Avengers #20 Review

Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Ed McGuinness
Colors: Jason Keith
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 26, 2019

Jason Aaron has used his Avengers book to set up things during the War of the Realms Event. While that may not be the best thing for some folks, I am enjoying it. Yea, you can argue that this book has felt a bit disjointed since Fresh Start began, but this may be just what the doctor ordered. That said, one of my biggest complaints with the series is the lack of She-Hulk. Jenn has been pushed to the back more than me trying to get into Largo, baby! Well, no more! She-Hulk is getting in the club tonight like she is Aimee Mann and Michael Penn!

The issue opens with Jenn continuing her therapy sessions of the mind and Aaron is playing around with the many iterations of the Jade Giantess and while I hate that he pokes fun at her origin (I know it’s crazy, but I say in a good and fun way), it is a really good extended scene for She-Hulk fans.

We then go head off to War of the Realms stuff, but maintain the Jenn focus as she kicks Troll butt in Australia, gets a proposal from Ulik (ha!), joins Blade in Antarctica to punch Roxxon monsters and then heads to New York City to hang with Daredevil. All the while, we learn a lot about what makes Jenn tick, but also what ticks her off. The bit with Daredevil sets up a “War you’ve already lost” that has me intrigued, but the best line was Aaron giving us a play on the “That’s my Secret…” line.

If you are looking for an issue that pushes the Avengers or the War of the Realms stories ahead by leaps and bounds, you will be very disappointed here. However, if you are a She-Hulk fan and want more of her in this book, this might be one of your favorite issues of the series. I’m more of the later and this issue was a very pleasant surprise that fixes one of my biggest complaints of the series.

Ed McGuinness and the whole art team kick mucho butto here. The entire issue looks great and the panel with all the iterations of Jenn was awesome!

Final Thoughts:

If you are a She-Hulk fan, Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness have an issue for you! I have been upset by the lack of focus on Jenn throughout this series and this fixes that big time. Does it push the overall story much? Nope, but I loved it anyway!

9.4/10

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