All-Out Avengers #3 Review

Writer: Derek Landy
Penciller: Greg Lan
Inker: Jay Leisten
Colorist: Frank D’Armata
Cover Artists: Aaron Kuder and Jason Keith
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit

“Any opportunity to kick a Red Skull in the face should be embraced with all the joy in your heart” – Black Panter.

Synopsis:

It’s Raining Red Skulls!  With an unending swarm of Red Skull LMDs on the loose, the Avengers have the one last chance to turn the tide before they are completely overwhelmed – even if that means teaming up with the original Red Skull to do it.

Positives:
The most astonishing thing about this comic is that you are immediately plunged into action.  The frames explode with battle, and every hero is featured in their most agile move.  The banter is perfect. Thor does not mince words about how he feels about the Red Skulls.  Derek Landy is on point with his characters!

And as Tony Stark admits, this memory loss or constant wondering of “how did the Avengers get into each situation?” is the humming we all feel in the background.  While we as readers, are drinking in and loving all the battle, Tony is our consciousness in this story thus far.  He confronts this “humming” that we, as readers, feel.  It is almost as if the book is on fast-forward to all the fantastic fighting scenes.  But we are still craving those memory parts that are necessary to fill in the story’s gaps.  Derek Landy has us drawn in…he now needs to deliver some wood putty to fill in the gaps in the storytelling.

Positives 2.0
The art pops in this Avengers comic.  The artists do a great job with each character as they are basically homages to their comic renderings combined with the actor portrayed in the movies.  Yes…Scarlett Johansson is Black Widow and I love it.  The art team is hitting all cylinders and the subtleties of painting all of those Red Skulls, but yet we can still identify the true original Red Skull…that’s good stuff!
 

Negatives
As readers, we are ready to figure out the “why” behind the Avengers battling every single frame and not

Final Thoughts:

This comic has all the favorite core characters of the Avengers and each is well highlighted in action as well as dialogue.  I certainly appreciate the action portion of every issue that has baited us thus far.  I am anxious to see who or what is pulling the strings behind the time gaps.  As an Avengers reader, you’ll want to get in on the ground floor of All Out Avengers.  You won’t regret it!


8.5/10

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