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Avengers World #1 - Trouble Map Review

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The Avengers have returned home and find numerous threats across the globe in this spoiler-free review!

The Good

The Avengers return back to Earth only to find that there's a whole bunch of threats from across the globe.

What's great about this volume, spinning out of the last one, is that it explores the idea that one team of Avengers isn't enough to stop the evils in the world. The team is a bit more expanded, so Avengers can spread out to stop numerous threats. The mixture of characters from the Marvel universe is something that's really cool about this book. AVENGERS WORLD lets underused characters like Cannonball, Sunspot, and Hyperion shine here.

We don't want to spoil anything that happens here, but what we will tell you is that this first issue is filled with thrills and dare we say...chills? There's quite a few "no way!" moments in this premiere issue.Writers Jonathan Hickman & Nick Spencer have crafted an exciting and interesting issue. Hickman is a bit more high concept and Spencer's writing is a bit more down to Earth. These writers work extremely well together. It's a mixture of both of their styles. We get the ideas that Hickman's been using in his AVENGERS book, with a little bit more flare in the dialogue, which we see in Spencer's SUPERIOR FOES.

On the art side of things, Stefano Caselli (art) and Frank Martin (colors) really set the tone for this book, especially in the color department. This book looks very dark, and it works extremely well. The line work in the character's faces looks fantastic. It's soft and subtle, but adds a lot of detail and emotion. There's quite a few splash pages within this book as well. Caselli and Martin really keep this book interesting and fresh with their art.

The Bad

This isn't very new reader friendly. This book is a spin-off of Hickman's AVENGERS volume, so new readers, who didn't read that last volume, will be left a bit in the cold.

The other problem with this book is that it packs a bit too much into the first issue. It's pretty obvious that Hickman and Spencer are throwing the reader into a world of chaos and that spreads the Avengers across the world, much like the title of the book. However, because so much is happening, it's a bit easy for the reader to get a tad lost within this large story, filled with smaller events.

The Verdict

Obviously, we don't want to give away too much with this first issue, but what we can say is that it was a great start to a new series. AVENGERS WORLD focuses on just what you think it would, the Avengers helping out the rest of the world. Writers Hickman and Spencer mesh incredibly well together as a writing team. I love the team we see here, and the art is wonderful. On the downside, this isn't a new reader friendly book. Sure, you could just pick it up and give it a go, but it's better to read a bit of the last volume of AVENGERS. AVENGERS WORLD is exciting and shows a lot of promise. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

17 Comments
Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

I CAN'T WAIT

Posted by Hawkguy

I wasn't too sure about picking this up, but I will. I'm on the fence about pulling this as the All-New titles all seem to be filling up my pull list but the creative team and concept have me extremely intrigued.

Posted by kit07

About the new reader part, is there anything anyone can spoil quickly for me to catch up?

Or should I just catch up with Hickman's previous work with Avengers?

Posted by inferiorego

@kit07 said:

About the new reader part, is there anything anyone can spoil quickly for me to catch up?

Or should I just catch up with Hickman's previous work with Avengers?

Read issues 1-6 of the current Hickman volume. That's a lot of the basis for this book

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Posted by BillyFamine

I'm a new reader but added this to my pull. In fact... this will become my first Marvel pulled title in forever. I know that's a sin, but hopefully I pick up on this title and the story quick.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I'm somewhat excited for this. Hoping it focuses on the lesser known Avengers on this over-sized roster, kind of like in a JLU fashion.

Posted by patrat18

I'm somewhat excited for this. Hoping it focuses on the lesser known Avengers on this over-sized roster, kind of like in a JLU fashion.

Agreed.

Edited by Al_capOWN

another avengers title? WHY?

Posted by kit07
Posted by SupremeHyperion

More Hyperion! hell yeah

Edited by JamesScott

@inferiorego Hi Mat. You mentioned that this book isn't new reader friendly due to links to Hickman's Avengers. Is this just re: the 1st 6 issues or do you think readers need to pick up both books on an ongoing basis? (Basically...should I also add Avengers to my pull list)? Thanks

Posted by inferiorego

@inferiorego Hi Mat. You mentioned that this book isn't new reader friendly due to links to Hickman's Avengers. Is this just re: the 1st 6 issues or do you think readers need to pick up both books on an ongoing basis? (Basically...should I also add Avengers to my pull list)? Thanks

the first six issues help a lot

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Posted by GrenadeFlow

I didn't really enjoy this. I'll be sticking with the main Avengers book, I might enjoy this more in trade format.

Posted by Jake Fury

Hmmm, wouldn't say anyone got a chance to really do much here. The highlight of the book for me was probably Bruce Banner.

Posted by blazinasian112

Finally..the Gorgon is back!

Edited by Star_Boy616

Stefano Caselli art is so pretty, this shold be a fun read and I hope they add more members along the way.