Written by: Rick Remender
Illustrations: Daniel Acuña, Sanford Greene
Coloring: Daniel Acuña, Dean White
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij
Uncanny Avengers #008 – Comic Book Review
Even though last time we found ourselves on Planet X, following Alex Summers, who was seemingly the last hope for humanity, in a future where only mutants survived, albeit under the yoke of the Apocalypse twin, we knew he would find a way to get back to our present day to alter things. Nonetheless, it would probably cost him his life, and cause the destruction of Planet X, a grim utopia for the mutants that were brought into the new era.
Again it’s pretty hard to keep this part of the story spoiler-free, but we’ll try to sketch the outlines anyway. We’re back in our present timeline, and it seems that a celestial is heading our way to destroy our planet, which is all according to the plan of the Apocalypse twin. They however didn’t know Kang has warned our planet’s heroes and this gives the defenders of justice an advantage to prevent the things to come, albeit with the help of Earth’s biggest villains. Of course, Kang has his own motives, and thus, things will eventually go in a different direction than our Avengers had hoped.
Rick Remender gives us loads of excitement and cliffhangers as we wade through a battle that is almost the length of this entire omnibus. While information is a bit scarce after the Planet X story, you’ll still know what is going on, even though you’ll only get the vague outlines of the story. Excitement and action are clearly the key driving points of this story, and it works for the most part.
Safe for the last part of this omnibus, not that much has changed when it comes to the illustrations, as they all have a very realistic vibe to them, albeit one that seemingly dates from ‘older’ comic books, as they sometimes feel a bit aged. Nonetheless, everything looks good, many illustrations are crammed with many different characters, battles and a hefty amount of colorful artwork. The last part of this bundle also has an aged feeling, but the facial features of the characters feel a bit less unrealistic, even though they have an immense amount of details to them.
Uncanny Avengers #008 might be a bit confusing after the events of the previous issue, but it still takes you by surprise and shows that if both good and evil put their minds to something they can overcome even bigger threats, if it means it would save our planet from certain destruction. Nonetheless, even all powers combined may not always provide the proper results. If you’re into big battles, this one will certainly make the top of your list in this series.