REVIEW: All-New All-Different Avengers #5

Publishers: Marvel Comics
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Mahmud Asara
Colourist: Dave McCaig

Editors: Tom Brevort, Wil Moss
Release Date: OUT NOW!
Price: $3.99

 New All Different Avengers #5 Marvel Comics

New All Different Avengers #5
Marvel Comics

 

If writer Mark Waid’s goal in All-New All-Different Avengers #5 is to write a Bronze Age Avengers story using modern trappings, mission well and truly accomplished. All-New All-Different Avengers #5 begins though with a modern twist: a Captain AmericaThor romance fan fiction by teenage fangirl Kamala Kahn/Ms. Marvel. “I love my life!” she yells while er……. swinging with Spider-Man.

Unfortunately for Ms. Marvel in All-New All-Different Avengers #5, the Vision cares nothing about puberty and as quick as you can say Judas Iscariot the Vision’s duplicity gets Ms. Marvel booted from the team. It’s a mini-Civil War of generations as Nova steps in to defend Ms. Marvel and is also summarily sacked. As usual, Spider-Man is caught in the middle. “That seemed harsh,” he says. “Oh, really?” says Captain America. “I’ll just stay quiet now,” Web-Head whispers.

When the Avengers assemble to battle temperature wizard Equinox the Vision rears his ugly head and attacks the team, just as a new super-threat appears. There’s a lot of action and activity in All-New All-Different Avengers #5, and Waid handles it all in his stride.

For All-New All-Different Avengers #5, Mahmud Asara’s artwork is carefully drafted with expressive faces and graceful figures and Dave McCaig’s colouring has extended detail, complementing Asara.

All-New All-Different Avengers is a misnomer of sorts. It feels like a classic Avengers story, making it old wine in new bottles. And Avengers fans can get mighty drunk from a vintage like that.

Excelsior!

 

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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