Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Avengers: Illuminati #5, New look site

So I spent some time tweaking the look of the site last week. It's not as if it was a big change, but I like it, and I think now it looks a little more unique around here. If you read this over an rss feed, though, I doubt it'll matter much to you.

Moving right along, I just wanted to give a quick review of New Avengers: Illuminati #5, which came out last week, and continues to be a book I quite enjoy. Even if it does tend to be one of the more continuity-involved books in print, I know that this isn't really the title for new readers, and as I have been reading a lot of Bendis' Marvel stuff, this is right up my alley.

IGN has a preview of this issue up on their site, so if you're so inclined, you can go take a look at the first few pages and get a good grasp of the plot, to say nothing of the great art from CrossGen vet, Jimmy Cheung.

This issue is sort of a follow up on another of Bendis' books, New Avengers, answering the question "Did Spider-Woman give Iron Man the Skrull body?" and moves from there to see how Tony Stark is going to deal with it. It was a good read, with good art, and the plot twist was unexpected, but not unbelievable, which showed a good amount of planning by the writer. I also quite enjoy Namor, the Sub-Mariner in this book, as I think he is treated with respect by his peers, and in this setting we get to see more of both his honourable-warrior and his personal sides. This book also should signal the start of the next big event at Marvel, following up on "Civil War" and "World War Hulk" with "Secret Invasion: The Infiltration".