REVIEW: Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artists: Daniel Acuña, Angel Unzueta
Colourists: Daniel Acuña, Matt Wilson

Editors: Tom Brevoort
Release Date: OUT NOW!
Price: $4.99

Avengers Standoff Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1 Marvel Comics

Avengers Standoff Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1 Marvel Comics

 

The Pleasant Hill cross-over saga was more than just a diversion, and Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1 helps set up the Marvel universe going onwards and forwards.

As Zemo makes his move against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes he’s his usual righteous self: “We were tortured in a manner so horrible, so inhumane it can hardly be perceived,” he says after being forced to live like normal, boring people. “A fate worse than death.”

The villains in Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1 succeed in trapping Pleasant Hill creator Kubik, actually cosmic cube shards in the form of a small girl. Meanwhile, one of the faux town’s residents volunteered to be there, and he might have just the thing to turn the tide around for the Avengers. As usual, Captain America rallies the troops. “Weak is what we can’t afford to be any longer,” he says.

Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1 teases the next round of the Marvel Universe. Captain America has regained his youth; Kobik, together with Bucky is still at large; a new superhero is born and Maria Hill warns S.H.I.E.L.D. a big crisis is coming. To round things off nicely, Red Skull rejects mind control in favour of recruiting true believers to Hydra’s cause.

Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1 covers a lot of ground, but never forgets to entertain. It has everything you expect from a Marvel comic, and even the bits of long dialogue aren’t boring, making the issue a fine ending to a fun series. E pluribus Marvel!

 

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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