October 22, 2008

Secret Invasion #7

Filed under: Comics — masayukiespinosa @ 7:43 pm
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Here it is fanboys! The momentous, no holds barred battle royale we have all been waiting for is delivered in spectacular fashion.

Though the core series is a special effects heavy summer blockbuster relying on the tie-in’s for plot progression and character development, it is a hell of a show. The overwhelming scale of the battle is beautifully illustrated without excessive clutter. The tighter action scenes are cunningly conceived and artfully wrought.

Mr. Yu’s superb visuals are almost enough to mask Mr. Bendis’ brilliant, if thinly veiled, allegory of the authoritarian regime, the liberal underdogs and the criminal capitalists bringing their combined might to bear on an army of subversive religious fundamentalists. Some may be disappointed at the interaction between what many consider to be the core Avengers, especially since they have not been seen together in years and notably since the death of Steve Rogers. To those with this complaint I argue that now is not the time. Catching up over brunch can wait until after the alien invaders have been repelled.

Let’s face it: We wanted a brawl. This issue surpassed my expectations and left me with an unabashed enthusiasm for the concluding installment.


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