The GeeksverseThe New Avengers #9

The New Avengers #9
Published on Friday, February 11, 2011 by

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Mike Deodato & Howard Chaykin
Colors: Rain Beredo & Edgar Delgado
Letters: VC's Joe Caramagna
Cover Art: Mike Deodator & Rain Beredo
Associate Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
Editor: Tom Brevoort

This reads like two issues in one. There’s a totally unrelated Nick Fury story that takes place in 1959, with Fury and the Howling Commandos hunting down former Nazis. Then there’s the present day story of the New Avengers on a mission.

There is nothing to connect the two. In fact it feels as if the Avengers story is just filler and the Nick Fury part is what Bendis really wanted to tell. It takes the last page to clue us in on why this was so important.

The Avengers story is fairly basic. Villian trying to set up a power base, the Avengers go to stop her. It has the usual Bendis banter, which is his strength. And it ends on a cliffhanger that really isn’t a cliffhanger because we can be pretty sure that nothing is going to happen to the character in question.

There’s a couple good parts to this story but overall it is just filler, and just half decent filler at that.

The main part is the Nick Fury story and it’s really a waste up until the last page. If the Avengers story was page filler, then all of the Fury story is definately filler. Did we really need to see Fury being chased through the streets of Cuba by a couple of ex-Nazis? For half a book? That sequance could have been 2 pages at the most and still had the same impact.

Deodato’s art, on the Avengers story, is what you’ve come to expect from him. Nothing new. It’s good and solid super hero art. I can’t remember a time when I’ve seen him depict the Thing and I really enjoy his rendering of Ben Grimm.

Chaykin’s art fits the period of the Fury piece perfectly.

The New Avengers #9 receives
3 out of 5

The only page that matters in this one is the last, the rest is all filler.

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