Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Avengers: The Initiative #16 Review

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #16
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Stefano Caselli

Pros

+ Caselli's art. He really hit this one out of the park, especially with the more graphic death scenes. His facial expressions were incredible, too. Almost at a Kevin Maguire level.
+ Skrull. Kill. Krew.
+ In response to why they still eat Skrulls when they don't need to in order to detect them, "...'cause we like the taste."
+ The Baron's Star Wars / living in a bunker comment.
+ Kimodo and the promise of more graduates showing up next issue.

Cons

- 3D Man origin recap, which we already had a few issues back, seemed redundant and unnecessary to the story.
- Repetition of the Skrull invasion of New York and the Initiative battle, which we've seen 3 or 4 times now in other books.
- Heroes are murdering Skrulls left and right. This is a SI complaint, but I just hate seeing heroes kill with such wanton abandon. These are aliens, yes, but heroes don't just blow heads off or watch people eat them and not say anything about it.

Verdict - Check It. It's a fun read with lots of action and great art. 3D Man is really growing on me and it was fun seeing Kimodo again.


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