Kicking off Marvel NOW! this week is Uncanny Avengers #1!
I was not a fan of this summer’s wide spread event, Avengers vs X-Men. I read very little of it, enjoyed basically none of it, but I’m alright with following it’s aftermath just on the general idea of the event. I just have no interest in reading all of it. Still, it was a huge event and there is a lot for the characters to deal with now that it’s finished. Being that I didn’t read AvX I still really enjoyed this comic.
Every page is about AvX and that’s going to go on for some time I’m sure. I still see that it’s possible it’ll break away eventually and head more towards focusing on the goal of standing up for the mutants while still protecting the people… without talking about Scott and AvX every other sentence.
This is the first Avengers title without Bendis writing that I’ll be reading, but I do read and enjoy Remender’s Uncanny X-Force. Which is why I love the variant cover I reblogged a few minutes ago, with Deadpool’s list of ‘reasons I should be an Avenger’ and his X-Force costume in the trashcan. (Sam Humphries reboots Uncanny X-Force this January.)
Steve: Thor, would you please round up Mr. Kraven?
Clint: I really don’t want to waste the hardware.
Clint: Guy can haul it. Gotta give him that. … Right calf. -grins-
“Peter?” A flash of fire shined behind his eyelids.
“Peter?” Something smooth but heavy collided with his face. He felt himself lift up, like he was going to take off and fly.
Everything he knew crashed down around him when he woke up in a hospital bed. He hadn’t been in a hospital since he was nine when Aunt May broke her arm. Peter’s arm was in a cast. Where was his Aunt May now?
Everything Peter knew was being swept up on the corner of 83rd and 2nd. He’d never seen the road so wild, thinking NYC traffic didn’t allow for it. Unfortunately fifty year old men driving twenty thousand pound semi trucks sometimes drink when their third wife takes their money and runs. And sometimes they think they’re slamming their breaks at the last minute to stop at a red light but in their drunken state they get the pedals mixed up in their head.
His eyes opened and he didn’t know how to feel. Thankful to be alive or regretful. At first he could feel the awkward numbing sensation stirring in his wrist. The parts inside of his arm felt out of place and that would explain why it was covered in gauze and plaster. His other arm was wrapped but he didn’t know it was because he was left with burns from his thumb to his elbow. Next he felt a throbbing around his eye and it stinging cut above his brow. He flew forward in the car and his face slammed into the headrest of the passenger seat. Then his temple made impact with the window despite his seatbelt. At some point the car flipped and Peter was found wedged between backseat and the dashboard. The gap between the two had gone from three yards to just inches. Obviously Peter was in much better shape than Uncle Ben’s car. Where was his Uncle Ben now?
The Ultimates find Peter Parker unconscious but alive after The Hulk saves him from Nightmare and causes a massive explosion.
So, this is me posing as one of my fav characters. Since I can’t pull off Cap atm, I went with a female high school Tony, complete with dark bags under the eyes, ruined mascara, messy hair, red t-shirt, and Steve’s letterman jacket. GO CAPTAINS! #gazs1kgiveaway
I want this jacket like whoa!
Potentially Problematic (Racism)
I slightly surprised (and annoyed) at the fact that no one’s acknowledged the fact that Steve would be terrified/shocked/surprised/appalled at the fact that people of other races (specifically African Americans, Latinos, and those of Asian descent) would be walking around freely (since Jim Crow segregation didn’t end until 1965). Yeah, it was NY/ the North but there was still a lot of racism towards people of color…
Submitted by Anon
Maybe because Steve was never a racist.
steve would never have this problem? it’s not in his nature and even if it was, the marvel universe isn’t exactly our universe.
I respectfully direct you to Steve’s never fading respect for the Howling Commandos.
Peter and Gwendy like to sing and jam out after they finish their homework.
Oh geez, look at all the notes you DORKS get…