Written by: Kelly Thompson
Art by: Annapaola Martello, Tamra Bonvillain, and VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 19, 2019
I really enjoyed the first issue of this War of the Realms tie-in mini-arc because it worked so well as a team-up book that just happened to be taking place during the Event. Of course, throw in a Freaky Friday scenario and I will always be in as well! So, did the fun continue this issue? Let’s find out…
The issue opens with both Stephen and Carol trying to get used to their new digs and it’s not going great…but at least they aren’t dead, right? It’s all about teamwork here and I was glad that Natasha didn’t get left behind with the focus squarely on Strange and Carol.
In fact, one of the best scenes in the issue is when our two mains are discussing/arguing at their campfire while Black Widow is fighting/getting eaten by a crocodile in the river right behind them. Hilarious!!!
We continue with the pieces getting lined up for the preordained showdown with Enchantress and while she talks trash, Carol comes up with a plan. It’s a “just be yourself” thing that never worked for me in grade school (I am a bit weird you see), but seems to work for Carol…though that seems a bit forced, right?
Speaking of forced and a little rushed, Carol’s attack on Enchantress also switches our heroes back to their own bodies so they can head out of this arc nice and easy like. After Natasha tells them both to smell you later, we end the issue with Carol a little under the weather, but ready for the next arc.
This issue was okay and that’s a bit of a disappointment for me after loving the last one. While Kelly Thompson did crack me up with Black Widow vs the Crocodile, I had way more fun last issue setting things up than the actual story here. Everything felt like an afterthought and by the middle of the issue, it seemed like everyone was looking for the exit. As a whole, I think this War of the Realms tie-in was good, but it could have been something really special.
This was an okay issue, but after how much I liked the last one, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. I am still a big fan of this book and while I have been singing Kelly Thompson’s praises, I will have to wait until next month to sing that song again.