REVIEW: All-New All-Different Avengers #9

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

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

All-New All-Different Avengers #9 Marvel Comics

All-New All-Different Avengers #9
Marvel Comics

Echoing the new Captain America movie, which treated the Avengers like a family, All-New All-Different Avengers #9’s storyline is “Family Business”. Like bees to flowers, the super team can’t help attract heroes and we get a new twist on an old favourite, the Wasp. It’s a literal family affair, as her relationship to original Ant-Man Hank Pym is revealed.

Meanwhile, in All-New All-Different Avengers #9, a disgruntled Jarvis tries to adapt to life in the new headquarters inside an old aircraft hangar base, lamenting his job of removing mould. “Of all the foes ever to invade Avengers mansion, no one clung so stubbornly, smelled so wretched,” he complains. More importantly, Jarvis begins to question his purpose.

Coincidentally for All-New All-Different Avengers #9, as the Wasp appears the Vision goes wonky and attacks the base. But since the artificial man was created by Pym’s Ultron (in the comics, not the movies), she considers him part of her clan.

By the end of All-New All-Different Avengers #9, Jarvis and Nadia embark on a road trip to introduce her to the rest of her family, giving the faithful butler new purpose. And keeping with the family theme, Nova’s father is lost in space and Iron Man and the Captain America pledge to help.

Mark Waid’s clever and entertaining dialogue never fails, and Mahmud Asara’s art, while still having some funky moments, is attractive and carries the narrative along at a brisk pace.

As Jarvis notes, “With the Avengers the only true constant is change,” and All-New All-Different Avengers #9 embraces the idea with gusto. A new adventure is coming.

 

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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