The GeeksverseAvengers #16

Avengers #16
Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011 by

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciled by: John Romita Jr
Inked by: Klaus Janson
Colored by: Paul Mounts
Letters: VC's Cory Petit
Cover Art: Alan Davis w/ Mark Farmer & Javier Rodriguez
Associate Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
Editor: Tom Brevoort

This issue takes place during Fear Itself. Bucky has just died and Steve Rogers wants revenge. He sets his people to finding Sin and he’s going after her.

Only problem with the plot…

We know where Sin is. She’s leading the army of Nazi Death Robots that are destroying the country. There’s no need to find her. She’s over in Ghost Rider and dozens of other books. She started in DC and is on her way to New York.

There. Not that hard to find.

Also, when does this take place? The dialogue by Hill makes it seem like Cap had his people working at it for days, but we know that it was only hours after Bucky’s death that Steve put on the Cap outfit again and took the battle to Sin. So when did he have time to fly to Switzerland and do battle with Master Man and fly back to the States?

The IDEA of this story makes sense. Focusing on Cap and his desire for revenge on Sin. That makes sense considering the context of Fear Itself. It’s the execution of this story that is horrible. And I’m surprised that it got published. Bendis surprises me by doing an issue that is so out of continuity for the crossover.

It’s bad. Just very bad.

I do like how the last couple issues have been mostly interview style. That’s a nice touch. And the last page of this issue is very emotional. But the book loses major points for having a plot that just does not work.

And will Romita jr please leave this book? His characters are stiff and ugly. His work is just bad.

Avengers #16 receives
2 out of 5

A comic book has to have a plot that makes some sense in order for it to work. This makes no sense.

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