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All-New Invaders #3 - Gods and Soldiers, Part 3 Review


Namor is alone against the Kree. They better call in some back up.

The Good

James Robinson writing Namor. If this issue doesn't bring a smile to your face, I'm not sure what will. Namor can be a complex character. Yes, he's full of arrogance and tends to jump right into a fight. But there's more than just having him shout "Imperius Rex." Robinson gets that. He grabs onto Namor's personality and shoves it in your face. No matter the odds, Namor perseveres. It's great to see the portrayal of his personality and arrogance remain a constant, no matter what odds he faces.

We're starting to see the Invaders all together now. You can feel the anticipation growing as we wait for them all to dive into the action. More is revealed about "The Gods' Whisper" and it looks like the team might be more than ready to take on the Kree. The addition of Aarkus will definitely make things interesting in a way I didn't even expect. Can't wait to see how this plays out. I've mentioned it before but having the Invaders face off against the Kree was unexpected and who knows what will happen next.

Steve Pugh is a busy guy in this issue. Besides the multiple characters involved to draw, we also see the story venture off into different locations. I'm always in awe when you get to see an artist draw several different characters in different scenes while retaining consistency, especially when you have a scene with two blonde-haired guys.

The Bad

This isn't necessarily a gripe with this series but I've found it odd odd that Bucky is supposed to be dead to the world since he's wanted by the World Courts. Since his death and decision to revert back to his Winter Soldier look, it feels so odd that he simply wears a little domino mask while sporting a big metallic arm with that trademark star. I love the Winter Soldier look but you would think wearing a mask or covering the arm might me useful.

As far as the Invaders go here, they discover a bit of a loop hole in the Kree's scheme but fail to think about a certain other aspect that comes into play. Given the state of the Marvel Universe and these sort of denizens, it was something that immediately came to mind but was something they, Captain America included, didn't think about.

The Verdict

James Robinson has assembled his team of Invaders. It's always fun to see a writer take on the personalities of the different characters in a team book. Part of the fun here is watching Robinson's take on the different characters and anytime we get to see Namor's arrogance, you know it's going to be a party. Along with seeing Robinson write the different personalities, we get to see Steve Pugh's take on the different characters. The Invaders might be in over their heads. Robinson is raising the suspense and leaves us hanging until the next issue.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Dat cover is really something

Posted by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie

This book is almost as boring/incomprehensible as New Avengers.

Edited by Noteworthington

I thought this issue finally started to pull some things together, and the last panel was genuinely amazing.

Posted by bob808

Can't wait to read it on Friday.

Posted by dondave

Technically Eternals aren't gods so I can see them not being considered by the Invaders.

Posted by DCWarFan73

The series surprised me in a good way and looking forward to continue reading it.

Posted by ComicBookCoby
Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

I've been seeing mixed responses to this series, but I think it's pretty good so far. I mostly decided to pick it up for the Kree, and I'm liking Tanalth, but I'll maybe try the next arc too.

Edited by dangermart

I agree with Cody that expository dialogue isn't James's strongest point ('as you well know...') but bless him for at least making the effort to give us all the info we need. All he needs is an editor with a decent ear for dialogue.

This was the best issue yet, with the only realiy daft bit being Captain America needlessly wrecking a quintet. He couldn't find an old, derelict building? The Avengers should kick him out!