REVIEW: Avengers: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Jesús Saiz
Colourist: Jesús Saiz

Editor: Tom Brevoort
Release Date: OUT NOW!
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Avengers Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1 Marvel Comics

Avengers Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1
Marvel Comics

What’s Bucky/Winter Soldier up to? Why is he attacking  bases? That’s the mystery confronting Steve Rogers in Avengers: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1. And if that isn’t enough, new Captain America Sam Wilson/Falcon is working with a mysterious hacker named Whisperer who helped bring down Hydra.

The two mystery figures have the same goal: to destroy Cosmic Cube fragments that S.H.I.E.L.D Commander Maria Hill was ordered to but didn’t eliminate. But when Steve Rogers finds Hill he discovers she has used the fragments, which have come together to form the child Kobik, to create Pleasant Hill, a small town populated by super villains who have forgotten their identities. Steve Rogers won’t have it and orders the town razed. But is it too late?

Jesús Saiz’s wonderful art is coloured with a painter’s approach to give it a three-dimensional feel. Faces are very expressive, and backgrounds are full, detailed and realistic.

Avengers: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1 is the second part of a 16-part crossover with a clever plotline. There’s plenty of action, and super villain fans will be pleased by the big turn-out. The issue ends on a contentious note but continues in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and we will be there or will we be square.

 

 

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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