Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mighty Avengers #15 Review

MIGHTY AVENGERS #15
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Khoi Pham

Hank Pym is a screw up. The Skrulls know it, you know it and everyone on Earth knows it. Even the Skrulls took the time to question why the hell they would replace him and this issue shows exactly when they did it, showcasing just how much Bendis dislikes this character.

Basically, Pym treats Janet like crap, she leaves him, he hooks up with a college girl, tells her everything about his life and she turns out to be a Skrull, who captures and replaces Pym. Shocking, I know. This is all between Disassembled and the formation of the New Avengers team, for those curious.

Basically, Pym treats Janet like crap, she leaves him, he hooks up with a college girl, tells her everything about his life and she turns out to be a Skrull, who captures and replaces Pym. Shocking, I know.   
It does contradict a lot of stuff, such as moments when Pym has been shown to be thinking like Pym with no hint of Skrull and other times he's shown as thinking like a Skrull, which makes it hard to wonder why psychics can't figure this out in 5 seconds flat.

Finally, this "explains" how they took down Iron Man by having Pym explain to the Skrulls how Fem-Ultron discovered the weakness to Starktech and his Extremis powers, which lead to them creating an organic virus that shut down all the computers on Earth. Riggghhhttt.

Verdict - Avoid It. While the New Avengers issue was at least an enjoyable enough read if you checked your brain at the door or ignored the numerous mistakes, this Mighty issue features more Bendis hate on Hank Pym and treats the founding Avenger like a joke, similar almost to his Ultimates incarnation, and just makes the whole Skrull mess more annoying. All that was needed was to say he was replaced after House of M and before New Avengers. We didn't need any of the other padding on this issue.


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