with the Sentry and the Inhumans was just awful. The only negative thing about this book is the different art. They probably should have just had Jim Cheung draw the whole book and this could have received a perfect rating. Story-wise this is a nice crossover into the Civil War story arc and I would recommend reading it but don't expect top-of-the-line art the whole way through.