The GeeksverseChaos War: Dead Avengers #1

Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1
Published on Saturday, November 20, 2010 by

Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Fred Van Lente
Penciled by: Tom Grummett
Inked by: Cory Hamscher
Colored by: Andy Troy
Lettered by: Ed Dukeshire
Assistant Editor: John Denning
Editor: Mark Panaccia
Cover: Grummett w/ Hamscher & Frank D’Armata

Another tie-in mini-series to the Chaos War. This one opens with those Avengers that have died being brought back to life. They don’t know why or where they are and bicker amongst themselves until innocents are in danger and they have to do what Avengers do.

This is another of the tie-ins that I just don’t understand the point of. It doesn’t tie directly into the main Chaos War. It’s just a side adventure that uses the Chaos War as it’s jumping off point. The revelation at the end definately makes this title run a parallel course and not tie into the main book. Which, to me, makes it irrelevant and pointless.

If these characters have something to do with the main book,then possibly this has meaning, but unless that happens, then this is a book that didn’t need to be published.

Is it bad? No, it’s not bad. But it’s not good either. There’s a lack of excitement to this issue. It moves from point A to point B with a couple of nice moments, but just moments.

Doctor Druid is a jerk. Yellowjacket has the most nice moments, commenting on her lack of notierity by the Avengers and her tirade at Druid. The rest of them just go through the paces. They don’t seem like characters as much as puppets playing a role. With Deathcry she doesn’t even resemble the character when alive, just aspects cranked up to 10.

Swordsman’s speech rings a bit hollow with the last page. If this was tied tighter to the main book, then his speech would have had more weight, as they would have their second chance by trying to fight the Chaos King and bring the living back awake.

This has Grummett’s normally solid work. He’s never been the flashiest of artists, but he can always be relied on to deliver solid work. There’s some odd layouts in the middle of the book, framing the Swordsman’s flashback, but aside from that the rest of the work is as solid as would expect from Grummett.

Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 receives
3 out of 5

Nothing special.

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